[ March 2, 2016; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] “Vizualizing ingroup and outgroup faces: Implications for impressions, attitudes and behavior”
Kyle Ratner, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California,Â Santa Barbara
Almost fifty years of research has shown that people favor members of their ingroup in evaluations and behavior. Â In my talk, I will present research I have conducted that examines how mere group memberships influences […]
[ February 26, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] â€śThe Role of Bilingualism on Neuropsychological Test Performance among Spanish Speakers Tested in Their Native Languageâ€ť
Paula SuĂˇrez, Ph.D.
The cognitive science literature suggests both advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism for cognitive performance. However, little is known about the generalizability of such findings to clinical neuropsychology for diagnosing brain dysfunction in Spanish dominant bilinguals in the U.S. […]
[ February 12, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] â€śChronic stress and fear conditioning: Implications for PTSDâ€ť
Ann Hoffman, Ph.D.
The stress response promotes adaptation and survival. However, repeated activation of the stress response has the potential to alter cognition, emotion, and motivation – key functions of the brainâ€™s limbic system. Limbic structures, such as the amygdala, are of special interest because of their ability to […]
[ November 6, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] â€śMotivated Information Processing in the Service of the System: The Case of Anthropogenic Climate Changeâ€ť
Erin P. Hennes, Ph.D.
Unlike many contentious policy issues, disagreement about climate change centers not on how best to take action to fix the problem but on whether the problem even exists. In the current research, I demonstrate that climate change denial […]
[ October 2, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] â€śWhy do Latino Adolescents Help Their Family and What does it Mean for their Development?â€ť
Andrew Fuligni, Ph.D.
Adolescents from Latin American backgrounds generally spend more time helping and assisting their families than teenagers from other groups. In this talk, I will describe a program of research that examined this sources of this helping behavior as well […]
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