[ 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 […]
[ September 18, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] A rat model of cognitive flexibility: implications for studying addictions
Alicia Izquierdo, Ph.D.
Associate professor of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Flexible cognition allows us to respond quickly to changes in a dynamic environment: one in which attentional demands, effort to obtain the reward, reward contingency and incentive reward value changes frequently. Â A lack of cognitive flexibility is […]
[ March 20, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] The Psychology Colloquium & the CSULB RIMI Project Health Equity Research Seminar series
Ethnic/racial disparities in HIV/AIDS: Impact on neurocognitive and functional outcomes
April D. Thames, Ph.D. Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Dr. Thames is an Assistant Professor at UCLAâ€™s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She recently receivedan NIH Career Development Award (K-23) to […]
[ March 6, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] â€śExpanding Work and Family Research to Address the Needs of Low-Income Workersâ€ť
Mark D. Agars, Ph.D.
Research on the work and family interface has exploded in recent years, yet there is a growing recognition that this work has had a minimal impact on organizations and their employees (Kossek, Baltes, & Matthews, 2011). We have argued (Agars […]
[ February 20, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] The Psychology Colloquium & the csulb rimi project
Health disparities research seminar series
How is Culture Operationalized
for Practice and Research?
Marjorie Kagawa Singer, PhD, MA, MN, RN, FAAN
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Asian American Studies Department
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