Past Colloquia


Date Speaker Title
September 11, 2020 Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom, University of Kentucky "Power, Reliability, and Estimation Errors in Biomarker Research"


September 18, 2020

Dr. Kevin King, University of Washington "Doing Bad to Feel Good: Dispositional Links Between Impulsive Behavior and Negative Emotions"
September 25, 2020 Dr. Susan South, Purdue University "Social Context of Genetic and Environmental Influences on Internalizing"
October 2, 2020 Dr. Kelly Lemaire, PSYC, Purdue University Diversity and Inclusion
October 9, 2020 Skye Napolitano and Melissa Packer, Purdue University 1st year project presentations
October 16, 2020 Dr. Priscilla Lui, Southern Methodist University "The Jingle and Jangle of Discrimination and Microaggression"
October 23, 2020 Dr. Aidan Wright, University of Pittsburg "Conceptual and Practical Issues in Registering Research Studies"
October 30, 2020 Dr. Kelly Lemaire, Purdue University "Diversity and Inclusion"
November 6, 2020 Roslyn Harold, Adi Osnaya, & Caroline Balling, Purdue University First year projects
November 13, 2020 Kaela Van Til & Vera Du, Purdue University Master's Presentations
November 20, 2020 Sam Dashineau & Kim Galvez-Ortega, Purdue University 1st year project presentations
February 5, 2021 Dr. Marcus Crede,  Iowa State University "Moderation Effects in Survey-Based Research: Possibly Not Much More Than Statistical Artifacts"
February 12, 2021 Dr. Ulrich Shimmack, University of Toronto Mississauga "Beyond p<.05: A Meta-psychological Approach to Controlling the Science-Wide False Discovery Fate"
February 19, 2021 Clinical Town Hall - Match Day
February 26, 2021 Dr. Kelly Lemaire, Purdue University Diversity Training (open)
March 5, 2021 Keisha Novak & Meredith Bucher, Purdue University Internship discussions
March 12, 2021 Adi Osnaya & Kim Galvez-Ortega, Purdue University "Needs Assessment of URM Graduate Students"
March 26, 2021 Drs. Sean Lane and Erin Hennes, Purdue University "Sensitivity Analyses for Statistical Power"
April 2, 2021 Dr. Doug Samuel, Purdue University "Farmers' Mental Health"
April 9, 2021 Dr. Marcus Crede, Iowa State University "Moderation Effects in Survey-Based Research: Possibly Not Much More Than Statistical Artifacts"
April 16, 2021 Samme Ingram and Lisa Hamrick, Purdue University Clinical Case Presentation
April 23, 2021 Meredith Bucher and Keisha Novak, Purdue University Practice job talks
April 30, 2021 Skye Napolitano, Purdue University Prelim Presentation


Date Speaker Title
September 2, 2020 Dr. Darryl Schneider, Purdue University "Description Versus Experience for Decisions about Discounts"
September 9, 2020 Dr. Nancy Carlisle, Lehigh University "Embracing Negativity: The Extremes of Attentional Flexibility"
September 30, 2020 Stella (Chenxu) Hao, University of Michigan "Boundedly Rational Ethical Decisions
October 7, 2020 Dr. Cristina Zepeda, Washington University in St. Louis "Examining Students' Metacognitive Study Strategies and the Potential to Motivate Their Use"
October 21, 2020 Dr. Robert Proctor, Purdue University "Is Effector Visibility Critical for Performance Asymmetries in the Simon Task? Evidence from Hand-Foot-Press Responses"
Co-Authors: Jing Chen, Old Dominion, Qi Zhong, Purdue, Julia Seibold & Jochen Müsseler, RWTH Aachen Univ
October 28, 2020 Dr. Sarah Karalunas, Purdue University "Cognitive Impairments in ADHD: Specificity, Mechanisms, and Clinical Prediction"
November 4, 2020 Dr. Peggy St. Jacques, University of Alberta "Multiple Visual Perspectives in Memories for Events" (abstract)
November 11, 2020 Dr. Margaret Tarampi, University of Hartford "Developing a Cognitive Approach to the Study of Human Crowd Dynamics From Interdisciplinary Perspectives"
November 18, 2020 Cognitive faculty and graduate students Psychonomics Presentations/Practice
December 2, 2020 Yoon Choi, Gia Macias, Corey Nack, Purdue University

TBA - Yoon; "Interrupted Reading with Similar and Dissimilar Tasks" - Gia;
"Item-Specific Switch Conditioning" - Corey

January 27, 2021 Dr. Dominique Vuvan, Skidmore College "The Neurocognition of Musical Expectancy
February 3, 2021 Dr. Darryl Schneider, Purdue University "Is Media Multitasking Related to Task Switching Ability?"
February 24, 2021 Dr. Yu-Chin Chiu, Purdue University "Independent Subsequent Memory Effects of Conflict Resolution and Response Inhibition"
March 3, 2021 Dr. Tom Redick, Purdue University "One Year Later: A Shared Discussion of Cognitive Data Collection During a Panademic"
March 10, 2021 Dr. Kimberly Chiew, University of Denver "How Affect and Motivation Guide Adaptive Cognition"
March 17, 2021 Dr. Taraz Lee, University of Michigan "The Effects of Motivation-Cognition Interactions on Skilled Action"
March 24, 2021 Dr. Kirsten Adam, University of California, San Diego "Trial-by-Trial Dynamics of Attention and Working Memory"
March 31, 2021 Tianfang Han, Purdue University "Effect of a Neutral Warning Signal on Spatial Two-Choice Reactions"
April 7, 2021 Michelle Coverdale, Purdue University "The Effect of Choice on Memory and Value for Consumer Products"
April 14, 2021 Dr. Joshua Koen, University of Notre Dame "Age-Related Neural Dedifferentiation and Cognition
April 21, 2021 Hailley Arreola & Alexa Bushinski, Purdue University "Will Manipulation of the Alert Frequency Modulate the Alerting Effect?" - Hailey
"Spatial Memory Span Tasks: An Examination of List-length Effects and Strategies" - Alexa
April 28, 2021 Yoon Choi, Andi Fordyce & Aly Randez, Purdue University TBA - Yoon
"Individual Differences in Working Memory Ability and the Benefit of Retrieval Practice" - Andi
"Cognitive Effort-Based Decision-Making without Overt Reward" - Aly


Date Speaker Title 
September 10, 2020 Jerod White, I-O, Purdue University ""Can You Hear Me Now?" Rater Attributions of Malfunctions in Videoconference Interviews"
September 24, 2020 Dr. Ellen Kossek & Dr. Brad Alge, Purdue Krannert

"Future of Work and COVID" (abstract)


October 8, 2020 Dr. Caitlin Porter, University of Memphis "Who Do People Network?: Professional Networking Motives and Career Successes"
October 15, 2020 Dr. Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Tech "Employing Social Media to Improve Mental Health: Harnessing the Potentials and Avoiding the Pitfalls"
October 22, 2020 Sharon Li, Purdue University "Perceived Immigrant Contribution (PIC): Conceptualization, Scale Development, and Organizational Implications" (abstract)
November 12, 2020 Stuti Thapa Magar, Purdue University "Do Affective Dynamic Features Predict Job Performance?" (abstract)
February 18, 2021 Dr. Kristen Shockley, University of Georgia "COVIC-19 Research: How Dual Earners with Young Kids are Managing and Evidence-Based Recommendations for Remote Work" (abstract)
March 18, 2021 Dr. Derek R. Avery, University of Houston "Black in Business: Reflections on the Role of Race in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior" (bio/abstract)


Date Speaker Title
September 14, 2020 Dr. Ehtibar Dzhafarov, MCP, Purdue University "Free Will, Determinism, and Contextuality" (abstract)


September 28, 2020

Dr. Victor Cervantes, University of Illinois "Contextuality Analysis of Some Impossible Figures"
October 5, 2020 Dr. Peter Kvam, University of Florida "Operational and Computational Definitions in Psychology"
October 12, 2020 Ziaofang Zheng, MCP, Purdue University "Differentiating Dreams from Wakefulness by Automatic Content Analysis and Support Vector Machines"
October 19, 2020 Maria R. Kon, MCP, Purdue University "Perceptual Grouping Strategies in Visual Search Tasks"
October 26, 2020 Dr. Richard Schweickert & Dr. Hye Joo Han, Purdue University "Waking Life and Dream Social Networks: People Mix Differently but Centrality of People is Similar"
November 2, 2020 Li Xin Lim, Purdue University "A Computational Model of the Interaction of Neurobiological Circuits for Category Learning"
November 9, 2020 Victoria Jakicic, Purdue University "The Black Hole Illusion: Theoretical and Empirical Implications"
November  16, 2020 Elizabeth Aslinger, Purdue University "Comparing the Utility of Mathematical Models of Flankers Task Performance for Distinguishing among Potentially Diagnostic Error Response Patterns"
November 23, 2020 Zhixian Han, Purdue University "Modeling the Ventral land Dorsal Cortical Visual Pathways Using Artificial Neural Networks"
November 30, 2020 Zhahra Sajedinia, Purdue University "A Computational Model of Multi-Agent Creative Problem Solving"
January 25, 2021 Zhixian Han, Purdue University "Modeling the Ventral and Dorsal Cortical Pathways Using Artificial Neural Networks"
February 8, 2021 Dr. Edgar Erdfelder, University of Mannheim "The Sleep Benefit in Episodic Memory: A Multinomial Processing Tree Analysis of Underlying Mechanisms"
March 1, 2021 Dr. Sebastien Helie, Purdue University "Different Brain-Based Representation of Rules in Perceptual Categorization"

Neuroscience and Behavior

September 2, 2020 Dr. Mike McDannald, Boston College "Mapping Neural Circuits for Threat"
September 9, 2020 Dr. Linda Rinaman, Florida State University "Gut-Grain Signaling and Motivated Behavior" (abstract)
September 16, 2020 Dr. Kun-Han (Tom) Lu, ECE, Purdue University "The Brain and The Gut - A Meeting of Two Minds" (abstract)
September 23, 2020 Dr. Susan Sangha, PSYC, Purdue University "Investigating Memory Mechanisms Across Model Systems: A Journey Through My Career on Modulating Aversive Memories"
September 30, 2020 Dr. Michael Shadlen, Columbia University "The Neurobiology of Decision Making: The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Primates"
October 14, 2020 Dr. Jamie Maguire, School of Medicine, Tufts  University "Neurosteroid Regulation of Network and Behavioral States"
October 21, 2020 Elizabeth Sahagun, Purdue University "Diet-Induced Obese and Diet Resistant Phenotypes in Male and Female Rats with Access to High-Fat-High-Sugar Diet"
October 28, 2020 Moon Sun Kang, Purdue University "Proactive and Reactive Metacontrol in Task Switching"
November 4, 2020 Cynthia Alvarado, Purdue University "Does consumption of a Western Diet During Early Development Exacerbate Neuroinflammation After Status Epilepticus?"
November 11, 2020 Dr. Tanuj Gulati, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center "Using Systems Neuroscience Approaches for Motor Recovery Post-Stroke" (abstract)
November 18, 2020 Brent Bachman, Purdue University "Differential Effects of Medium-Chain Triglycerides on Diet-Induced Adiposity"
December 2, 2020 Daniel Larranaga, Purdue University "Is Bigger Really Faster? Examining the Size Bias in a Lexical Decision Task"
January 27, 2021 Dr. Jessica Sontollo, University of Kentucky "Fluid Intake: What's Estradiol Got To Do With It?"
February 3, 2021 Dr. Kate M. Wassum, UCLA "Corticoamygdala Circuitry in Reward Learning and Decision"
February 10, 2021 Dr. Jamie Krueger, Purdue University "Effects of a Conditioned Inhibitor of Fear on Reward Seeking"
February 24, 2021 Dr. Adam Kimbrough, Purdue University "Addiction as a Brain Disorder and not Simply a Poor Choice"
March 3, 2021 Dr. Charles Pickens, Kansas City University "Thalamocortical Compenstion in Goal-Directed Action"
March 10, 2021 Michelle Karth, Purdue University "Investigating the Effects of Social Isolation on Negative Urgency in HAP2 Subline A Mice"
March 24, 2021 Melinda Karth, Purdue University "Applying the Activity-Based Anorexia Rodent Model to Future Research"
March 31, 2021 Keisha Novak, Purdue University "Toward Improving Quality of Life in Schizophrenia Through Approaches to Cognitive and Motivational Deficits"
April 7, 2021 Arbaaz Azim Mukadam, Purdue University "Investigating the Effects of Juvenile Stress on Contextual Fear- and Anxiety-Related Behavior in High and Low Alcohol Preferring Mice"
April 14, 2021 Dr. Alexander A. Chubykin, Purdue University "Impaired Visual Familiarity Circuit in Fragile X Syndrome"
April 21, 2021 Alisha S. Aroor, Purdue University "Alzheimer's Disease Pathology in Human Drug-Resistant Epilepsy"
April 28, 2021 Soyol Enkh-Amgalan & Gabrielle Bonanno, Purdue University "Effects of the Environmental Toxicant, Paraquat, on Binge-Like drinking and Striatal Catecholamines in High-Alcohol-Preferring Mice" - Soyol
"Could Diet Drinks Prevent Diabetes? Evidence from NHANES" - Gabrielle


Date Speaker Title
September 11, 2020 Dr. Susan South, PSYC, Purdue University "Social Context, Neural Markers, and Genetic Moderation of Internalizing Psychopathology"
September 18, 2020 Dr. Wendi Gardner, Northwestern University "Knowing Me and Liking You: The Interplay of Self-Concept Clarity and Relationship Quality"
September 25, 2020 Laura Hildebrand, PSYC, Purdue University "Ally Confrontations as Identity-Safety Cues for Marginalized Individuals"
October 2, 2020 Dr. Laura King, University of Missouri "How Negative Events Contribute to a Meaningful Life"
October 9, 2020 Dr. German Posada, HDFS, Purdue University "The Co-Construction of Attachment Behavioral and Representational Organization in Young Children: A Secure Base Perspective"
October 23, 2020 Dr. Ben Le, Haverford "The Compleat SLACademic: A Career Guide"
October 30, 2020 Regina Henares, Purdue University "Thin(g)king Outside of the Box: How Person-Thing Orientation Affects Categorization Processes"
November 6, 2020 Dr. Heather Fedesco, Vanderbilt University "Connections in the Classroom: The Importance of Relatedness on Student Motivation in Face-to-Face and Online Learning Environments"
January 29, 2021 Dr. Dan P. McAdams, Northwestern University "American Redemption: Variations on a Good Life Story"
February 5, 2021 Open Discussion "On the Importance of Social Psychology in Light of Current Events"
February 19, 2021 Laura Hildebrand, Purdue University "Trust and the Social Costs of Confronting Bias"
February 26, 2021 Dr. Kees Van den Bos, Utrecht University "Why People Radicalize"
March 5, 2021 Dr. Bernhard Leidner, University of Massachusetts Amherst "International (in-)justice"
March 12, 2021 Open Discussion "Open Science Practices in Social Psychology"
March 19, 2021 Dr. Hal Hershfield, UCLA Anderson School of Management "When Does the Future (and Future Self) Start?"
March 26, 2021 Taeik Kim and Rachel Taggart, Purdue University Graduate Student Presentations
April 2, 2021 Elisabeth Noland and Aijia Gao, Purdue University Graduate Student Presentations
April 9, 2021 Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, University of Louisville "Understanding Behavioral Health and Politics through a Psychological Lens: Covid-19, Social Allergies, Locus of Control, Repression-Sensitization and Demographics"
April 16, 2021 Eboni Bradley and Layla Dang, Purdue University

"System-Challenging Newcomers" - Layla
"A Double-Edge Sword: The Effect of Invisibility on Feelings and Actions" - Eboni

Early Career Research Achievement Award


March 22, 2021 Dr. Chris Rochet, PARC, Purdue University "Role of Alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson's Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder"


March 26 , 2021

Dr. Alaa A. Ahmed, University of Colorado Boulder
Cerebral Symposium 2021
"Movement Vigor as a Reflection of Subjective Neuroeconomic Utility"


April 19, 2021

Dr. Sebastien Helie, Purdue University - Computational Cognitive Neuroscience "Workshop on Computational Cognitive Neuroscience"


April 21, 2021

Dr. Amy C. Janes, Harvard Medical School "Individual Differences in Nicotine Dependence" (bio/abstract)


April 26, 2021

Catharine Lory, BCBA & Ph.D. & Rose Mason, BCBA & Ph.D., Purdue University "ParaImpact: A Practice Coaching Model for Teachers and Paraeducators"

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