Departmental Colloquia and Public Seminars

Department Colloquiums are open to the public and are held on specific Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters at 4pm in room 614 Schermerhorn Hall.

Fall 2018 Schedule

  • September 12th, 2018
    Shige Oishi
    Title: "What Is A Good Life? A Happy Life, A Meaningful Life, Or Something Else"

  • September 26th, 2018
    Chris Baldessano 
    Title: "Building Event Memories In Space And Time"

  • October 10th, 2018
    Gregory Ball
    Title: "Pleiotropic Effects Of Testosterone On A Sexually Selected Trait: Birdsong"

  • October 24th, 2018
    Ann Senghas
    Title: "Linking Language Evolution to Acquisition: Evidence From the Emergence of Nicaraguan Sign Language"

  • November 14th, 2018
    Jennifer Ryan
    Title: "The Relationship Between The Memory and Oculomotor Systems"


Spring 2019 Schedule

  • February 13th, 2019
    Tom Tyler
    Title: "Developing Conceptions of Authority in Childhood and Adolescence"

  • February 27th, 2019
    Buju Dasgupta
    Title: "STEMing The Tide: How Female Experts And Peers Act As 'Social Vaccines' To Protect Girls' And Women's Self-Concept In STEM"

  • March 6th, 2019
    Thalia Wheatley
    Title: "How We Connect:  From Shared Attention To Social Networks"


  • April 3rd, 2019
    Carla J. Shatz
    Topic: "Surprise At The Synapse: MHC Class I, Pruning And Plasticity"

  • April 17th, 2019
    Jennifer Richeson
    Title: "The Paradox of Diversity: Promise, Pitfalls, and Implications for Racial Equity"

  • May 1st, 2019
    Columbia University Undergraduate Honors Day

Monday seminars are open to the public and take place in Schermerhorn Hall, Room 200B on Mondays from 12:10-1:30pm. 

Fall 2018 Schedule


SPRING 2019 Schedule

January 28th, 2019
Ryan Lei

February 4th, 2019
Brian Lucas
Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor Relations

February 11th, 2019
First Year Talks

February 18th, 2019
First Year Talks

February 25th, 2019
First Year Talks

March 4th, 2019
Bethany Ojalheto
Cornell University, Dept. of Human Development

March 11th, 2019
Jeni Kubota
University of Delaware, Dept. of Psychology

March 18th, 2019
Spring Break (NO Monday Seminar)

March 25th, 2019
Mesmin Destin
Northwestern University, Dept. of Psychology

April 1st, 2019
Amy Krosch
Cornell University, Dept. of Psychology

April 8th, 2019 (CANCELLED)
David Rand
M.I.T., Sloan School of Management

April 15th, 2019
Rebecca Waller
University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Psychology

April 22nd, 2019
Sydney Krueger & Won Lee
Columbia University, Dept. of Psychology

April 29th, 2019
Eren Gunseli
Columbia University, Dept. of Psychology

May 6th, 2019
Willem Frankenhuis
Radboud University, Behavioural Science Institute

If you are interested in reading more about an individual speaker's research, please reference the attached document for a brief description of their work.



For current schedule, see here

For a current schedule, see here