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 2020 Schedule

  • September 23rd, 2020
    Speaker: Dima Amso
    Title: "Developmental Science through the Lens of the Events of 2020"

  • October 7th, 2020
    Maime Phipps Clark & Kenneth B. Clark Distinguished Lecture Series
    Speaker: Harriet A. Washington
    Title: "Medical Apartheid" 

  • October 28th, 2020
    Speaker: Kate Thorson
    Title: "Social Influence Under the Skin: Psychological Linkage During Dyadic and Group Interactions"

  • November 11th, 2020
    Speaker: Edmund Gordon & Malik Boykin
    Title: "Assessment in the Service of Learning: A cross-generational conversation about the future of education assessment"

  • December 2nd, 2020
    Speaker: Gina Poe
    Title: "How and Why Sleep is Essential for Memory and Mental Health"


SPRING 2021 Schedule

  • January 20th, 2021
    Speaker: Priti Shah
    Title: "TBD"

  • February 3rd, 2021
    Speaker: Jay Schulkin
    Title: "Reflections on Opiate Addiction"

  • February 17th, 2021
    Speaker:  Alex White
    Title: "Funneling language through the eyes: an investigation of processing bottlenecks in visual word recognition"

  • March 10th, 2021
    Speaker:  Sari van Anders
    Title: "Gender/Sex Diversity: From Lived Experiences to the Biosciences"

  • March 24th, 2021
    Speaker: Josh Tenenbaum
    Title: "TBD"

  • April 7th, 2021
    Speaker: Ryan Enos
    Title: "TBD"

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

FALL 2020 Schedule

September 14th, 2020
Speaker: Dave Sobel (Brown University)

September 21st, 2020
Speaker: Yaniv Abir (Student Led Talk)

​​​​​September 28th, 2020
Speaker: Jay van Bavel (NYU)

Octorber 5th, 2020
Speakers: John Foo, Chris Chen (Center for Teaching and Learning), and Felicia Mensah (Teachers College)

October 12th, 2020
Speaker: Vishnu Murty

October 19th, 2020
Speaker: Gabrielle Guiterrez

October 26th, 2020
Speakers: Nir Jacoby & Monica Thieu (Student Led Talk)

November 9th, 2020
Speaker: Alia Crum (Stanford University)

November 16th, 2020
Speaker: Elizabeth Bonawitz (Harvard University)

November 23rd, 2020
Speaker: Matthias Gruber

November 30th, 2020
Speakers: Niall Bolger, Valerie Purdie-Greenaway, TBD

December 7th, 2020
Master's Talks

December 14th, 2020
Master's Talks


SPRING 2021 Schedule

January 11th, 2021
Speakers: Sylvia Perry (Northwestern University)

January 25th, 2021
Student-Led Talk w/ Sydney Krueger & Megan Goldring

February 1st, 2021
First Year Talks

February 8th, 2021
First Year Talks

February 15th, 2021
Speaker: Kimberly Chiew (University of Denver)

February 22nd, 2021
Speaker: Julian Jara-Ettinger (Yale University)

March 8th, 2021
Community Engagement w/ Kecia Hayes (Double Discovery Center), Courtney Cogburn (School of Social Work), Paula Croxson (Zuckerman Institute), Geraldine Downey (Center for Justice)

March 15th, 2021
Speaker: Dani Dumitriu (Columbia University)

March 22nd, 2021
Speaker: Buddhika Bellana (John Hopkins University)

March 29th, 2021
Speaker: David Lydon-Staley (University of Pennsylvania)

April 5th, 2021
Speakers: Jan Kang (Society of Personality and Social Psychology), Vanessa Anderson (Brad High School Early College), Lauren Aguilar (Forshay)

April 12th, 2021
Student Led Talk w/ Ovidia Stanoi

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