For the Spring 2020 Semester (all meetings Wednesdays 2 – 3: 15 pm)

Date Speaker, Affiliation, & Talk Title
Jan. 29 Shu Jiang, social program, Addressing Inequality of Subjective Well-being among College Students
Feb. 12 Kiran McCloskey, social program,Personality and Habit: The Automaticity of Trait-Relevant Behaviors
Feb. 19 Prof. Matthew Hughey, UConn Sociology, White Time: How Racial Imagination, Perception, and Context shape Understandings of Time 
March 11 Meet the Prof. Natalie Shook Lab!
March 25 As of this day, all meetings will be online through AY 19-20
April 8 Professor Thomas Long on social aspects of contagious disease epidemics
April 15 Cassidy Burt, Andrew Cortopassi, social psychology graduate program
April 22 Redd Driver, Christine Curley, social psychology graduate program
April 29 NEW: Prof. Nick Lurie, School of Business, UConn, More Rational or More Emotional than Others? Lay Beliefs about Decision-Making Strategies

Upcoming for 2020-2021 AY

Sept. 20, 2020 Prof. Jarret Crawford, The State University of New Jersey, Is the Political Slant of Psychology Research Related to Scientific Quality?
Oct. 21, 2020 Prof. Katie Wang, School of Public Health, Yale, Social Inequality and Health Disparities: The Multifaceted Consequences of Stigma
April 28, 2021 Prof. Keith Maddox, Psychology, Tufts University, We *Really* Need to Talk: Encouraging and Empowering Interracial Dialogue

For the Fall 2019 Semester (all meetings Wednesdays 2 – 3: 15 pm, BOUS 162)

Date Speaker/Topic
Sept. 11 Research Resources
Sept. 18 Group Discussion of methods changes & Craig et al (2019) https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672187988
Sept. 25 Dr. Mina Cikara, (Homepage) Harvard University, Leveraging choice architecture to alter social preferences Abstract
Oct 2 Faculty meeting
Oct 9 Writing workshop for students
Oct 16 Mora Reinka, UConn Social Psych
Oct 23 Gabriel Camacho, UConn Social Psych
Oct 30 Dr. Maria Gendron, (homepage) Yale University
Nov. 6 Faculty meeting
Nov. 13 No meeting–but visit Graduate Student Poster Session, 3:30-5:00pm, Atrium of Bousfield (refreshments served; keynote speaker at 4:00 pm).
Nov. 20 Dr. Bert Hodges, Gordon College (homepage)/UConn Psych (homepage)
Dec. 4 Faculty mtg

For the Spring 2019 Semester (all meetings Wednesdays 1:25 – 2:45pm, BOUS 162, unless noted):

Date Speaker, Affiliation, Title
23 Jan Faculty Meeting
30 Jan Ryan Watson, UConn, HDFS, Sexual and gender minority research: health, sex, and risk/protective factors
06 Feb SPSP meeting, No Meeting
13 Feb Noga Shemer, UConn, Anthropology, Workshop: Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles and Facilitating Challenging Conversations
20 Feb Cydney Dupree, Yale, School of Management
27 Feb Kiran McCloskey, UConn, Social Psychology
06 Mar Faculty meeting
13 Mar Valerie Jones Taylor, Lehigh University, Psychology and Africana Studies
20 Mar Spring break
27 Mar Umay Suanda, UConn, Developmental Psychology
03 Apr TBD: Faculty meeting
10 Apr Alex Paxton, UConn, Perception, Action, Cognition: Discussion on Open Science
17 Apr Umay Suanda, UConn, Developmental Psychology, Acquiring a Lexicon  in a Social World: Input, Variability, and Learning Mechanisms
24 Apr No meeting
01 May Faculty Meeting

From the Fall 2018 Semester:

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
8/29 Col. Gary Packard Head, Behavioral Sciences Air Force Academy
9/05 Faculty Meeting
9/12 Jennifer Perry Graduate Student Tufts University
9/19 Saras Bellur Assistant Professor Department of Communication, UConn
9/26 Alexandra Paxton 

Note: Starts at 1:00pm

Assistant Professor Department of Psychological Sciences, UConn
10/03 No meeting (SESP)
10/10 Faculty Meeting
10/17 Jennifer Pellowski Assistant Professor Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health.
10/24 Billy Brady Postdoctoral Fellow Crockett Lab at Yale University
10/31 Daniel A. Yudkin Postdoctoral Fellow Crockett Lab at Yale University
11/07 Faculty Meeting
11/07, 3:30pm, BOUS A106 John F. Dovidio,  “Racism among the Well-Intentioned: Subtle Discrimination, Implicit Bias, and Implications for Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Health” Professor Yale University
11/14 Tamar Saguy Associate Professor Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
11/21 Thanksgiving Break
11/28 Allecia Reid Assistant Professor Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
12/05 Faculty Meeting

From the Spring 2018 Semester

Date Speaker Affiliation
24 Jan Natasza Marrouch gives a workshop on R UConn
31 Jan Kiran McCloskey / Cassidy Burt / Shu Jiang UConn
07 Feb No talk – Faculty Meeting UConn
14 Feb Mora Reinka / Gabe Camacho UConn
21 Feb Nira Liberman Tel Aviv University, currently visiting at NYU
28 Feb SPSP week, no talk scheduled
07 Mar No talk – Faculty Meeting UConn
14 Mar No talk – Spring Break UConn
21 Mar Andrew Cortopassi / Aerielle Allen UConn
28 Mar Leah Pound /Angela Yu Wang UConn
04 Apr No talk – Faculty Meeting UConn
11 Apr Joel Devonshire UConn
13 Apr Dept. Colloquium: Saul Kassin Williams College/John Jay College of Criminal Justice
18 Apr Juli Breines University of Rhode Island
25 Apr Josh Hart Union College

From the Fall 2017 Semester

Date Speaker Affiliation
06 Sep Philip Corlett, Finding Beliefs in the Brain: Hallucinations, Delusions & Predictive Processing Yale
13 Sep No talk – Faculty Meeting UConn
20 Sep Students only: Things I wished somebody would have told me sooner UConn
27 Sep Natasza Marrouch UConn
04 Oct No talk – Faculty Meeting UConn
11 Oct Rebecca Acabchuk UConn
18 Oct  Open
25 Oct Julianna Breines University of Rhode Island
01 Nov No talk – Faculty Meeting UConn
08 Nov Nicole Overstreet Clark University
15 Nov Stacey Scott SUNY Stony Brook
22 Nov Thanksgiving week, no meeting
29 Nov Open
06 Dec No talk – Faculty Meeting

From the Spring 2017 Semester

Date Speaker Affiliation
18 Jan No talk – Faculty Meeting
25 Jan No talk – Faculty Meeting
01 Feb No talk – Faculty Meeting
08 Feb Students’ SPSP panel: Elif G. Ikizer , Gabriel Camacho (MA), Gloriana Rodriguez Arauz UCONN
15 Feb Todd Newman UCONN, Twitter
22 Feb Faculty member talk: Seth C. Kalichman UCONN
01 Mar No talk – Faculty Meeting
08 Mar Faculty member talk: Diane M. Quinn UCONN
15 Mar NO MEETING: Spring Break
22 Mar Faculty member talks: Blair T. Johnson and Felicia Pratto UCONN
29 Mar Faculty member talks: Nairan Ramirez-Esparza and Rick Gibbons UCONN
05 Apr No talk – Faculty Meeting
12 Apr Stephanie Finneran and Elizabeth Lawner UCONN
19 Apr Bradley M. Weisz UCONN
26 Apr Megan Iacocca (MS) UCONN
03 May  No talk – Faculty Meeting UCONN

From the Fall 2016 Semester:

Date Speaker Affiliation
31 Aug Graduate students only UConn
07 Sep No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
14 Sep Lewis R. Gordon, Philosophy and Africana Studies Institute, “Bad Faith in the Study of Oppression” UConn
21 Sep David A. Kenny, Psychological Sciences, “Consistency in Seeing Others the Same and Being Seen the Same.” UConn
28 Sep Hallie Liberto, Philosophy, “The Relationship Between Sexual Coercion and Consent” UConn
05 Oct No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
12 Oct Mary Himmelstein, Rudd Center for Food Policy, “Weighty burdens: Stigma reduction strategies and self-perception in weight bias research” UConn
19 Oct Robin A. Coulter, Marketing,“The Fresh Start Mindset” UConn
26 Oct Eldridge Adams, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, “Individual and collective decision-making in social insects” UConn
02 Nov No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
09 Nov Suzy Killmister, Philosophy and Human Rights Institute, “The Moral Import of Shame” UConn
16 Nov Michael Kraus, “Signs of Social Class: The Experience of Economic Inequality in Everyday Life” Yale
23 Nov No Brown Bag – Thanksgiving Vacation
30 Nov Graduate student meeting (no outsiders) UConn
07 Dec No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting

Spring, 2016, Semester:

Date Speaker Affiliation
20 Jan No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
21 Jan Jamie Pennebaker (3:30pm, BOUS A106) University of Texas
27 Jan No Brown Bag – SPSP
03 Feb No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
10 Feb Christin Munsch (profile) UCONN, Sociology
17 Feb Seth C. Kalichman Discusses ‘Talking about life after UConn with our Alums’ UCONN
24 Feb Life After UConn Talk: Michelle Kaufman Assistant Professor,
Johns Hopkins SPH
02 Mar No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
09 Mar Life After UConn Talk: Rachel Kallen Assistant Professor,
University of Cincinnati
10 Mar Seth Noar, “The Impact of Cigarette Pack Warnings” (at CHIP, 12:30-1:30) University of North Carolina
16 Mar Spring Break
23 Mar Life After UConn Talk: David Portnoy Social Scientist, FDA
30 Mar Life After UConn Talk: Rebecca Ferrer Program Officer, NCI
06 Apr No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
07 Apr Dolores Albarracín, “Online Information and HIV in US Counties: Theory Testing and Prediction?” (at CHIP, 12:30-1:30) (Profile) University of Illinois
13 Apr Life After UConn Talk: Stephenie Chaudoir Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross
20 Apr MA Student Thesis Research Presentations, Devon Price &
Selin Goktas
27 Apr No Brown Bag – Faculty Meeting
04 May MA Student Thesis Research Presentations, Paige Martinez & Mora Reinka  UCONN

From the Fall, 2015, Semester:

Date Speaker Affiliation
09 Sept Introductions UCONN
14 Sept Howard Leventhal (at CHIP, 12:30-1:30) (Profile) Rutgers University
16 Sept Student orientation (Social Psychology students only) UCONN
23 Sept “Things I wished somebody had told me sooner” (Social Psychology students only)  UCONN
30 Sept Jessica Remedios (Social Identity and Stigma
Tufts University
14 Oct Sarah Ketay (Profile) University of Hartford
21 Oct Katja Schlegel (Profile) Northeastern University
28 Oct Jiyoung Park (Profile) University of Massachusetts
11 Nov Renata Bongiorno (Profile) University of Queensland
09 Dec Jonathan Cook (Group Identity and
Social Perception Lab)
Pennsylvania State University

From the Spring, 2015, Semester:

21-28 Jan Social psychology faculty and committee meetings UCONN
22 Jan (12:30pm; @CHIP) William Klein (profile here) National Cancer Institute
04 Feb Jillian Jordan (profile here) Yale University
11 Feb Dimitris Xygalatas (profile here) UCONN, Anthropology
18 Feb Marisa Mealy (profile here) Central Connecticut State University
25 Feb No meeting (SPSP meeting)
04 Mar Jeffrey Burke (UConn profile) UCONN, Clinical Psychology
11 Mar David A. Kenny (research webpage) UCONN
18 Mar Spring Break
25 Mar Yael Granot New York University
01 Apr Brad Weisz UCONN
08 Apr Liz Lawner UCONN
15 Apr Gloriana Rodriguez-Arauz UCONN
22 Apr Elif Ikizer UCONN
29 Apr Jessica M. LaCroix UCONN

From the Fall, 2014, Semester:

Date Speaker Affiliation
03 Sept Introductions UCONN
10 Sept Rhiannon Smith, “Adolescents’ Emotional Engagement in Friends’ Joys and Problems” UCONN, Developmental Psychology
17 Sept Bert Hodges, “Speaking from ignorance, speaking from knowledge: The paradoxical dynamics of social understanding”  Gordon College and UCONN
24 Sept Crystal R. Park, “In pursuit of elusive constructs: Growth, meaning and yoga”  UCONN, Clinical Psychology
01 Oct No meeting (SESP)
08 Oct Janet Chang, “Cultural variations in self-disclosure and suppression” UCONN (Visiting)
15 Oct Marco Brambilla, “The primary role of morality in the impression-formation process” University of Milan
22 Oct Louis Penner, ‘“Most shocking and inhumane injustice:” A social psychological analysis of racial disparities in health care’ Wayne State University
29 Oct Matthew Hughey, “White bound?  Color capital, White debt, and the trap of racial essentialism”  UCONN, Sociology
06 Nov Carmel Joyce, “‘I am a militant dove’: The role of former paramilitaries in peace building initiatives in post-conflict, Northern Ireland.” University of St. Andrews
12 Nov Yarrow Dunham Yale U “A developmental history of implicit attitudes” Yale University
19 Nov Jane Gordon, “A theory of contemporary enslavement”  UCONN, Political Science
26 Nov Thanksgiving vacation
From the Spring, 2014, Semester
22 Jan Mariah Schug Psychology, Wesleyan University
29 Jan No meeting
05 Feb Jorge Agüero (canceled due to snow) El Instituto, UCONN
12 Feb SPSP, no meeting
19 Feb Aleksandra Cichocka School of Psychology, University of Kent, UK
26 Feb Laura Mauldin HDFS, UCONN
05 Mar Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch Communication, UCONN
12 Mar James Kaufman Educational Psychology, UCONN
19 Mar Spring Break
26 Mar Evan P. Apfelbaum Management, MIT
02 Apr David Norton Marketing, UCONN
09 Apr Fouad Bou Zeineddine Social Psychology, UCONN
16 Apr Jessica LaCroix Social Psychology, UCONN
23 Apr Stephanie Finneran Social Psychology, UCONN
30 Apr Star Chen Social Psychology, UCONN
For the Fall, 2013, Semester (all meetings Wednesdays 12:20 – 1:50, BOUS 162, unless noted):
04 Sept Faculty Introductions UCONN
11 Sept Thalia Wheatley, “The Social Brain’s Perceptual Roots” Dartmouth College
18 Sept James Liu, “History as a Variable for Dynamism in Psychology: From Social Representations to Critical Junctures Theory” Centre for Applied Cross Cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington
25 Sept No meeting
02 Oct Michael Andreychik, “Re-Conceptualizing the Relationship between Natural Kind Beliefs about Social Groups and Prejudice” Fairfield University
09 Oct John Pachankis, “Translating Stigma Mechanisms into Effective LGBT Health Interventions” Yale School of Public Health
16 Oct Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, “Morality: A Dual System Perspective” University of Massachusetts
23 Oct George Newman, “The Psychology of Authenticity” School of Management, Yale University
30 Oct Benjamin Meagher, “Physically Situated Social Psychology”
06 Nov Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, “Talking about Slavery: Interracial Concerns, Strategies, & Messages” Columbia University
13 Nov Andrew Stewart, “(dis)Agreeing with Inequality: Ideological Norms and Violence Prevention in Gender Relations” UCONN
20 Nov Graduate student meeting
27 Nov Thanksgiving vacation
04 Dec Robert E. Low and Blair T. Johnson, “”Panning for the Gold in Health Research: Incorporating Studies’ Methodological Quality in Meta-Analysis” UCONN
From the Spring , 2013, Semester
23 Jan No meeting
30 Jan Amanda Denes, “Communication and the Body” University of Connecticut
06 Feb No meeting (job candidate instead) University of Connecticut
13 Feb Nicholas Lurie“Temporal Contiguity and Negativity Bias in the Impact of Online Word-of-Mouth” University of Connecticut
20 Feb Andrew L. Stewart, “Gender Inequality and the Ideological Bases of Hierarchy-Attenuating Praxis” University of Connecticut
27 Feb Dev Delal, “The Importance of Proper Measurement: A Demonstration with Maximizing Tendencies” Yale University
06 Mar Atilla Cidam University of Connecticut
13 Mar Alaina Brenick University of Connecticut
20 Mar Spring break (no meeting)
27 Mar John Christensen, “Virtual Sex: Using Interactive Digital Media to Reduce Shame and Sexual Risk-Taking” University of Connecticut
03 Apr Jessica LaCroix, “It Ttakes Two to Tango: A Meta-Analysis of Couple-Based HIV interventions” University of Connecticut
10 Apr John Bargh colloquium instead in Dodd Center University of Connecticut
17 Apr Jennifer Pellowski, “Just-in-Time Medication Adherence Counseling Intervention for People Living with HIV/AIDS: A Test of Concept” University of Connecticut
24 Apr Linda C. Halgunseth, “Parenting in Context: Validation of the Mexican Parenting Questionnaire for Adolescents (MPQ-A) among Adolescents in Mexico” University of Connecticut
01 May Udi Davidovich, “Sexual Health and the Internet” Amsterdam Public Health Services, The Netherlands
From the Fall , 2012, Semester
29 Aug (noon) Introductions (pizza provided) University of Connecticut
05 Sep Jessica Salvatore, Ph.D. Amherst College Amherst College
12 Sep Brett Pelham, Ph.D. American Psychological Association
19 Sep Scott Plous, Ph.D., “Putting the Social Network into Social Psychology Network: Next Generation Resources for Psychological Research and Teaching” Wesleyan University
26 Sep Bernhard Leidner, Ph.D., “Morality and Justice in the Context of Intergroup Violence” University of Massachusetts Amherst
03 Oct Meg Gerrard, Ph.D. University of Connecticut
10 Oct Lisa Rosenthal, Ph.D., “Belief in Polyculturalism: Social, Academic, and Health Implications” Yale University
17 Oct Catherine Norris, Ph.D., “Neural Correlates of Social Exclusion” Dartmouth University
24 Oct No meeting (SESP)
31 Oct Currently is open
07 Nov Jon Freeman, Ph.D.,”The Dynamic Interactive Nature of Real-Time Person Perception” Dartmouth University
14 Nov Victoria Brescoll, “Women and Power: Hard to Earn, Difficult to Signal & Easy to Lose” Yale University
21 Nov Break
28 Nov Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D., “Secret Romances and Self-Control: How Concealing a Relationship May Increase Susceptibility to Cheating” Harvard University
05 Dec Brian Lowery, Ph.D., “The sophisticated art of hierarchy maintenance.” Stanford University`
From the Spring, 2012, Semester:
15 Feb Tenure Talk: Ken Pugh University of Connecticut
22 Feb Eileen Pitpitan University of Connecticut
29 Feb Sarah A. Lust University of Connecticut
07 Mar Esra Çuhadar Gürkaynak Bilkent and Tufts Universities
14 Mar Spring break, no meeting
21 Mar Fouad Bou Zeineddine’s MA defense University of Connecticut
28 Mar Tenure Talk: Julie Wargo Aikins University of Connecticut
04 Apr Tenure Talk: Stephanie Milan University of Connecticut
11 Apr Erin Straut’s MA defense University of Connecticut
18 Apr Nicole Shelton
25 Apr President Susan Herbst talks with the psychology faculty University of Connecticut
02 May Christopher Burrow’s MA defense University of Connecticut
From the Fall, 2011, Semester:
31 Aug WELCOME AND WELCOME BACK. First-Year Students: Jessa LaCroix, Atilla Cidam, Jennifer Pellowski University of Connecticut
07 Sep Dr. Robert Foels, Increasing Cognitive Complexity Eliminates Infrahumanization University of Connecticut
14 Sep First-year students meet with Social Psychology Area Head, Dr. Diane Quinn (no regular meeting) University of Connecticut
16 Sep Dr. Peter Hegarty, Do we Need Sexuality to be Biological for Prejudice to End? University of Surrey
21 Sep Dr. Tania B. Huedo-MedinaIntegrating Data from Different Settings and Studies: A Multilevel Approach University of Connecticut
28 Sep Dr. Mark BoyerGoverning Climate Change: Local Action for Global Results? University of Connecticut (Political Science)
05 Oct Dr. Terri Conley, Sexual Double Standards and Anticipated Pleasures: Explaining Gender Differences in Reaction to Real and Hypothetical Casual Sex Offers University of Michigan
12 Oct Dr Clara Wilkins, The Threat of Social Equality: Racial Progress and Perceptions of Anti-White Discrimination Wesleyan University
17 Oct  Dr. Mikki Hebl, Reducing Interpersonal Discrimination Rice University
19 Oct Dr. Emily BalcetisMotivated Perception for Self Regulation New York University
26 Oct Dr. Joan MillerCulture and Norms of Reciprocity:  How Communal are Family and Friend Relationships? New School for Social Research
02 Nov Nicole Overstreet University of Connecticut
09 Nov Angela White University of Connecticut
16 Nov Laramie Smith University of Connecticut
30 Nov Randi Garcia University of Connecticut
07 Dec  Kimberly McClure University of Connecticut
From the Spring, 2011, Semester:
19 Jan 2011
Discussion: Getting the most out of conferences
25 Jan Kevin Durrheim (Stereotypes and the social psychology of  repression) University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
26 Jan No meeting (SPSP)
02 Feb No meeting (snow)
09 Feb Discussion: (Reviews: How to Write & How to Read and Respond to them)
16 Feb Orla Muldoon (Does the twain meet?: Political agency and political violence in situations of political conflict) University of Limerick
23 Feb Piercarlo Valdesolo (Unity in Body and Mind: The Social Function of Coordinated Action) Harvard University
02 Mar Bert Hodges (Speaking from a minority position: Ecological social, and dialogical perspectives on language evolution) Gordon College
09 Mar No meeting (spring break)
16 Mar Andrew Stewart University of Connecticut
23 Mar Carter Lennon, Laramie Smith University of Connecticut
30 Mar (3pm) Benjamin Meagher University of Connecticut
30 Mar Jeffrey D. Fisher (BOT Distinguished Professor talk) University of Connecticut
06 Apr Jessica Kang University of Connecticut
13 Apr Fouad Bou ZeineddineChristopher Burrows University of Connecticut
20 Apr Justin Mahalak, Erin Strauts University of Connecticut
20 Apr Dan Levitin (Quantifying musical emotion: Evidence from psychophysics) McGill University
27 Apr Robert Low University of Connecticut
From the Fall, 2010, Semester:
01 Sept
University of Connecticut
08 Sept
New social psychology students
University of Connecticut
15 Sept
Lauren Duncan (The Psychology of Collective Action)
Smith College
22 Sept
Richard Brooks (Field Experiments on Race and Spatial Distance)
Yale University Law School
29 Sept
Bertram Malle (Is There a Hierarchy of Social Inferences? The Ease and Speed of Judging Intentionality, Mind, & Morality)
Brown University
06 Oct
Lyle Scruggs (Information, Choice, & Ethical Consumption)
University of Connecticut
13 Oct
Traci Mann (Self-control of eating among dieters: A few (sort of) successes)
University of Minnesota
20 Oct

No meeting (faculty meeting instead)

University of Connecticut
27 Oct
No meeting (faculty meeting instead)
University of Connecticut
03 Nov
University of Connecticut
10 Nov
Lisa Feldman-Barrett

(The Nature of Emotions; Departmental colloquium)

Boston College
17 Nov
University of Connecticut
01 Dec
Annie B. Fox University of Connecticut
08 Dec Amanda Snook University of Connecticut
15 Dec Eileen V. Pitpitan University of Connecticut