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  1. May 22, 2019Ziva Kunda Memorial Lecture available on youtube

    This year's speaker was Dr. David Dunning from the University of Michigan.  If you missed his talk you can watch it on youtube.

    Title: We are all flawed intellects: So can we really judge expertise in self and others?

  2. Apr. 30, 2019Dr. James Beck's research featured on CTV News

    Dr. James Beck, an Associate Professor in our Industrial/Organizational area, was recently featured on CTV News.  You can hear (and read) about his research highlighting what business leaders can learn from NHL coaches at the link.  

  3. Apr. 9, 2019Public Talk co-sponsored by UW Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience and UW School of Architecture

    Towards a Neuroscience of Dynamic Experience and Design

    Michael Arbib, University of Southern California (Emeritus) & NewSchool of Architecture and Design

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12 noon

    Cummings Lecture Theatre,
    School of Architecture, Waterloo

    7 Melville St S, Cambridge


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  1. June 21, 2019Can we scale tobacco control intervention research with school teachers in India?
    Dr. Mangesh S. Pednekar

    Speaker: Dr. Mangesh S. Pednekar

    Title:  Can we scale tobacco control intervention research with school teachers in India?

    Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

    Location: LHS 1621

  2. July 9, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Madison Pesowski

    Madison Pesowski's thesis is entitled: "Children use ownership to understand actions and preferences."

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. July 18, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Samantha Gualtieri

    Samantha Gualtieri's thesis is entitled: "Young Children’s Ability to Integrate Social and Numerical Information: The Origins of Base-rate Neglect."

    All are welcome to attend.

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