Events - 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST

Sana Rizvi's thesis is entitled: "The Role of Psychological Distance in Forgiveness"

All are welcome to attend. 

Friday, December 4, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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Dr. Adam Anderson - Cornell University

Form and function in the emotions

Monday, November 30, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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Dr.  Lynn Alden - University of British Columbia     

"Social Anxiety Disorder and the Relational Self" 

Monday, November 30, 2015 — 9:30 AM EST

Tatiana Bielak's thesis is entitled: "What Does Your Anxiety Mean About You? Evaluation of Anxious and Confident Partners in Social Anxiety Disorder"

All are welcome to attend.

Monday, November 16, 2015 — 2:30 PM EST

Karly Neath's thesis is entitled: "Neural Processing of Fearful and Happy Facial Expressions: Effects of Fixation to Facial Features and Task Demands"

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, November 6, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Dr. Mel Goodale from University of Western Ontario

Visual” Activity in the Blind Brain: Neural Underpinnings of Echolocation in the Blind

“I can hear a building over there”

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Dr. Kang Lee from OISE, University of Toronto, Canada

Little Liars: Development of verbal deception in children

Lying is a common occurrence during our everyday interpersonal communication. People tell lies for different purposes. In this talk, I will focus on how children learn to tell lies to conceal their transgressions from a very young age, and whether and how various cognitive-social-contextual factors affect the development of lying. I will also discuss cognitive-social-neural mechanisms underlying such development.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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What is boredom?  Why does the mind wander?  What does boredom look like in the brain?  How can we eliminate boredom in the classroom?

Friday, September 11, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Kevin Barton's thesis is entitled: Testing the spatial affordance hypothesis: Evidence from factor analysis, mathematical models, and behavioural analysis.

All are welcome to attend. 

Friday, September 4, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Megan McCarthy's thesis is entitled: "Dispositional Pathways to Trust: The Interactive Effects of Self-Esteem and Agreeableness on Trust and Negative Emotional Disclosure."

All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Rebecca Wells' thesis is entitled: A Multi-Method Study of the Role of Alexithymia and Emotion Self-Awareness in Couples' Social Support.

All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Jason Locklin's thesis is entitled: Perceptual and Memory Deficits in Unilateral Neglect. 

All are welcome to attend. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Tanya Jonker's thesis is entitled: "Inter-Item Associations and Memory for Order."

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, July 17, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Paul Seli's thesis is entitled:  On the theoretical importance of distinguishing between intentional and unintentional types of Mind Wandering.

All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — 9:30 AM EDT

Randall Gillis's thesis is entitled: "The effect of inconsistent affective cues on children's judgments of speakers."

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 5, 2015 — 1:30 PM EDT

Angela Nyhout's thesis is entitled: "Imagining story spaces:  Young readers' ability to construct spatial representations of narrative."

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, May 22, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Kaylena Ehgoetz Marten's thesis is entitled: "Understanding the influence of anxiety on gait in Parkinson's disease."

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, May 15, 2015 — 9:30 AM EDT

Zhaleh Semnani-Azad's thesis is entitled: "Reading Your Counterpart:  Culture, Meaning, and Function on Nonverbal Behaviour in Negotiation."

All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT
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The recent UW - GRH collaborative research partnership will build on the work that has been happening since the Neurological Patient Database (NPD) was initiated in 2007 by Dr. James Danckert.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is an informal organization of UW woman-identified grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty. All woman-identified UW grad students, post-docs, staff members and faculty members are welcome to attend. We meet the last Wednesday of each month at the Grad House for socializing, networking, and various presentations and activities. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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This year's Ziva Kunda Memorial Lecture Are Older Adults More Susceptible to Consumer Fraud? will be presented by Dr. Michael Ross.

Reception to follow in the PAS Lounge. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 9:30 AM EDT

Tracy Xiong’s thesis is entitled: "Culture and Creativity:  Understanding the Role of Uncertainty Avoidance and Multicultural Experience."

All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Olivia Ying-Hsin Lin's thesis is entitled: "Characterizing Colour-Word Contingency Learning."

All are welcome to attend.

Monday, April 6, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The First PSYCH39x Science Fair is being held on Monday April 6th between 2pm and 4pm in EV3 first floor (outside the cafe).  This event will feature project posters from the students of Paul Wehr and James Danckert’s sections of PSYCH398. 

 Everyone is welcome of course, but Faculty or Grad students interested in undergraduate research or potentially joining for future PSYCH39x science fairs are encouraged to join us.  

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Data Wrangling in Organizational Science

The data organizational scientists work with are rapidly increasing in magnitude, velocity, and complexity. Data errors and analytic mistakes are, concomitantly, more likely.  To motivate the talk, recent high visibility data and data analysis mistakes will be highlighted. Then examples of large, complex data will be presented.  The remainder of the talk will focus on data 'best practices' emphasizing data fidelity testing, data cleaning, data scoring, and restructuring data into 'Tidy' form.

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