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Friday, December 5, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Psychology Colloquium Series - Dr. Ian McGregor

Reactive Approach Motivation for Religious Zeal

Ian McGregor
Evidence from laboratory experiments reveals that: 1. Anxious and approach motivated people respond to various anxiety-related threats with a generalized surge in approach motivation. 2. The same combination of traits and threats heightens zeal for religious beliefs and willingness to die, support war, and go to extremes for it. 

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Worm Wrangler - All About Vermicomposting

The Worm Wrangler holding worms
Worms are fascinating because of how efficiently they can participate in the recycling process of so much of what humans dispose of as “garbage”.   They can eat our scraps of food waste and turn it into extremely nutritious fertilizer.  Through construction, erosion and other actions, we are losing our healthy topsoil in massive amounts.  Worm composting along with other forms of composting encourages the replenishing of the soil.  By using

Friday, March 27, 2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Psychology I/O Colloquium presents Richard P. DeShon, Michigan State University

Data Wrangling in Organizational Science

Headshot of Rick DeShon
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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Ziva Kunda Memorial Lecture

headshot of Mike Ross
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. 

The Ziva Kinda Memorial Lecture is presented annually by the Department of Psychology to honour the memory of Ziva as an outstanding scholar, friend and mentor who passed away in February 2004.