Department of Psychology

Past Psychology Colloquia

This page contains a record of previous colloquia sponsorded by the UNCW Deprtament of Psychology [currently maintained for Spring 2014, Fall 2014Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016Fall 2016, & Fall 2017]. You may also view a list of colloquia for the current semester.


Spring 2014

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Cancelled due to weather -- Rescheduled for March 13th, same time & place!

  • Speaker: Reuben Silver, Ph.D.
  • Title: The Development of Modern Clinical Psychology: My Journey from the Beginning.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1052.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Antonio E. Puente

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

  • Speaker: Anne-Marie Iselin, Ph.D.
  • Title: Adolescent Adjustment: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Parenting, Emotion Regulation, and Social Information Processing.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1052.

Monday, February 17th, 2014

  • Speaker: Daniel Simons, Ph.D.
  • Title: Cognitive Illusions and Their Consequences.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1009.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Katherine E. M. Bruce
  • Note that Dr. Simons will also be doing a public presentation and book signing, sponsored by the Honors Department, at 7pm on Tuesday, February 18th in the Burney Center.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

  • Speaker: Reuben Silver, Ph.D.
  • Title: The Development of Modern Clinical Psychology: My Journey from the Beginning.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1052.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Antonio E. Puente

Friday, March 21st, 2014

  • Speaker: Ruth Hurst, Ph.D.
  • Title: Psychosocial Treatment in a Psychiatric Hospital.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1052.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Melanie H. Bachmeyer

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

  • Speaker: Susan Schneider, Ph.D.
  • Title: The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1052.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Mark Galizio

Friday, April 4th, 2014

  • Speaker: Julian Keith, Ph.D.
  • Title: Hacking Attention Networks via Brain-Computer Interface.
  • Time & Location: 3:00-5:00pm in Dobo Hall, room 205.
  • Note that Dr. Keith's presentation is being jointly sponsored by the UNCW Departments of Chemistry & Psychology.

Friday, April 25th, 2014

  • Speaker: Daniel Montoya, Ph.D.
  • Title: EEG Mu Rhythm as a Measure of Effective Anthropomorphic Robotic Design. [abstract]
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1052.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Maria G. Espinosa-Hernandez
  • Note that Dr. Daniel Montoya's presentation is being sponsored by Centro Hispano in association with UNCW's Diversity Week (April 21st - 25th).

Fall 2014

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014 >>> Pizza lunch event! Note specal time (M at 12noon) & room (TL 1009).

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

  • Speaker: B. Blakely Brooks, Ph.D., East Carolina University
  • Title: Social Stress and Illness in the Andes: Susto Symptoms and Historical Trauma.
  • Time & Location: 6:30-8:00pm in Randall Library, room 2047.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Michaela Howells (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UNCW)

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

  • Speaker: Verónica Portillo Reyes, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow at UNCW
  • Title: Neuropsychology and Nutrigenomics.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 2011.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Antonio Puente

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Thursday, December 4th, 2014


Spring 2015

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

  • Speaker: Mark Leary, Ph.D., Duke University
  • Title: The Social and Emotional Impact of Interpersonal Rejection: 25 Years of Research.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1054.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Shanhong Luo

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

  • Speakers: Richard Pond, Ph.D. , Mark Galizio, Ph.D., Dale Cohen, Ph.D., & Anne-Marie Iselin, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Title: Discussion Panel: The Peer Review Process: Principles and Practices for Effective Review.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1054.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Friday, April 10th, 2015 /// Please note changed date

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 /// CANCELLED

  • Speaker: Sun-A Lee, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Title: Confucianism: Does It Give Enough Excuses to Psychological Controlling Parents?
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1054.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 /// CANCELLED due to conflict with CAS Convocation; to be rescheduled for Fall 2015


Fall 2015

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

  • Speaker: Inma Ibanez Casas, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Title: Brain and Culture: Development of a Domain Specific Computerized Battery for Cross Cultural Neurocognitive Assessment. The EMBRACED Project.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1009.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Antonio Puente

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 (note date change)

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Friday, December 3rd, 2015

  • Speakers: Zara Melikyan, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Title: Main Principles of Russian-Lurian Neuropsychology and Their Application to Neuropsychological Assessment.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1009.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Antonio Puente

Spring 2016

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

  • Speaker: Michael Lambert, Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill
  • Title: Culture Specific Measures are Ethically Mandated: Addressing Associated Challenges in Cross-Cultural Research.
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1011.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Sally MacKain

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Kristina Gordon, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Title: Family Psychology and Public Health: Strange Bedfellows or A Match Made in Heaven?
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1011.
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Cameron Gordon

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 Cancelled


Fall 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 

  • Speaker: Elizabeth Dressler, M.A., User Experience Researcher Google, Inc.
  • Title: “Making Products More User-Friendly Through User Experience Research”
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1055.

Fall 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 

  • Panelists: Drs. Melanie BachmeyerTom Cariveau, Julian Keith, Len Lecci, Sally MacKain, & Carole Van Camp, UNCW Department of Psychology 
  • Title: Introducing the New UNCW Psychology Training Clinic: Vision, Mission, and Services
  • Time & Location: 3:30 pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1011

Friday, October 27, 2017