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 2017Spring 2018Spring 2019, & Spring 2021]. 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.
  • 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 


Spring 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018 

  • Speaker: David MacQueen, Ph.D., University of California San Diego 
  • Title: A Translational Approach to the Development of Therapeutics for Psychiatric Illness
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00 pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1011

Friday, January 12, 2018 

  • Speaker: Antonio Punte, Ph.D., UNCW Department of Psychology
  • Title: Being APA President: The Rest of the Story
  • Time & Location: 10:00 am in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1055

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 

  • Speaker: Cara Murphy, Ph.D., Brown University
  • Title: Reward, Reinforcement, and Motivation: Trans-Disease Processes in Addiction and Overeating
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00 pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1011

Thursday, January 25, 2018 

  • Speaker: Bryan Messina, Ph.D., VA San Diego Healthcare System/University of California, San Diego
  • Title: Behavioral Economics: A Primer, Current Work, and Future Directions
  • Time & Location: 3:30-5:00 pm in the Teaching Lab Building, room tba

Friday, February 23, 2018 

  • Speaker: Brian Hare, Ph.D., Duke University
  • Title: Recent Research on Dog Cognition
  • Time & Location: 10:00-11:00 am in the Teaching Lab Building, room 1055
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Kate Bruce

Thursday, March 15, 2018 

  • Speaker: Warren Bickel, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Title: Reinforcer Pathology: Theory, Methods, and Results
  • Time & Location: 3:30-4:30 pm in Dobo Hall, room 202
  • UNCW Faculty Host: Mark Galizio

Spring 2019

Dr. Andy Jackson Lecture, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • Speaker: Donelson R. Forsyth, Ph.D., University of Richmond 
  • Title: Making Moral Judgments
  • Time & Location: 6:30-8:00 pm in the Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center
  • This lecture is free and open to the public.
  • Faculty Host: Dr. Ricky Pond.
  • Printable lecture announcement (pdf) 
  • Dr. Forsyth is an endowed chair and professor of ethical leadership at the University of Richmond. As a social and personality psychologist, Dr. Forsyth studies groups, leadership, ethical thought, and moral judgment. In addition, he empirically explores the psychological and interpersonal consequences of success and failure at the group and individual level, individual differences in ethical ideology, and perceptions of leadersIn 1996 he founded the journal Group Dynamics and served in 2008 as the president of Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

  • Speaker: Abigail Kerr, Ph.D., Illinois Wesleyan University 
  • Title: The good limb, the bad limb, and recovery: How does post-stroke experience impact functional outcome?
  • Time & Location: 2:00-3:30 pm in the Teaching Lab Building, Room 1055
  • This lecture is free and open to the public.
  • Faculty Host: Dr. Todd Peterson.
  • Printable lecture announcement (pdf) 
  • Abstract: Stroke is among the leading causes of disability worldwide. While rehabilitative efforts are important in making functional gains after injury, most human stroke survivors experience chronic motor defcits. Current rehabilitative strategies for stroke survivors focus on two primary strategies: Focused rehabilitation of the impaired body side and compensatory strategies that promote improved function in daily living. Animal models of stroke suggest that these two strategies are not created equal in promoting ultimate recovery of function after injury. Although behavioral compensation results in a quicker return to independent daily living, it may have detrimental long-term effcts on functional outcome. However, it's all not all bad news. We have been exploring adjunctive therapies in our mouse model that may permit behavioral compensation while preserving the recovery potential of the impaired body side.

Spring 2021

Dr. Andy Jackson Lecture, Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Speaker: Jack Dovidio, Yale University 
  • Title: Why Can't We All Get Along? The Challenge of Contemporary Racism and Hope for the Future
  • Time & Location: 5:30-7:00pm, March 22nd, live zoom event.  Please register in advance here.
  • This lecture is free and open to the public.
  • Faculty Host: Shanhong Luo and Jamie Pond.
  • The Dr. Andy Jackson Lecture was established to honor our beloved and esteemed colleague, Dr. Jackson, who has been a faculty member since 1973. This presentation by Dr. Dovidio (Yale University) discusses, in the context of behavioral science evidence, the nature of contemporary racism and its consequences for Black Americans and race relations. It explains how good intentions are not sufficient to ensure fair treatment at a personal or racial justice at a societal level. Nevertheless, it illustrates how understanding the dynamics of racism today can inform new ways to reduce bias, improve race relations, and create a more just society.

  • Please also join Dr. Dovidio at 3:30pm, Monday, March 22, for an informal discussion prior to his presentation.