University of Pittsburgh

Brown Bags

Each of the department's core graduate programs hosts a series of informal lunchtime talks known as Brown Bags. This is a forum for both graduate students and faculty to present and discuss their ongoing work.

Brown Bags often feature faculty from other departments around the university, as well as faculty from Carnegie Mellon or visiting scholars.

All are welcome to attend.

Clinical | Cognitive | Developmental | Biological and Health | Social | Professional Development

Each of the department's core graduate programs hosts a series of informal lunchtime talks known as Brown Bags. This is a forum for both graduate students and faculty to present and discuss their ongoing work. Brown Bags often feature faculty from other departments around the university as well as from Carnegie-Mellon University, as well as visiting scholars. All are welcome to attend.

Clinical Program Brown Bags

Fridays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., 4127 Sennott Square

2013-2014

9/20/13

Whitney Waugh

Graduate Student

Socialization of Prosocial Behavior: How Parents Encourage Their Toddlers to Help
10/18/13

Dean Salisbury, PhD

Departent of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh

Neurophysiology and Thought Disorder Schizophrenia
11/15/13

Carissa Low, PhD

Department of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh

Psychological and Physiological Resilience to Stress: Implications for Health and Interventions
1/17/14

Aidan Wright, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Contemporary Models of Personality Pathology: Integrating Trait and Dynamic Approaches
2/21/14

Patricia Wong

Graduate Student

 

3/21/14

Jesse Hoey, PhD

Department of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Affect Control Theory

 

4/18/14

Kathryn Roecklein, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

 

2012-2013

8/31/12
Anna Marsland, PhD Department of Psychology Introduction and Overview
9/28/12
Marika Kovacs, PhD Department of Psychiatry A 25-year Program of Research on correlates, outcomes, and risk factors in childhood-onset depressive disorders
10/12/12
Carolyn Schroeder, PhD Department of Psychology, University of Kansas Discussion of career paths in child clinical and pediatric psychology. This presentation will be an informal discussion of different career paths in clinical psychology.
11/30/12
Shaun Eack, PhD School of Social Work Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder
1/11/13

Michele Levine, PhD

Department of Psychiatry

 
2/15/13

Jeff Girard

Graduate Student

Social Risk and Depression: Evidence rom manual and automatic facial expression analysis
3/22/13

Ike Onyewueny

Graduate Student

Does Functional Variation in  Cognitive Control Systems of the Brain Link Reappraisal to the Metabolic Syndrome?
4/19/13

Edward Orehek, PhD

Department of Psychology

Relational Regulation Theory: A New Approach to Explain the Link Between Social Support and Health

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Cognitive Program Brown Bags

Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 9th Floor LRDC

2012-2013

     
9/19/12

Joel Chan
Graduate Student

 
9/26/12

Lou Alfieri
Post Doc LRDC

Methods: Demystifying Meta-Analysis
10/3/12

Muhsin Meneske
Post Doc LRDC

The Relative Effectiveness of Differentiated Activities on Students' Learning
10/10/12

Aarthi Padmanabhan
Graduate Student

Influence of synaptic dopamine availability on resting state functional connectivity over adolescence
10/17/12

Lindsey Harris
Graduate Student

Negative Associations: The Relationship Between the N170 & the Error-Related Negativity in Word Reading
10/24/12 Panel: Perfetti, Warren, Schunn, Wilckens, Tuninetti, Belenky Mentoring in Graduate School
10/31/12

Kai Hwang
Graduate Student

Spatiotemporal brain dynamics of inhibitory control in adolescents and young adults
11/7/12

Li Sha, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

LRDC, University of Pittsburgh

Why Do Middle School Students Move Towards or Away From Science? - Role of Motivation in Activating Science Learning
11/28/12

Travis Simcox
Graduate Student

Collecting Response Times using Amazon Mechanical Turk and Adobe Flash
12/5/12

Jooyoung Jang
Graduate Student

Unpacking Cognitive Benefits of Distributed Complex Visual Displays
1/9/13

Wendy Chang

Graduate Student

Sequencing Effects and Encoding Effects on Chinese Character Reading and Writing in Adult Learners: An In-vivo Study
1/16/13

Alba Tuninetti

Natasha Tokowicz

Rosa Sanchez-Casas

Non-native phonological perception in bilinguals' language processing
1/16/13

Chelsea Eddington

Tamar Degani

Natasha Tokowicz

Translation ambiguity affects word recognition in a first language
1/23/13

Liz Richey

Graduate Student

Effects of Collaboration on Abstract Category Learning
1/23/13

Darshana Tuladhar

Graduate Student

Examining Concurrent Discrimination Learning within Individuals with Parkinson's Disease
1/30/13

Regina Leckie

Graduate Student

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Moderate Effects of Physical Activity on Cognitive Function
1/30/13

Kyle Dunovan

Graduate Student

Visual object expectation modeled as a drift-diffusion process
2/6/13

Joseph Stafura

Graduate Student

Which Way to Integration: An ERP Study of Asymmetric Lexical Associations in Relatedness Judgments and Text Comprehension
2/13/13

Meghan Bathgate

Graduate Student

Things are getting interesting: An exploratory case study of a school-based badging system
2/20/13

Christopher Walker

Graduate Student

Emergent changes of baseline control state are reflective of trial-type proportions
2/27/13

Alison Phillips Tseng

Graduate Student

Translation ambiguity between English and Mandarin Chinese: The roles of word characteristics and proficiency
2/27/13

Allison Liu

Graduate Student

The role of mechanistic understanding in virtual vs. physical learning environments
3/6/13

Evelyn Milburn

Graduate Student

 
3/20/13

Professional Development

Panel: Julie Fiez, Anna Marsland, Natasha Tokowicz

The Imposter Phenomenon

 

3/27/13

Erika Laing

Graduate Student

 
4/3/13

Adeetee Bhide

Teljer Liburd

Graduate Students

 
4/10/13

Cristina Zepeda

Bart Larsen

Graduate Students

 

4/17/13

Travis Alvarez

Jon Siegel

Graduate Students

 

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Developmental Program Brown Bags

Thursdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 4127 Sennott Square

Joint Clinical-Developmental talks are held on Thursdays, 12-1, and are listed in italics.

2013-2014

9/12/13

Melissa LIbertus, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Early Numerical Approximation Skills Predict School Math Abilities

9/26/13

Mary Gilliam

Graduate Student

Exposure to Maternal Depression during Childhood and Adolescence and Problem Behavior in Early Adulthood: A Possible Mediating Role for Brain Structure

10/3/13

Jessie Northrup

Graduate Student

Characteristics of Vocal Interactions Between 9-Month Old Infants at High and Low Risk for Autism and Their Mothers

10/17/13

Erika Forbes, PhD

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

 
10/31/13

Portia Miller

Graduate Student

 
11/14/13

Tom Akiva, PhD

Psychology in Education

 
12/12/13

Alison Hipwell, PhD

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

A Developmental Perspective on Neurobehavioral Function in Young Mothers

2012-2013

1/18/13

Jessie B. Ramey, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Women's Studies

Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

4PM-6PM 3703 Posvar Hall

1/24/13

Ming-Te Wang, PhD

Psychology in Education

Are Longitudinal Associations between Parental Harsh Verbal Discipline and Adolescents' Misconduct and Depression Moderated by Parental Warmth?

2/21/13

Diane Williams, PhD

Duquesne University

Language Processing in Autism: Insights from Functional Imaging

3/7/13

Whitney Waugh

Graduate Student

 
3/21/13

Kate Monahan, PhD

Department of Psychology

 
4/4/13

Daphne Henry

Graduate Student

 
4/11/13   SRCD Practice

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Biological and Health Program Brown Bags

Fridays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., 4127 Sennott Square

2012-2013

9/7/12 Orientation and Introductions  
10/5/12

Kirk Erickson, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memory
10/19/12

Thomas Kamarck, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

 
12/7/12

Michael Sayette, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

 
1/11/13 Michele Levine, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Journal Club
2/22/13 Dana Bovbjerg, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
 
3/29/13 Eric Donny, PhD
Kathryn Roecklein, PhD
Pete Gianaros, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Writing Workshop I: Instructor revisions
Reading: Gopen and Swan, 1990

4/12/13 Eric Donny, PhD
Kathryn Roecklein, PhD
Pete Gianaros, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Writing Workshop II: Student Revisions
Reading: Chapter 3, Zeiger book

4/26/13 Elliot Berkman
University of Oregon

 

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social Program Brown Bags

Mondays, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM 4401 Sennott Square

2013-2014

9/9/13

Taya Cohen, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

Moral Character in the Workplace: A Three-Month Work Diary Study
9/16/13

Ed Orehek, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Data Collection Over the Internet
9/23/13 Anna Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis Graduate Student  
9/30/13 Amanda Forest, PhD University of Pittsburgh  
10/7/13

Benjamin Rottman, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Casual Learning and Judgement
10/14/13

Mina Cikara, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University, Social and Decision Sciences

 
10/17/13

Department Colloquium

Judy Harackiewicz, PhD

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Optimal Motivation in Education

10/21/13

Michelle Parkhill-Purdie, PhD

Oakland University

 

11/1/13

William Klein, PhD

National Cancer Institute

 

11/4/13

Thomas Kamarck, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Social Integration, Daily Social Interaction, and Health Risk Pathways in Midlife: A New Study
11/11/13

Allison Skapik

Graduate Student

 
11/18/13

David Creswell, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Unconscious Processing in Decision Making and Learning
11/25/13 No Brown Bag - John Bargh, PhD speaking at CMU  
12/2/13

Grace Weaverling

Graduate Student

 

 

2012-2013

9/4/12

Ed Orehek, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Recent Developments Concerning Research Practices in Social Psychology
9/18/12

Anna Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis
Graduate Student

The effect of a near versus distant significant other on the search for meaning in life: A construal level of perspective
10/2/12

John Levine, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Ideology and Social Psychology
10/15/12

Norbert Kerr, PhD

Michigan State University

Increasing Exercise via Group Dynamics
11/27/12

Kathryn Monahan, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Peer Relationships in Adolescents
1/14/13

Edward Orehek, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Landing an Academic Job: Reflections on the Faculty Searches

1/22/13

(Tuesday)

Pontus Leander, PhD

University of Groningen

Indifferent Reactions: Regulatory Responses to the Apathy of Others
2/4/13

Kristina Swanenburg

Graduate Student

Injung Ko

Graduate Student

Regulatory Fit Through Evaluative or Affective Decisions about Deviance and Conformity
2/25/13

Jennifer Tomlinson, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Bringing Out the Best in Us: How Relationships Promote Personal Development and Health
3/4/13

Michael Sayette, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Effects of Alcohol on Social Bonding
3/25/13

Anna Sheveland, PhD

University of Maryland

A Source for All Seasons?: The Need for Cognitive Closure and Epistemic Authority Preferences
4/8/13

Kira Alexander

Graduate Student

 

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professional development brown bags

Fridays, 4127 Sennott Square

3/25/11

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Irene Frieze, PhD, Susan Campbell, PhD, Chris Schunn, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
What You Should Know About Submitting a Manuscript for Publication in a Journal: The Editor's Perspective
10/26/12

Greg Siegle, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Best Practices for Running a Hyperfunctional Laboratory

9th Floor LRDC

5/10/13

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Michael Sayette, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Networking

11/15/13

3:00-4:30

Ed Orehek, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Data Collection Over the Internet

 

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