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  • Department of Psychology 2017/2018 Distinguished Alumni Speaker - Dr. Heath Demaree "Working Memory Capacity and Emotion Regulation Ability" Location Williams 134

    Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:30

    Dr. Demaree received his Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in adult clinical in 1998 (his research supervisor was Dr. David Harrison).  Generally speaking, Dr. Demaree’s research interests involve the interaction between emotional (“hot”) and cognitive (“cold”) processing.  Dr.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Dan Putka: "Big Data in Psychology" - Location: Pamplin 31

    Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 03:30

    Dr. Dan Putka is a Principal Staff Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Washington D.C.  Over the past 15 years, Dr. Putka has helped numerous organizations develop, evaluate, and implement assessments to (a) enhance their hiring and promotion processes, and (b) guide individuals to career and job opportunities that fit them well. He has also led several large-scale analytics projects to identify key drivers of employee engagement and turnover and improve personnel selection and performance management systems.

  • VTCAR Speaker Series present Dr. Julie Taylor

    Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:30

    Julie Taylor obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Wheaton College, and her doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Her current research interests include how families experience the transition to adulthood for young adults with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as the impact of having a sibling with intellectual disabilities.

    Light refreshments will be served, and one CE credit will be offered for psychologists. 

  • Colloquium - Dr. Kaite Gotham: "Emotion Processing and Emotional Health in Autism Spectrum Disorder" - Location: TBD

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 03:30

    Dr. Gotham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University.  Much of Kaite Gotham's previous research sought to improve the accuracy and extend the utility of common autism diagnostic instruments. Over the past several years,she has shifted focus to study of the role of affect and reward in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her current work focuses on depression as a leading source of clinical impairment in adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. Dr.

  • Colloquium - Dr. E. Scott Geller “Lessons from Psychological Science: Deductions After 48 Years on the Virginia Tech Faculty" - Location: TBA

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:30

    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Larry Scahill: Title Forthcoming - Location: TBD

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:30

    Dr. Scahill is a professor of pediatrics at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience at Emory University. Dr. Scahill completed his PhD in Epidemiology h at Yale University (1997) and his master's in Child Psychiatric Nursing at Yale in 1989. He is currently the Director of Clinical Trials at the Marcus Autism Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Dr. Scahill held similar positions at Yale University. Scahill's primary interest is treatment research in autism and Tourette syndrome.