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  • VTCAR Speaker Series


    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:30

    Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research hosted speaker series.  Location TBA. 

  • VTCAR Fourth Annual Conference


    Friday, September 25, 2015 - 08:00

    Please join the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research for its
    4th annual conference.

    -Hear the latest developments & updates in autism research at
    Virginia Tech.


    -Keynote address will be delivered by Dr. John Constantino followed
    by additional research talks through the day


    -Space is limited– please RSVP no later than September 11th.


    -Additional details will be provided soon.


  • The Ethics of Supervision


    Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 03:30

    Dr. Lee Cooper will present a 90 minute talk on ethics in Pamplin Hall room 32.

    No sign-up is required for this meeting.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Warren Bickel "Delay discounting: Toward narrative theory and methods for engendering change" - Location: Pamplin 1045


    Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 03:30

    Dr. Warren Bickel is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at Virginia Tech.  Fundamental to solving the problem of addiction and other dysfunctional health behaviors is to understand how an individual continues to engage in a behavior despite recognizing that this behavior is both problematic and self-handicapping.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Deborah Beidel "Fighting the War on the Homefront: Treating Combat-Related PTSD" - Location: Pamplin 1045


    Friday, October 16, 2015 - 01:15

    Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP is a Pegasus Professor, Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Medical Education. She holds American Board of Professional Psychology Diplomates in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Julian Thayer "A Neurovisceral Integration Perspective on Cognition, Emotion, and Health" - Location: Pamplin 1045


    Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 03:30

    Dr. Julian Thayer is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University.  Dr. Thayer completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University in 1981 and received his Ph.D. in 1986 from New York University with a specialization in psychophysiology with a minor in quantitative psychology. Dr. Thayer's area of specialization is psychophysiological aspects of self regulation, particularly parasympathetic influences on physical and mental health including hypertension, anxiety, and depression. Dr.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Paul Levy: "Performance Feedback: A Program of Research" - Location: Pamplin 1045


    Monday, October 26, 2015 - 03:30

    Dr. Levy is Chair and Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Akron. He received his Ph.D. in I/O psychology from Virginia Tech in 1989. His research interests include performance appraisal, feedback, motivation, and organizational justice. Courses taught include work-related attitudes, I/O psychology, research design and development, and social psychology.


  • Colloquium - Dr. Michael Fox "Schizophrenia-associated molecules contribute to inhibitory synapse formation" - Location: Pamplin 1045


    Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 03:30

    Dr. Michael Fox is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at Virginia Tech.  His lab is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive two aspects of synapse formation—synaptic targeting and synaptic differentiation. Synapses are specialized sites that allow information to be passed between neurons. Their importance is highlighted by the fact that even minor synaptic abnormalities, caused by disease or neurotrauma, result in devastating neurological conditions.

  • VTCAR Speaker Series


    Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:30

    Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research hosted speaker series.  Location TBA.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Roseanne Foti "Everything you wanted to know about leadership perceptions, but were afraid to ask" - Location: Torgeson 3100


    Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 03:30

    Dr. Foti is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech.  She received her Ph.D. from The University of Akron. She is a fellow of the Society for I/O Psychology (SIOP) as well as the recipient of the University Alumni Teaching Award for 2005 and the SIOP Distinguished Teaching Contributions for 2006.  She is a co-principal investigator on one National Science Foundation grant, and actively involved with a second NSF grant. The first grant is part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program.