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

    Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:45

    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

    “Autism Spectrum Disorders: A brief overview of child characteristics” in North End Center 2200.

    Brief Biography:

    Dr. Nuri M. Reyes obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech with a focus in social and emotional functioning in children with ASD. Currently, she is completing a postdoctoral fellowship with concentration in child clinical psychology and developmental psychopathology at the University of Colorado, Denver.

  • 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.

  • VTCAR Speaker Series

    Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:30

    “InterActing with Peers and Play to Understand and Treat Autism” in North End Center 2200.

    Brief Biography:

  • Colloquium - Dr. Sandra Graham "The Psychosocial Benefits and Challenges of Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Urban Middle Schools" - Location: VBI Auditorium (Co-sponsors: School of Education, Department of Human Development, Biological Diversity Committee)

    Monday, January 25, 2016 - 03:30

    Sandra Graham is a Professor in the Human Development and Psychology division in the Department of Education at UCLA and the University of California Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity. Her major research interests include the study of academic motivation and social development in children of color, particularly in school contexts that vary in racial/ethnic diversity. She is Principal Investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

  • Colloquium - Dr. Jules Harrell: Title Forthcoming Location TBD

    Monday, April 11, 2016 - 03:30

    Dr. Harrell is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Howard University. 

    A growing body of research explores the impact of encounters with racism or discrimination on physiological activity. Investigators have collected these data in laboratories and in controlled clinical settings. Several but not all of the studies suggest that higher blood pressure levels are associated with the tendency not to recall or report occurrences identified as racist and discriminatory.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Nnamdi Pole: (Title Forthcoming) - Location TBD

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 03:30

    Dr. Pole is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Smith College.  His research interests involve the study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychophysiology, Police Stress, Emotion research, Minority mental health, and Psychotherapy processes.