1. 11/1 Info Session for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Program
  1. 11/3 Physiology & Neurobiology Graduate Student Recruitment Open House
  1. 11/8 Social Psychology Speaker Series
  1. 11/10 M.S. Defense for Hannah Thomas
  1. 11/10 CogSci Colloquium: Dr. Samuel Mathias
  1. 11/13 M.S. Defense for Jie Luo
  1. 11/15 Social Psychology Speaker Series
  1. 11/16 M.S. Defense for Emma Wing
  1. 11/29 Social Psychology Speaker Series
  1. 11/30 Psychology Annual Fall Potluck Gathering

Seminars and Event Series

Department Research Programs

Behavioral Neuroscience Seminars

Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Bousfield Psychology Building, Room 160

If you have speaker suggestions, questions, or would like to receive email announcements, please contact

PSYC 5200 and Student Presentations

The seminars are open to any interested faculty, staff, and students. However, behavioral neuroscience (BNS) graduate students are required to take four semesters of seminar (PSYC 5200) for credit. The major goal of the course is to give students a chance to practice presenting and get feedback on their research. Senior graduate students and advanced/honors undergraduates working in BNS/PNB labs may also register.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Communicating Science: Giving Talks

Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations – PLoS Computational Biology

Giving an Academic Talk – Jonathan Shewchuk

10 Tips for Academic Talks – Matt Might

Clinical Brown Bag

Wednesdays from 12:30-1:25 p.m.

Bousfield Psychology Building, Room 160

For more detailed information, please contact or join the announcement listserv: CLINICALPSYCBROWNBAG-L.

Perception Action Workshop (PAW)

Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Bousfield Psychology Building, Room 378A

Click here to view the most updated PAW schedule.

To join virtually, use this link.

Developmental Psychology Brown Bag

Fridays at 12:20-1:10 p.m.
Bousfield Psychology Building, Room A106. All events are in person unless otherwise noted.

Announcements will be made at the beginning of each event. To share an announcement with the group, please fill out this form.

For questions or to request a link for virtual events, please contact

Fall 2023

Sept. 1
Libera Mastromatteo, visiting DEV graduate student
Resilience Factors Counteract Intergenerational Risk of Family Mental Health History to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adolescent Maladjustment
In person

Sept. 8
Graduate student check-in & social

Sept. 15
Welcome back social

Sept. 22
Kayla LeGrand, DEV graduate student
Longitudinal Profiles of Verb Production in Typical Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sept. 29
Dr. Brittany Lee, Postdoc in Landi Lab
Literacy Development in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

Oct. 6
Kelly Mahaffy, DEV graduate student
Are All Disabled Brains The Same? A Comparison of Grey and White Matter Structure in Poor Comprehenders, Poor Decoders, and Typically Reading Controls

Oct. 13
No meeting

Oct. 20
Please attend the event held to honor Dr. Deborah Fein (8:30am-4:30pm)
North Reading Room at Wilbur Cross

Oct. 27
Please attend the PSYC colloquium panel on teaching to neurodiverse students on Oct. 25th

Nov. 3

Nov. 10
Dr. Holly Fitch, UConn PSYC Professor

Nov. 17
No meeting

Nov. 24
No meeting

Dec. 1
Dr. Jennifer Zuk, BU Assistant Professor

Dec. 8
End-of-semester gathering

Sign language interpreting will be provided for these talks. To request this service, please contact or at least 72 hours before the event.

Social Psychology Speaker Series

All events take place:

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Bousfield Psychology Building, Room 162

Webex link for online talks

Organizers: Lisset Martinez-Berman and Daphne Castro Lingl.

Fall 2023

Sep. 13
Departmental Potluck

Sep. 20
Dr. Danielle Brick, University of Connecticut, TBA

Sep. 27
Dr. Flora Oswald, University of Connecticut, Social perceptions and experiences among marginalized group members: Implications for intergroup disparities

Oct. 11
Dr. Hyun Joon Park, Connecticut College, TBA

Oct. 18
Dr. Kyungmi Kim, Wesleyan University, Viewing through the Eyes of the Self

Oct. 25
Dr. Jasmine B. Norman, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, TBA

Nov. 8 (2:15-3:30pm)
Dr. Kathryn "Katie" M. Kroeper, Sacred Heart University, How Do You Measure a Threat in the Air? Developing and Validating the Social Identity Threat Concerns (SITC) Inventory

Nov. 15
Dr. Bede Agocha, University of Connecticut, TBA

Nov. 29
Matthew B. Jané, M.S.University of Connecticut, Correcting for Bias in Psychological Findings Caused by Statistical Artifacts