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

View the schedule of events.

Virtual meeting link.

Developmental Psychology Brown Bag

Time: Fridays at 12:20-1:10 p.m.
Location: Bousfield Psychology Building, Room A106; virtual events or events taking place in another location are noted below. For virtual events, please email the coordinators for a meeting link.

Coordinators: Kelsey Davinson ( and Martina Villa (

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

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

Spring 2024

Jan. 19
Spring Semester Welcome

Jan. 26
Dr. Nick Turk-Browne
Professor at Yale
Location: Konover Auditorium

Feb. 2
Dr. Amy Margolis
Associate Professor at Columbia
Location: Konover Auditorium

Feb. 9
No Meeting

Feb. 16
Martina Villa
Graduate Student (Dev)

Feb. 23
Dr. Nicole Depowski
Assistant Professor at Wells College
Graduate Student Professional Development Event Working at a teaching-focused college
Virtual event

Feb. 28 (replacing March 1)
Psyc Colloquium
3:30 pm
Bousfield Psychology Building, Room A106
Faculty & Grad Student Professional Development Event - Please attend the working group session on teaching neurodiverse students

March 8 & March 15
No Meetings

March 22
Katherine Jennings
Graduate Student (Dev)

March 29
Dr. Zoe Ngo
Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute
Virtual event

April 5
Luiza de Melo Carvalho
Graduate Student (Dev)

April 12
Dr. Silvia Clement-Lam
Assistant Research Professor & Associate Director of Research (UConn Waterbury)

April 19
Dr. Eileen Condon
Assistant Professor at the UConn School of Nursing

April 26
Menghan Yang
Graduate Student (Dev)
Spring Send-off

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