Save the Date!

Fall 2015


Oct 15, 2015  3:30p - 5:00p  Psychology Building, Room 230; Randolph M. Nesse, M.D., Foundation Professor of Life Sciences, and Founding Director, Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University will give a talk on emotional disorders in evolutionary perspective.

October 22, 2015  3:30p - 5:00p  Psychology Building, Room 230 Dr. Joel Levin, University of Arizona, “New Approaches to Single-Case Research: Logic, Design, and Analysis.” 


Special Events:

Aug 18, 2015 9a-10am Murdock 101 Freshman Fall Welcome

Sep 25, 2015  2:00p - 6:00p Psychology Building Open House. Join us for conversation, light refreshments, and self-guided tours as we celebrate the grand re-opening of the Psychology Building with its state-of-the-art design!  Time of dedication ceremony to be announced.

Nov 14, 2015 Homecoming Block Party - time TBD.





Jan 15, 2015   3:30p - 5:00p USE 125  Harry Reis, Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester; "Responsive Support of Aspirations Predicts Relationship Growth and Well-Being." jpg. 
Feb 5, 2015 3:30p - 5:00p USE 125  Michael S. Pratte, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University; “Using fMRI to Study Feature and Object Representations in the Visual Cortex.” 
Feb 11, 2015 12 noon – 1:00p USE 125 Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina; “The Potentiated Synapse in Addiction: Identifying Novel Targets to Inhibit Relapse Vulnerability.”  
Feb 18, 2015 12:00noon - 1:00p USE 125 Jamie Peters, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina; “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Rats: Extinction of Fear and Addiction.” 
Feb 19, 2015 3:30p - 5:00p USE 125 Andrea Stocco, Department of Psychology and Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington; “The Neural Bases of Human Symbolic Computations.”
Feb 25, 2015 12:00noon - 1:00p USE 125 Rosemary Bagot,Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fishberg Department of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai;“Elucidating the Role of Accumbal Glutamatergic Circuits in Depression.”
Feb 26, 2015 3:30p - 5:00p USE 125 Samuel McClure, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University; “Cognitive and Neural Processes in Delay Discounting.”
Mar 4, 2015 12:00noon - 1:00p USE 125 Juan Dominguez, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin;“On The Hypothalamic Modulation of Mating and Drug Response.”  
Apr 2, 2015 3:30p - 5:00p USE 125  Sarah Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Texas Christian University; “Evolution, Ecology, & Health: Adaptive Calibration to Scarcity and Illnesses." jpg. 
Apr 23, 2015 3:30p - 5:00p USE 125  Ken J. Rotenberg, Professor, School of Psychology, Keele University UK; "Children’s Trust in Health Professionals." jpg.
Apr 30, 2015   3:30p - 5:00p USE 125  Eric Hekler, Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, ASU; “mhealth Interventions: The Challenges and Opportunities that Digital Technologies Inspire to Psychology.” jpg.


Special Events:

Feb 16, 2015  9:30a -10:30a  or 10:45a  – 11:45a  PEBW 140  ASU More 2 Explore: Psychology Presentation

Feb 28, 2015 4:00p - 9:00p PEBWNight of the Open Door The Psych Zone

Mar 23, 2015 8:00a -3:30p  Memorial Union Mohave Room: Arizona Psychology Network (APN) Conference

Mar 24, 2015 1:00p - 3:00p , Memorial Union Cochise Room: Psychology Internship Fair

April 9, 2015 3:30p - 5:00p USE 125:  Honors Theses Poster Session and Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

May 5, 2015 3:00p – 5:00p, Heritage Room in the University Club. The Department of Psychology and the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics invite you to join us for a reception to honor Regents Professor, Nancy Eisenberg, in recognition of the 2015 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award Society for Research in Child Development. Read More.


May 12, 2015 2:00p - 3:30p  Wells Fargo Arena - Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Convocation Ceremony

May 12, 2015 4:00p - 6:00p Engrained Patio – 2nd floor NE corner of Memorial Union: Psychology Graduate Reception immediately following CLAS Maroon Convocation Ceremony


Psychology Alumni Events:

Psychology Alumni Breakfasts, Fridays, 7:30a - 9:30a USE 125

Feb 27, 2015 Career Services Alumni and Employer Services

Mar 27, 2015  Religion and Trust: Aim High!, presented by Dr. Adam Cohen

Apr 24 , 2015  Cooperation and Cancer, presented by Dr. Athena Aktipis 


Psi Chi Events: click here for Spring 2015 Dates


FALL 2014


Oct 2, 2014  3:30p - 5:00pm USE 125 Athena Aktipis, Research Scientists, Department of Psychology, ASU; "Cooperation and Competition: Fundamental Tensions Shaping Human Prosociality and Health." jpg.
Oct 8, 2014   noon - 1:30pm  USE 125  Max Crowley, NIH Research Fellow, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University; "The Economics of Prevention: Building the Science of Investing in Healthy Development." jpg.  
Oct 9, 2014  3:30p - 5:00pm USE 125   Stephanie Fryberg, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Psychology, University of Washington; "Culturally Grounded Interventions to Enhance Academic Performance."  jpg.
Oct 30, 2014  3:30p - 5:00pm USE 125   Jeff Kiesner, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Padova, Italy; "The Menstrual Cycle and Affective Development Among Adolescent Girls: An Integrative Developmental Model of Menstrual Cycle Influence." jpg. 
Nov 6, 2014  3:30p - 5:00pm USE 125  Joshua Hook, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas; "Connecting with Culturally Different Individuals and Groups: The Role of Humility." jpg.
Nov 13, 2014   3:30p - 5:00pm USE 125 Katherine E. Burnett, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab,  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel; "Motion Direction is Processed Automatically and Orients Spatial Attention."  jpg.   
Nov 17, 2014 1:30p - 3:00pm USE 125 David Landy, Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University; "Pushing Symbols: How embodied minds can think abstract thoughts." pdf.
Nov 20, 2014 3:30p - 5:00pm USE 125 Rutger Engles, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Radboud University Nijmegen, and CEO, Trimbos Institute for Mental Health and Addictions; Social and media effects on alcohol use in young people: Insights from a series of bar lab studies.” jpg.
Dec 4, 2014 3:30p - 5:00pm USE 125  Nicole A.Crowley, Doctoral Candidate, Neurobiology Curriculum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; "Using Optogenetics to Alter Neural Signaling in the Amygdala: Novel Targets for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders." jpg.


Special Events:

Sept 30, 2014: Fall Psychology Internship Fair, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, MU Gold Room

Oct 16, 2014 7:00 pm USE 125   Dr. Will Corbin, Associate Professor, ASU Department of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training; "Getting into Graduate School for Clinical or Counseling Psychology."

Nov 13, 2014: Engrained Café 5-7pm: Dinner for a Dozen Devils (for more information and to reserve a spot, email

MS ABA Information Sessions:
If you're an ASU senior planning to graduate this academic year and your major is in a related field, please RSVP to attend one of our information sessions about Psychology's new MS ABA program. FREE refreshments! Effective 10/15 - please note new times and location.
     Mon Oct 20, 2014, noon - 1:00 pm  USE 125. MS ABA Information Session; RSVP

     Tue Oct 21, 2014,  5:00 - 6:00pm  USE 125, MS ABA Information Session; RSVP


Psi Chi Events: click here for Fall 2014 Dates

Psychology Alumni Events:

Psychology Alumni Breakfasts, Fridays, 7:30am - 9:30am

Sept. 26  Topic:  Understanding the links between children's language and literacy development with Dr. Carol Connor; Community Service Building, 2nd floor Conference Room
Oct. 24  Topic: Day in the Life of a Psychology Graduate Student – Katerina (Aikaterini) Stefanidi; USE 125
Dec. 5 Topic:  Mindfulness with Dr. Mary Davis; USE 125  CANCELLED

Alumni Speaker Series for Undergrads:

Sep 30, 2014 12 noon -12:50p  PEBE215:  Kimberly Johnson
Oct 8, 2014  12-12:50  PEBW 148 CANCELLED
Nov 21, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am PEBW 144:  Heather Fox, Clayton Esterson, Lynn Robinson  pdf

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