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November 14, 2016

Joint Colloquium – Thursday, Nov. 17th

The department of psychology, Institute of Neuroscience, and Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon are hosting a colloquium this Thursday, November 17th.

Dr. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (professor of cognitive neuroscience, University College London) will be presenting her talk, Social brain development in adolescence. CTN, ION, and the psychology department welcome Dr. Blakemore and look forward to her presentation.

This talk is open to all who wish to attend. Join us from 3:30-5:00PM in Jaqua 101. Please see the below flyer for more details.

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September 3, 2016

Fall Departmental Events

Department of Psychology

We’re pleased to announce the Fall lineup of events!

We’ll be meeting Friday afternoons from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, followed by happy hours at Falling Sky Pizzeria in the EMU on the first event each month.

The location of the talks will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for updates!

 


October 14 – Leona Tyler Lecture: Hiro Yoshikawa

October 21 – Psych FYP Presentations (*please note: departmental members only)

October 28 – Psych Colloquium: Morten Christiansen

November 4  – Psych FYP Presentations (*please note: departmental members only)

November 11 – Psych Faculty Research Blitz & Department Celebration 

November 18 – Psych/CTN/ION Colloquium: Sarah Jayne Blakemore (*please note: time is TBA; likely late morning)

December 2  – Special Event TBA Soon!

June 8, 2016

Berkman OMSI Science Pub at Cozmic, June 9th, 6:30pm

23-atlg Assistant Professor Elliot Berkman will be presenting a Science Pub tomorrow night, hosted by OMSI. Come join us!

What: Elliot Berkman, “Consciousness, Awareness, and Self-Control: A Psychological Perspective on Free Will”

Where: Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Street, Eugene, NE Corner of 8th and Charnelton

When: Thursday, June 9th, 6:30pm

A majority of people believe that free will exists, and nearly everyone wishes that it does. Though the jury is still out on that question, research from the field of social psychology has come up with some surprising examples of people acting as though they had no free will. In light of this evidence, the scientific conversation is more about when people exercise free will, as opposed to whether or not they have it at all.

In this talk, social psychologist Elliot Berkman will discuss free will from the perspective of modern psychology and neuroscience theories, and tell the audience about the studies that provided insights into the unexpected nature of human behavior.

Elliot Berkman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Associate Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience. He studies the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure at health goals such as cigarette smoking cessation and dieting. His research leverages the distinct strengths of several research methods, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, longitudinal survey methods, and laboratory experiments. This work adopts a translational neuroscience approach by using knowledge of brain function, structure, and connectivity to design and improve interventions on health behavior and wellbeing. He teaches social psychology, social neuroscience, and statistics. He directs the Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology, writes the blog “The Motivated Brain” at Psychology Today, and tweets under @Psychologician. For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.

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