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    Developmental Brown Bag Series

    Co-sponsored by Developmental Psychology, Human Development Graduate Group, and Human Development & Family Studies

    Location:  Young 166 (unless otherwise noted)
    Thursdays 12:10pm to 1:00pm
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    ACADEMIC YEAR:      2013 - 2014 Print Page
    Fall 2013
    Data Blitz - Pizza Party 
    Infants' Everyday Experience and Attending to Learn and Learning to Attend 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Lisa Oakes
    Promoting Science Interest Through a Science Mindset Intervention 
    SPEAKER: Julia Singleton
    Effects of Financial Stress and Family Cohesion on Adolescent Alcohol Use: Racial and Gender Differences 
    SPEAKER: Ben Reeb and Dr. Kathi Conger
    Development of Face Processing: Attention-getting and Attention-holding 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Mee-Kyoung Kwon
    When Being a Member of a Social Group is a Crime: The Impact of Generic Language on Moral and Non-moral Judgments 
    SPEAKER: Deborah Goldfarb and Katie Kennedy
    The role of verbal labeling on developmental changes in cognitive control: A lifespan view 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Jutta Kray
    "Analogical retrieval of folktales: A cross-cultural approach" and "Building links between early SES, cognitive ability and STEM achievement" 
    SPEAKER: Saba Bassiri & Angela Merritt
    SPEAKER: Job talk
    Bullying Contextualized: Changing the Group Process by Changing the Outsiders' Involvement 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Jeroen Pronk
    Winter 2014
    What Came First, The Mushroom Or The Tree?: Effects of Reference and Syntactic Ambiguity in Discourse and Working Memory 
    SPEAKER: Shruti Dave
    Neurobiology, Experience, and Preschoolers' Theory of Mind 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Mark Sabbagh
    Can babies read minds? Exploring the origins of false-belief reasoning 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Rose Scott
    The ability to interpret other peoples behavior in terms of their underlying mental states (e.g., goals, desires, beliefs) plays a vital role in everyday social interactions. In particular, the ability to understand that other people can be mistaken (e.g., hold false beliefs) is important for cooperation, communication, and learning. When and how does this ability develop? Controversy currently surrounds this question. While some studies indicate false-belief reasoning does not emerge until at least age 4, others suggest this ability is present as early as 7 months of age. I will present several projects from my ongoing research program, which attempts to make sense of these discrepant findings and develop a comprehensive account of the origins of false-belief reasoning.
    "Heterogeneous development of hippocampal subfields and contribution to episodic memory" and "This child does (not) want to play with you: Children's adjustment and emotional reactions to inclusion and exclusion" 
    SPEAKER: Joshua Lee & Natalie Troxel
    Understanding the role of non-contrastive variability in infants' early learning of object-label associations" and "Maternal emotion language and the development of inhibitory control 
    SPEAKER: Heidi Baumgartner & Sarah Kahle
    "Physiological benefits of costly giving: Links between children's altruism, vagal regulation, and family income" and "Early substance use in Mexican-origin adolescents: Neural and behavioral correlates of reward sensitivity and risk taking"  
    SPEAKER: Jonas Miller & Justin Caouette
    High Risk (Not Hopeless) Offenders: Toward Timed, Targeted, and "Wise" Interventions 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Jennifer Skeem
    Dr. Skeem’s research is designed to inform clinical and legal decision-making about individuals with emotional and behavioral problems. Specific topics include understanding psychopathic personality disorder, identifying ‘what works’ for offenders who are required to accept treatment, reducing the risk of violence and other criminal behavior, and identifying developmental opportunities for maximum behavior change. She has authored and coauthored over 100 articles, chapters, and books, and has received several scholarly awards. She works closely with local and national agencies to help research inform policy and practice. Professor Skeem is President of the American Psychology-Law Society.
    "Is it more than a feeling? Differences in emotion content as a partial source of gender disparities in psychiatric assessment items" and "History of depression symptoms predicts risk-taking behavior in adolescent girls" 
    SPEAKER: Jonah Cox & Kristina Gelardi
    "Metacognitive monitoring and decision making" and "Selective visual attention: Development in Fragile X Syndrome and typical infancy" 
    SPEAKER: Emily Hembacher & Emily Owen
    Spring 2014
    From exercise and gestures to executive function and academic achievement 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Patricia Miller
    SCC Multipurpose Room @4:00pm
    Please attend Dr. Phillip Shaver’s Distinguished lecture - "Attachment Security: The Core of Personal and Social Well-Being" at 4:00pm (SCC Multipurpose Room) 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Phillip Shaver
    Toward an Evo-Devo Theory of Childhood Experience, Reproduction and Health 
    SPEAKER: Dr. Jay Belsky
    "Are there emotional benefits to low expectations? Children's and adults' reasoning about future expectations and emotions" and "Can phonotactic cues facilitate simultaneous word segmentation and label mapping?" 
    SPEAKER: Karen Hjortsvang & Dylan Antovich
    "Investigation of attentional biases throughout infancy and early childhood in typical development and fragile X syndrome" and "Divergent neural processing in the fragile X premutation and its relationship to FXTAS onset" 
    SPEAKER: Jessica Burris & Emily Sievers
    "Eyewitness memory for distressing events in individuals with and without High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder" and "Listening to children in foster care. Eliciting reliable reports from children: Review of influential factors" 
    SPEAKER: Jonni Johnson & Sue Hobbs
    "Gesture's hand in children's learning" and "Emotion socialization as a moderator of the influence of angry temperament on oppositional defiant behaviors" 
    SPEAKER: Gina O'Neill & Jessica Weber-Milne
    "Friendship Structural and Psychological Predictors of Self-Esteem" and "Nucleus Accumbens Functional Connectivity and Adolescent Substance Use" 
    SPEAKER: Michelle Harris & David Weissman
    "The emerging self: Self-representations and consistency as predictors of children’s autobiographical memory specificity" and "Executive function deficits and youth internalizing psychopathology" 
    SPEAKER: Brianna Piper & Georges Han