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April 2018

Brown Bag – Biology of Brain and Behavior

Emily Ward (Psychology) Title: TBD

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Colloquium Series: Jennifer Richeson (Yale)

Approaching “majority-minority” America: Social psychology underlies the racial and political dynamics of our increasingly diverse nation. Ongoing and projected demographic shifts in the racial composition of the United States have been heralded as necessitating, if…

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Brown Bag – Biology of Brain and Behavior

John Curtin (Psychology) Title: “Harnessing (somewhat) big data for harm reduction in alcohol and other drug use disorders”

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Brown Bag – Biology of Brain and Behavior

Stephen Gammie (Integrative Biology) Title: “Role of Nr1d1 in Social Reward”

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Colloquium Series: David Yeager

April 19 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Colloquium Series: David Yeager (UT-Austin)   Colloquium schedule for spring, 2018 Katie Hinde, February 1 Jennifer Richeson, April 5 David Yeager, April 19 Liz Phelps, April 26 Dedre Gentner, May 3   For information regarding…

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Brown Bag – Biology of Brain and Behavior

Jan Brascamp (Michigan State University) Title: TBD

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Colloquium Series: Liz Phelps (NYU)

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Biotechnology Center Auditorium (Rm. 1111), 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Mechanisms of Threat Control Animal models of associative threat learning provide a basis for understanding human fears and anxiety. Building on research from animal models, we explore a range of means by which maladaptive defensive responses can be diminished…

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Brown Bag – Biology of Brain and Behavior

Journal club re: recent Cell papers on Arc (Ashley et al., 2018; Pastuzyn et al., 2018), its role in synaptic plasticity and retroviral-like ability for transmitting mRNA between neurons

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May 2018

Colloquium Series: Dedre Gentner (Northwestern)

May 3 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Orchard Room of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Analogy and Language in Relational Learning Relational learning and reasoning is central to higher-order cognition. It is essential in mathematics and science, and equally essential in social and ethical reasoning. Yet learning relational concepts is…

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Psychology Graduation Reception

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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The graduation reception is a time for our graduates to introduce their family and guests to faculty, staff, and fellow graduates from the Department of Psychology.

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