SPA/MBB Brownbag Archive

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Introduction to the Archive

The SPA/MBB brownbag archive is a list of all the presentations that have been delivered since the inception of the brownbag series in Spring 2010. Click here to return to the current SPA/MBB brownbag page.

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Complete List of Speakers

(in Reverse Chronological Order [Most Recent to Most Distant Semesters])

Fall 2019 (September to December)

August 28, 2019: Introductory Meeting

September 4, 2019: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Measuring gender identity as an individual difference: Insights from an empirical application of the gender bundle perspective"

September 11, 2019: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "On the relationship between autism and executive functioning"

September 18, 2019: Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (SPA/MBB, SFSU): "Some of the best things in life are things"

September 25, 2019: Gaurav R. Suri, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "The promise of computational methods in psychology"

October 2, 2019: Stats Corner: Regression Analysis Questions: LASSO vs. Stepwise (Discussion Leader: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D.)

October 9, 2019: Dawn M. Lucier (SPA, SFSU): "From money to memory: Do people accurately predict happiness with experiential purchases made with a windfall?"

October 16, 2019: Cheng Yu (SPA, SFSU): "Development of a gendered mannerisms scale"

October 23, 2019: Roundtable Discussion: "The Ph.D. Application Process"

October 30, 2019: Department Colloquium: Dr. Steven Hillyard (Neuroscience, UC San Diego, School of Medicine): LIB 121: 12-1:30pm

November 6, 2019: Dylan Perez Neider (SPA, SFSU): "Motivated reasoning can influence the intake of simple, visual information: A case study using climate change"

November 13, 2019: Department Colloquium: Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt (Social, Stanford University): LIB 244: 12-1:30pm

November 20, 2019: Stats Corner: Missing Data and Handling Strategies (Roundtable Discussion)

November 27, 2019: No Meeting (Fall Recess)

December 4, 2019: Nabila Anguiano (MBB, SFSU): "When do we know someone is happy? Testing the convergence between alternative measures of happiness and self-reported happiness"

December 11, 2019: Anika Javaid (SPA, SFSU): "Acts of kindness: Impact on happiness and dosage effects"

Spring 2019 (January to May)

January 30, 2019: No Meeting (Department Mini-Retreat)

February 6, 2019: No Meeting (SPSP Conference Travel Day)

February 13, 2019: Paige Guge (SPA, SFSU): "How labeling of a sugary beverage tax impacts sugary beverage sales"

February 20, 2019: Department Colloquium: Nina Dronkers, Ph.D. (Neurology and Linguistics, UC Davis): 12:10-1:30pm, LIB 121

February 27, 2019: Department Colloquium: Ja'nina Garrett-Walker, Ph.D. (Developmental Psychology, USF): 12:10-1:30pm, LIB 244

March 6, 2019: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Say 'yes' to the inclusive measurement of dress: A self-report measure for the social presentation of gender via clothing and accouterments"

March 13, 2019: Gaurav R. Suri, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "How can decision making inform emotion regulation?"

March 20, 2019: Reza D. Ghafur (SPA, SFSU): "The Asian disease problem and the salience of missing information."

March 27, 2019: No Meeting (Spring Break)

April 3, 2019: Laura Kosbie (SPA, SFSU): "Why can't we decide? Examining the role of regret aversion in indecision"

April 10, 2019: Julia Moon (SPA, SFSU): "Time and trepidation: An examination of thoughts and feelings about the past, present, and future and anxiety among adolescents"

April 17, 2019: Roundtable Discussion: "Retire 'statistical significance'? Or, carry on?"

April 24, 2019: Deja Simon (SPA, SFSU): "Development and validation of the perpetration of racial microaggressions scale"

May 1, 2019: Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Death and other threats to meaning systems"

May 8, 2019: Mirae Bouyssou (SPA, SFSU): "Social snubs and spending types: Interpersonal employment discrimination towards materialistic employees in the workplace"

May 15, 2019: Darwin Guevarra, Ph.D. (Social/Personality, University of Michigan): "Are they real? Regulating emotional distress with non-deceptive placebos"

Fall 2018 (August to December)

August 29, 2018: Informational/Introductory Meeting

September 5, 2018: Ryan Mette (SPA, SFSU): "Still happy with it. Explaining why we hedonically adapt slower to life experiences than material items."

September 12, 2018: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Who mourns for the personality typology? (And is it worth reinventing?)"

September 19, 2018: Gaurav R. Suri, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Neural networks and the nature of emotion."

September 26, 2018: Department Colloquium: Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D. (Health Psychology, UCSF): 12:10-1:30pm, LIB 121

October 3, 2018: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "How do sex, smarts, and sports relate to inhibitory control?"

October 10, 2018: Roundtable Discussion: "Some whens and whys of replication: Considerations for choosing studies to replicate."

October 17, 2018: Guided Discussion: "Trying to achieve a cumulative science understanding on a single topic with adversarial and/or non-interested research groups." (Facilitator: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. [SPA, SFSU])

October 24, 2018: Department Colloquium: Violet Cheung, Ph.D. (Social/Affective, University of San Francisco): 12:10-1:30pm, LIB 121

October 31, 2018: The Ph.D. Application Process (Roundtable Discussion)

November 7, 2018: Cam Bui (SPA, SFSU): "Stimulus-elicited involuntary insights and syntactic processing: Implications for cognitive control."

November 14, 2018: Dylan Perez Neider (SPA, SFSU): "The effect of motivation on perception."

November 21, 2018: No Meeting (Fall Recess)

November 28, 2018: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Gaydar among gay men: The follow-up."

December 5, 2018: Gaurav R. Suri, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Should I go to the SPA/MBB brownbag on Dec 5th? A neural network view on how we make such decisions."

December 12, 2018: Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (MBB/SPA, SFSU): "The five burdens of encapsulation."

Spring 2018 (January to May)

January 24, 2018: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "A laymanís meta-analysis of tests of the hypothesis that bilingualism enhances general inhibitory control in nonverbal interference tasks"

January 31, 2018: No Meeting (Faculty Mini-Retreat)

February 7, 2018: Sarah J. Barber, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Ambiguous faces look more positive to older adults"

February 14, 2018: Paige Guge (SPA, SFSU) and Ishaa Chaukulkar (MBB, SFSU): "Purchasing happiness: It's written all over your face"

February 21, 2018: Department Colloquium: Benjamin J. Levy, Ph.D. (Cognitive, University of San Francisco): 12:10-1:30pm, LIB 121

February 28, 2018: No Meeting (SPSP travel day)

March 7, 2018: Alyssa Wicker (SPA, SFSU) and Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (SPA/MBB, SFSU): "Do people know how to spend their money in order to maximize happiness? Examining differences in income allocation for happy and unhappy people"

March 14, 2018: Reza Ghafur (SPA, SFSU): "Examining the role of affect on framing through the use of neural networks"

March 21, 2018: No Meeting (Spring Break)

March 28, 2018: Gerald Young (SPA, SFSU): "An investigation into whether ethnicity is associated with depressive rumination thinking styles"

April 4, 2018: Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Skin deep? Racial phenotypic change elicits meaning threat and backlash"

April 11, 2018: Department Colloquium: James (Jay) L. McClelland, Ph.D. (Cognitive, Stanford University): 12:10-1:30pm, LIB 244

April 18, 2018: Rachel Gonzalez (MBB, SFSU): "Examining the relationship between loneliness and trauma through ecological momentary assessment"

April 25, 2018: Noelle Lopez (MBB, SFSU): "Exploring the role of cognitive control in the positivity effect"

May 2, 2018: Zena R. Mello, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Time after time: A conceptual model of time perspective."

May 9, 2018: Regina Anders-Jefferson (MBB, SFSU): "Does bilingualism enhance mental flexibility or disengagement of attention?"

Fall 2017 (September to December)

August 23, 2017: Informational/Introductory Meeting

August 30, 2017: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU) and Ryan Howell, Ph.D. (SPA/MBB, SFSU): "Redefine statistical signficance? Is p < .005 the answer?" (Group Discussion)

September 6, 2017: Gaurav Suri, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Understanding motivated behavior via neural networks."

September 13, 2017: Stacy Castellanos, M.A., & Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Gaydar among gay men"

September 20, 2017: Ella Tarnate, M.A. (Credit Karma), Ryan Howell, Ph.D. (SPA/MBB, SFSU), & Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "How selecting the (in)correct inferential procedure has implications for future replications."

September 27, 2017: Karynna Okabe-Miyamoto (MBB, SFSU): "Happy shopping! The emotional antecedents of experiential purchasing decisions."

October 4, 2017: Department Colloquium: Amanda Morrison, Ph.D. (Clinical, CSU East Bay): 12-1:30pm, LIB 121

October 11, 2017: Daniel Wright, Ph.D. (Scientist, Alder Graduate School of Education)

October 18, 2017: Alyssa Wicker (SPA, SFSU): "Identifying contexts in which psychological inertia is most influential."

October 25, 2017: Reza Ghafur (SPA, SFSU): "Decision making and contextual framing."

November 1, 2017: Roundtable Discussion: The Ph.D. Application Process

November 8, 2017: Mirae Bouyssou (SPA, SFSU): "Can't buy your way in: How stereotypes of materialists limit their employment opportunities."

November 15, 2017: Ashish Mehta (SPA, SFSU): "Characterizing distraction as an emotion regulation strategy."

November 22, 2017: No Meeting: Fall Recess

November 29, 2017: School Psychology Job Talk: 12:00-1:30pm, EP 304

December 6, 2017: School Psychology Job Talk: 12:00-1:30pm, EP 304

Spring 2017 (January to May)

January 25, 2017: Cameron Hecht (Social/Personality, University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Promoting interest and performance in science: The importance of values"

February 1, 2017: Ashish Mehta (Social, SFSU): "Emotion regulation choice: Indian vs. U.S. populations"

February 8, 2017: No Meeting (Extended Faculty Meeting)

February 15, 2017: Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (Social/MBB, SFSU): "The primary function of consciousness in the nervous system: A new synthesis."

February 22, 2017: Department Colloquium: Michael Spivey, Ph.D. (UC Merced), 12:00-1:30pm, LIB 121

March 1, 2017: Tiffany Jantz (Cognition/Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Michigan): "Failing to forget: Age-related deficits in top-down control of working memory contents"

March 8, 2017: No brownbag

March 15, 2017: Gerald Young (Social, SFSU): "Emotion regulation choice: The role of environmental affordances."

March 22, 2017: No Meeting (Spring Break)

March 29, 2017: Sarah J. Barber, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Interventions to reduce stereotype threat in older adults."

April 5, 2017: Luciano Sagastume (MBB, SFSU): "'Think like a man': Information search after manhood threat."

April 12, 2017: Department Colloquium: James Gross, Ph.D. (Stanford University), 12:00-1:30pm, LIB 121

April 19, 2017: Arnrow Domingo (Social, SFSU): "Psychological inertia."

April 26, 2017: Annecy Majoros (Social, SFSU): "Can you tell I'm disgusted? Look at how I talk: An examination of evolutionary functions of disgust in language."

May 3, 2017: Alyssa Wicker (Social, SFSU): "The influence of appraisal on motivated action."

May 10, 2017: Lena Ryoo (Developmental, SFSU): "Regulation of recurrent emotion in the aftermath of a lost election."

Fall 2016 (September to December)

August 24, 2016: Informal Meeting/Introduction to Format

August 31, 2016: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Why most people believe that the bilingual advantages in executive functioning exist, but are probably wrong."

September 7, 2016: Gerald Young (Social, SFSU): "Can depressive rumination be constructive? Exploring the role of culture in predicting the consequences of depressive rumination."

September 14, 2016: Chris Sanders (MBB, SFSU): "Exploring the mechanisms of authentic happiness: Longitudinal well-being through a three-dimensional lens."

September 21, 2016: Gaurav R. Suri, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "A connectionist framework for motivated behavior."

September 28, 2016: No Meeting (Room Unavailable)

October 5, 2016: Erica B. Walker (MBB, SFSU): "Involuntary high-level cognitions and attentional processing through external control: Implications for consciousness."

October 12, 2016: Catherine Kircos (MBB, SFSU): "Loneliness in the 21st century: Utilizing smartphone technology to detect perceived social isolation."

October 19, 2015: Andre Oliver, Ghila Andemeskel, Erica Hill, & Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Africana studies may be protective against the negative effects of stereotype threat on affective aspects of Black identity”

October 26, 2016: Department Colloquium (12-1:30pm, LIB 121): Phillip Shaver, Ph.D. (UC Davis)

November 2, 2016: Roundtable Discussion: The Ph.D. Application Process

November 9, 2016: Nick Yeh (MBB, SFSU): "Staying cool when things get hot: Emotion regulation and memory."

November 16, 2016: Donish Cushing (MBB, SFSU): "Involuntary spatial reasoning: implications of a novel application of the reflexive imagery task"

November 23, 2016: No Meeting (Fall Recess)

November 30, 2016: Department Colloquium (12-1:30pm, LIB 121): Srikantan Nagarajan, Ph.D. (UCSF)

December 7, 2016: I/O Job Talk (12-1:30pm, EP 304)

December 14, 2016: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "A curious case of construct validity: How the Bem Sex Role Inventory may have measured extraversion and agreeableness--not gender roles--for 40 years."

Spring 2016 (January to May)

January 27, 2016: No Meeting (SPSP Conference)

February 3, 2016: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "Two-dimensional additive prediction: A new technique for exploring the combination of dual main effects."

February 10, 2016: Sarah J. Barber, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Applications of the multi-threat framework to age-based stereotype threat."

February 17, 2016: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Does language switching improve general task switching?"

February 24, 2016: Department Colloquium: Frank C. Worrell, Ph.D. (Cognition and Development, UC Berkeley): 12-1:30pm, location: EP 304

March 2, 2016: Zaviera B. Reyes (Social, SFSU): "Testing resilience: Impacts of self-talk on performance and well-being in students."

March 9, 2016: Ella Tarnate (MBB, SFSU): "When in Rome: A person-situation approach to understanding personality, savoring, and well-being."

March 16, 2016: Sara Lieber (Social, SFSU): "Applying cultural psychology to intercultural relations."

March 23, 2015: No Meeting (Spring Break)

March 30, 2016: Department Colloquium: Greg Walton Ph.D. (Social, Stanford University): 12-1:30pm, location: EP 304

April 6, 2016: Kristina Pfeifer (MBB, SFSU): "Associative processing within creative individuals: An electrophysiological approach."

April 13, 2016: Pooya Razavi (Social, SFSU): "Loneliness and expression of emotions: The role of negative attitudes towards expressivity."

April 20, 2016: Mercedes D. Pearson (Social, SFSU): "This road is closed: Self-to-ingroup comparison is probably not the mechanism of manhood threat."

April 27, 2016: Jill Nagy (Social, SFSU): "To be or not to be seen: Moral identity dimensions predict European-Americans' racial/ethnic prejudice."

May 4, 2016: Callan Lujan (MBB, SFSU): "Post-traumatic stress disorder: An electrophysiological approach"

May 11, 2016: Dayana Aghaie (Social, SFSU): "'Do ask, do tell?' The (anticipated) effects of stereotype suppression on heterosexual participants' social distance toward gay targets"

Fall 2015 (August to December)

August 26, 2015: Informational Meeting/Open Science Discussion (roundtable discussion)

September 2, 2015: Alen Tersakyan (MBB, SFSU): "Distinction between wanting and liking measured by EEG"

September 9, 2015: Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "How do happy people spend their money? I have no idea."

September 16, 2015: Open Science Discussion: Part 2: The Findings (roundtable discussion)

September 23, 2015: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "An intersection of U.S. ethnicity and social class through the lens of social attributions."

September 30, 2015: Kristine Tom (MBB, SFSU): "Purchases and positive emotions: A physiological approach"

October 7, 2015: Kristina Pfeifer (MBB, SFSU): "How do people think creatively?"

October 14, 2015: The Ph.D. Application Process (roundtable discussion)

October 21, 2015: Laurel Somers (Social, SFSU): "Thinking queerly: An intersectional approach to evaluations of sexual identity and gender presentation."

October 28, 2015: Department Colloquium: Eric Walle, Ph.D. (Developmental, UC Merced): 12-1:30pm, LIB 121

November 4, 2015: Chris Sanders (MBB, SFSU): "Why don't people take good advice? The missing component of habit formation."

November 11, 2015: No Meeting (Campus Closed in observance of Veteran's Day)

November 18, 2015: Department Colloquium: Virginia Sturm, Ph.D. (Clinical, UCSF): 12-1:30pm, LIB 121

November 25, 2015: No Meeting (Fall Recess)

December 2, 2015: Social Psychology Job Talk: 12-1:30pm (EP 304)

December 9, 2015: Social Psychology Job Talk: 12-1:30pm (EP 304)

Spring 2015 (January to May)

January 28, 2015: Ella Tarnate (MBB, SFSU) and Jordan McDaniel (MBB, SFSU): "Brief mindfulness meditation training: Implications to stereotype threat and well-being"

February 4, 2015: Elizabeth D. Stoddard (Social, SFSU): "Personality and motivational factors predict academic performance more strongly than ingroup gender attitudes"

February 11, 2015: Kevin J. Eschleman, Ph.D. (I/O, SFSU): "Matching job recovery strategies to occupation type"

February 18, 2015: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "Type III and IV errors: Statistical decision-making considerations in addition to rejecting or retaining the null hypothesis."

February 25, 2015: No Meeting [SPSP Conference]

March 4, 2015: Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Stereotype threat from A to Z."

March 11, 2015: Trevor Jackson (MBB, SFSU): "The effects of self-selected, emotionally valenced music on EEG and pain modulation."

March 18, 2015: Department Colloquium: Nicolas Davidenko, Ph.D. (Cognitive, UC Santa Cruz) [Time: 12-1:30pm, Location: EP 304]

March 25, 2015: No Meeting [Spring Break]

April 1, 2015: Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Who's that guy? Predicting the characteristics of people on the off-diagonal."

April 8, 2015: Sierra Niblett (MBB, SFSU): "Your brain on stereotypes: Social context biases early cortical attention."

April 15, 2015: Masha Ksendzova (MBB, SFSU): "Do happy people need less? Income allocation, well-being, and categorizing what is essential."

April 22, 2015: Jill Nagy (Social, SFSU): "Moral identity and prejudice."

April 29, 2015: Amanda Ng (MBB, SFSU): "Resting state EEG in individuals with low and high generalized anxiety disorder symptoms."

May 6, 2015: Sara Lieber (Social, SFSU): "Culture, ideal affect, and personality."

May 13, 2015: Department Colloquium: Serena Chen, Ph.D. (Social, UC Berkeley) [Time: 12-1:30pm, Location: EP 304]

Fall 2014 (August to December)

August 27, 2014: Informational Meeting / Introduction to the Series

September 3, 2014: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "The importance of behavioral data in cognitive neuroscience: Bilinguals do not adapt better to conflict" (Part 1)

September 10, 2014: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "The importance of behavioral data in cognitive neuroscience: Bilinguals do not adapt better to conflict" (Part 2)

September 17, 2014: Michael Mathieu (I/O, SFSU) & Kevin Eschleman, Ph.D. (I/O, SFSU): "Creating a recovery filled weekend"

September 24, 2014: Roundtable Discussion: "The Ph.D. Process"

October 1, 2014: Andre Oliver (MBB, SFSU): "Ironic activation: Attention bias to race during person perception"

October 8, 2014: Tyler Allen (MBB, SFSU): "Explaining choice in experiential product vs. experiential purchases"

October 15, 2014: Department Colloquium: Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. (Neuroscience, UCSF): "The science of brain plasticity" [Time: 12:00-1:30pm, Location: EP 304]

October 22, 2014: Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (Social/MBB, SFSU): "The interdependence between conscious and unconscious processes in the brain"

October 29, 2014: Matthew Killingsworth, Ph.D. (Social, UC Berkeley): "Happiness in everyday life"

November 5, 2014: Lea Folsom (Social, SFSU): "The name game: Exploring the effects of gendered names on gender evaluations"

November 12, 2014: Hyein Cho (MBB, SFSU) & Sabrina Bhangal (MBB, SFSU): "Reflexive imagery task: Involuntary cognitions and implications for clinical psychology"

November 19, 2014: Department Colloquium: Joy Geng, Ph.D. (Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis) [Time: 12:00-1:30pm, Location: EP 304]

November 26, 2014: [No meeting - Fall Recess]

December 3, 2014: Clinical Psychology Job Candidate [Time: 12:00-1:30pm, Location: EP 304]

December 10, 2014: Clinical Psychology Job Candidate [Time: 12:00-1:30pm, Location: EP 304]

Spring 2014 (January to May)

January 29, 2014: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Practicing the ANT version of the flanker task (up to 20,800 trials):  Are the effects stable, robust, reliable, and transferable?" 

February 5, 2014: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "Ovulation and relationship status do not jointly predict religiosity or political behavior: A case of Type IV error in Durante, Rae, and Griskivicius (2013)."

February 12, 2014: No meeting (SPSP Conference)

February 19, 2014: The Ph.D. Interview (roundtable discussion)

Feburary 26, 2014: Masha Ksendzova, Dylan Ban, Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D., and Ryan Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Distancing from self: The influence of categorization specificity on connectedness with nature."

March 5, 2014: Kevin Eschleman, Ph.D. (I/O, SFSU): "Why do you treat me so badly? The effects of perceived intent on employee responses to workplace aggression."

March 12, 2014: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D., & Cris Youssef, M.A. (Social, SFSU): "Binary and non-binary identities on the transgender spectrum: Evidence that cisgender perceivers are less tolerant of the non-binary identities."

March 19, 2014: Department Colloquium: Benjamin C. Storm, Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Cruz). Time: 12-1:30pm. Location: EP 304

March 26, 2014: No meeting (Spring Break)

April 2, 2014: Daniel J. Lehr (Social, SFSU): "The evil that men do: Threats to manhood increase unethical decision-making."

April 9, 2014: Michelle L. Manning (Social, SFSU): "Gendered occupations and career pursuit correlates: Exploring the contributions of self- and other-directed attitudes for women."

April 16, 2014: Jordan Seliger, Jordan McDaniel, and Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "'One of us': How changing one's phenotype to appear more White affects racial categorization"

April 23, 2014: Jessica Lam & Kevin Eschleman, Ph.D. (I/O, SFSU): "The effects of mindfulness on recovery from work"

April 30, 2014: Department Colloquium: Eve A. Isham, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis). Time: 12-1:30pm. Location: EP 304.

May 7, 2014: Lara Krisst (MBB, SFSU): "Revisiting Libet's paradigm: Neural correlates of response uncertainty"

May 14, 2014: Ann Harter (MBB, SFSU): "The need for aesthetics: Measuring intrinsic motivation toward the arts"

Fall 2013 (September to December)

August 28, 2013: Informational Meeting / Introduction to the Series

September 4, 2013: Masha Ksendzova (MBB, SFSU): "Death and shopping: A re-inquiry into the link between mortality salience and material consumption"

September 11, 2013: Andrew C. Garcia (MBB, SFSU): "Can you dig it?: Information flow during rule-selective retrieval of contextual memory representations"

September 18, 2013: Ken Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU) and Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "The bad and the worst: Ignoble outcomes of the peer-review process"

September 25, 2013: Department Colloquium: David Nolley, Ph.D. Time & Location: 12-1:30pm, EP 304

October 2, 2013: Ann Harter (MBB, SFSU): "Worth the struggle: A new perspective on improving well-being"

October 9, 2013: Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (MBB/Social, SFSU): "Homing in on consciousness in the brain: New robust experimental paradigms"

October 16, 2013: Kevin Eschleman, Ph.D. (I/O, SFSU): "The jingle-jangle jungle of personality: An example of the jingle-jangle fallacy within industrial/organizational and social/personality psychology"

October 23, 2013: Department Colloquium: Joaquin Anguera, Ph.D (University of California, San Francisco). Time & Location: 12-1:30pm EP 304

October 30, 2013: Matthew Kleckner (Social, SFSU): "Essentially conservative: Essentialist language in the 2012 U.S. federal elections"

November 6, 2013: Daniel J. Lehr (Social, SFSU): "The risking man: Threats to manhood increase unethical decision-making"

November 13, 2013: William Krenzer, Sierra Niblett, Mark W. Geisler, Ph.D., & Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "When an educated Black man becomes lighter in the mind's eye: A social cognitive neuroscience framework for investigating race categorization."

November 20, 2013: Christina Merrick, Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D., & Mark W. Geisler, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "The olfactory system as the gateway to the neural correlates of consciousness"

November 27, 2013: [No Meeting - Fall Recess]

December 4, 2013: Aging Populations Job Talk. Time & Location: 12-1:30pm, EP 304

December 11, 2013: Aging Populations Job Talk. Time & Location: 12-1:30pm, EP 304

Spring 2013 (January to May)

January 30, 2013: James McGraw (MBB, SFSU): "Temporal Construal and Consumer Choice: Weighted Central Features Influence on Purchasing Decisions"

February 6, 2013: Kevin Eschleman, Ph.D. (Industrial/Organizational, SFSU): "Recovering from Work"

February 13, 2013: Department Colloquium: Sheldon Zedeck, Ph.D. (Industrial/Organizational, University of California, Berkeley). Colloquium held in EP 304 from 12-1:30pm.

February 20, 2013: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "An Interesting Tale of Social Distance: When Outgroup Members are Preferred over Ingroup Members"

February 27, 2013: Department Colloquium: Judy Pa, Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco). Colloquium held in EP 304 from 12-1:30pm.

March 6, 2013: Graham Hill (MBB, SFSU): "Spending Well: The Influence of Values on Pro-Social Spending and Well-Being"

March 13, 2013: Benjamin J. Levy, Ph.D. (Cognitive, University of San Francisco): "A Common Neural System Mediates Reflexive Attention Capture by both Percepts and Unwanted Memories"

March 20, 2013: Scott Ewing (Clinical/MBB, SFSU): "Potential Models for Substance Use: the Roles of Executive Functioning and Emotion Dysregulation"

April 3, 2013: Amy H. Sanchez, M.A., & Masha Ksendzova (MBB, SFSU): "Do Compulsive Buyers Spend Experientially?"

April 10, 2013: Daniel J. Lehr (Social, SFSU): "Manhood at the Expense of Morality? Do Threats to Manhood Alter Ethical Decision Making?"

April 17, 2013: Chana Feinstein (Social, SFSU): "A Self-Kindness Intervention for Stereotype Threat"

April 24, 2013: Ann Harter (MBB, SFSU): "The Need for Aesthetics: Measuring a New Construct"

May 1, 2013: Christina Merrick (MBB, SFSU): "The Effects of Unintended Action-Sets on Mental Imagery"

May 8, 2013: Ghislaine C. Atkins (Social, SFSU): "The Irony of Satire: Racial Satire Increases Racial Prejudice"

May 15, 2013: Darwin Guevarra (MBB, SFSU): "Buying Happiness: Differential Consumption Experiences for Material and Experiential Purchases"

Fall 2012 (September to December)

August 29, 2012: Informational Meeting

September 5, 2012: Sierra Niblett (MBB, SFSU): "A Woman by any Other Name: Gender Categorization versus Individuation in Person Perception"

September 12, 2012: Penny Bhathal (MBB, SFSU): "Lay-conceptions about Well-Being and Consumption Values"

September 19, 2012: Department Colloquium: Bruce Bridgeman, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz. 12-1:30pm in EP 304.

September 26, 2012: Elizabeth Scharnetzki (MBB, SFSU): "Perceptions of Women as a Social Minority: Will Status Override Base Rates?"

October 3, 2012: Matthew Kleckner (Social, SFSU): "Avenues for Essentialism Research in a Political Context"

October 10, 2012: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "What should You do When Your Conclusion is Contradicted by the Worst Article Ever Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal?"

October 17, 2012: Sara Michelle Mansoori-Rostam (Social, SFSU): "Managing Conflicting Identities: Choosing One's Own Adventure at the Intersection of Cultural and Queer Identities"

October 24, 2012: Masha Ksendzova & Grant Donnelly (MBB, SFSU): "The Pain of Knowing: An Application of Escape Theory to the Materialistic Pursuit of Happiness"

October 31, 2012: Aekyoung Kim (MBB, SFSU): "Influence of Ego Depletion while Seeking Happiness on Consumer Choices"

November 7, 2012: Department Colloquium: Victoria Plaut, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. 12-1:30pm in EP 304.

November 14, 2012: Ghislaine C. Atkins (Social, SFSU): "Online Interracial Interactions using Non-verbal Communication"

November 28, 2012: Lindsey M. Lavaysse (Clinical, SFSU): "Motivation: Due to You, Your Environment, or Both?"

December 5, 2012: Sarah Noyes (Social, SFSU): "The Role of Emotion Recognition in Romantic Relationship Outcomes"

December 12, 2012: Developmental Psychology Job Candidate Talk, 12-1:30pm in EP 304

Spring 2012 (January to May)

January 25, 2012: No meeting (Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference)

February 1, 2012: Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "On-line Data Collection in the 20-Teens and Beyond"

Feburary 8, 2012: Sara Michelle Monsoori-Rostam (Social, SFSU): "Peeking into the Opaque Process of Attitude Change: The Case of Education and LGBT Attitudes"

February 15 & February 22, 2012: No meetings (Industrial-Organizational Psychology Faculty Candidates: Job Talks, 12-1:30pm in EP 304)

February 29, 2012: Graham Hill (MBB, SFSU): "Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Consumer Items"

March 7, 2012: Department Colloquium, Rex A. Wright, Ph.D. (University of North Texas), 12-1:30pm EP 304

March 14, 2012: Cris Youssef (Social, SFSU): "Is Everything in (Statistical) Moderation a Good Thing?"

March 28, 2012: Cristina Gatti (Social, SFSU): "Emotion Experience in Social Context"

April 4, 2012: Ghislaine C. Atkins (Social, SFSU): "Interracial Interactions in a Computer-Mediated Setting: Does Online Anonymity Lower Anxiety in Different Race Dyads?"

April 11, 2012: Darwin Guevarra (COR, SFSU): "The Grey Area Between Purchase Types: the iPad Problem"

April 18, 2012: Lindsay Brent (Social, SFSU): "Re-examining the Role of Gender Dimensions for Self-Esteem: The Importance of Gender Typicality for Adults"

April 25, 2012: Eric D. Splan (MBB, SFSU): "When the Young Walk in Elderly Shoes: Embodiment, Perspective-Taking, and Social Distance"

May 2, 2012: Brandi Gilbert (Social, SFSU): "Nonverbal Behavior and Bullying Victimization"

May 9, 2012: Department Colloquium, Travis L. Seymour, Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Cruz), 12-1:30pm EP 304

Fall 2011 (September to December)

August 24, 2011: Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "How Do We Measure a Current Desire for Experiential Consumption?"

August 31, 2011: Department Colloquium: Daniel Cervone, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Chicago). 12-1:30pm EP 304

September 7, 2011: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "Maternalistic Sexism toward Men Predicts Contempt Perception on Faces over Stigma Consciousness"

September 14, 2011: Christine Godwin (MBB, SFSU): "The History of a Thought: Introspection-based 'Psychic Determinants' of Spontaneous Thought"

September 21, 2011: Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (Social/MBB, SFSU): "The Six Riddles Faced by an 'Action and Consciousness' Lab" (Part 1)

September 28, 2011: Kerry Cunningham (Industrial/Organizational, SFSU): "Set In Their (Happier) Ways"

October 5, 2011: Grant Donnelly (MBB, SFSU): "Money Management: The Mediating Affect on the Materialism-Compulsive Buying Link"

October 12, 2011: Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (Social/MBB, SFSU): "The Six Riddles Faced by an 'Action and Consciousness' Lab" (Part 2)

October 19, 2011: Brandi Gilbert (Social, SFSU): "The Nonverbal Component of Bullying Victimization"

October 26, 2011: Tiffany Jantz (MBB, SFSU): "What Was I Saying? External Distractors Interfere with Speech Plans in Working Memory"

November 2, 2011: Amy H. Sanchez (MBB, SFSU): "Emotion Dysregulation in Schizophrenia: Evidence from Daily Life"

November 9, 2011: Heather Smith, Ph.D. (Social, Sonoma State University): "What does Relative Deprivation Predict? A Meta-Analytic Critique"

November 16, 2011: Pat Boyd (Social, SFSU): "Mental Simulations of Mortality: Taking (some of) the Terror out of Terror Management"

December 7, 2011: Gina Pippin (Social, SFSU): "Disambiguating Class and Racial Attitudes"

Spring 2011 (January to May)

[No meetings in January]

February 16, 2011: Introduction to the Social/MBB Brownbag (led by Charlotte Tate, Ph.D.)

February 23, 2011: Ryan Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Measuring Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Spending in Daily Life: Assessment and Data Analytic Concerns"

[No meetings in March - Clinical Job Talks]

April 13, 2011: Alena Mizerany (Social, SFSU): "Creating a Motivations for Motherhood Scale"

April 20, 2011: Brian Simpson (Social, SFSU): "Using Emotions Functionally in Goal Pursuit"

April 27, 2011: Avi Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Flirting with Threat: Social Identity and the Perils of Violating Gender Prescriptions"

May 4, 2011: Jay N. Ledbetter (Social, SFSU): "Unpacking the Gender Checkbox: Measuring the Felt Sense of Gender Identity for Transgender and Cisgender Persons"

May 11, 2011: Kenneth R. Paap, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bilingualism: An Update"

Fall 2010 (September to December)

September 16, 2010: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "Correlates of Cisgender Identity in Adulthood"

September 23, 2010: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU): "Anthroposexual Attraction Theory"

September 30, 2010: Ryan Howell, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Creating a Self-Regulation Index"

October 7, 2010: Tara C. Dennehy (MBB, SFSU): "Boys in pink and girls in blue: Risk-taking in a gain frame" & Patricia Gums (MBB, SFSU): "Emotional experience while watching films"

October 14, 2010: Katherine Sorensen (MBB, SFSU): "Ambivalent Sexism and Perceptions of Anger vs. Contempt on the Face"

October 21, 2010: Grant Donnelly (MBB, SFSU): "Financial Responsibility and Awareness: The Benefits of Financial Self Monitoring" & Paulina Pchelin (MBB, SFSU): "The Impact of Chronic Depletion on Buying Behavior"

October 28, 2010: Yovanni Antonelli (Social, SFSU): "Does Well-Being Enhancement Alter the Impact Bias in Affective Forecasting?"

November 4, 2010: Cris Youssef (Social, SFSU): "Correlates of Heterosexual Prejudice against Trans Persons" & Jevan Pradas (MBB, SFSU): "The Natural Living Test"

November 18, 2010: Tara C. Dennehy (MBB, SFSU): "Nisbett and Wilson (1977) Revisited: The Little that We Can Know and Can Tell"

December 9, 2010: Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (Social/MBB, SFSU): "Consciousness: Facts, Fictions, and Functions"

Spring 2010 (April to May) {Titles unavailable}

April 14, 2010: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (Social, SFSU)

April 21, 2010: Ryan Howell, Ph.D., (MBB, SFSU)

April 28, 2010: Maggie Lynn (MBB, SFSU)

May 5, 2010: Tara Dennehy (MBB, SFSU) & Maggie Lynn (MBB, SFSU):

May 12, 2010: Wren Gould (MBB, SFSU) & Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D. (Social/MBB, SFSU)