Social/MBB Brownbag

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Introduction and Goals

Social/MBB brownbag is a forum for graduate students and faculty to present and discuss research in all areas of social/personality psychology and mind, brain, and behavior (MBB) psychology. Our meetings have two goals: (1) to create opportunities for graduate students and faculty to present and receive feedback on current or ongoing projects and (2) to pool our knowledge about statistics, methodology and theory and thereby expand our understandings beyond the work being conducted in individual labs.


Currently (Spring 2017), the brownbag meeting is held on Wednesdays from 11:00-11:55am in Burk Hall room 229. Each meeting is divided into presentation and discussion periods. There is one speaker per meeting and that speaker is able to choose the length of the presentation (up to 30 minutes), with the remainder being the discussion period.

Physical Location

The Social/MBB brownbag is currently held in Burk Hall room 229 (BH 229) (second floor). Click the link for a campus map. (Burk Hall is in quadrant G-6.)

Contact Information

To sign-up for a presentation or to be placed on the Social/MBB brownbag e-mail list, please e-mail Dr. Charlotte Tate at

Upcoming Speakers List (Fall 2016)

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."

Past Speakers: Archive

(Archive contains the complete list of speakers and titles since Spring 2010; click the link above)