SPA/MBB Brownbag

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Introduction and Goals

SPA/MBB brownbag is a forum for graduate students and faculty to present and discuss research in all areas of social/personality/affective science (SPA) 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.


The SPA/MBB brownbag 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 SPA/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 SPA/MBB brownbag e-mail list, please e-mail Dr. Charlotte Tate at

Upcoming Speakers List (Fall 2019)

August 28, 2019: Introductory Meeting

September 4, 2019: TBA

September 11, 2019: TBA

September 18, 2019: TBA

September 25, 2019: TBA

October 2, 2019: TBA

October 9, 2019: TBA

October 16, 2019: TBA

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

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

November 6, 2019: TBA

November 13, 2019: Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt (Social, Stanford University): LIB 121: 12-1:30pm

November 20, 2019: TBA

November 27, 2019: No Meeting (Fall Recess)

December 4, 2019: TBA

December 11, 2019: TBA

Past Speakers: Archive

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