ADP Colloquia Series

Fall 2020

All colloquia will take place via Zoom (link here) @ 12:00pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. All members of the GMU community are welcome to attend. Zoom password (if needed): gmupsych.

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Sep 2 Dr. Samantha Karalus Fairfax County Public Schools Evaluation research at FCPS
Sep 9 Dr. Steven Holochwost WolfBrown/John Hopkins University Risk, self-regulation, and the promise of education
Sep 16 Dr. Nancy Adler & Dr. Glenn Ann Martin

Private Practice

Your mental health: Coping skills, processing COVID-19 crisis and schooling from home
Sep 23

Jordan Greenburg


Courtney Ricciardi

Current ADP PhD Students

Predictors and outcomes of delayed kindergarten entry and early retention

Preventing the excellence gap: Early predictors and trajectories of advanced course selection for low-income children of color

Sep 30 Dr. Bweikia Steen George Mason University Hear our cries: Meeting the needs of African American children during the early years
Oct 7 Dr. Laurie Bayet George Mason University Faces, objects, and agents: How infants and children understand the visual world
Oct 14 Dr. Christine Erdie-Lalena, MD Wake Forest School of Medicine

Intersection of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal Autism research and its clinical application

Oct 21 Dr. Holly Matto George Mason University The healing power of creative arts on biopsychosocial functioning
Oct 28 Dr. Celeste Malone Howard University Recognizing and addressing microaggressions for anti-racist psychology practice
Nov 4 Dr. Natasha Cabrera University of Maryland

Father-child relationships and children's development in early childhood

Nov 11 Dr. Toya Frank George Mason University

Examining the trajectories of Black mathematics teachers

Nov 18 Dr. Fantasy Lozada Virginia Commonwealth University

A theory of biculturalism and emotion regulatory flexibility among African American adolescents



Archive of Recent ADP Colloquia Series


Spring 2020 (COVID-19)

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Jan 29 Dr. Benjamin Converse University of Virginia Overlooking subtractive improvements
Feb 5 Dr. Allison Jack George Mason University Sex differences in the social brain: Insights from autism
Feb 12 Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar

George Mason University

Arts for health, health for artists across the lifespan
Feb 19 Dr. Melanie Killen University of Maryland The origins of morality: Developing a society of equals
Mar 4 Dr. Olga Kornienko George Mason University Benefits of intergroup connections: Understanding how peer networks shape academic and socio-emotional development of diverse youth
Apr 1 (Zoom) Dr. Ian Lyons Georgetown

The curious case of quantity: Evolution, culture, and short-term memory

Fall 2019

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Sept 4 Dr. Gerald Clore University of Virginia The emotion-cognition connection: The impact of affect depends on its object
Sept 11 Dr. Amanda P. Williford University of Virginia Supporting Children’s School Readiness through Teacher-Child Relationships and Statewide Assessment Systems
Sept 18 Dr. Manica Ramos

Child Trends

Working at a non-profit research organization – Child Trends
Sept 25 Dr. Peter Leone University of Maryland Research, Scholarship, and Social Justice: Promoting Equity for Marginalized Groups
Oct 2 Dr. Ellen Serafini George Mason University Differential predictability and dynamicity of individual differences in second language learning
Oct 9 Kathleen Moritz Rudasill Virginia Commonwealth University Temperament-based interventions in schools
Oct 16 Dr. Yulia Chentsova Georgetown Cultural shaping of emotional functioning
Oct 23 Dr. Sabine Doebel George Mason University Preregistering your psychological research, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love preregistration
Oct 30  Dr. Kostadin Kushlev Georgetown

The social price of constant connectivity: Smartphones impose subtle costs on well-being

Nov 6 Dr. Chelsea Derlan Williams Virginia Commonwealth University A developmental approach to ethnic-racial socialization and ethnic-racial identity
Nov 13 Dr. Jessica Connelly University of Virginia Early nurture epigenetically tunes the oxytocin receptor
Nov 20 Susan Lapham American Institute for Research

Project Talent: A short history of a very long study