ADP Colloquia Series

Spring 2020

All colloquia are located in Robinson B 106 @ 12:00pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. All members of the GMU community are welcome to attend.

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
Mar 18

Dr. Nancy Adler & Dr. Glenn Ann Martin

Private Practice Your mental health - Balance, boundaries and meditation
Mar 25 Dr. Holly Matto George Mason University The healing power of the creative arts on biopsychosocial functioning
Apr 1 Dr. Ian Lyons Georgetown

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

Apr 8 Dr. Laurie Bayet American University Faces, objects, and agents: How infants and children understand the visual world
Apr 15 Dr. Christine Erdie-Lalena Wake Forest Medical Center Intersection of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal autism research and psychology application
Apr 22 TBA  


Apr 29 Dr. Kathryn Wentzel University of Maryland

With a little help from my friends. Peers, motivation, and achievement at school



Archive of Recent ADP Colloquia Series


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