Annual Homecoming Festivities

Every year, homecoming events at the Department of Psychology coincide with a University- wide Hebb Lecture delivered by a McGillian along with numerous events at the Department and at the University. For more information about all Homecoming events on campus visit McGill's Homecoming page.

 

 

Homecoming 2019


September 27, 2019 

Lecture: 3:30-5:00 pm, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 504

Reception following the lecture:
Atrium of Bellini Life Sciences Complex
3649 Promenade Sir William Osler

 

Prior to reception, professor Michael Sullivan will deliver a Hebb lecture "The Psychology of Pain and Disability: The long road from the laboratory to changing clinical practice".

Abstract:

The role of psychological factors in the experience and expression of pain has been the topic of spirited debate for decades. Today, there is little room for debate; numerous research studies have provided convincing evidence that psychological factors play an important role in the experience and expression of pain. The questions of interest today no longer concern whether psychological factors play a role in pain experience, but rather, what psychological factors are implicated in pain experience, how psychological factors exert their influence on pain experience, and what the implications are for the treatment of pain. Our work has focused on the role of catastrophic thinking in the experience of chronic pain. This presentation will summarize what is currently known about the influence of catastrophic thinking on pain experience, and how this research contributed to the development of risk-targeted interventions aimed at reducing the magnitude of disability associated with chronic pain. This presentation will also highlight some of the challenges faced in efforts to change the clinical practice patterns of service providers who treat individuals with disabling chronic pain.

About: http://sullivan-painresearch.mcgill.ca/

 

Homecoming 2018


 Friday October 12, 2018

 Lecture: 3:30-4:30pm, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 522


 Reception following the lecture:
 Atrium of Bellini Life Sciences Complex
 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler

 

Prior to reception, professor Caroline Palmer will deliver a Hebb lecture "Music-making, social interaction, and group synchrony".

Homecoming 2017


 Friday October 13, 2017

 Lecture: 3:30-4:30pm, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 522


 Reception following the lecture:
 Atrium of Bellini Life Sciences Complex
 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler
 

 

Prior to reception, professor Frances Aboud will deliver a Hebb lecture "The McGill Ethiopia Salt Project: effects of iodizing salt on children’s cognitive functioning".

 

Homecoming 2016


 Friday October 28, 2016

 Lecture: 3:30-4:30pm, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 522


 Reception following the lecture:
 Stewart Biology Building
 1205 Doctor Penfield Avenue
 8th floor lobby

 

Prior to reception, professor Fred Genesee will deliver a Hebb lecture "EARLY EXPERIENCE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM STUDIES OF INTERNATIONALLY-ADOPTED CHILDREN".

 

Homecoming 2015


 Friday October 23, 2015

 Lecture: 3:30-4:30pm, Stewart Biology Building S1/4


 Reception following the lecture:
 Stewart Biology Building
 1205 Doctor Penfield Avenue
 8th floor lobby

 

Prior to reception, professor Robert Phil will deliver a Hebb lecture presenting his work on "Pathways to Pathology".

 

Homecoming 2014


 Friday October 17, 2014

 4:30-6:30pm
 Stewart Biology Building
 1205 Doctor Penfield Avenue
 8th floor lobby


Former classmates, professors and current students gathered recalling old times and learning about recent changes in the department. Prior to reception, professor Barbara Sherwin presented her fascinating work on "Sex Hormones and Cognitive Functioning in Older Women and Men".