Brownbag Talk Series

Department areas organize informal seminar series annually. The information about talks is below.

Clinical Brownbag Series

September 25, 2020 - Clinical Student Talks (McGill University) 

Speakers are yet to be announced

October 9, 2020 - Nicholas Eaton (Stony Brook University)

Dr. Eaton’s primary research interests involve the conceptualization and classification of psychopathology using quantitative methods such as latent class analysis, exploratory factor mixture modeling, item response theory (IRT), and model-based cluster analysis. He is also interested in mental health disparities between groups, particularly groups defined by sexual orientation.

October 30, 2020 - Koraly Pérez-Edgar (Penn State University)

Dr. Peréz-Edgar’s work focuses on understanding the relationship between early temperament traits and psychopathology, and the role of individual differences in attention in this relationship. She uses a multi-method approach involving direct observation of behavior, cognitive functioning, psychophysiology, and neuroimaging.

November 13, 2020 - Stanley Huey (University of Southern California)

Dr. Huey’s work focuses on reducing disparities in mental health by optimizing treatments for high-risk populations, particularly under-resourced ethnic minority youth. He examines factors contributing to mental health disparities, investigates psychotherapy mechanisms that lead to clinical change, and works to develop culturally sensitive brief interventions.

November 20, 2020 - Dennis C. Wendt (McGill University)

Dr. Wendt’s research focuses on developing and evaluating culturally sensitive mental health and substance abuse in Indigenous communities. He is also interested in evidence-based practice considerations for substance use disorders, especially in group psychotherapy.

December 11, 2020 - Sarah Racine (McGill University)

Dr. Racine’s research aims to elucidate how genetic/biological risk for eating disorders operates through personality and emotional characteristics. She also examines psychological and environmental factors that make individuals with such characteristics more likely to develop an eating disorder versus another psychological condition.

CRAM (Cognitive Research at McGill)

October 23, 2020 - Dr. Daniela Palombo  (University of British Columbia)   

November 6, 2020 - Dr. Karim Jerbi  (Universite de Montreal)  

November 27, 2020 - Dr. Ori Ossmy  (New York University)

December 4, 2020 - Dr. Su-Hua Wang  (University of California Santa Cruz)

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Quantitative Brownbag Series

The quantitative psychology brown bag series intends to serve as an informal forum to promote recent technical developments in quantitative psychology and other related disciplines and to discuss methodological issues that substantive researchers may encounter in their research.

Location: 2001 McGill College Room 464
Time: Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm (unless listed otherwise)

January 8, 2020 Leonie Cloos Lost in translation? Accumulating
knowledge about construct validity
via large-scale replications
Leiden University
January 22, 2020 Dr. Heungsun Hwang

A gentle introduction to
generalized structured component
analysis and its recent developments

Psychology, McGill
January 23, 2020
10:00 - 11:00
Dr. Todd Woodward Task-state functional brain
networks detectable by fMRI
using constrained principal
component analysis:
More than just a pretty picture
Psychiatry, UBC
February 5, 2020 Sunmee Kim Interpretable Data Reduction
in Prediction Model: Extended
Redundancy Analysis and its
Extensions and Applications
Psychology, McGill
February 19, 2020 Dr. Sneha Shankar Beyond psychometrics:
Comprehensive construct
validation on the ground
using examples from motivation
and character skills assessments
Psychology, McGill
February 26, 2020
1:30 - 2:30
Dr. Genevieve Lefebvre Comparing logistic and
log-binomial models for
causal mediation analyses
of binary mediators and rare
binary outcomes:
moving towards exact
regression-based approaches
Mathematics, UQAM
March 18, 2020 Gyeongcheol Cho TBA Psychology, McGill
April 1, 2020 Raymond Lunong & Mairead Shaw TBA Psychology, McGill
April 15, 2020 Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen TBA Communication Sciences
& Disorders, McGill
April 29, 2020 Josh Starr TBA Psychology, McGill

Location: TBA
Time: TBA

          Date          Presenter                 Title           Affiliation

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