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 18, 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)

Time and Location: 2001 McGill College, Room 1552, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

January 24 and March 20: the CRAM is replaced by a Hebb lecture.
Click here for details.

September 20, 2019 Dr. Laura Sabourin
University of Ottawa
What does “being bilingual” mean?
Towards a psycholinguistic definition
September 27, 2019 Hebb Lecture
Dr. Michael Sullivan
McGill Psychology
October 4, 2019 Dr. Jordan Axt
McGill Psychology
Using Signal Detection and Drift Diffusion Anaylses
to Better Understand Discrimination in Social Judgment
October 10, 2019 Dr. Ian Charest
University of Birmingham
October 11, 2019 Hebb Lecture
Dr. Nilanjana Dasgupta
University of Massachusetts
October 25, 2019 Dr. Veronique Bohbot
McGill University
Modulating growth and shrinkage of the human hippocampus
November 1, 2019 Dr. Vishnu Murty
Temple University
Decision-making engages mesolimbic-hippocampal circuits to stabilize experiences into long-term memory
November 1, 2019 Hebb Lecture
Dr. David Kaplan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 8, 2019 Dr. Milica Miocevic
McGill Psychology
Bayesian Mediation Analysis
November 25, 2019 Dr. Cecilia Flores
McGill University
The adolescent prefrontal cortex is still under construction
January 24, 2020 Hebb Lecture
Dr. Deanna Barch
Washington University
in St-Louis
January 31, 2020 Dr. Jessica Flake
McGill Psychology
Measurement Schmeasurement: Questionable
Measurement Practices and How to Avoid Them
February 7, 2020 Data Blitz  
February 13, 2020 Dr. Brendan Johns
McGill Psychology
The Continued Importance of Theory:
Lessons from Big Data Approaches
to Cognition
February 14, 2020 Bindra Lecture
Dr. Cecilia Flores
McGill University
How do experiences in adolescence
shape the developing brain?
February 28, 2020 Dr. Karim Jerbi
Concordia University
March 12, 2020 Dr. Mihaela Iordanova
Concordia University
March 20, 2020 Hebb Lecture
Dr. Elizabeth Phelps
Harvard University
March 27, 2020 Dr. Su-Hua Wang
University of California
Santa Cruz
April 2, 2020 Dr. Ori Ossmy
New York University
April 3, 2020 Macnamara Lecture
Dr. Susan Gelman
University of Michigan

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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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