2023-24 Colloquium Schedule

All colloquiums will be held in person in WGR 201a. Please send an email to psychology@georgetown.edu for additional information.

September 22, 2023, 3 pm

Speaker: Dr. Jenn Logg

Jennifer M. Logg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Prior to joining Georgetown, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Logg received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Her research examines why people fail to view themselves and their work realistically. It focuses on how individuals can assess themselves and the world more accurately by using advice and feedback produced by algorithms (scripts for mathematical calculations). 

Title: A Simple Explanation Reconciles Algorithm Aversion vs. Appreciation: Hypotheticals vs. Real Judgments

October 6, 2023, 12 pm

Speaker: Dr. Juliana Schroeder

Juliana Schroeder is an an associate professor in the Management of Organizations group at Berkeley Haas. She holds the Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values, and serves as the Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow. Her research explores how people make social inferences about others. She is a Faculty Affiliate in the Social Psychology Department, the Cognition Department, and the Center for Human-Compatible AI at UC Berkeley.

Title: Undersociality: Miscalibrated Social Cognition Can Inhibit Social Connection

October 20, 2023, 3 pm

Speaker: Dr. Antonio Terracciano

Before joining the Department of Geriatrics at Florida State University College of Medicine, Dr. Terracciano was a staff scientist at the National Institute on Aging, NIH. His research focuses on how psychological traits and genetic factors contribute to physical and mental health across the lifespan. Dr. Terracciano uses longitudinal and cross-cultural methodologies to examine changes in traits with age, from adolescence to older adulthood. Dr. Terracciano has also led or participated in large collaborative genome-wide association studies to identify common genetic variants associated with personality traits, depression, and cigarette smoking. His research aims to individuate factors that contribute to health and longevity, by reducing health risk behaviors and promoting resilience against diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Title: Personality and Dementia: Neurobiological Basis and Co-Development

November 3, 2023, 12 pm

Speaker: Dr. Ilaria Berteletti

Dr. Ilaria Berteletti is an Assistant Professor in the PEN Program. In her role at the NSF-Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center called Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2), Dr. Berteletti is also Director of the PEN Distinguished Lecture Series and University Partnerships (MOUs) and Director of the Numeracy and Educational Neuroscience Laboratory (NENS). In NENS, she investigates the cognitive and neural foundations of numeracy. She examines how humans are able to process exact numerical information, how children learn numbers and become proficient in arithmetical operations, and finally how this learning process and level of proficiency affect the brain networks supporting number and arithmetical processing.

Title: The Role of Language Modality on the Neuro-Cognitive Processes Supporting Number Acquisition and Arithmetic Processing

November 17, 2023, 3 pm

Speaker: Dr. Evan Gordon

Evan M. Gordon, PhD, is an assistant professor and principal investigator in the Neuroimaging Labs Research Center, based in Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Gordon’s research focuses on the noninvasive identification and characterization of functional brain units within individual human brains. This work aims to develop techniques that can precisely describe the detailed organization of the individual human brain, to understand how individuals can vary from each other in their brain organization, and to understand how that variable organization is related to motor, sensory and cognitive function. This research is conducted using a variety of neuroimaging techniques, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Gordon completed his doctorate at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. following an undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Title: Precision Mapping of Individual Brains

December 1, 2023, 12 pm

Faculty Symposium

January 19, 2024, 3pm

Speaker: Dr. Dominic Packer

February 2, 2024, 12 pm

Speaker: Dr. Danny Pine

February 16, 2024, 3 pm

Speaker: Dr. Leher Singh

March 1, 2024, 12 pm

Speaker: Dr. Nick Turk-Browne

March 15, 2024, 3 pm

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer MacCormack

April 5, 2024, 12 pm

Speaker: David Jobes (Psi Chi)

April 19, 2024, 3 pm

Graduate Student Presentations