• Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Lucija Peterlin Masic of the University of Ljubljana

    Ethanol is one of the most widely used legal psychoactive substances with high potential for abuse. Interactions between ethanol and drugs may occur with the concurrent use of ethanol and medicinal products. The elderly frequently use ethanol and prescription drugs together; therefore the risk for side effects is higher. Concomitant use of ethanol and drugs may result in pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic interactions. Pharmacokinetic interactions occur when ethanol directly affects the normal metabolism of the drug and its concentration in the blood. Pharmacodynamic interactions are primarily the result of additive effects of ethanol and drugs on the central nervous system. Therefore, there is a risk of excessive sedation when using drugs that act depressive on the central nervous system. In reality, interactions between ethanol and drugs are often complex, as people may be exposed to more than two psychotropic substances at the same time. In the presentation, I will focus primarily on action of the ethanol on the organism and on providing a better insight into the mechanisms underlying the known pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions with ethanol.

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  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Dominique Vuvan of Skidmore College

    Music is an incredible tool for the study of human cognition. This lecture will review work from the Skidmore Music and Cognition Lab guided by three lines of inquiry. First, how does the cognitive system make predictions, and how might different musical contexts shape predictions during listening? Second, how might music serve as a model to investigate the neural substrates of consciousness? Third, how do people differ in their musical processing, and how might the study of these individual differences help us understand neurocognitive function more generally? I will discuss research that employs multiple methods including behavioural measurement, event-related potentials, and brain imaging, in order to make direct connections between the study of musical processing to more abstract questions about human nature.

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  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Jayden Ziegler of Harvard University

    Languages differ in how they package the components of an event into words to form sentences. For example, while some languages (like English) typically encode the manner of motion in the verb (e.g., crab-walking), others (like Spanish) more often use verbs that encode the path (e.g., entering). These tendencies lead to biases in learning: children and adults assume that novel motion verbs will reflect the dominant pattern of their own language (manner for English, path for Spanish). Moreover, these biases are flexible: when taught a series of novel motion verbs that all encode path, English speakers will shift to expecting that subsequent verbs will encode path instead of manner. In this talk, I’ll address some limitations of this work (in English) and extend it to new languages: Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish. I'll conclude by discussing the implications of these results for the architecture of language in the mind.

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  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Amelia Stanton, Harvard Medical School

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  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019
  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre
    • Maayan Eldar, Tinybop Inc., Bard class of 2016
    • Eva Frishberg, Ideas42, Bard class of 2017
    • Helena Wippick, Correctional Association of New York, Bard Class of 2016
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  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    6:00 pmBard Hall

    Professor Simine Vazire, UC-Davis

    Abstract: A fundamental part of the scientific enterprise is for each field to engage in critical self-examination to detect errors in our theories and methods, and improve them. In this talk, Professor Vazire will discuss how well psychology, as a science, has been living up to this ideal, and what principles should guide our efforts to improve our science.

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  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
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    26
    Sep
    2019
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    17
    Oct
    2019
  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019
    6:00 pmRKC 103

    Dr. Jonathan Haidt (link)

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  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Panel discussion of internship opportunities

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  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Cynthia Kim and Michelle Miller: Social Work, Mental Health, and Academic Behavioral Medicine: A Social Justice Approach to Clinical Practice, Research, and Teaching in Graduate Medical Education

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  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Kathryn Tabb, Bard College

    Thinking About Genetics When We Think About Each Other

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  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Erin Sheets, Colby College

    It Hurts Because it Matters: Relationship Stress and Depression in Emerging Adults

    Stressful life events are known to precede depression, but we may be more reactive to some forms of stress than others. This talk will explore evidence that interpersonal stress – problems with peers, romantic partners, or family – uniquely affects the course of depression. Our longitudinal and experience sampling data suggest that improving social functioning and shifting one’s mindset about interpersonal problems are important aims when treating current depression or preventing future depression in young adults.

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  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Kristina Rapuano, Yale University

    At Risk for Being Risky: Contextualizing Brain Signatures of Vulnerability to Health-risk Behaviors in the Real-world

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  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020
    4:30 pmRKC Lazlo Bito '60 Auditorium
  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Maria Galano, University of Massachusetts–Amherst

    Investigating Childhood PTSD: Disparities, Developmental Trajectories, and Intervention

    Exposure to traumatic stress is associated with wide-ranging negative outcomes, including increased risk for the development of psychopathology throughout the lifespan. Using a cultural developmental psychopathology lens, I am interested in understanding how the family and social context affect individual pathways to risk and resilience following traumatic stress exposure. A primary aim of this program is to uncover the mechanisms by which early-life violence affects long-term well-being, which I then aim to translate into more refined intervention delivery for trauma-exposed populations. My recent work has centered on the presentation, development, and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children exposed to chronic violence early in life, with a specific focus on the timing and severity of trauma exposure, as well as on disparities in PTSD outcomes. In this talk, I will discuss the results and future directions of this research.

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  • Wed
    15
    Apr
    2020
    6:00 pmRKC Lazlo Bito '60 Auditorium

    Kenny Fries, on writing the body different at home and abroad

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  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2020
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Stuart Levine, Bard College

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  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020
    4:45 pmPreston Theatre

    Dr. Frank Scalzo, Bard College

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  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2021
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    18
    Feb
    2021
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    04
    Mar
    2021
  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021
    4:45 pmZoom

    The Psychonomic Society is the international society of Cognitive Psychologists. Professors Hutcheon and Hulbert will be streaming this year's Keynote address over Zoom with interested students. This year's talk is by Dr. Lynn Hasher and is entitled "TMI: Disengagement and Memory". We will provide background, commentary, and a brief post-presentation discussion. There will be something for everyone, even if you don't know your MTL from your LTM. If you are interested, RSVP to Professor Hutcheon prior to noon Wednesday, March 17th. We will make an effort to provide you with an individually wrapped bag of popcorn for socially distanced pick up in Preston prior to the talk. Professor Hutcheon will also send a Zoom link next week for those interested in cognition but not popcorn.

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  • Thu
    13
    May
    2021
    4:45 pmZoom

    Seniors Diksha Chittavidya-Ananda & Hadley Parum will be giving talks about their senior projects today, Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:45pm. These talks will be approximately 20 minutes, with time for questions in between. We invite all students to join to hear about our students’ projects!

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  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021
    5:00 pmCommencement Tent

    The SMC Senior Poster Session will be Thursday, May 20th at 5:00pm in the Commencement Tent below the library. Seniors will present their posters. Remote seniors will have posters with short video commentaries. All students are invited to stop by!

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  • Thu
    14
    Oct
    2021
    4:45 pmonline

    Talk: How culture shapes the what, who, and how of social support across diverse groups

    The link will be shared through email and flyers posted on campus. Contact Professor Dainer-Best with any questions.

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  • Thu
    28
    Oct
    2021
    4:45 pmonline

    Talk: "We are the glue": Community-based youth workers' conceptions of professional identity in precarious work

    The link will be shared through email and flyers posted on campus. Contact Professor Dainer-Best with any questions.

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  • Thu
    11
    Nov
    2021
    4:45 pmPreston theater
  • Thu
    02
    Dec
    2021
    4:45 pmPreston theater
  • Thu
    10
    Feb
    2022