Department of Psychology News
The Honour's thesis poster session for 499B will be Wed, July 30, 12:00-2:00, in SN-3101 (lunch room). Supportive attendance by faculty, students, and staff would be much appreciated.
Dr. April Hedd, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled ?Investigating Behavioural Strategies of Marine Predators to Inform Conservation Policy?, on Tuesday, June 3 at 10:00 in SN2064. See the detailed announcement here.
Dr. David Wilson, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled “Complex Communication for a Complex World: A Synthesis of Mechanism and Function”, on Thursday, May 29 at 10:00 in SN3042. See the detailed announcement here.
Dr. Shane Gero, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled "Individuality vs. Conformity: Patterns of Varition in Sperm Whale Behaviour", on Monday, May 26 at 2:00 in SN3042. See the detailed announcement here
Five Psychology honours students (Jessica Butler, Isaac Hughes, Joshua Quinlan, Samantha O’Brien and Janie O’Leary) attended the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. Joshua Quinlan won a Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award for one of the best research presentations.
As a spontaneous expression of their admiration and affection for a man who has a lasting place in the history of polar exploration, the Explorers' Club of New York and two kindred organizations - the Wilderness Club of Philadelphia and the Harvard Travellers' Club of Massachusetts...
Reginald H. Brown Law Scholarship
The Reginald H. Brown Q.C. Memorial Scholarship is established at Memorial University of Newfoundland in memory of Reginald H. Brown, K. St. J., Q.C., through generous lead donations by Pamela Brown and Reg’s colleagues at Cox & Palmer. Described as “a lawyer’s lawyer”, Reg Brown was a loyal friend and colleague who......
Dr. Bruce Christensen will be giving a talk entitled: "The Dual Trends Model: Empirical support for an evolutionary model of anomalous functional brain organization in Schizophrenia” on March 31 at 12:00 in C3033.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Junior Commons Room, Gushue Hall.
Please come support our graduate and undergraduate students as they present their research findings.The day will start with talks by our second year MSc students (9:30-12:10). We will then have the honours poster session from 12:30-2:30 followed by the Award's ceremony at 2:45. The day will conclude with a Social at Bitter's organized by the Psychology Undergraduate and Graduate Student Societies.
Click here for the complete schedule.
The Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching
In 2009, the Psychology Department lost one of its most dedicated teachers, Rennie Gaulton, to cancer. During the 30 years Rennie taught psychology, he inspired many students to learn more about the field, many of whom went on to pursue a degree in...
Chris Duggan will give a colloquium entitled "A Mixed-Methods Study of Stress and Emotion Regulation in University Student-Athlete Disordered Eating" on March 4, at 12:00 in SN2101.
Dr. Allison Ouimet will present a colloquium entitled, “Fast & Fearful: Developing a dual-systems model of cognitive vulnerability to anxiety disorders” on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 from 12:00-12:50 (followed by a 10 minute Question and Answer period) in room SN2067.
Anders Dorbeck will give a colloquium entitled "Evaluation of an advanced follow-up workshop for treatment of eating disorders for health professionals across Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Community Capacity Building project" on February 4, at 12:00 in SN2101.
Catherine Lau will give a colloquium on "The Effects of Predator Stress on Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis" on January 21, at 12:00 in SN2101.
Department of Psychology Talk - Dr. Sarah Racine, now taking place on Tuesday, January 14th, 10:00-10:50am in SN2036, with Q&A following. See the details here.
The colloquium schedule for Winter 2014 has been released. Talks are scheduled for Tuesdays at 12:00 in SN2101. Our first talk is on January 21. Review the schedule here.
Undergraduate Students, who meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in carrying out a 16 week research/development work term in Natural Sciences and Engineering, under the supervision of a faculty NSERC research grant holder, are invited to submit an application to the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program....
The Department of Psychology is now seeking nominations for the 2013-2014 Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award will be presented to a faculty member in the department who demonstrates the same dedication to undergraduate teaching that Rennie did. If you have had a psychology professor, at any point in your university career, that you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate him/her. A committee consisting of three psychology faculty and an undergraduate student representative will choose the recipient of the award. The award will be given to one professor each academic year and will be presented at the Annual Psychology Research Conference. Nominations are sought at the end of the Fall and Winter semesters.
The December 4 Colloquium that was scheduled has been POSTPONED until next semester.
Dr. Jennifer Gordon, University of North Carolina, will give a talk entitled, “Depression, Stress and Health: How Depressed Individuals Respond Differently to Stress and Why This Matters”, in C4011 from 11:00-11:50 AM, followed by a 15 minute Question and Answer period.
Dr. Sheri Madigan, Banting postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto, will give a colloquium on Monday, November 25th, 2013 entitled, "Consequences of adverse childhood experiences to the family life cycle" in SN3060 from 3:15 – 4:05PM followed by a 15 minute Question and Answer period.
Dr. Tali Boritz, Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will give a colloquium on Monday, November 18, 2013 entitled, “Towards an Integrative Understanding of Psychotherapy: Principles and Predictors of Therapeutic Change", in SN3060 from 3:00-4:00PM followed by a 15 minute Question and Answer period.
The Psychology colloquium scheduled for November 19 has been postponed to next semester.
There will be a colloquium on November 5, 12:00 pm, SN 2101. Dr. Paul DeDecker (Linguistics) will be giving a presentation entitled: "He Said, She Said: dialect as a linguistic tool in quoted speech".
There will be a colloquium on October 22, 12:00 pm, SN 2101. Morag Ryan will be giving a presentation entitled: "Interspecific attachment: Social bonds between humans and their 'best friends'".
There will be a colloquium on October 8, 12:00 pm, SN 2101. Dr. Aimee Surprenant will be giving a presentation entitled: "Preparing for a rewarding career applying the science of psychology".
The Psychology department is seeking nominations for the Toronto Graduate Scholarships.
This scholarship is being established through the fund raising efforts of the Toronto Alumni Branch of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be available to an...
There will be a colloquium on September 24, 12:00 pm, SN 2101. Dr. Kathleen Hourihan will be giving a presentation entitled: "An Introduction to the Psychology Research Experience Pool (PREP)".
The Psychology department is seeking nominations for two awards - The General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership, and The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship (see below for details). Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience majors are asked to nominate themselves for the awards by sending their information directly to Dr. Aimee Surprenant (firstname.lastname@example.org) of our departmental awards committee. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 16th.
There will be a Psychology Colloquium on Tuesday, September 17 at 12:00 in the Science Building, SN2101. Our speaker will be Stephen Ellenbogen, School of Social Work, MUN and his title is "Exploring a shame-rage explanation for anger and aggression problems in physically abused adolescents receiving child protective services".
The shedule for fall colloquium presentations can be found here. All talks will be held on Tuesdays at 12 pm in SN2101. The first talk will be on September 17 by Dr. Stephen Ellenbogen, School of Social Work, entitled, "Exploring a shame-rage explanation for anger and aggression problems in physically abused adolescents receiving child protective services".
Everything Science 2013 is the Faculty of Science's way of welcoming incoming undergraduate students to the faculty.
The orientation event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Science building. It will include an introduction to science at Memorial, followed by a chance to meet academic advisors and student society executives from the various science departments who can answer questions about science programs and activities...
Hugo Lehmann, an associate professor at Trent University, will be on campus next week and he has agreed to give a talk in the department, entitled "Is long-term memory consolidation a robust phenomenon?", Thursday, June 27, 11 AM-12 PM in SN3058.
There are four Convocation Awards with deadlines fast approaching. Please see the attached list of awards with the deadline and contact information for each here.
At the 4th Annual Psychology Research Day, held April 3, 2013 the following awards were presented:
THE RENNIE GAULTON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
This award is presented to a faculty member in the department...
Our 4th Annual Psychology Research Day will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 9 am to 3pm in the Junior Common Room of Gushue Hall. Master's students talks will...
Below are two nomination forms for Awards that are presented annually in the Psychology Department. The deadline for nominations is March 22, 2013.