Fall Welcome/Faculty Introduction
Friday, September 6, 2013
-Graduate Student Orientation
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Room 1718 Wood Hall
*New students are required to attend*
-Graduate Teaching Orientation
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1718 Wood Hall
-Psychology Faculty Colloquium
4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Room 1718 Wood
-Psychology Graduate Student Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., First floor atrium, Wood Hall
7:45 p.m., University Roadhouse Bar and Grill
*All faculty and students are welcome to attend*
Undergrad Resourse Day
Graduate Student Organizations
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Location: Wood Hall, 1st Floor Atrium. Followed by Q&A in room 2734 Wood Hall
Come join us for an informative event geared towards helping you find your way into the field of Psychology. See flyer for more information.
Office of Information Technology
Western Michigan University
4:00 p.m. Friday September 20, 2013
Location: Wood Hall, Room 1718
*All graduate students and faculty are asked to attend*
Michigan Autism Conference
October 9 - 11, 2013
Western Michigan University Fetzer Center
Several noteworthy and prominent invited speakers will be on campus. For more information, visit http://www.michiganautismconference.org/about.
Career in Sales
Total Quality Logistics
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Brown bag lunch
Location: Wood Hall, Room 2734
Grab some pizza and meet recruiters from TQL to learn more about how your Psychology degree can fit with a career in sales!
Preclinical Investigation of Behavioral and Pharmacological Interventions for Tobacco Addiction
Mark LeSage, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
2:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013 - Colloquium
Location: Wood Hall, Room 1718
Immediately following presentation, Friday, October 11, 2013 - Happy Hour Celebration
Location: University Roadhouse Bar and Grill
Cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use are associated with over 400,000 deaths per year in the U.S.. Despite the availability of interventions for smoking cessation, their efficacy is limited and better interventions are needed. This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of modeling smoking behavior in nonhumans for the purpose of evaluating behavioral and pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation. Findings from preclinical studies in rats that examine the effects of alternative non-drug reinforcement, vaccines and nicotine-specific antibodies, and tobacco control policies being considered by the Food and Drug Administration will be discussed.
A Verbal Behavior Account of Analogical Reasoning
Caio Miguel, Ph.D.
California State University, Sacramento
12:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013 - Brown bag lunch with graduate students
Location: Wood Hall, Room 3713
4:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013 - Presentation
Location: Chemistry Building, Room 1720
The purpose of this talk is to describe the equivalence-equivalence model of analogical reasoning and a novel procedure that involves training relational tacts of stimulus compounds to establish simple propositional analogies. Our data have suggested that relational tact training may be sufficient to produce novel tacts, analogical reasoning, and component equivalence relations. Implications for future research and practice will be discussed.
So, You Want to Go to Graduate School!
WMU, Department of Psychology Advising
4:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013
Location: Wood Hall, Room 1301
The Psychology Undergraduate Advising office will be sharing tips on how to get into graduate school and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. Faculty and current graduate students will also speak on a number of topics and experiences regarding admission into our graduate programs
Applications of Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior to Older Adults
Jon Baker, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University
4:00 P.M., Friday, November 15, 2013
Room 1718, Wood Hall
The presence and impact of age-related language deficits have been acknowledged both the field within the field of behavior analysis (e.g., Gross, Fuqua, & Merritt, 2013; Skinner, 1957; Sundberg 1991) as well as the broader field of gerontology (Cohen-Mansfield & Werner, 1997), though relatively little research has focused on remediation of those deficits. This dearth of intervention research is partly related to the notion that age-related language deficits are the result of biological processes. However, there is growing support that environmental variables can and do play a role in language deficits among older adults. This talk will review data from a series of studies aimed at the assessment and treatment of age-related language deficits among older adults, as well as discuss directions and implications of future research.