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Department of Psychology Colloquium Schedule 2014-15

pdf Getting Into Grad School

Bette Ludwig
Undergraduate Advisor
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University

3 p.m., April 10, 2015
Room 1728, Wood Hall

Confused about what minor to pair with your major or what you can do with the major to begin with? Maybe you should double major or double/triple minor? Don't miss this presentation by the psychology advisor to answer those questions and more!

pdf Evolution and Promotion of Ethical Behavior: A Behavior Analytic Perspective

Wayne Fuqua
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University

4 p.m., April 10, 2015
Room 1001, Wood Hall

Behavior Analysis has contributed greatly to the development of evidence-based interventions. However, the implications of behavior analytic principles and concepts are not limited to the development of treatment techniques but also apply to the full range of human endeavors including the development of codes of conduct and the promotion of ethical and moral behavior. This presentation will provide a behavior analytic perspective on the evolution of ethical and moral codes of conduct and the promotion of ethical and moral behavior. In addition, this presentation will describe strategies for disseminating ethics throughout a professional organization.

Dr. Charles Greenwood

April 13, 2015

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch with Graduate Students:pdf Community-Engaged Applied Research: What it is and why do it
Room 3723, Wood Hall

5 p.m.
Colloquium:pdf From the Basement to the White House: Lesson Learned in 50 years at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project
Room 1001, Wood Hall

The development of applied research since 1964 at the University of Kansas has overlapped with the needs of a low-income Kansas community at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP).  JGCP and its program of research have continued uninterrupted to the present, producing a number of important outcomes for community residents as well as for the field in terms of human capital and methodology.  Accomplishments and lessons learned when conducting community-engaged research will be highlighted.

Speaker: Dr. Greenwood is the director of Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), a center developed in the 1960’s to address child development concerns within low-income communities.  He is Co-PI of a Research and Development Center funded by the Institute of Education Sciences whose aim is development of instructional interventions for high-risk preschool children. In 2009, he received KU’s highest award for research, the Irvin Youngberg Research Achievement Award in Applied Science. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

CEU’s will be available
*Refreshments will be served

Dr. Doug Woods

April 17, 2015

Workshop:pdf CBT for Trichotillomania and Other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
10 - 12 p.m.
Room 1140, Schneider Hall

pdf Brown Bag Lunch
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Room 3713 Wood Hall

Colloquium:pdf Behavior Therapy for Tourette Syndrome
4 p.m.
Room 1728, Wood Hall

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological condition consisting of multiple motor and vocal tics that are presumably due to failed inhibition within cortical-striatial-cortical motor pathways.  In recent years, there has been a growing recognition among psychiatry and neurology about the utility of behavior therapy procedures in managing the symptoms of Tourette Syndrome in children and adults.  Recently, the National Institute of Mental Health funded a multi-site group of researchers working with the Tourette Syndrome Association to conduct two parallel randomized clinical trials investigating the efficacy of these procedures in adults and children with TS.  The procedures being tested in the study combine elements of habit reversal training with psychoeducation and function-based behavioral interventions, yielding a Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).  In the current talk, Dr. Woods will describe CBIT as used in the treatment of children and adults with Tourette Syndrome.  Participants will learn about the underlying theory for behavioral intervention as well as the data supporting the model and the efficacy of the treatment

April 18, 2015
pdf Behavior Therapy for Tic Disorders Workshop
9:30 - 4 p.m.
Room 105-107, Bernhard Center

Department Award Celebration

3 - 5 p.m., April 24, 2015
Location: TBD

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