Psychology Colloquium: Laureate talks by Dr Caitlin Cowan & Dr Stephanie Wong (School of Psychology – University of Sydney)

Please join us for a special two-part colloquium, with Laureate talks by two NHMRC Investigator Grant winners in our School: Dr Caitlin Cowan – Title: “The developing microbiome as a predictor and modulator of mental health risk and resilience: A translational gut-brain axis approach to improving childhood mental health”. Project Summary: A child’s development sets …

Psychology Colloquium: Grant winners’ celebration plus laureate talk by Prof Louise Sharpe (School of Psychology – University of Sydney)

Please join us this Friday 5 March for a special two-part colloquium: A celebration of the School’s ARC, NHMRC and MRFF grant winners. Join us in congratulating our colleagues who were awarded significant research funding in 2020. The first in our series of laureate talks given by grant winners – Prof Louise Sharpe, who, with co-investigators …

Psychology Colloquium: Dr Anne Swinbourne (College of Healthcare Sciences – James Cook University)

Dr Anne Swinbourne College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University Title: The interface of psychology, natural hazards and extreme events Abstract: The CSIRO/BoM State of the Climate 2020 report delivers an expected message: Australia is undergoing, and will continue to experience, long-term climate change. This will interact negatively with Australia’s preexisting vulnerability to extreme weather events …

Psychology Colloquium: Dr Vince Polito (Department of Cognitive Science – Macquarie University)

Dr Vince Polito Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University Title: Placebo or Panacea? Experiences and Beliefs of People who Microdose Psychedelics Abstract: Psychedelics are making their way back into mainstream science. High profile research teams are publishing findings in top journals showing that psychedelics can be used to better understand cognition, perception, neurobiology, psychopathology and …

Psychology Colloquium: Dr Laura Bradfield (School of Life Sciences – UTS)

Dr Laura Bradfield School of Life Sciences, UTS Title: Contextual regulation of reinstatement involving choice Abstract: Relapse to substance use disorder, overeating, or other maladaptive actions following abstinence and/or therapy is commonly modelled in animals, however, the majority of these studies employ procedures that are either Pavlovian, or involve only a single instrumental response. Therefore, …