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March

Using an Animal Model to Explore Prenatal Origins of Social Responsiveness

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Please join us for our next CCF Brown Bag Series: Food For Thought this Friday, March 21st from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in AHC I, Room 110. Dr. Robert Lickliter will be speaking on "Using an Animal Model to Explore Prenatal Origins of Social Responsiveness”.

Masters Thesis Defense: Iris Broce

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The purpose of this study was to characterize two fiber pathways important for language, the superior longitudinal fasciculus/arcuate fasciculus (SLF/AF) and the frontal aslant tract (FAT), and to relate these tracts to speech, language, and literacy skill in children 5-8 years. The FAT was identified for the first time in children. Both the left and right SLF/AF related to language measures, specifically receptive and expressive language, but only the left SLF/AF related to language content.

Psychology Graduate Faculty Boot Camp

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Please make sure to attend this informative graduate faculty bootcamp on all the most up-to-date policies and procedures for training graduate students. Please make sure to attend this informative graduate faculty bootcamp on all the most up-to-date policies and procedures for training graduate students. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP with Dr. Leslie Frazier.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense: André Maharaj

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Venue:AHC1 135- MMC

Callous and unemotional traits in children with conduct problems have been indicated as a precursor to adult psychopathology. The dissertation findings indicate that although there may be a hyporeactivity to aversive stimuli in children with callous and unemotional traits, the use of a time-out procedure has demonstrated treatment efficacy.

April

Developmental Colloquium: Development of Multisensory Perception in Infancy

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Sr. David Lewkowicz, Professor of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, will be presenting a colloquium Friday April 4 at 2:00 PM (just after the brown bag presentation) in room AHC1 110 entitled: “Why We Must Understand the Development of Multisensory Perception in Infancy to Understand the Development of Communication" Dr. Lewkowicz is a prominent developmental scientist focusing on early perceptual and cognitive development. Please join us!

Developmental Qualifying Exams

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Students taking qualifying exams this Spring should contact Dr. Dionne Stephens at least seven days before the exam to confirm that they are eligible.

May

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The UM/FIU Southeast Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference is a student-led conference that aims to engage graduate students and faculty members in a supportive discourse focused on research and mentorship. The conference provides students the unique opportunity to present their research in an informal environment and receive feedback from both peers and faculty members. Graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations at any stage of the research process.

Shannon Quintana Doctoral Dissertation Defense

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Prior research has shown that college women in the United States are experiencing significantly high rates of verbal intimate partner violence (IPV). This work examines the influence of familial conflict strategies on Hispanic college women’s verbal IPV victimization. Further, within group differences were explored, with specific attention paid to the role of acculturation and gender role beliefs.

July

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Our Developmental Science Program Summer Interns will present brief 10-minute presentations on what they did this summer in each of their research labs. Please join us in DM 258 at 1pm to hear our interns talk about the research in which they were involved with this summer. We've truly enjoyed having these interns from other universities- Williams College, UCONN, Vassar, Emory, Cornell, Illinois State, and Earlham- join us for our inaugural 8-week summer internship.

August

Shannon Quintana & Tara Sheehan receiving doctoral degrees August 4th

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Venue:FIU Century Auditorim

Two Developmental Students have completed their doctoral degrees and are graduating this summer. Drs. Shannon Quintana and Tara Sheehan will be hooded at the August 4th graduation ceremony. Congratulations to both!

Developmental Program Summer Qualifying Exams

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Qualifying exams for Summer 2014 will be held on Tuesday August 5th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Students eligible and planning to sit for exams should contact Dr. Dionne Stephens by July 1st to confirm they are taking the exams.

September

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The Department of Psychology's Professional Counseling Psychology Masters Program and CCF present Dr. Michael Hollander, Director of Training at McLean Hospital and Author of award winning book, Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury. 6 CEUs Available for LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, & Psychologists For more information and to register, please go to: https://fiuhollandertalkdbt.eventbrite.com Seating is limited! Please register early.

October

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Dr. Anna Shusterman, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University, will be speaking as part of the Developmental Science Speakers series. Her presentation is titled "The Language / Thought Interface In Development".

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"Bilingual Environments & Bilingual Developments" is the title of the talk that Dr. Erika Hoff will give Friday October 31, 2014. A Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, she will focus on the experiences of children living in South Florida

November

Developmental Program Fall Qualifying Exams

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Qualifying exams for Fall 2014 will be held on Wednesday November 5th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Students eligible and planning to sit for exams should contact Dr. Dionne Stephens by October 1st to confirm they are taking the exams.

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University of Michigan Professor of Psychology Dr. Monique Ward will be speaking as part of the Developmental Science Speakers series. She will present on her work examining children’s and adolescents’ developing conceptions of both gender and sexuality, and sexual decision-making. The talk will also explore how children interpret and use the messages they receive about male-female relations from their parents, peers, and the media.

December

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Dr. John Colombo, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, will be presenting his research on Friday December 5th at noon. His talk, "Nutritional Supplementation and Developmental Outcomes " will be the last presentation in the Developmental Program's Speakers Series for Fall 2014.