Each semester the Department of Psychology sponsors a lecture series. Nationally-prominent researchers present their work on a variety of topics. These presentations are open to the public and free of charge. They are held every Friday from 3:00-4:30pm in 230 Minard Hall. If you would like to receive regular emails with colloquium announcements just let us know.

*Articles associated with the colloquium, provided by the speaker will be posted when available.  Dr. Ben Balas and Dr. Laura Thomas will be facilitating colloquium this semester.



February 9th, 2024David A. Rosenbaum, Ph. D.(Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside)

"Preparedness in thought and action"

Virtual Meeting Only
February 16th, 2024Benajmin Wolfe, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, University of Toronto)

"What can (and can't) drivers see? A vision science perspective on driver behaviour, and why, sometimes, drivers miss the moose"

Virtual Meeting Only
February 23rd, 2024No ColloquiumN/A
March 1st, 2024Elizabeth Carlson, Ph.D. (Department of Political Science and Public Policy, NDSU)"Non-Partisan Bias: Playing Nice and Disregarding the Truth"
March 8th, 2024No ColloquiumN/ASpring Break
March 15th, 2024Julia Strand, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, Carleton College)"Error Prevention in Psychological Research"Virtual Meeting Only
March 22nd, 2024Steve Higgins, Ph.D. (UX Research Manager, Google)"Navigating a Tech Career: From Cognitive Psychology to Generative AI"Virtual Meeting Only
March 29th, 2024No ColloquiumN/ASpring Recess
April 5th, 2024No ColloquiumN/A
April 12th, 2024Anna Kosovicheva, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga)"Individual differences in visual perception: From basic science to real-world applications"Virtual Meeting Only
April 19th, 2024No ColloquiumN/A
April 26th, 2024No ColloquiumN/ARed River Psychology Conference
May 3rd, 2024Reserved for Student PresentationsN/ATBD

Past Colloquia

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