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Adults remembering childhood experiences in the courtroom
Date: September 2014
Length: 1:01:21
Mark Howe, professor of psychology at City University London, discusses behavioral and neuroscience evidence about the nature of childhood memory, contrasts this with what many judges and juries believe to be true, and provides guidance for considering the reliability of memory evidence.
How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways: Empirical tests of a triangular theory of hate
Date: August 2014
Length: 44:01
Karin Sternberg, research associate in the College of Human Ecology, discusses development of a scale for measuring hate and empirical tests of a theory of hate, which includes three components: negation of intimacy, passion, and commitment. She proposes that different combinations of these components lead to different kinds of hate.
Embryos, stem cells, human meaning and policy
Date: May 2014
Length: 44:43
Using his participation on the President's Council on Bioethics as a case study, Michael Gazzaniga shares his insights on helping the public understand science. He goes on to discuss his perspective on free will and responsibility, based on his neuroscience research. Gazzaniga is a professor of psychological and brain sciences at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Study reveals origins of facial expressions
Date: March 2014
Length: 01:51
Why do our eyes widen when afraid and narrow to slits when disgusted? Research findings by Cornell neuroscientist Adam Anderson suggest that human facial expressions arose from universal, adaptive reactions to environmental stimuli and not originally as social communication signals, lending support to Charles Darwin's 19th-century theories on the evolution of emotion.
The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making Book Talk
Date: February 2014
Length: 51:42
Whether or not to have unprotected sex, save money or spend it, consent to surgery, take that extra dessert--risky decisions permeate our lives, sometimes with disastrous consequences. How and why risk taking occurs has important implications, yet we have many unanswered questions about what influences risky behavior. In a Chats in the Stacks book talk February 10, 2014 at Mann Library, Dr. Valerie Reyna discusses her new book, The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making, which aims to help us understand the neural roots of bad decisions and paves the way for translation of science into practice and policy.
Sternberg talks about culture, intelligence, and education
Date: December 2013
Length: 57:00
Robert Sternberg presents his research on measuring intelligence and what that means in different contexts.
Aging, Attention, and Its Emotional Regulation
Date: October 2013
Length: 42:52
Adam Anderson presents his provocative research at the Bronfenbrenner Translational Research Conference on Aging, Emotion and Health.
Are Juries Persuaded by Neuroscience Expert Evidence?
Date: October 2013
Length: 1:09:51
Michael J. Saks, Regents' Professor of Law and Psychology presents his research indicating that neuroimages are not especially persuasive above and beyond expert witness evidence when juries are deciding guilt. His research also provides insights into social science experimental design.
Cornell MRI Facility opens doors to understanding human cognition
Reyna, Valerie, Adam Anderson and Nathan Spreng
Date: October 2013
Length: 55:24
Three experts in the Department of Human Development share their insights and research findings regarding neuroscience and human cognition, including data collected using Cornell's new MRI. Nathan Spreng discusses his research on working memory and attention; Adam Anderson highlights his research on the psychological and neural underpinnings of our sense of self, including implications for depression; and Valerie Reyna summarizes her research on thought processes related to risky decision making and their relation to activation in the brain.
Diverse brains
Collection: Ricciuti Lecture
Date: October 2013
Length: 54:29
Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, reviews her findings on brain differences between people with physical or behavioral differences and their typically developing counterparts, finding little clear evidence for brain-based deficits and reason for caution regarding relying on parent-reported child disability levels.
Just how different are female and male sexual orientation?
Date: October 2013
Length: 44:26
Lisa Diamond, Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah, discusses her research demonstrating the fluidity of same-sex and other-sex attraction and similarities and differences in the patterns of fluidity between men and women.
Risky Decision Making: A Fuzzy-Trace Framework for Understanding the Developing Brain
Date: October 2013
Length: 59:28
Valerie Reyna discusses her research on decision making and the adolescent brain at the Behavioral Change Research Network Conference, October 2013.
Implications for Decision Quality under Different Mechanisms for Cognitive Processing
Date: September 2013
Length: 27:18
Valerie Reyna discusses her research on decision making as invited speaker to the 2013 Eisenberg Conference Series on effective health care.
The Autobiographical self in time and culture book talk
Date: September 2013
Length: 45:23
Qi Wang, professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, discusse2 her new book, "The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture" (Oxford University Press). By analyzing everyday family storytelling, autobiographical writings in Western and Chinese literature, memory data from controlled experiments in the laboratory, and personal narratives on blogs and Facebook, Wang illustrates that our memories and sense of ourselves are conditioned by time and culture. She examines some of the most controversial issues in current psychological research of memory and analyzes the influences of the larger social, political, and economic forces on the autobiographical self.
Who Makes Better Decisions? Interview with Valerie Reyna on Fox News
Date: June 2013
Length: 5:42
Dr. Valerie Reyna is interviewed on Fox News regarding her research findings that U.S. intelligence agents – like the embattled Edward Snowden – are more prone to irrational inconsistencies in decision making than college students and older adults.
Strategic Variability in Risky Choice
Date: April 2013
Length: 1:02:53
Vinod Venkatraman, assistant professor of marketing at Temple University, discusses his brain imaging research which demonstrates that there are distinct neural mechanisms which underly variability in peoples decision making choices and strategies.
Individual variation in functional brain networks in fetuses and children
Date: February 2013
Length: 47:31
Moriah Thomason, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, discusses three of her research studies that examined the association between varibility in cortisol responsivity to stress and altered neuron funtional connectivity; how participant anxiety levels during scanning altered connectivity in the brain; and new pilot data on fetal functional connectivity in utero.
Science in the Courtroom
Date: February 2013
Length: 1:18:48
Using an actual court case involving allegations of sexual abuse, Maggie Bruck, professor of adolescent and child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, highlights the scientific principles that courts need to consider in dermining the credibility of child witnesses.
A social neuroscience perspective on adolescent risk taking
Date: November 2012
Length: 1:23:02
Dr. Steinberg, the Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University, presents the results of his program of research on the underpinnings of risk-taking in adolescence that is informed by recent advances in developmental neuroscience.
Law and Neuroscience: Will Brain Imaging Matter?
Date: October 2012
Length: 58:11
Dr. Jones, Professor of Law and of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, reviews the implications of neuroscience on the legal system. How will it change our understanding of will, autonomy and responsibility? How is neuroscientific evidence used, what are its limitations? What are the implications for future practice and research?
Large-scale Brain Network Interactivity and Aging
Date: September 2012
Length: 59:21
Dr. Spreng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University, provides a foundation on fMRI research methods, discusses the large-scale brain networks involved in goal-directed cognition and summarizes findings from his recent fMRI studies.
Neurodevelopmental Processes in the Emergence of Psychosis
Collection: Ricciuti Lecture
Date: September 2012
Length: 52:06
Dr. Walker, the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Emory University, summarizes her research identifying stress as a risk factor in the development of major mental illnesses.
Positive emotion disturbance: A puzzle in affective and clinical science
Date: September 2012
Length: 56:27
June Gruber, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University, discusses her research on the role of positive emotions in psychopathology - times when positive emotions go awry such as in bipolar disorder. Her research characterizes the nature of the disturbance in positive emotional functioning in both clinical and healthy populations.
Risk Communication and Risky Decision Making: From Viruses to Vaccines
Date: May 2012
Length: 30:29
Valerie Reyna discusses her research on risky decision making and the implications for public health messages at the Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication, May 2012.
Enhancing the Informativeness of Young Victim Witnesses
Date: March 2012
Length: 43:40
Lamb discusses his research on the characteristics that can limit children's ability to acurately describe their experiences of abuse, and identifies the circumstances in which they are most likely to be competent informants. He also shares steps that interveriwers can take to maximize the informativness of child victim witnesses.
The adolescent brain: Learning, Reasoning and decision making
Date: March 2012
Length: 48:36
Valerie Reyna shares insights and findings from her new book which brought together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to focus on brain development and higher cognition - the set of thinking skills students use to manipulate information and ideas in ways that lead to problem solving and new insights.
Little Liars: The Development of Children’s Verbal Deception and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony
Date: February 2012
Length: 1:00:37
Talwar discusses the development of children's verbal deception in relation to their cognitive and social development and presents her research on how children's lie-telling abilities emerge in the preschool years and their ability to succesfful deceive increases with age.
Alumni Q&A with Valerie Reyna on Risk, Decision Making and More
Date: November 2011
Length: 53:24
In this talk with Cornell alumni, Valerie Reyna discusses risk, decision making, numeracy, vaccination, the relationship between memory and judgement, research-community partnerships, Cornell's new fMRI facility and more.
Pretrial Publicity and Jury Decision Making
Date: September 2011
Length: 56:20
Penrod, highlighting the inherent conflict between guaranteeing freedom of speech/press and providing impartial juries, discusses his research on the effects of pretrial media exposure on trial decisions.
Risk, Resilience, and Gene-Environment Interplay in Primates
Collection: Ricciuti Lecture
Date: September 2011
Length: 56:56
Suomi discusses his research on the biological and behavioral effects of mothering in rhesus monkeys, including his findings that appropriate mothering buffered the effects of genetic risk factors.
Sexual Orientation and Tinbergen’s Four Questions
Date: September 2011
Length: 49:09
Bailey summarizes the research on sexual orientation - what we know about how it works and how it develops and the differences in patterns between men and women.
The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making - 2011 Bronfenbrenner Conference
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Date: September 2011
At the 2011 Bronfenbrenner Conference, “The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making," neuroscientists, neuroeconomists and social scientists explored scientific theories about the brain mechanisms underlying risky decision-making, paving the way for translation of basic science into policy and practice. Topics include brain maturation, neural responses to rewards and punishments at different ages, emotional regulation and self-control and many more.
Exploring New Pathways to Improving Impact in Youth Development Programs
Date: April 2011
Length: 52:28
Blyth discusses what we know from research and evaluation about non-formal learning opportunities, recent trends in the field, and their implications for improving 4-H youth development opportunities for youth to learn, lead, and contribute.
Examining Racial Diversity: Situational Influences and Strategic Concerns in Intergroup Interaction
Date: March 2011
Length: 56:03
The typical assumption of social scientists (as well as laypeople) is that demographic diversity translates into informational diversity. Sommers assesses this assumption. His findings demonstrate that the exchange perspective on diversity is more complicated, and is not wholly responsible for the effects of racial diversity on groups or individuals.
The Psychology of Poverty
Date: March 2011
Length: 1:04:05
This lecture explores the psychology of scarcity. Mullianathon describes experiments which demonstrate that constraint focus and the cognitive processing burden of scarcity-related issues undermines decision making, productivity and self-control.
School-Based Prevention: Current Status and Future Challenges
Date: January 2011
Length: 51:38
Greenberg uses his research on the school-based prevention program, PATHS (Providing Alternative THinking Strategies), as a context for thinking about translational research.
From Environmental Design to Psychosocial Prevention Programs
Date: November 2010
Length: 1:08:10
Wandersman discusses bridging research and practice and how to decrease the discrepancy between our hopes and what we achieve. First through examples from environmental design and then through examples of social programs, he illustrates his points.
Five Steps in Longitudinal Data Analyses for Developmental Questions
Date: October 2010
Length: 1:06:04
John McArdle highlights his statistical analysis methodology and findings from research on one of the longest longitudinal data sets in the world.
Early Life Stress and Development: Studies of Children Adopted Internationally from Orphanages
Collection: Ricciuti Lecture
Date: September 2010
Length: 1:02:25
Megan Gunnar reviews historical research and her own interdisciplinary research on what role and how early experiences influence later functioning.
Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us
Date: September 2010
Length: 50:51
Susan Fiske reviews her research on power and status and how it affects people's relationships with each other.
Risk and Financial Decision Making
Date: September 2010
Length: 38:32
Valerie Reyna highlights her research on human judgment and decision making and how that applies to people's financial decisions.
The Hard Knock Life: The Environment of Poverty and Children
Date: April 2010
Length: 7:06
Kyler Wilkins wins first place in the College of Human Ecology's 2010 Elsie Van Buren Rice Awards public speaking competition for his presentation, "The Hard Knock Life: The Environment of Poverty and Children's Development." Wilkins described research by Gary Evans, the Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor in Human Ecology, in the long-term negative consequences wrought by growing up in poverty.
Beyond Trauma and Resilience: Mapping the Heterogeneity of Reactions to Highly Aversive Life Events
Date: March 2010
Length: 55:45
George Bonanno highlights his research on the multiple trajectories for people experiencing potential traumatic events. While traditional approaches focus on severe effects or on the average response, his research reveals many different patterns, including the most common which is resilience.
The Laws of Cultural Cognition, and the Cultural Cognition of Law
Date: March 2010
Length: 1:33:34
Dan Kahan discusses his research which reveals the tendency of people to adopt beliefs about risk that fit their cultural world view and how these beliefs can be influenced by different ways of presenting the risk information.
Affective and Deliberative Processes in Risky Choice in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Date: February 2010
Length: 1:10:13
Bernd Figner discusses findings from his research on risky choice, highlighting age differences and individual differences.
Translational Research: Where do Cornell's current outreach and extension efforts fit into the models?
Date: February 2010
Length: 54:05
Elaine Wethington and Rhoda Meador discuss the emerging field of translational research, definitions and models, and opportunities for the promotion and practice of translational research within Cornell's outreach & extension efforts.
Making Informed Adaptations to Evidence-based Sex and HIV Education Programs
Date: December 2009
Length: 40:23
Lori Rolleri discusses how to make changes to evidence-based sex education programs in order to adapt them for a particular population and/or an organization's capacity without compromising or deleting its core components.
Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: The Benefits of Self-Regulation
Date: November 2009
Length: 54:42
Tom Tyler argues that the deterrent model of law is costly and minimally effective. He presents his research supporting a model of legitimacy that encourages public cooperation and self-responsibility.
Autism and the Family: Connection, Conflict, and Complexity
Date: October 2009
Length: 17:03
Bill Hudenko discusses dynamics in families affected by autism.
Autism at the Crossroads between Genetics, Neurodevelopment and the Immune System: Recent Findings and Future Perspectives
Date: October 2009
Length: 56:40
Antonio Persico discusses his research on the interacting genetic and environmental factors that can predispose the brain to autism.
Autism in Central New York: Panel Discussion
Date: October 2009
Length: 1:05:54
Panel speakers Matthew Belmonte, Antonio Persico, Evdokia Anagnostou, Karen Fried, and Bill Hudenko respond to audience questions at the conference on Autism in Central New York: Research and Practice.
Autism Services in Upstate New York: How Are We Doing?
Date: October 2009
Length: 20:40
Karen Fried discusses the state of practice in NYS and points to some helpful information sources.
Autism: When Genetics Meets the Immune System
Date: October 2009
Length: 25:41
Antonio Persico highlights his research on the interacting genetic and environmental factors that can predispose the brain to autism.
The Science of Law and Memory
Date: October 2009
Length: 46:34
Kim Kopko presents the work of Charles Brainerd and Valerie Reyna at The Second Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference on Improving the State of Americans: Prospects of Translational Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
What Is It about Autism that Runs in Families?
Date: October 2009
Length: 25:09
Matthew Belmonte highlights his research showing that short-range, local connections between brain cells may be abnormally strong in whole families affected by autism.
What is Translational Research: Perspectives for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: October 2009
Length: 49:30
Abraham Wandersman presents a paper about translational research by Elaine Wethington, Karl Pillemer, and Bill Trochim at The Second Annual Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference. Their paper summarizes the result of a literature review on the topic and discusses the state of translational research.
What We Know and Don
Date: October 2009
Length: 23:29
Evdokia Anagnostou relates practical findings from her research on autistic brain function and how it is affected by drugs.
Whether the Environment Matters More for Children in Poverty
Collection: Ricciuti Lecture
Date: October 2009
Length: 51:45
Kathleen McCartney discusses research exploring the connections between environment, poverty, genetics and child development outcomes.
Family Stories and Adolescent Identity and Well-Being
Date: September 2009
Length: 1:07:26
Robyn Fivush examines narrative approaches to understanding self and well-being in adolescence and examines the role of personal and intergenerational stories in helping adolescents to create a sense of self.
Small Changes and Mindless Eating Solutions
Date: June 2009
Length: 1:18:51
Brian Wansink shares insights from his research on eating behavior, demonstrates the powerful role that environmental factors play in what we eat, and discusses strategies for making dietary changes.
Aging, Emotions, and Health-Related Decisions
Date: May 2009
Length: 59:02
Corinna Loeckenhoff discusses her recent research on age differences in emotional processing and how these changes influence people’s decisions in the health domain.
Aging, Volunteerism and Environmental Sustainability: A New Human Development Extension Program
Date: May 2009
Length: 1:02:14
Linda P. Wagenet describes a new environmental volunteerism program for older adults that addresses the critical intersection of mounting environmental problems and a growing population of older adults.
The Environment of Childhood Poverty
Date: May 2009
Length: 1:06:20
Gary Evans provides an overview of the social and physical characteristics of settings that low income children grow up in and discusses what we know about why poverty is bad for children’s development.
The Surprising Rationality of Young Children
Date: May 2009
Length: 46:07
Tamar Kushnir discusses her research on how children learn and how social context and social information influences children’s learning.
Update on Effective Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs
Date: May 2009
Length: 1:19:12
John Eckenrode provides an overview of child maltreatment, intervention and prevention research, intervention models and specifically the Nurse Family Partnership Program.
Anti-social Personality Disorder, Psychopathy, Future Dangerousness Part I Personality Assessment
Collection: HD 4140
Date: April 2009
Length: 1:03:00
Anti-social Personality Disorder, Psychopathy, Future Dangerousness Part II Future Dangerousness
Collection: HD 4140
Date: April 2009
Length: 54:00
Connecting the Psychology and Neurobiology of Parent-Infant Bonding
Date: April 2009
Length: 54:40
James Swain discusses his research on the neurological underpinnings of parent-infant bonding and how they relate to the psychology of attachment.
Cultural and Environmental Factors
Collection: HD 4140
Date: April 2009
Length: 1:42:00
Developmental Effects of Teratogens (Fetal Alcohol Exposure)
Collection: HD 4140
Date: April 2009
Length: 50:00
Lead-Associated Neurobehavioral Impairments in Children
Collection: HD 4140
Date: April 2009
Length: 1:33:00
Mental Illness: Clinical Use of the DSM IV Instrument
Collection: HD 4140
Date: April 2009
Length: 1:28:00
Racial Residue: How Race Alters Perception of People, Places, and Things
Date: April 2009
Length: 55:37
Jennifer Eberhardt presents her research on how race influences our perception of objects and physical spaces, how objects and physical spaces influence how we think about race and how race changes how we see people.
Mistaken Eyewitness Identification and False Confidence: The Creation of Distorted Retrospective Judgment
Date: March 2009
Length: 58:53
Gary L. Wells discusses the phenomenon of mistaken eyewitness identification and the psychology of how these errors happen.
Risky Decision Making in Adolescence
Date: March 2009
Valerie Reyna describes the developmental differences in the way adolescents make decisions and reviews her research regarding why adolescents perceive risks and benefits and yet take more risks.
Transitions of Care for Frail Elders: Results from a CITRA Research-to-Practice Consensus Workshop
Date: March 2009
Rhoda Meador discusses the planning and implementation of the consensus workshop methodology for fostering dialog between researchers and practitioners in the critical area of care transitions.
Trauma: Child Abuse and Neglect
Collection: HD 4140
Date: March 2009
Length: 58:00
Trauma: The Case of Richard Johnson
Collection: HD 4140
Date: March 2009
Length: 14:00
Atkins, Simmons, Kennedy and Beyond
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 1:02:00
Experimental Research in Standards-Based Education
Date: February 2009
Length: 54:10
Charles Brainerd discusses what research is necessary to develop educational standards designed to maximize student learning in specific content areas.
Mitigation Past, Present, and Future: Josephe Amrine - Comments & Discussion
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 36:00
Mitigtion Interviewing
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 36:00
Mitigtion Past, Present, and Future: Joseph Amrine Tells His Story
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 1:21:00
Protected Classes
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 1:11:00
Protected Classes: Adolescents and Youth
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 52:00
Protected Classes: Mental Retardation
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 21:00
Significant Empirical Findings
Collection: HD 4140
Date: February 2009
Length: 58:00
Can Home Visiting Increase the Quality of Home-based Child Care?
Date: January 2009
Length: 52:04
Moncrieff Cochran and Lisa McCabe discuss the child care continuum, opportunities to improve care, and present findings from the first two years of a program evaluation of the Caring for Quality project.
Developing a Reliable Social History
Collection: HD 4140
Date: January 2009
Length: 1:01:00
Preparing a Mitigation Case
Collection: HD 4140
Date: January 2009
Length: 55:00
Brain Development in Healthy and Vulnerable Populations
Date: November 2008
Length: 1:00:00
Ruben Gur discusses his research on how behavioral dimensions are related to regional brain function using neuroimaging data and behavioral data related to regional brain function in healthy people and specific clinical populations with brain disease.
The Anatomy of Loneliness
Date: October 2008
Length: 1:00:00
John Cacioppo provides a fascinating overview of his research on how social isolation or perceived social isolation (loneliness) effects social cognition and emotions, personality processes, the brain, biology, and health.
Understanding and Communicating Risk and Benefit: Presentation to the ACR 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting, 10/28/08
Date: October 2008
Length: 29:33
Research from congitive science and psychology on how people use risk and benefit information to make informed decisions
How Does Negative Emotion Cause False Memories?
Date: September 2008
Length: 30:00
Human Development Professor Charles Brainerd discusses research on how emotional content distorts memory and how this impacts the legal system.
The Death Penalty in Delaware
Date: September 2008
Length: 30:00
John Blume discusses what has been learned from empirical studies of Delaware?s death penalty and how these insights might apply to other regions.
The Development of Developmental Science: An Exercise in Dialectics
Collection: Ricciuti Lecture
Date: September 2008
Length: 30:00
Arnold Sameroff provides an engaging overview of the history of Developmental Science and the nature-nurture debate. Drawing on examples from his research, he outlines a unifying view focusing on the transactional relations between child characteristics, parent childrearing, and the broader environment.
HD Undergraduate Research - 2008
Date: June 2008
Length: 5:00
Bethany Ojalehto and Associate Professor Qi Wang describe research into the effects of refugee status on child development.
Child Language Acquisition and Growth
Date: May 2008
Length: 30:00
Barbara Lust discusses her research on language development, exploring such questions as when and how do children acquire language and what are the effects of acquiring more than one language at once.
CITRA: Evaluating Five Years of Community-Partnered Research
Date: May 2008
Length: 30:00
Elaine Wethington summarizes the lessons learned from CITRAs innovative efforts to fund and evaluate community-based research that benefits older adults.
Parent-child Play Groups as a Family Support Strategy
Date: May 2008
Length: 30:00
Moncrieff Cochran describes findings from his research to evaluate the effects of participation in play groups on parenting and child behavior.
Research-based Outreach: Albert Banduras Model
Date: May 2008
Length: 30:00
Stephen Hamilton discusses a comprehensive approach to outreach which goes beyond research-based program content, calling for integrating research into the program life cycle from problem identification and incidence through implementation and evaluation.
Explanations for Everything: The Value of Cognitive Analyses of Judgments and Decisions
Date: February 2008
Length: 1:10:20
Reid Hastie illustrates how we develop mental representations or stories to explain our experience and how these mental representations can be used to explain, predict and control decisions.
Barbara Lust Book Talk on Child Language - Video
Date: November 2007
Length: 45:00
Child Language: Dr. Barbara Lust discusses recent discoveries about child language acquisition in this book talk at Mann Library
Intelligence: Four Paradoxes Resolved
Date: November 2007
Length: 1:14:40
James Flynn, Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand, explores what intelligence really is.
Ethnic and Class Disparities in School Readiness: Closing the Gap
Collection: Ricciuti Lecture
Date: October 2007
Length: 30:00
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn discusses the effects of income, health conditions, parenting, and preschool on racial and ethnic gaps in school readiness and summarizes evidence supporting intervention strategies most likely to reduce the gaps.
Confirmation Bias in Criminal Investigations
Date: September 2007
Length: 44:35
Dr. Phoebe Ellsworth, Professor of Law and Psychology, University of Michigan, discusses confirmation bias as a source of false convictions in this colloquium sponsored by the Department of Human Development and others.
Five Factors that Can Damage Childrens Memory
Date: September 2007
Stephen Ceci discusses memory and how childrens memory can be corrupted in this engaging guest lecture for Introductory Psychology that includes two audience participation experiments.
What Every Parent Should Know to Survive the College Years
Date: August 2007
Length: 59:31
Christine Schelhas-Miller discusses the changing relationship between parents and their children in college. Based on extensive focus groups, surveys, and counseling sessions with families.
Law, Psychology, and Human Development
Date: June 2007
Length: 1:31:52
Charles Brainerd highlights the pervasive use of memory reports as legal evidence, common assumptions juries make, and related research findings.
The Positive Side of Aging: Changes in Emotion-Cognition Interactions across the Life Span
Date: June 2007
Length: 1:03:18
Joseph Mikels discusses age-related changes in cognitive function and emotional regulation, emotion-cognition interactions, and improving the decision quality of older adults.
From Theory to Practice and Back: Finding New Ways to Integrate Research and Practice
Date: May 2007
Jennifer Brown, Ph.D candidate in Human Development, discusses logic modeling, linking research to program theory and evaluation, and the Netway - a new tool for monitoring and tracking program activities.
Risk and Rationality in Adolescent Decision Making: Implications for Theory, Practice, and Public Policy
Date: May 2007
Length: 1:10:09
Valerie Reyna discusses teen risk taking, developmental differences in judgment and decision making, and the implications of her research for programs and policies to prevent or change risky behaviors.
Turning High-Risk Kids on to Science
Date: May 2007
Length: 1:16:10
Wendy Williams highlights the low participation of minority, female, and low-income youth in science careers and describes her Thinking Like a Scientist curriculum to encourage greater representation.
The Science of False Memory - Video
Date: November 2006
Length: 1:05:00
Charles Brainerd discusses the psychology of false memories and evidence that calls into question traditional theory regarding memory in this book talk at the Mann Library.
To Intervene or Not to Intervene
Date: May 2006
Length: 1:23:51
Stephen Ceci explores whether we should universalize interventions to help disadvantaged children, which could potentially elevate top students even higher and widen the achievement gap.

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Barbara Lust Book Talk on Child Language - Audio
Date: November 2007
Length: 45:00
Child Language: Dr. Barbara Lust discusses recent discoveries about child language acquisition in this book talk at Mann Library
The Science of False Memory - Audio
Date: November 2006
Length: 1:05:00
Charles Brainerd discusses the psychology of false memories and evidence that calls into question traditional theory regarding memory in this book talk at the Mann Library.