Introduction and Goals
SPA/MBB brownbag is a forum for graduate students and faculty to present and discuss research in all areas of social/personality/affective science (SPA) and mind, brain, and behavior (MBB) psychology. Our meetings have two goals: (1) to create opportunities for graduate students and faculty to present and receive feedback on current or ongoing projects and (2) to pool our knowledge about statistics, methodology, and theory, thereby expanding our understandings beyond the work being conducted in individual labs.
The SPA/MBB brownbag is held on every Wednesday from 11:00-11:55am in via the webconferencing platform Zoom. Each meeting is divided into presentation and discussion periods. There is one speaker per meeting and that speaker is able to choose the length of the presentation (up to 35 minutes), with the remainder being the discussion period.
To sign-up for a presentation or to be placed on the SPA/MBB brownbag e-mail list, please e-mail Dr. Charlotte Tate at ctate2[at]sfsu.edu.
Upcoming Speakers List (Fall 2021)
August 25, 2021: Introductory & Informational Meeting
September 1, 2021: Kenneth R. Papp, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Do wording effects change the factor structure or validity of Tangney and Baumeister's Brief Self-Control Scale?"
September 8, 2021: Charlotte Tate, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU) & Delaney Casey (SPA, SFSU): "Correcting the record for cumulative science: Is it worthwhile to develop a higher fidelity Kinsey self-report scale than the de facto measure?"
September 15, 2021: Gaurav R. Suri, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "A connectionist approach to semantic cognition"
September 22, 2021: Kenneth R. Papp, Ph.D. (MBB, SFSU): "Can bilinguals control entry into consciousness better than monolinguals?"
September 29, 2021: Zena R. Mello, Ph.D. (SPA, SFSU): "Tobacco/nicotine use and perceived discrimination based on socioeconomic status among adolescents"
October 6, 2021: Rountable Discussion: "How is psychology similar to and different from other sciences, and what are the implications of these differences for practitioners of psychological science?" (Part 1)
October 13, 2021: Rountable Discussion: "How is psychology similar to and different from other sciences, and what are the implications of these differences for practitioners of psychological science?" (Part 2)
October 20, 2021: Roundtable Discussion: The Ph.D. Application Process (Part 1)
October 27, 2021: Roundtable Discussion: The Ph.D. Application Process (Part 2)
November 3, 2021: TBA
November 10, 2021: TBA
November 17, 2021: David Obando (SPA, SFSU)
November 24, 2021: No Meeting [Fall Recess]
December 1, 2021: TBA
December 8, 2021: TBA
(Archive contains the complete list of speakers and titles since Spring 2010; click the link above)