April 2019

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New Faculty Panel organized by The Professional Issues Committee
New Faculty Panel organized by The Professional Issues Committee 3:30pm, GIL B002

New Faculty Panel, 3:30-4:30pm, GIL B002. The Professional Issues Committee is organizing a New Faculty Panel to hear about—you guessed it—new faculty experiences such as starting a lab/academic position, working toward tenure, etc. The panelists will be Hudson Golino, Amrisha Vaish, and Tanya Evans. If you have questions you would like the faculty to address please add them to this Google Doc

3:30pm, GIL B002
Dynamics of Healthy Development Blitzarama
Dynamics of Healthy Development Blitzarama 9am-noon, The Colonnade Club, Pavillion VII

Initiative for Dynamics of Healthy Development

Dynamics of Healthy Development


April 10
9 am - noon

The Colonnade Club
Pavillion VII

Twelve Blitz Talks from UVA Faculty and Graduate Students

9am-noon, The Colonnade Club, Pavillion VII
2018-19 Department of Psychology Colloquium Series -- Noelle Hurd (UVA - Student Choice Colloquium)
2018-19 Department of Psychology Colloquium Series -- Noelle Hurd (UVA - Student Choice Colloquium) 3:30pm, Gilmer 190


Student Choice Colloquium

Noelle Hurd
Associate Professor of Psychology

“Examining the Nature and Consequences of Online Discrimination and the Role of White Bystanders”

A primary driver of the Black-White college-completion gap may be the discriminatory experiences Black students face at predominantly White institutions (PWIs; McCabe, 2009). Relative to other racial/ethnic groups, Black college students report the lowest satisfaction with campus racial climate at PWIs; moreover, perceptions of negative racial climate may indirectly influence students’ persistence in college and degree completion (Museus et al., 2008). Notably, limited research to date has examined the role of online discrimination in influencing students’ perceptions of campus racial climate even though online social spaces may be the most salient and damaging venues for acts of discrimination among college-aged youth (Tynes et al., 2013). Moreover, the limited research that has been conducted largely has not explored White students as actors and bystanders who are implicated in these online interactions. Thus, the current study was undertaken to 1) document the nature and frequency of racially-discriminatory comments posted on social media platforms commonly used by college students (specific to one university community), 2) better understand how racist posts affect Black students’ perceptions of institutional racial climate, sense of belonging at their institution, and academic performance, 3) better understand how White students experience racist posts, and 4) identify factors that may prompt White students to confront racist posts with the goal of developing a bystander intervention for White students to confront other White students who are engaging in anti-Black online discrimination.

Friday, April 12, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Gilmer 190

Coffee/Cookies at 3:15pm.
Reception will be held after the talk

3:30pm, Gilmer 190
Diversifying Psychology Visit Day
Diversifying Psychology Visit Day

Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology?

Do you want to learn more?

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day
Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/).

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 12th, 2019.
The visit will include:
• individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests
• attending research presentations and lab meetings
• information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
• information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training
• networking with current graduate students
• a tour of campus
To apply: students should send:
1) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people), and why they want to attend the Visit Day
2) an unofficial copy of their transcript
3) their CV or resume
3) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to psychology@virginia.edu)

Please submit all materials by email to psychology@virginia.edu
Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.
Deadline: Applications are due by January 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Questions? Email Dr. Noelle Hurd, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at nh3v@virginia.edu, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at js4qp@virginia.edu.

We are committed to fostering a community that celebrates and supports diversity, and where all members of the community feel safe and welcome. We reject bigotry.
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3:00pm, Gil 190
2018-19 Department of Psychology Colloquium Series/L Starling Reid Lecturer -- Amanda Woodward (Univ of Chicago)
2018-19 Department of Psychology Colloquium Series/L Starling Reid Lecturer -- Amanda Woodward (Univ of Chicago) 3:30pm, Darden Auditorium


L. Starling Reid Keynote Speaker

Amanda Woodward
William S. Gray Professor of Psychology and
Dean of Social Sciences, University of Chicago

“Action and Infant Cognition”

In the study of early cognitive development, there is considerable debate not only as to what infants understand, but also how best to characterize the nature of their knowledge. In this talk, I will engage this broad question in considering infants’ knowledge about others’ intentional actions. Drawing on recent findings from our laboratory, I will make two claims: (1) Young infants’ analysis of meaningful structure in others’ actions is grounded in information derived from their own actions; and (2) This fact does not mean that infants’ understanding of others’ actions is concrete, low-level, or cognitively uninteresting. In fact, infants’ action knowledge is generative. As an example, I will discuss recent findings on the role of action in children’s memory for events. Our findings suggest that children’s engagement in action fuels their thinking and learning about actions.

Friday, April 19, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Darden Auditorium

Coffee at 3:15pm.
Reception will be held after the talk
in the Darden Auditorium Lobby

3:30pm, Darden Auditorium
DMP Social
DMP Social 4-5:30pm, Garden X (Lower)
4-5:30pm, Garden X (Lower)