Research Colloquia

The MPSI colloquia are opportunities for research experts in children and families to present their work to students and colleagues. Colloquia speakers come from local, national and international universities. Presentations take place twice a month (September - April) on Zoom and when in-person the WSU, Charles Lang Freer House, Hoobler Room located at 71 E. Ferry Street
To receive colloquia announcements, e-mail Rose Foster at ac6500@wayne.edu to be added to our announcement list.

February 9, 2023, Noon – 1:00
Rhythm, Song, and Social Communication in Early Childhood in Autisc and NonAutistic Infants/Toddlers
Miriam Lense
, PhD, Otololaryngology- Music Cognition Lab, Vanderbilt University
Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm
ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 995 0877 2459
Passcode: 023979

February 23, 2023, Noon – 1:00
The biology of fatherhood in context: Evolutionary origins, cross-cultural perspectives, and health implications
Lee Gettler, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame
Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm
ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 960 1052 1181
Passcode: 235303

March 9, 2023, Noon – 1:00
TITLE (TBD)
Aja Reynolds, PhD, College of Education, Wayne State University 
Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm
ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 918 8978 7950
Passcode: 363060

363060Saasha Zhou, PhD, Department of Public Health, Wayne State University

Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm

 


January 26, 2023. Noon – 1:00
The 6 "Cs" of a developing program of research and practice that advances racial justice for youth of color:  Compromise, constraints, creativity, collaboration, connections, & challenging
Josefina Banales, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Chicago
Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm

January 12, 2023. Noon – 1:00
Partnering with Parents to Buffer Intergenerational Trauma
Kandace Thomas, PhD, Executive Director, First 8 Memphis
Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm

Dec 8, 2022, Noon – 1:00
Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm
Racism and Ethnic-Racial Socialization among Families of Color: The Influence of Intersecting Identities, Skin Color and Contexts
Judith Scott, PhD, School of Social Work, Boston University


Nov 10, 2022, Noon – 1:00, Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm
Title TBD
Emily Bosk, PhD
, School of Social Work, Rutgers University


Oct 27, 2022, Noon – 1:00, Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm
Camera-Ready: Social Media and Gender Influences on Adolescents' Body Image & Mental Health
Sophia Choukas-Bradley, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh


October 25, 2022, **Professional Development for IOG and MPSI Trainees (private event)**
Engaging with Community Partners: Perspectives from Agency Partners
Speakers:
Melissa Draughn, Director of Social Work, Hannan Foundation
Lenora Hardy-Foster, President and CEO, Judson Center
Anne Holmes Davis, VP of Planning and Programming, Detroit Area Agency on Aging
Daniel Horrigan, Community Outreach Coordinator, Hannan Foundation
Claudia Sanford, Tenant Organizer, United Community Housing Coalition


Oct 13, Noon – 1:00
African American Families: A Portrait of Historical, Current, and Future Prospects for Programs, Prevention, and Policy
Emilie Smith, PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Michigan State University


Sept 22, 2022, Noon-1pm, Speaker meets with MPSI Fellows & Trainees 1-2 pm
Relational resilience: Attachment and positive Black youth Development
Jessica Stern, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia


Sept 8, 2022, Noon-1pm
Creating my own space: Issues of Race, Gender, and Identity among women identifying as Black-White biracial
Ty Partridge, PhD, Department of Psychology
Wayne State University