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 February 2018
Tuesday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How Remembering Causes Forgetting : A public lecture by Professor Amy H. Criss, Psychology, Syracuse University Website | More Information
Humans rely on memory at nearly every moment: we use our memories of the past to predict the future, and memory is essential to our concept of self. Nevertheless, our memory for the details of events is imperfect. Some details of an event are forgotten and other details can be falsely remembered (...)
Tuesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Personality, Values, Culture, Evolution – why are we similar and yet so different? : Public lecture by Ronald Fischer, Center for Applied Cross-Cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington Website | More Information
Humans are complex social beings. Curious observers through the ages have noted the dramatic differences in human behaviour around the world. How similar or different are our personalities? To understand human behaviour, an integrated perspective is required – one which considers both what we (...)

 March 2018
Tuesday 13
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Toward a Multifactorial Theory of Expertise: Beyond Born vs. Made : Psychology Colloquium More Information
The debate over the origins of individual differences in expertise has raged on for over a century in psychology. The “nature” view holds that expertise reflects “innate talent”—that is, genetically-determined abilities. The “nurture” view counters that if talent even exists, its effects on (...)
Tuesday 20
13:00 - TALK - Autism from people not just textbooks More Information
Robyn Steward is a researcher, author, educator and campaigner on the autism spectrum and passionate about including the perspectives of people on the autism spectrum in research, especially on topics which are important to them. She endeavours to ensure these perspectives are heard by the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Knowing Autism Website | More Information
A public lecture by Liz Pellicano, Professor of Educational Studies, Macquarie University.

In this presentation, Liz will argue that truly understanding autism – knowing autism – requires both objective and subjective understandings, experiences and expertise, that is, listening (...)
Tuesday 27
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Perceiving Facial Identity in Own- vs. Other-Race Faces: New Insights About Why Our Perception of Identity in Other-Race Faces is so Error-Prone : Psychology Colloquium More Information
Recognizing facial identity is challenging: Two photos of the same person can look quite different and photos of two different people can look very similar. Making decisions about photo identification—something passport officers, eyewitnesses and shop clerks do every day—is error prone, especially (...)

 May 2018
Tuesday 15
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Early intervention for cognitive decline and dementia: Targeting modifiable risk factors : Psychology Colloquium More Information
With the increasing ageing population, the number of people living with dementia will quadruple by 2050. Since there are no effective cures for dementia, there is increasing emphasis on targeting modifiable risk factors, which account for 30-50% of the total risk. In this talk, Prof Naismith will (...)

 June 2018
Thursday 28
17:00 - OPEN DAY - Telethon Kids Institute (Centre for Child Health Research) - Prospective Student Evening : An information evening for students interested in completing HDR or Honours courses at the Telethon Kids Institute Website | More Information
Telethon Kids Institute (UWA's Centre for Child Health Research) invites all prospective Honours, M.D., and higher degree by research students to join us for the evening to learn more about becoming a student with us!

Our supervisors will be speaking to students about their student (...)

 July 2018
Tuesday 17
13:00 - SEMINAR - Seminar : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series - 17 July More Information
Associate Professor Stine Brandt Bering is a researcher within Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated as a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) from The Technical University of Denmark in 2001, and subsequently pursued her PhD (...)

 September 2018
Wednesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Feeling of Eugenics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rob Wilson, Professor of Philosophy, La Trobe University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Familiarity with the eugenic past, particularly that associated with the Holocaust, has primed a wariness about the potential misuse of new ventures in (...)
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Young people’s mental health - the what, why and how of supporting young people with mental health problems : The 2018 Robin Winkler Memorial Lecture by Professor Debra Rickwood Website | More Information
The 2018 Robin Winkler Lecture by Debra Rickwood, Professor of Psychology at the University of Canberra.

Youth mental health is of growing concern in Australia and internationally. It is now well-recognised that most mental health problems first emerge before the age of 25, and often (...)

 October 2018
Tuesday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Where did language come from? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Corballis, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland.

From the Bible to Chomsky, language is a miracle, unique to humans, and emerging as a single event, initially in a single individual, within the past 100,000 years.

In this lecture (...)
Tuesday 30
13:00 - SEMINAR - Lover or fighter: you can’t have it all : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series More Information
Bio: Leigh received his PhD from Nottingham University in 1986 and held a series of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Liverpool until 1995 when he moved to UWA. He was awarded an ARC Federation Fellowship in 2004 and was elected to the Australian Academy in 2009. He is currently Editor- (...)

18:00 - SCREENING - Gurrumul - film screening and panel Q&A Website | More Information
A film screening followed by a panel Q&A with Professor Carmen Lawrence (UWA School of Psychological Science), Professor Dawn Bessarab (UWA Medical School), Professor Patricia Dudgeon (UWA School of Indigenous Studies), and Dr Nicholas Bannan (UWA Conservatorium of Music)

Paul (...)

 November 2018
Thursday 29
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - SWAN2018 : Symposium of WA Neuroscience 2018 Website | More Information
Celebrating the opening of the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute building - and the new era in clinical neuroscience that it heralds - the annual Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience (SWAN) will be a major event in 2018. Australian and international guest speakers as well as Western (...)

 January 2019
Wednesday 30
12:00 - FREE LECTURE - Community of Practice Lunch and Learn : Amazing opportunity to learn about virtual reality with your colleagues from throughout the University More Information
UWA academics are cordially invited to the inaugural ‘Lunch & Learn’ event run by our new UWA ‘Teaching Innovations’ Community of Practice. The focus of this event will be VR in Higher Education. The event will be held on Wednesday 30th January, 2019 from 12 noon to 1.30pm in the Fay Gale (...)

 March 2019
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - MindTrails: Using technology to change anxious thinking in the real world Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Bethany Teachman Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Anxious individuals of all ages tend to interpret situations in threatening ways - a racing heart doesn't (...)

 April 2019
Wednesday 24
13:00 - SEMINAR - Seeking the secret of longevity, deep in the sea : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series Website | More Information
Abstract: Professor Pierre Blier -Seeking the secret of longevity, deep in the sea. Delineating the physiological and biochemical causes of aging process in the animal kingdom is a highly active area of research not only because of potential benefits for human health but also because aging process (...)

 May 2019
Wednesday 08
18:00 - SEMINAR - Keep Calm and Stress Less : Mental Health with Dr Brockis Website | More Information
If feeling too stressed, it’s time to take back control and reconnect to that place of calm and inner peace! Stress is the most commonly cited challenge many of us face on a daily basis. Severe chronic stress puts us at risk of poor health and mood disorders including anxiety, depression and panic (...)
Tuesday 28
13:00 - SEMINAR - How Regenerative Biology is Used to Sell the Dream of Lab Grown Consumer Products : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series Website | More Information
Abstract: The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr) are credited as the first to grow (2000) and eat (2003) lab grown meat as well as the first to grow tissue engineered leather (2004). These where critical art projects that were set to highlight the radical shifts in our (...)


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