2018-2019 COLLOQUIUM SERIES
Unless otherwise noted, colloquia will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Modern Languages Bldg., Room 311. Light refreshments will be served before the colloquium.
|Friday, December 14, 2018||
Alex Shackman, The University of Maryland
The Neurobiology of Dispositional Negativity
Dispositional negativity—the tendency to experience and express more frequent, intense, or persistent negative affect—is a fundamental dimension of childhood temperament and adult personality. Individuals endowed with a more anxious, neurotic, or inhibited disposition are at risk for a wide range of adverse outcomes, from divorce to depression, imposing a staggering burden on public health and wealth, and drawing the attention of clinicians, researchers, and public policy makers. Yet, the neural systems underlying trait-like individual differences in dispositional negativity have only recently started to come into focus. Here, I will highlight data gleaned from studies of adults, children, and monkeys. Using a combination of approaches from neuroendocrine assays and genetic analyses to smartphone-based experience sampling and multimodal neuroimaging—this work provides fresh insights into the neural circuits underlying key features of the dispositional negativity phenotype and their relevance to psychopathology. More broadly, these observations provide an integrative framework for understanding how fearful and anxious states and traits are organized in the brain, for conceptualizing the development of emotional disorders, and for guiding the development of improved intervention strategies.
Shackman, A. J., & Fox, A. S. (2016). Contributions of the central extended amygdala to fear and anxiety. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 8050-8063.
Shackman, A. J., Tromp, D. P. M., Stockbridge, M. D., Kaplan, C. M., Tillman, R. M., & Fox, A. S. (2016). Dispositional negativity: An integrative psychological and neurobiological perspective. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 1275-1314.
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|Friday, January 11, 2019||
Phil Hammack, The University of California--Santa Cruz
The 21st Century Revolution in Gender and Sexual Identity
|Friday, January 25, 2019||Carmela Alcantara, Columbia|
|Friday, February 1, 2019||Jessica Burris, The University of Kentucky|
|Friday, February 8, 2019||LaBarron Hill, Duke|
|Friday, March 15, 2019||Lori Markson, Washington University|
|Friday, March 22, 2019||Buju Dasgupta, The University of Massachusetts|
|Friday, March 29, 2019||Daniel Taylor, The University of North Texas|
|Friday, April 26, 2019||
Emily Bianchi, Emory
From Individualism to Racial Attitudes: Some Psychological Implications of Recessions