Department of Psychology at Illinois State University


Tentative Schedule of Topics for Fall 2015 CBS Professional Seminar

Fridays 2:00- 3:00, DeGarmo 48

Aug 21

No prosem

aug 28

CBS Topic: The CBS sequence and how to do a thesis. First year students only.


sept 4

Speakers: Dr. Zimmerman & Dr. Crocker

sept 11

Article Discussion: Led by Dr. McBride

aug 18

CBS Topic: How to construct your vita

aug 25

Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Simmering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Exploring the link between language and spatial skills.




oct 2

Speaker: Dr. Carly Leonard, University of California, Davis.  Mechanisms of attention and their relationship to impairments in people with schizophrenia.

Abstract | Reading


Oct 9

CBS Topic: Applying to PhD programs (Dr. Wagman)

oct 16

Speaker: Dr. Jim Nairne, Purdue University. Adaptive memory: Is the evolutionary account still viable?


oct 23

Alumni Day Early Career Award Recipient: Dr. Jen Coane, Colby College

NOTE: Room change DeGarmo 551


oct 30

Student Speaker: Tatsu Shigeta


nov 6

Speaker: Dr.Daniel Casasanto, University of Chicago. How the body shapes emotion in brain and behavior.


Abstract | Reading


nov 13

1st Year Student Reports: Vince Cialdella & Valerie Rodriguez


nov 20

Psychonomics - No Proseminar


Nov 27

Thanksgiving Break - No Proseminar


1st Year Student Reports: Alex Dayer, Matt Langley, & Rachel Workman




Past Proseminar Topics