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WEEK of  5 February 2010 

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
Feb. 11, 2010
 Priorities & Procedures
Feb. 18, 2010  Departmental Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 25, 2010
 Graduate Committee Meeting
 3:30 p.m.


Brown Bags will be held on MONDAYS from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228).   We will NOT be selling pizza.

Feb. 8, 2010 - Chris Bowie, Wendy Craig & Kate Harkness
Bridging Science and Practice: The Challenges and the Benefits
March 1, 2010 - Clinical Faculty
 Hot Topics in Clinical Psychology (selected readings will be distributed)
March 15, 2010 - Dean Tripp
The Changing Role of Psychotherapy
March 22, 2010 - Allyson Harrison
Recent Research on the Ability of Students to Successfully Feign Learning Disabilities or ADHD




    COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE [Botterell Hall B147, 2:30 p.m.]
    Friday, March 5th: Professor Allison Sekuler, McMaster University (Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab). Topic: TBA
    Friday, March 26: James McGaugh

    Call for Proposals.  The Principal's Innovation Fund is designed to provide seed funding for the best revenue generation or cost reduction ideas emanating from the Queen's community. Proposals are invited from faculty and staff, as individuals or in groups. Visit the website for more information: or email:

    PSYC 100 REDESIGN (Ingrid Johnsrude and Jill Atkinson)
    Our fourth and last demonstration of online materials for PSYC 100 is coming Feb 23rd.  Dr. Joe Kim, the faculty member who coordinates Intro Psychology at MacMaster for over 3,000 students, is coming to tell us about his course which includes online materials, tutorials run by upper year Psychology students for course credit, a public lecture series, and a learning centre for student drop ins.  A sample of the course can be viewed at   Editors and web folk from Nelson Publishers will also be here on the 23rd because  they are the ones with distribution rights to Joe' s material and with whom we would work if we chose a similar design for our Intro course. We encourage you to attend to learn more about the possibilities for PSYC 100.

    It's that time of the year to welcome prospective graduate students to Queen's!  AGSIP and the Department of Psychology will be having a POTLUCK lunch on Friday, FEBRUARY 12 at 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Craine Lounge and Humphrey 201.   Please bring a dish.

    A researcher from Hamilton, Ontario is  working on a feature length documentary called, "Breakdown" which has been commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada and is being directed by a multi-award winning filmmaker. The film is about Mind Control and Psychological torture and pays specific attention to the debate within the psychological community about the ethics with regards to researching the brain in order to attack and control it. He is looking for psychologists, professors and researchers who have strong opinions either for or against the use of psychological torture and/or have experience researching the science behind breaking a person's mind and will. If anyone within our department who would be interested, please contact Tim Bissell (Matter of Fact Media Inc. Toronto) via email at:

    Centre of Neuroscience Studies -
    Dr. Ray Turner, Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy. "New roles for T-type calcium channels in cerebellar function", Wednesday, February 10th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Botterell Hall, Room B143

    Connecting Minds, North American Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference.  Dr. Albert Bandura "Going Global with Social Cognitive Theory".  June 4-5, 2010, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, B.C.  Register online at:

    2010 APA Advanced Training Institutes will provide summer intensive training in a variety of contemporary research approaches and methods.  Application deadlines begin March 3, 2010.  Applications are available at the ATI website and must be submitted electronically through each program's webpage.  For more information, contact Nicolle Singer via email  or telephone at (202) 336-6000.

    Intermediate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques: Building on the Fundamentals.  A two-day course (April 15 & 16, 2010)  with Michela David, Ph.D., C. Psych.  Please see attachment and registration form for further information.

    The Department of Psychology at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Psychology.  Applications will be reviewed starting 1 March 2010 and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please see attached for further details.

    The University of Prince Edward Island is inviting applications for a ten-month position in Social and/or Developmental Psychology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 15, 2010.  Details attached.

    A student about to finish her BAH in Psychology from Queen's is currently looking for a research-related job for a year to gain experience in research before applying to graduate schools.  Her honours thesis is on pain catastrophizing and the nocebo effect.  If you have a job available, please contact Andrea via email:



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