F802 Winter 2020 Psychology Potpourri
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, Jan. 30–Feb. 20 (no class Feb. 6, rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, 11:50 am))
Coordinator: Catherine Weir
Dr. Martin Wiener
- Jan. 30: Time and Rhythm Across Our Lifetime. Dr. Martin Wiener. Research in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.
- RESCHEDULED SESSION Friday, Feb. 7, 11:50 am: The Effects of Childhood Trauma into Adulthood. Dr. Justin Ramsdell, PsyD. Research in psychology of criminal behavior and victim experiences.
- Feb. 13: The Excellence Gap: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Advanced Course Taking in Middle and High School. Dr. Adam Winsler, PhD and Courtney Ricciardi. Research in applied developmental psychology.
- Feb. 20: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention. Dr. Jane Flinn, PhD. Research in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.
is assistant professor in the departments of Psychology and Bioengineering at George Mason University. He has a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Justin Ramsdell
is assistant professor of psychology, George Mason University and a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Maryland. He also works as a forensic psychologist, serving as an expert witness consultant and also as a trainer for federal and local government law enforcement agencies and local police crisis intervention teams.
Dr. Adam Winsler
is professor of applied developmental psychology at Mason. His research interests include early childhood education, bilingualism, private speech, self-regulation, the effects of the arts on child development, and the academic trajectories of low-income, urban children of color.
is a fourth-year PhD student in applied developmental psychology at Mason, working with Winsler. Her research interests involve academic outcomes in at-risk populations, specifically the influence of early factors like school readiness and neighborhood effects on later outcomes, such as educational achievement and advanced course selection.
Dr. Jane Flinn
is an associate professor of psychology at Mason whose research focuses on brain changes in Alzheimer's disease. She has a PhD in psychology from The George Washington University and a PhD in physics from The Catholic University of America.