Talks & Lecture Series

If you would like the Psychology Department to advertise an event to our faculty, staff, or students, please email the Department. Members of the Tufts community are encouraged to submit events to the Tufts University Events Calendar.

For more information on any of the series events listed below, please contact Professor Holly Taylor, chair of the Web, Visibility, and Colloquium Committee.

The G.V.R. Khodadad Lecture Series

Started in 2014, the G.V.R. Khodadad Lecture is a yearly endowed lecture series intended for the Tufts community on the topics of the psychological and biological underpinnings of excessive (pathological) selfishness and aggressive behavior.

Lecture series for October 2021 - "Hurt People, Hurt People: How do traumatic stress mechanisms increase risk of selfishness and aggression?"

The Seventh Annual G.V.R. Khodadad Endowed Lecture on the Neurobiology of Aggression presents "Hurt People, Hurt People: How do traumatic stress mechanisms increase risk of selfishness and aggression?" 

Featuring: Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundation Fund Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Child Study, Yale University

Lecture series held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1:30pm, Tufts University, Braker Hall 001, 8 Upper Campus Road, Medford, MA 02155

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The Psychology of Anti-Racism Series

2022 April Racism Colloquium Series titled "What we learn from where we live"

In 2021, the Tufts University Psychology Department established an annual research gathering dedicated to scientific inquiry that aims to investigate, confront, and remediate the causes and consequences of racism.  This year, the event takes place on Zoom on Friday, April 15, 2022, from 1:30-2:45pm.  President Monaco will introduce the series and our speaker is Dr. Neil Lewis, Jr. of Cornell University, who will be giving a talk titled What We Learn from Where We Live.  Dr. Lewis has appointments in Communication and Psychology at Cornell, where he studies how social interventions and policies can change behaviors to promote equitable outcomes in society. His work has been recognized by numerous awards and honors, and he writes regularly about the application of behavioral science research to policy and practice at

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Cognitive and Brain Science (CBS) Talks

The Cognitive and Brain Science (CBS) Talks at Tufts University are held Friday afternoons in the Fall. For additional information, contact Aniruddh Patel, Department of Psychology.