Talks & Lecture Series

If you would like the Psychology Department to advertise an event to our faculty, staff, or students, please send an email to Jessica Storozuk. 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

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The Tufts University Psychology Department is pleased to announce the establishment of a new annual research gathering, the first meeting of which will take place on April 9, 2021 from 1:30-2:45pm.  This series is dedicated to scientific inquiry that aims to investigate, confront, and remediate the causes and consequences of racism.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Jennifer Richeson of Yale University, who will be giving a talk titled The Mythology of Racial Progress.  Dr. Richeson's multiple awards include being an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of prestigious Fellowships from the McArthur and Guggenheim Foundations.

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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.