Past Seminars

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Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

May 19-20
Niall Bolger, PhD, Dept of Psychology, Columbia University, & Jeanphillippe Laurenceau, PhD, Dept of Psychology,  University of Deleware— 2-Day Statistics workshop  

April 15, 2016
Main Hall 2205, OSU-Tulsa
The Impact of Parents and Peers in Promoting Behavioral and Emotional Competence among Adolescents from Low-Income Families
Michael M. Criss, Ph.D., Associate Professor


March 2016
No seminar due to OSU Spring Break  

February 19, 2016
Brief Interventions for College Alcohol Misuse: Theory and Practice of Personalized Feedback
Thad R. Leffingwell, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Department of Psychology
Oklahoma State University


January 15, 2016
Now and In the Future: Methods for Studying Risky Behaviors”
Isaac J. Washburn, Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), College of Human Sciences, OSU


December 15, 2015
"Effectiveness of Disciplinary Tactics by Type of Toddler Noncompliance: Reconciling Contradictory Recommendations from Positive Parenting and Parent Management Training"

Robert E. (Bob) Larzelere, Ph.D, and Carolyn Henry, Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), College of Human Sciences, OSU, and Sada Knowles, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Family Studies, webpage, email


November 20, 2015
"Community-Academic Partnerships to Advance the Sexual Health of Diverse Communities"
Randolph D. Hubach, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology
Director, Sexual Health Research Lab
Oklahoma State University | 433 Willard Hall | Stillwater, OK 74078 |
405 744 9447 tel |


October 16, 2015
Main Hall 2205, OSU-Tulsa
Nothing FiSHy Here: Family and Peer Group Dynamic Interventions Improve the Effectiveness of a Traditional Nutrition Intervention Approach
Dr. Amanda Harrist, Professor, and Dr. Glade Topham, Assoc. Professor


August 21, 2015
OSU-Tulsa Main Hall 2205, ITLE 105 OSU (Note this is a new Tulsa room, Main not North Hall)
Development of Cooking for Kids: Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals Program
Deana Hildebrand, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, OSU


Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

April 17, 2015
OSU-Tulsa North Hall 222, ITLE 105 OSU
Using National Core Indicators Data to Understand the Experiences of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Oklahoma
Kami Gallus, Ph.D., & Jennifer Jones, Ph.D., Dept. of Human Development & Family Science, OSU

May 15, 2015
North Hall 222, OSU-Tulsa
Simulcast to ITLE 105, OSU-Stillwater
From inter-generational trauma to legacies of resilience: Post-traumatic growth and constructivist self-development in survivors of family violence
Kirsten Havig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work, OU-Tulsa

June 19, 2015
OSU-Tulsa North Hall 222, ITLE 105 OSU
Service with a smile: A critical look at workplace relationships in the hospitality industry
Catherine Curtis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration, OSU

July 17, 2015
OSU-Tulsa Main Hall 2205, ITLE 105 OSU (Note this is a new Tulsa room, Main not North Hall)
Manipulating T Cells for Treatment of Patients Suffering from Cancer and Immune Cell-Related Diseases
T. Kent Teague, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, OU-Tulsa, &
Adjunct Assist. Professor of Immunology, OSU-Tulsa

October 24, 2014
Biobehavioral Measurements of Alcohol Use in a Sexual Minority Drinking Environment: Implications for Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (Publicity) (Slides) Do not copy slides w/o consent
Julie M. Croff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

December 5, 2014
Slips and Falls: Biomechanics & Usability(Slides) Do not copy w/o consent
Aditya Jayadas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Oklahoma State University

February 20, 2015
Light and Circadian Rhythms in an Older Adult Congregate Living Facility(A few Slides)
Greg Claire, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

March 25, 2015, 11:30-1:00 pm
Saving the World One Child at a Time(A few Slides)
Mary Dozier, Ph.D., Child Development, University of Delaware, & Phil Peterson, Deputy Direction, ReadyNation

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

September 26, 2013
Risk, Resilience, and Resources: Psychosocial Interventions and Advocacy to Promote Healthy Families and Child Development
James J. Snyder, Ph.D., Professor, Wichita State University

September 27, 2013
Protective Factors in the Development of Early Conduct Problems 
Daniel Shaw, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

November 13, 2013
Familia Adelante: A Culturally Informed, Multirisk Prevention Program
Richard Cervantes, Ph.D., Center for Behavioral Research & Services, California State University, Long Beach

December 13, 2013
Unraveling the Story of Type II Diabetes and Its Implications on Bone Health: A Translational Approach
Brenda J. Smith, Ph.D., Professor and John & Sue Taylor Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Science, OSU

January 17, 2014 January 13, 2014
The Role of Context in Children’s Biological and Social Adjustment: Is Supportive Parenting the Key?
Amanda S. Morris, Ph.D., Professor and B. Close Professor, 
Dept. of HDFS, OSU

February 21, 2014
Ambiguous Loss: Why Closure is a Myth
Pauline Boss, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota (DVD of talk available). Co-sponsored by the B. Close Professorship in Adulthood & Aging, College of Human Sciences, OSU

March 14, 2014
Therapeutic Effects of Functional Foods on Cardio-Metabolic Health Risks in Adults
Arpita Basu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Science, OSU

April 25, 2014
Mapping the Neural Systems Supporting Food Motivation and Reward Inferences in Healthy and Depressed Adults
Kyle Simmons, Ph.D., Principle Investigator, Laureate Institute for Brain Research

May 23, 2014
Evidence-Based Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Aging Workforce Abstract
Alberto Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H., Research Associate, Harvard University. Co-sponsored by Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics, Dept. of HDFS, OSU

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

October 26, 2012
Sleep Deficiency Causes and Consequences - Watch video
Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

January 4, 2013 
Physical Activity & Dietary Beliefs & Behaviors of Latino Preschool-Aged Children in Farmworker Families - 
     Watch videoslides
Joseph Grzywacz, Ph.D., Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa 

March 8, 2013 
Neural Response to Social Evaluation in Depressed Adolescents
Jennifer Silk, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical School 

May 10, 2013
MyHealth Access Network: Building a Laboratory for Community Health Assessment and Improvement
David Kendrick, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Executive Officer of Greater Tulsa Health Access Network