Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology Colloquium Series
Each semester, the psychology department hosts two or three colloquia, or research talks, featuring guest speakers from both in- and outside of the department.  Guest speakers provide a formal presentation on their current research, addressing a wide array of topics such as sources of interpersonal violence, effects of environmental toxins on cognitive/mental functioning, and factors affecting adolescent development.  Colloquium talks typically happen on some Friday afternoons at 3:00pm.  Specific information about talks for the current semester may be obtained in the main Psychology office, Waggoner 100 (ph. 309-298-1593) or by email at
Colloquium Events for the spring semester are below:
Friday, January 30 th , 2015

Andrew Hertel, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Psychology,

Knox College

“Self-concept Processes in Health Behavior Maintenance: The Relationship Between Prototypes and Identities”

 3:00 pm in Waggoner Hall,
Room 54

Friday, March 6 th , 2015

Mychele Kenney, MS, LCPC

Director of Youth Services

Chestnut Health systems

“Research to Practice: Evidence-Based Interventions-Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment”

 3:00 pm in Waggoner Hall,

Room 54


Friday, April 10 th , 2015

Graduate Student Symposium

Come see WIU psychology grad students’ presentations of their latest research projects!

3:00 pm in Waggoner Hall, Rooms TBA  


These colloquia are sponsored by the WIU Department of Psychology