Psychology Colloquiums

2019 Colloquiums

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Dr. Jan Smedslund - Univeristy of Oslo, Norway

After many years as a university professor publishing theoretical and experimental papers, lecturing, and becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the current empirical research methodology, Dr. Jan Smedslund from the University of Oslo Norway applied for a 3-year leave of absence to become a licensed clinician. 

He practiced in a psychiatric emergency ward, in a crisis intervention team, in an outpatient clinic for children, and with young drug addicts. For over 30 years Dr. Jan Smedslund maintained a private practice. As a clinician, he has returned to nursery schools where he had previously done experiments, and  worked in the homes of people from social and ethnic strata very different from his own. 

Returning to the University of Oslo in Norway, he has further clarified his critical attitude to current empirical research, and has developed an alternative language-analytic view of research, and a “bricoleur-model” of practice. He will illustrate this with an analysis of Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy, and the concept of personal trust.

Dr. Jan Smedslund is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oslo and Specialist in Clinical Psychology.

Thursday April 4, 2019

3:00PM - 4:30PM






Halpern 114, SFU Burnaby Campus

Gender Stereotypes Have Changed but the Changes are Surprising

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2019 Di Lollo Distinguished Lectureship in Psychology

Gender Stereotypes Have Changed But The Changes Are Surprising by Dr. Alice Eagly.

Given women's large-scale entry into paid labor and their growing educational advantage over men as well as men's increasing domestic labor, a plausible prediction is that the classic gender stereotypes of female communion and male agency are moving toward androgyny. However, a meta-analyis that integrated 16 nationally representative U.S. opinion polls on gender stereotypes extending from 1946 to 2018 found quite different results. Interpretation of these findings emphasizes the origins of gender stereotypes in the social roles of women and men. 

Dr. Alice Eagly - 2019 Di Lollo Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Alice Eagly is a noted social psychologist who has published extenisvely on the origins of sex differences, social role theory, and gender and leadership. 

She is the James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, Faculty Fellow of Institute for Policy Research, and Professor of Management & Organizations at Northwestern University. 

Thursday March 28, 2019

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Reception to Follow






SFU Vancouver Downtown

Morris J Wosk Center for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall

580 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

(Enter via Seymour Street Courtyard Entrance)

The Psychology of Change: Achieving a Transformation of the Global Food System

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The types of food we eat, the ways we produce it, and the amount wasted or lost threatens human health and environmental sustainability while also contributing to climate change.

Psychology can help intervene in the human behaviours that contribute to unsustainable methods and promote the changes required to transform the global food system.

During this colloquium, a group of experts discussed how we can achieve these goals, locally and globally.

Keynote: Delivering Healthy and Sustainable Diets to all Canadians

  • Brent Loken: Director of Science Translation, EAT
  • Courtney Howard: CAPE, Canadian Associations of Physicians for the Environment


  • Evan Fraser, Director of Arrell Food Institute, Univ. of Guelph


  • Susan Clayton, Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology-Wooster
  • Tammara Soma, Assistant Professor (Planning), SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management
  • Hannah Wittman, Professor, Academic Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
  • Ned Bell, Executive Chef, Ocean Wise, Chefs for Oceans
  • Clifford Atleo, Kam’ayaam/Chachim’multhnii, Assistant Professor, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management

Tuesday March 5

5:00PM - 7:00PM

One hour reception with healthy, sustainable, and delicious food to follow

SFU Downtown Morris J Wosk Center for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall, 580 W Hastings St., Vancouver B.C.

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Past Colloquiums

2015 - 2018 Colloquiums

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Di Lollo Distinguished Lecture Series

2018 - Dr. Michael Lamb - How Much Can Abused Children Tell Investigators About Their Experiences / presentation file

2016 - Dr. Frans de Waal - Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (audio only)

2015 - Dr. Vincent Di Lollo - 50 Shades of Grey Matter: A History of What We Know About the Brain


Don Dutton - Paranoia in mass murderers / presentation file

Gina Vincent - Law & Forensic Seminar Part 1

Gina Vincent - Law & Forensic Seminar Part 2

Marilyn Bowman -James Legge and the Chinese Classics

Vincent Di Lollo - On Attention

Guest Speakers

Steve Nash - A Conversation with Steve Nash

Rueben_George (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) - Never Give Up / presentation file