Cross-Area Talks - CATs - bring together faculty and students and prompt discussions about hot topics in psychology and the world. There are two important ingredients to these (in-person) events. First, each event covers topics that cross multiple areas' interests and perspectives. Second, there will always be food and drinks provided! If you have an idea for a topic or you would like to volunteer, please use the google form linked below. 

Upcoming Dates

    • March 1st, 12:00 to 1:30 pm 
      • Organized by Jessica Verpeut
    • March 29th,12:00 to 1:30 pm 
      • Organized by Athena Aktipis
    • April 27th, 3:30 to 5:00 pm 
      • Organized by student CAT CAPs

     Collaborative Area Poster session (CAPs)

    April 27, 3:30 PM 

    Graduate students will have the opportunity to present their cross-area work.  We also encourage students to work together to create Collaborative Area Posters that present work on topics leveraging multiple viewpoints, techniques, or domains.  A call for Abstracts (150 words) will be released in the spring (due March 15). Posters will be due April 12 (i.e., so that they can be printed in bulk).  

    Submission link

    Tentative Future dates:

    • Aug 30/31

    • Sept. 27/28

    • Oct. 25/26

    • Nov. 29/30


    • Jan 31/Feb 1

    • Feb 28/29

    • Mar 27/28

    • Apr. 24/25 (student CAT CAPs)

    Past Dates

    • February 2nd, 3:30 to 5:00 pm: Novel Uses and Experiments with Immersive VR and Wearables: Focus on Psychology and Learning by your Friendly XR Leaders at ASU 
      • Organized by Danielle McNamara
    • December 1st, 3:30 to 5:00 pm  Zombification: The science behind neural and behavioral hijacking
      • Organized by Athena Aktipis
    • November 9th: Stress on the brain: understanding impacts on behavior
      • “Additive, Common, and Cumulative Stress and HPA Axis Activity: Evidence Among Latino College Students”, “Stress, drugs, and rock ‘n roll”, and “Stress and Behavioral Impaired Control over Alcohol” 
      • Organized by Jessica Verpeut and featuring Jeri Sasser, Amanda Acuna, and Julie Patock-Peckham
    • October 20th, 4:00 to 5:30 pm - Emotion across different levels of processing 
      • Organized by Micah Watanabe, Christine Yu, Diego Guevara Beltran, and Camryn Lizik 
    • September 29th: The Replication Crisis - Watch replay part 1 and part 2
      • Featuring Samantha Anderson, Steve West, and Kelsey Lucca, with panelists, Gene Brewer and Doug Kenrick. 
      • Organized by Danielle S. McNamara