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It was a packed room on Friday, February 8th for Dr. Jane Pearson's talk, "Why Psychologists are Essential to Suicide Prevention."  This presentation was part of the Psychology Department's Colloquium Series.  The next talk in the series will be on Friday, March 22nd from 2:30-3:30 and will feature GW's own Malathi Thothathiri, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Hart Blanton, Texas A & M University

"Real-World Influence from Virtual-World Health Campaigns: How "Virtual Transportation" Might Overcome Message Resistance"

Dr. Blanton's social psychology research looks at the impact of embedding health communications into the background of virtual gaming worlds.  For example, can adolescents' and young adults' attitudes and behavior about alcohol-impaired driving be influenced through their gaming experiences?  His lab-based social and consumer marketing studies may help health communicators move their campaigns from the real world to the virtual.

Dr. Hart Blanton is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M.

Marvin Center (800 21st Street, NW Washington, DC) - Amphitheater, 3rd Floor

Reception to follow at 3:45pm. RSVP to

We are sorry to say that our speaker cannot make it up to DC for tomorrow's colloquium due to the hurricane. We will post when we are able to re-schedule his talk. Stay tuned for more news on our next regularly scheduled colloquium speaker on November 9th: Dr. Hart Blanton from Texas A & M University.


Please join us for our 1st GW Psychology Department Colloquium of the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Dr. Kevin LaBar from Duke University will be speaking on Friday October 12th at 2:30pm in Marvin Center room 310.  The talk is titled “How do emotional events modulate cognitive processes in the human brain?” and it should be of broad interest to many across the campus.


2018-2019 colloquium speaker series schedule:

10/12   Kevin LaBar

11/9    Hart Blanton

2/8      Jane Pearson

3/22    Malathi Thothathiri

4/12    Vanessa Schick