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Monday, April 11, 2016
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Adelphi University
Angello Alumni House

Psychology Day 2016

All are welcome! Come celebrate psychology and learn what the Adelphi Psychology program has to offer.

Join us in bringing the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology family together on a day to celebrate psychology and our community, while teaching current and future students what the Institute offers.

The day will begin with a recognition and appreciation to the supervisors from our internship placement facilities. We will hear from keynote speaker Dr. James Coan, an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia, whose research focuses on the mechanisms through which our close social relationships and broader social networks regulate our emotional responses. The event will also feature a faculty/student panel discussion on “Hot Topics” in Psychology as they relate to relationships, a performance from the Mental Health Association of Nassau County’s improvisational theater group, and a roundtable discussion with Derner alumni about career opportunities in Psychology.


9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Internship Program Breakfast Event
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Lunch and “Hot Topics” Discussion led by Faculty/Student Panel
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Dr. James Coan, Ph.D.
2:25 p.m.–3:40 p.m. Improvisational Theatrical Presentation by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County
3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Career Opportunities Roundtable and Dessert Reception with Alumni

Keynote Speaker

Dr. James Coan - Keynote SpeakerJames Coan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Coan has consulted for clinicians, businesses and researchers, working with groups as diverse as the Stanford University Psychiatry Department, the Oregon Social Learning Center, Linkage Inc., the University of Arizona Communication Department, InsightLabs, Cambridge International Consulting, the Anna Freud Center, the Kurt Lewin Institute, Community of Democracies, Creating Connections, and the Mindsight Institute.

He is co-editor of the Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment and has authored more than fifty scientific articles. He has been featured in Science, Nature, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, the New Yorker, The AtlanticBBC News, Discovery Channel, New Scientist, Scientific American, CBS Sunday Morning, and other major media outlets. 

Dr. Coan received the inaugural Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from the Society for Psychophysiological Research. He is also Chief Scientific Advisor at Movius Consulting.

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For further information, please contact:

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
p – 516.877.4800