PsychFest Event Information

PsychFest 2021: Friday, June 4, 2021

Keynote Presentation: Friday, June 4, 2021; 2:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Gender Diversity in Childhood

Presenter: Kristina Olson, Ph.D., Professor Princeton University

About the Presenter: Kristina Olson is a Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. Her research focuses on early social and cognitive development. Most recently, her research team has been studying the gender development and mental health of transgender, intersex, and other gender diverse youth. Dr. Olson received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003 and her Ph.D. from Harvard in 2008. She was named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and was the National Science Foundation's 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award winner. 


For more information, please consult with your faculty research mentor. You also may contact a member of the PsychFest Committee:

  • Jennifer Devenport, Committee Chair
  • Alex Czopp
  • Antonya Gonzalez
  • Kristi Lemm
  • David Sattler
  • Christie Scollon
  • Larry Symons


We are grateful to the PsychFest 2021 Sponsors!


Past PsychFest Keynote Speakers

2020 - Dr. Brian Nosek, University of Virginia. Title: Shifting Incentives from Getting it Published to Getting it Right

2019 - Dr. Amori Mikami, University of British Columbia. Title: Peer Interactions in the Digital World

2018 - Dr. Melissa Tehee, Utah State University. Title: Understanding and Addressing Trauma in a Cultural Framework

2017 – Dr. Jessica Tracy, University of British Columbia. Area: Social/Personality. Title: The Nature of Pride: The Emotional Origins of Social Rank

2016 – Dr. Ryan Reese, Oregon State University, Cascades. Area: Counseling. Title: From Western to Faculty Member:  Key Learnings on Becoming a Researcher-Practitioner 

2015 – Dr. Andrea Stocco, University of Washington. Area: Cognitive/Neuropsychology. Title: Manipulation and Representation of Symbolic Knowledge in the Human Brain

2014 – Dr. Kevin Haggerty, University of Washington. Area: Developmental/Clinical. Title: Power of Family to Promote Well Being: Results from the Family Connection Studies

2013 – Dr. Izabella Schultz, University of British Columbia. Area: Clinical. Title: Mental Disorders and Work

2012 – Dr. Eric Eich, University of British Columbia. Area: Cognitive/Neuropsychology. Title: Remembering the Personal Past from Field and Observer Perspectives

2011 – Dr. Edith Chen, University of British Columbia. Area: Health/Developmental/Neuropsychology. Title: Psychobiological Pathways linking SES to Childhood Asthma

2010 – Dr. Cheryl Kaiser, University of Washington. Area: Social/Cross-cultural. Title: Group Identity and Experiencing Discrimination

2009 – Dr. Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis. Area: Developmental. Title: Parent-Child Conversation and Psychological Understanding