PsychFest Event Information

PsychFest 2022: Friday, June 3, 2022

Dr. Chantel Prat smiling with arms crossed, with a lab in the background

Keynote Presentation: Friday, June 3, 2022 from 3-4pm; AW 210 and ZOOM

Title of Presentation: The Neuroscience of You: Understanding the Relationship between Your Brain and your Reality

Presenter: Dr. Chantel Prat, University of Washington


About the Presenter: Chantel Prat is a professor at the University of Washington with appointments in the departments of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics; with affiliations at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, the Center for Neurotechnology, and the Institute for Neuroengineering. She is a recipient of the Tom Trabasso Young Investigator Award from the Society for Text and Discourse and a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health. Prat also speaks internationally at events like the World Science Festival. She is featured in the documentary film I Am Human. Her studies have been profiled in media ranging from Scientific American, Psychology Today, and Science Daily to Rolling Stone, Popular Mechanics, Pacific Standard, Travel + Leisure, and National Public Radio.


For more information about PsychFest 2022, please consult with your faculty research mentor. You may also contact a member of the PsychFest Committee:

  • Alex Czopp
  • Marísa Fernandez
  • Ruth Hackler
  • Kristi Lemm
  • David Sattler
  • Christie Scollon
  • Larry Symons

We are grateful to the PsychFest 2022 Sponsors!

Past PsychFest Keynote Speakers

2021 - Dr. Kristina Olson, Princeton University. Title: Gender Diversity in Childhood

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