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Learn How to Achieve Flexible Behavior during Hot Topics in Psychology, Oct. 21

Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, will continue the Hot Topics in Psychology lecture series with, “Just Stop It! How Flexible Behavior Is Achieved.” The lecture, which is sponsored by the college and NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies, will take place on Oct. 21 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Carl DeSantis Building, room 1047.

Flexible behavior is considered essential for survival. Humans must be able to stop or alter a prepared response when faced with new information that indicates that continuing the response is no longer appropriate. However, people cannot always control their behavior the way they want to. Why is that? How does the brain enable behavioral control? In this talk, Boucher will answer these questions and others while discussing research on response inhibition and response change.

Hot Topics in Psychology is an annual, free, brown-bag lecture series that enables students to gain a first-hand perspective of research in specific areas of psychology and also serves to open up potential scholarship collaboration among NSU students and faculty members. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lunches to the talks, providing their own “food for thought.” Pizza will also be served.

For more information, contact Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., at 954-262-8192 or Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D.