2019 CPA National Convention Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Sr. Donna J. Markham, OP, Ph.D.

Sr. Donna J. Markham, OP, Ph.D.

Honorary President Plenary Address (May 31st after Opening Ceremony)

Keynote Address

Title: TBA

Sr. Donna J. Markham

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Dr. Greg Mariotti Walton

Dr. Greg Mariotti Walton

Plenary Address

Greg Walton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Much of his research investigates psychological processes that contribute to major social problems and how “wise” interventions that target these processes can address such problems and help people flourish, even over long periods of time.

Dr. Walton focuses on fundamental ways in which people make sense of themselves, other people, and social situations, how meanings people draw can be counterproductive and self-reinforcing (e.g., “People like me don’t belong here”) and how they can be altered to cause lasting benefits to individuals and to society.

Dr. Walton’s research has been covered in major media outlets including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, and The Onion.

In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Walton is a committed teacher and mentor. At Stanford, he teaches courses on psychology and social problems, including one entitled “Wise Interventions.”

http://www.stanford.edu/~gwalton

Keynote Address

Title: TBA

Dr. Greg Mariotti Walton
Department of Psychology, Stanford University
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Dr. Brian Little

Dr. Brian Little

Plenary Address

Dr. Brian Little is an internationally acclaimed scholar and speaker in the field of personality and motivational psychology. His pioneering research on how everyday personal projects and ‘free traits’ influence the course of our lives has become an important way of explaining and enhancing human flourishing. Professor Little is currently at Cambridge University where he is a Fellow of the Well-Being Institute and Director of the Social Ecology Research Group in the Department of Psychology. He is also affiliated with the Cambridge Judge Business School and the Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge.

Professor Brian R. Little received his early education in British Columbia and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His research lies at the intersection of personality, developmental and applied psychology. He has taught at Oxford, Carleton and Harvard Universities and received numerous awards for his teaching and research. Since 2000 he has been Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Carleton and since 2010 has been directing the Social Ecology Research Group (SERG) at Cambridge.

Dept. Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/bl321@cam.ac.uk
Personal Website: http://www.brianrlittle.com

Keynote Address

Title: Fates Beyond Traits: The Social Ecology of Human Flourishing

Dr. Brian Little
Department of Psychology, Cambridge University
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Dr. Sam Mikail, Dr. William Bard, Dr. Angela Colantonio

Dr. Sam Mikail, Dr. William Bard, Dr. Angela Colantonio

Presidential Plenary Symposium

Presidential Plenary Symposium

Dr. Sam Mikail:

Dr. William Bard: Believers Versus Deniers: The Radicalization of CTE Science:

    Abstract: The topic of repetitive brain injury, as obtained through participation in contact sports, continues to receive extensive media coverage across North America and the world at large. This presentation will provide an up-to-date review of the current scientific status of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and an examination of the social effects of media coverage of this controversial condition. The scientific review will include a critical examination, from a neuropsychological perspective, of the studies that have been offered to support the underlying claim that repetitive brain injury causes a specific form of tauopathy with a profile of symptoms that is distinct from other clinical and neurodegenerative diseases. The presentation will continue with a review of the societal influences that press and social media coverage have exerted on youth hockey and football participation and on legal challenges involving professional athletes from the National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League (NFL), and Canadian Football League (CFL). The presentation will conclude with a social psychological analysis of modern day tendencies for polarization of the public in the face of controversial issues, such as we find in politics and in our response to the continuing scientific study of CTE.

Dr. Angela Colantonio: Beyond football: Intimate partner violence and concussion/brain injury

    Affiliation: University of Toronto and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network

 


 

Dr. Patrick Baillie

Dr. Patrick Baillie

Plenary Address

Plenary Address

Title: TBA

Dr. Patrick Baillie

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