Eliot S. Hearst Memorial Lectureship

Join us for the inaugural Eliot S. Hearst Memorial Lectureship

Friday, October 4th

Indiana Memorial Union (900 E. 7th Street – Bloomington, Indiana)

The Eliot S. Hearst Memorial Lecture Series was established to honor the memory of former Distinguished Professor Eliot Hearst, who passed away on January 30, 2018. 

It is a vital, intellectually rigorous lecture series that brings leading thinkers in the field of psychological and brain sciences to Indiana University to give lectures and actively engage with students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

The Lectureship Fund was graciously enhanced by Joseph Newman and Alida Evans, for whom Eliot was a mentor and life-long friend.

2019 Speakers

Shepard Siegel

Shepard Siegel received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University, joined the McMaster faculty in 1968, and retired in 2005 as Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.  Three years later he received an Honorary D.Sc. Degree from McMaster.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has won numerous awards for teaching and research.  Professor Siegel’s research has been concerned with the general area of Pavlovian conditioning, particularly the contribution of such conditioning to physiological and behavioral regulation.  He has published the results of many experiments evaluating the contribution of conditioning to understanding drug effects – especially tolerance and withdrawal symptoms.

Terry E. Robinson

Terry E. Robinson received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1978, and after postdoctoral training he joined the Department of Psychology at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Robinson is known internationally for his research concerning the persistent behavioral and neurobiological consequences of repeated psychostimulant drug use, and the implications of these for addiction and relapse. His present research focuses on individual differences in the propensity to attribute incentive motivational properties to cues associated with rewards, and how this may predispose some individuals to develop impulse control disorders, such as addiction.

Chana Akins

I received my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1994 from the University of Texas, under the supervision of Michael Domjan. My dissertation research was on the conditioned anticipatory responses of male Japanese quail during sexual behavior. From 1994-1996, I continued this line of research as a postdoctoral fellow here at the University of Kentucky. I was hired as faculty after completion of my postdoctoral position, and am currently a Professor.