Professional Looks

Behavioral Science Conference at UAA was held on Saturday. It was so much fun and such a success! I didn’t trip over my high heels, forgot what I was supposed to say, and most importantly, the computer worked perfectly. Usually the Murphy’s Law finds me at times when I am doing public presentations. But not this time.

I was talking about two research projects of mine. One concentrating on social rewards in context of alcohol use by using animal models, i.e., hamsters that have been video famous also on my blog: videos can be seen here , and here .

The other research is in the field of trauma psychology where I was studying parental communication styles when talking about disturbing events to 3-9-year-old children. And this study showed that adults, either parents or non-parents, don’t think about child’s age and developmental level when discussing about traumatic events such as terrorist attack, death, or natural disaster with them. So research to be continued ….

Overall, it was a great day to talk to larger audience. I really do miss the days when I was teaching at the university, and hopefully one day I am back at the professor’s podium again.

And the high heels: here is a picture of my professional outlook for the conference…. yes, there are days when I am not wearing jeans and t-shirt or a sweater.