School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge, 2950 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Toby Prike will present “Was That Just a Strange Coincidence or Am I Psychic? Examining the Relationships Between Anomalistic Belief, Reasoning and Cognitive Bias.”
Thomas Condon Lecture, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, professor of earth sciences at University of Toronto, will present a lecture for the nonspecialist, “Where Captain Nemo Got It Right, and Wrong: Life in the Deep Earth.” Reception and refreshments will be served starting at 6:15 p.m.
"Dementia, Challenging Behaviors and the Holidays," noon, Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care Annex, 2314 NW Kings Blvd., Suite B. Helen Kao, medical director of clinical innovations at Lumina Hospice and associate professor of geriatrics for the University of California, San Francisco, will speak. The holidays can be stressful when caring for someone with dementia, as well as for the dementia patient. The presentation will provide background on the causes of behaviors that may cause stress on families during the holidays. Brown-bag lunches are encouraged; beverages and cookies will be provided. Kao has more than 10 years of experience caring for patients with dementia, and their families. Kao will speak to questions that were submitted by caregivers and family members of people with dementia. Information: 541-757-9616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Moore Lecture, 4 p.m., Room 102, Johnson Hall, 105 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Barbara Sherwood Lollar will present a technical scientific lecture, “Exploration of the Earth’s Deep Hydrogeosphere and Subsurface Microbial Life.”