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DARVO on South Park

Prof Freyd’s DARVO Concept Featured on South Park

DARVO on South Park Professor Jennifer Freyd’s concept of “Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender”, or DARVO, in a perpetrator’s response to accusation was featured in a recent episode of the Comedy Central show South Park. Now that’s what we call effective Science ...

New Research on The Wisdom of Randomness

Congratulations to grad Atsushi Kikumoto and Department Head Ulrich Mayr on the publication of “Balancing model-based and memory-free action selection under competitive pressure” in eLife! They show how people make rule-based choices after they win but strategically shift to a random ...

CDC Funds Center on Brain Injury Research and Training For “Return to School” Program

We are pleased to announce that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded Psychology’s Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) a 4-year, $2.2 million cooperative agreement to study an established Return to School program for students with traumatic brain injury. The ...

We Are Hiring in Developmental Psychology and Data Science!

We are pleased to announce two open positions at the Assistant Professor rank, one in developmental psychology and one at the intersection of data science and psychology. Applications are due in October and the positions will start in the fall of 2020. Developmental Psychology: The University of ...

Introducing Ksana Health, Prof Allen’s Digital Mental Health Company

Congratulations to Professor Nicholas Allen on the launch and funding of his digital mental health company, Ksana Health. The company grew out of Allen’s research on mental health and suicide prevention. Read more here. Co-founded by Allen and Will Shortt, a software business leader and ...

State of the Department Report, 2019

Our annual State of the Department Report for 2019 summarizes our scholarship, undergraduate education, and graduate education activities for the past academic year. We’ve had a busy year! A brief summary is below, and you can read the full report here. Psychology’s research and scholarly ...