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June 1, 2017

Celebration of Undergraduate Achievement this Friday

The department’s annual Celebration of Undergraduate Achievement will be taking place this Friday, June 2nd, at 3:30PM in the 2nd floor atrium of the Lewis Integrative Sciences building.

In this event, graduating psychology honors undergraduate students present posters describing the research that they have conducted and share their results with attendees. This event is open to all!

See a list of the honors projects that will be presented here.


April 18, 2017

28th Annual Fred Attneave Lecture, featuring Dr. Mara Mather

The 28th Annual Fred Attneave Lecture will be taking place Friday, April 21st at 2:30PM in room 101 of the Jaqua Academic Center.

This year’s speaker will be Dr. Mara Mather, PI of the Emotion and Cognition Lab and Professor of Gerontology and Psychology at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California. Dr. Mather studies the role of emotions in memory and cognition and will be presenting her work in her talk, “During intense or emotionally arousing moments how does the brain know what to encode?“.

To learn more about Dr. Mather’s work please visit her lab website. See the flyer below for more details on the talk. We hope to see you there!

March 7, 2017

UO Psych Team Hosts Brain Hack 2017

A team of graduate students, postdocs, and affiliated faculty hosted the Eugene site of BrainHack Global, 2017. Brain Hack brings teams of scientists and programmers together to develop code to address outstanding scientific challenges. From the Brain Hack site:

Brainhack is a unique conference that convenes researchers from across the globe and a myriad of disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience. Year after year, global Brainhack events have brought together researchers to participate in open collaboration, and regional Brainhack events keep the momentum going throughout the year. Brainhack Global 2017 will unite several regional Brainhack events throughout the world during March 2-5, 2017.

Great work, team! We look forward to seeing what you built this weekend!

November 14, 2016

Joint Colloquium – Thursday, Nov. 17th

The department of psychology, Institute of Neuroscience, and Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon are hosting a colloquium this Thursday, November 17th.

Dr. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (professor of cognitive neuroscience, University College London) will be presenting her talk, Social brain development in adolescence. CTN, ION, and the psychology department welcome Dr. Blakemore and look forward to her presentation.

This talk is open to all who wish to attend. Join us from 3:30-5:00PM in Jaqua 101. Please see the below flyer for more details.


September 3, 2016

Fall Departmental Events

Department of Psychology

We’re pleased to announce the Fall lineup of events!

We’ll be meeting Friday afternoons from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, followed by happy hours at Falling Sky Pizzeria in the EMU on the first event each month.

The location of the talks will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for updates!


October 14 – Leona Tyler Lecture: Hiro Yoshikawa

October 21 – Psych FYP Presentations (*please note: departmental members only)

October 28 – Psych Colloquium: Morten Christiansen

November 4  – Psych FYP Presentations (*please note: departmental members only)

November 11 – Psych Faculty Research Blitz & Department Celebration 

November 18 – Psych/CTN/ION Colloquium: Sarah Jayne Blakemore (*please note: time is TBA; likely late morning)

December 2  – Special Event TBA Soon!

June 8, 2016

Berkman OMSI Science Pub at Cozmic, June 9th, 6:30pm

23-atlg Assistant Professor Elliot Berkman will be presenting a Science Pub tomorrow night, hosted by OMSI. Come join us!

What: Elliot Berkman, “Consciousness, Awareness, and Self-Control: A Psychological Perspective on Free Will”

Where: Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Street, Eugene, NE Corner of 8th and Charnelton

When: Thursday, June 9th, 6:30pm

A majority of people believe that free will exists, and nearly everyone wishes that it does. Though the jury is still out on that question, research from the field of social psychology has come up with some surprising examples of people acting as though they had no free will. In light of this evidence, the scientific conversation is more about when people exercise free will, as opposed to whether or not they have it at all.

In this talk, social psychologist Elliot Berkman will discuss free will from the perspective of modern psychology and neuroscience theories, and tell the audience about the studies that provided insights into the unexpected nature of human behavior.

Elliot Berkman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Associate Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience. He studies the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure at health goals such as cigarette smoking cessation and dieting. His research leverages the distinct strengths of several research methods, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, longitudinal survey methods, and laboratory experiments. This work adopts a translational neuroscience approach by using knowledge of brain function, structure, and connectivity to design and improve interventions on health behavior and wellbeing. He teaches social psychology, social neuroscience, and statistics. He directs the Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology, writes the blog “The Motivated Brain” at Psychology Today, and tweets under @Psychologician. For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email:

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