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Caitlin Fausey’s work on how babies learn is featured in the Fall 2017 issue of CAScade magazine. The piece talks about her important research and innovative methods. Great job, Caitlin!
The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce three open positions at the Assistant Professor rank: one in cognitive-neuroscience, one in social-personality, and one in developmental cognitive neuroscience (official application links for the last one coming soon).
Please share widely to invite potential new colleagues to our team of outstanding, innovative, and collaborative researchers and teachers!
An essay by psychology faculty member Dr. Holly Arrow and clinical graduate student Bill Schumacher has been reprinted in Newsweek. Their piece, “Explaining the ‘moral injury’ that leads to military veterans’ suicides”, was posted on Memorial Day. You can read their powerful discussion of guilt, moral injury, and the effects on military veterans here on the Newsweek website.
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Freyd, who has received the University Senate’s 2017 Wayne T. Westling Award. This award is given annually to the person who the Senate’s Committee on Committees determines “has provided exemplary service and inspired leadership over a period of years and has demonstrated a commitment to the principles of shared governance, participatory decision making, and fostering a campus climate of inclusiveness and respect.”
The two criteria for the Wayne T. Westling Award are:
1) Exemplary service over a period of years to the university through participation in university committees, advisory bodies, or faculty elective positions, and
2) Inspired leadership and commitment to the principles of shared governance, participatory decision-making, and fostering a campus climate of inclusiveness and respect.
Congratulations, Dr. Freyd!
Research by department head Ulrich Mayr, graduate student Jason Hubbard, and economics professor Bill Harbaugh was featured in the Spring 2017 edition of Cascade Magazine. The research featured studies altruistic behaviors using neuroimaging methods.
You can read the full interview with Dr. Mayr about this work on the Cascade website.
Dr. Caitlin Fausey brings home two prestigious awards!
First, Dr. Fausey received a Grammy research award for a project that she is working on with graduate student Jenny Mendoza and undergraduate student Sabrina Haskinson. This project focuses on characterizing the auditory world of infants. Read more about this exciting project and others that are being conducted in Dr. Fausey’s lab at the Learning Lab website.
Second, Dr. Fausey was honored with an Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching for her outstanding quality as an instructor at the UO.
Congratulations, Dr. Fausey!
Dr. Paul Slovic will be giving a “Quack Chats” talk on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00PM. The event will take place in the Falling Sky Pizzeria on campus (in the Erb Memorial Student Union building).
Dr. Slovic will be discussing his work on the emotional ‘numbing’ that is experienced when tragedies affect large numbers of people; “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” The title of his talk is “Genocide and the Arithmetic of Compassion”. You can read more about the event in Around the O or attend at 6:00PM at Falling Sky Pizzeria.
The 88th annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association featured Dr. Jennifer Freyd’s work as the conference theme. “Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying, and Retaliation in Academia” includes thematic panel discussions on institutional betrayal, a component of Dr. Freyd’s betrayal trauma theory which she describes as, “wrongdoings perpetrated by an institution upon individuals dependent on that institution, including failure to prevent or respond supportively to wrongdoings by individuals (e.g. sexual assault) committed within the context of the institution.” Dr. Freyd herself will be featured as a speaker during the event, as part as the “Institutional Betrayal and Gender Shrapnel in Academia” discussion with Ellen Mayock, author of Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace.
You can read more about Dr. Freyd and her work on her lab’s website, about the influence of Dr. Freyd’s work on the conference on Around the O, and about the full roster of events on the conference website.
Professor Paul Slovic is featured in the most recent edition of Cascade magazine, for his work on how vast numbers can lead to desensitization in the context of human tragedy. As Dr. Slovic explains on his website, “Due to psychic numbing, our sympathy for suffering and loss declines precipitously when we are presented with increasing numbers of victims.” Read more about how Dr. Slovic studies the “arithmetic of compassion” and how it can affect human behavior in the Cascade online magazine, page 29.