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November 22, 2017

How to Listen During Sexual Harassment Disclosure: Tips from Professor Freyd

Professor Freyd has compiled a list of evidence-based advice for being an effective and responsible listener when someone discloses sexual assault or harassment to you. The advice was recently posted on the APA’s “Psychology Benefits Society” blog, here.

November 15, 2017

Center for Digital Mental Health Featured in Around the O

The University of Oregon’s magazine, Around the O, has a feature story on Nick Allen’s new Center for Digital Mental Health (C4DMH). You can check out the exciting, innovative work about predicting suicidality using mobile devices here.

September 25, 2017

Prof Fausey’s Research Featured in Cascade!

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!

August 24, 2017

We’re Hiring – 3 Positions Open!

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!

June 13, 2017

Psychology Research Featured in Newsweek

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.

May 31, 2017

Dr. Freyd Wins Senate Westling Award

Wayne T. Westling

Wayne T. Westling

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!

May 29, 2017

Psychology Research Featured in Cascade Magazine

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.

May 18, 2017

Two Awards for Dr. Fausey

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!

April 26, 2017

Quack Chats featuring Dr. Paul Slovic

Syrian refugees at a railway station in Hungary (Alexandre Rotenberg,

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.

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