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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 15, 2017

Award-winning Psychology Graduate Students!

Our wonderful psychology graduate students have taken home several recent awards!

First up, congratulations to the following students who won departmental awards:

Next, two of our graduate students had great success competing in the 3 Minute Thesis. This year, our department hosted its very own 3MT competition, and Melissa Barnes was the winner! For the 3MT hosted by the Graduate School during the Grad Research Forum, Karlena Ochoa advanced to the UO finals and was awarded the People’s Choice award for her outstanding performance.

Congratulations to our grad student winners!

April 3, 2017

Psychology Graduate Students Receive UO Awards

Several of our graduate students received well-deserved awards from the University of Oregon. Congratulations to the following winners!:

  • Michelle Fong, recipient of the Betty Foster McCue Fellowship for Human Performance and Development and recipient of the UO Disseration Fellowship
  • Katherine Hagan, recipient of the Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award
  • Elizabeth Loi, recipient of the Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award
  • Rita Ludwig, recipient of the Sandra Morgen Public Impact Fellowship
March 17, 2017

Psychology Graduate Students Win NSF Awards

AwardsThe National Science Foundation afforded the University of Oregon 6 graduate research fellowships this year, and psychology graduate students took home 3 of them. Congratulations to Krista DeStasio, Sarah Horn, and Jonathan Saunders on their well-deserved awards!

 

 

March 9, 2017

Psychology Team Wins Kluft Award for Best Paper

Congrats to Jennifer Gómez, Jenn Lewis, Laura Noll, Alec Smidt, and Pam Birrell for winning the 2016 Richard P. Kluft Award for the Best Article in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation! The paper is entitled “Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care” and is available for free through this year.

Gómez, J. M., Lewis, J. K., Noll, L. K., Smidt, A. M., & Birrell, P. J. (2016). Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 17(2), 165-185.

From the award commendation:

This article provides an excellent framework for understanding the complexities of working with survivors of trauma. It successfully describes the danger in pathologizing reactions to extreme stress and discusses an adaptive treatment model, relational cultural therapy, that emphasizes the importance of the relationship when working with survivors. The article incorporates both empirically supported treatment options as well as influences from all spheres of the socioecological model, including the importance of empowerment, in treating individuals who have experienced complex trauma. 

Congrats, team!

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!

January 6, 2017

The Psychology Department Aspires to Be a Safe Space

Psych CIC SafeHeart

 

On behalf of the entire department, the Psychology Committee for an Inclusive Community (CIC) is proud to present this door sign as a reminder that the Department of Psychology aspires to be a safe space that is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

The door sign can be viewed in full and downloaded through the embedded link below.

 

 

 

December 13, 2016

Annual Newsletter Released

Psych By The Numbers

Psych By The Numbers

We’re excited to share the Department of Psychology’s Annual Newsletter for 2016! This was a great year for the department. Highlights this year include our innovative Faculty GO! Research Proposals, celebrations of the careers of Helen Neville and Marjorie Taylor, awards and honors for our fantastic graduate students and faculty, and the inaugural edition of the new alumni news and updates section.

Read the whole thing below. We look forward to hearing from you again next year!

August 17, 2016

Psych Researchers: General Benevolence Increases with Age

 

Altruistic brainsNew evidence from UO Psychology researchers identifies a “general benevolence” factor that increases as people age.

The research was led by grad student Jason Hubbard. Other authors include psych faculty members Ulrich Mayr and Sanjay Srivastava. The research made front page news in the Register-Guard, here. The source article is here.

You can also hear Prof. Mayr discuss the research on Oregon Public Radio’s Think Out Loud here.

Great work, team!

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