September 12, 2022 — We’d like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to those who completed their doctorate degrees this summer! These graduates worked hard and achieved much. The psychology department is proud to have been part of their academic journey.Dr. Sarah Donaldson worked with Jennifer Pfeifer on her dissertation: Dating and Mating in Adolescence: How Hormones and Puberty Influence Mating Motivation in Adolescence.Dr. Lea Frank worked with Dasa Zeithamova on their dissertation: Individual Differences in Hippocampal Connectivity Contribute to Different Memory Processes.
September 6, 2022 — The department’s Diversity Science Search found a true gem in Dr. Chanel Meyers, whose research focuses on the role diversity plays in intergroup processes. Born and raised in Hawaii, Dr. Meyers experienced culture-shock when she moved to the “mainland” U.S. to earn her B.S. in psychology. This experience of culture shock, as well as her experiences as a multiracial individual, led her to question how racial diversity impacts the way we deal with race and identity.
August 24, 2022 — This past July, Dr. Sarah DuBrow’s friends, family, and colleagues flew into Eugene from all over the country and gathered on the UO campus to honor her life, both academic and personal. Dr. DuBrow died in February of an aggressive form of cancer, leaving a big hole in our department and our hearts.
August 23, 2022 — On the south side of Straub is a small door leading to U.O.’s Psychology Clinic, where clinical students receive high quality training and clients get gold standard, evidence-based treatment. Clinical training begins in students’ second year with a core practicum in which they learn how to provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a common type of talk therapy that helps clients identify and correct inaccurate or negative thinking.
UO Researchers in Cambodia testing benefits of maternal Vitamin B1 supplementation for infant development!
August 11, 2022 — Dr. Jeffrey Measelle and Dr. Dare Baldwin, along with a team of UO graduate and undergraduate students, collaborated on a clinical trial led by Dr. Kyly Whitfield testing the efficacy of thiamine (Vitamin B1) supplementation in promoting developmental thriving for infants. Thiamine deficiency, common in Cambodia, is a threat to infants’ survival and well-being, putting them at risk of impaired neuro-cognitive development. Dr. Baldwin, Dr. Measelle, and their team helped to train Cambodian staff to collect measures of neuro-behavioral functioning and caregiver-infant interactions.
July 25, 2022 — With a background in participatory action research and developmental psychology, Dr. Kornbluh is bringing a fresh perspective into our department this fall. For those unfamiliar with participatory action research, it is an approach to research where the researchers and participants work together to understand a problem and work towards solutions. Dr.
July 13, 2022 — Before her death shocked our department earlier this year, Dr. Sarah DuBrow was providing exceptional mentoring to her students. At the Undergraduate Research Symposium in May 2022, Sarah’s husband, faculty member Dr. Ben Hutchinson, accepted a faculty mentoring award on her behalf from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE).
July 8, 2022 — Last month in the courtyard of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, the clinical program – students, faculty, and community partners alike – gathered in a spirit of celebration and appreciation. After years of COVID-related social-distancing, everyone appreciated the chance to chat and mingle without a computer screen between them.