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Faculty in the Press: Brain maturity, inaccurate memories, and more

January 23, 2023 — Our esteemed faculty often share their expertise with the broader public through news stories! Here’s a roundup of the most recent articles featuring our faculty members:

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Research Collaboration Between Psychology, Biology, and the Institute of Neuroscience

January 8, 2023 — Dr. Michael Posner collaborated with members of the Biology Department and the Institute of Neuroscience (ION) on a recently published paper about attention and memory.

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Dana Lundin

Internship Awards for Students in Financial Need

December 4, 2022 — According to national data, applicants have a 40% higher chance of being hired if they have done an internship in the field and a 60% higher chance if the internship was faculty supervised. Unfortunately, time and money often prevent students from taking advantage of internship programs like the one in our department. The Internship Initiative is a philanthropic endowment that financially supports students, enabling them to engage in experiential learning in the form of psychology internships.

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Retirement Party for Dr. Jennifer Freyd

November 23, 2022 — After 35 years at the University of Oregon, Dr. Jennifer Freyd has retired. Colleagues, friends, collaborators, and all those interested in Freyd's work will gather on December 2nd to celebrate Freyd and what she has brought to the department, the university, and the field of Psychology. To join the celebration, come to the University of Oregon Crater Lake Rooms of the Erb Memorial Union from 3-5 p.m.The celebration features two invited speakers, both professors who are former doctoral advisees of Dr. Freyd’s:

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Award-winning Undergrad Research on Curiosity and Popularity

December 4, 2022 — Erica Waldron, recently graduated from our department, received the Aaron Novick Award for her thesis research. The Clark Honors College gives out this award to recognize students who have conducted especially distinguished research in the field of science. For her thesis, Waldron worked with Dare Baldwin to replicate a 2020 study by Dubey and colleagues on whether online indicators of popularity, such as likes or upvotes, influence curiosity.

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Research Roundup: 7 Quick Facts from our Faculty

December 4, 2022 — A few weeks ago, our faculty shared snippets of their current research at the faculty blitz. Here are a few of the highlights:Rob Chavez: “How we think about the similarities of other people in our social group depends on the differences among people as well as the difference between them and ourselves. Each of these processes are represented in different parts of the brain.”

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UO Psych faculty members named directors of Social & Affective Neuroscience Society

November 20, 2022 — Congratulations to Elliot Berkman and Rob Chavez, recently named Directors at Large of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society! With these appointments, UO currently constitutes 33% of all the directors.

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Decision Making, Attention, and Magic Tricks

November 9, 2022 — On the last three Fridays of October, the psychology department gathered in Straub to hear our emerging doctoral scholars present their research. Among the ranks of presenters was Taren Rohovit, a doctoral student in the UO Cognitive Dynamics lab. During his first year at UO, Rohovit developed a paradigm to answer specific questions about the impact of time on decision making.

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Rachel Jacobson funded to study narrative psychology and ethnic identity!

November 7, 2022 — One of five recipients of the Dunlop Spark Grant, Rachel Jacobson is using these funds to collaborate with researchers from the University of Minnesota. The research team is bridging narrative psychology and topic modeling to identify how people tell stories about their racial-ethnic identity. Narrative identity is a distinct component of personality that represents a psychosocial construction of the personal past, present, and presumed future.

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Faculty in the press: Lifestyle fatigue, inner monologues, and more!

November 2, 2022 — Our esteemed faculty often share their expertise with the broader public through news stories! Here’s a roundup of the most recent articles featuring our faculty members:

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