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AroundTheO: Study Finds that Children Prefer Nature's Fractal Patterns

Graduate Student Kelly Robles and Drs. Margaret Sereno, Dare Baldwin, and Richard Taylor Set Record

December 19, 2020 — Graduate student Kelly Robles recently published a paper in Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications along with Drs. Margaret Sereno, Dare Baldwin, and Richard Taylor (from UO's Physics Department). The study found that by age 3, kids prefer nature's fracture patterns and the resulting story set a record number of views for an AroundtheO story.

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2020 State of Department Report is Released

December 14, 2020 — The University of Oregon's Psychology Department State of Department Report for the 2020 year is released. Thanks to all our faculty, students, and staff who have worked tirelessly to contribute to a successful academic year!

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Dr. Jennifer Freyd Profile

Dr. Jennifer Freyd Receives Christine Blasey Ford Women of Courage Award

December 14, 2020 — Dr. Jennifer Freyd received the Christine Blasey Ford Women of Courage Award from the Association for Women in Psychology. Congratulations, Dr. Freyd, for this well-deserved award and thank you for all of the important work you do!

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Dr. Vishnu Murty to Present in Fall Colloquium Series

November 5, 2020 — The Fall Colloquium Series beginning this Friday, November 6th at 2:30.  Dr. Vishnu Murty will be joining us and talking on “Threat-related Arousal Disrupts Memory Cohesion”.  Following the lecture, at 4pm there will also be a "Growing up in Science" talk--a more informal conversation about life in science with a focus on diversity (sponsored by the CIC).  

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Gordon Nagayama Hall Retirement Event

Gordon Nagayama Hall Retirement Event

November 5, 2020 — On Friday Nov 20th, there will be an event to mark Prof. Gordon Hall's retirement. A group of colleagues and students have organized to give short (and I expect quite FESTIVE) reflections on Gordon and his work, from 2:00-3:00pm. Gordon has extended an invitation to this event to all in the department - we hope to see you there!

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RAPID-EC Project Nears 100M Impressions

October 27, 2020 —  The Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development - Early Childhood Study (RAPID-EC) led by Prof Phil Fisher of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, is an ongoing survey of the pandemic's effects on families with young children. The RAPID-EC study provides high-quality, quantitative evidence about how the pandemic is increasing stress in children and families, particularly in low-income and underserved communities.

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Grad Student Monika Lind Wins 2nd Place in National 3-Minute-Thesis Contest!

October 27, 2020 — Congratulations to clinical area doctoral candidate Monika Lind for placing second in the American Psychological Association's "Psychological Science in 3" contest! You can view Monika's presentation at this link - the best 180 seconds you'll spend all day!

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Student Award Winners

October 27, 2020 — We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Departmental Graduate Awards:To honor the life and work of Norman Sundberg, the Norman D. Sundberg Fellowship in Psychology is given to outstanding Psychology doctoral students whose research focus is on cultural, community, clinical or personality assessment issues.

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