Serena Agterberg and Madeleine Smith

Exciting Research from our Honors Students!

May 11, 2022 — Research is at the heart of psychology, allowing you to engage with topics that you care about and expand on the existing knowledge. I was reminded of this while interviewing Serena Agterberg and Madeleine Smith, two wonderful scholars in our Honors Program, who are both incredibly passionate about their Honors research.

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Xi Yang with a monkey in the background

Xi Yang funded to study sleep deprivation!

May 4, 2022 — Clinical student Xi Yang has won a Betty Foster McCue Graduate Scholarship for Human Performance and Development from the Division of Graduate Studies. This award will fund some of the exciting research that Xi is doing on sleep deprivation.

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Dr. Lauren Mims

Dr. Lauren Mims selected to present the 2022 Leona Tyler Memorial Lecture

April 21, 2022 — We are excited to have Dr. Lauren Mims present her talk “We are the Dreamkeepers: Applying the BlackCreate Framework to Support Brilliant Black Girls” for the 2022 Leona Tyler Memorial Lecture. This talk will take place on Friday, May 20th from 3:30-5:00 PM. 

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Dr. Nick Allen

Dr. Nick Allen weighs in on adolescent mental health

April 21, 2022 — Professor Nick Allen used his expertise in adolescent mental health and social media to weigh in on a few important conversations covered in the New York Post and Healthline. The New York Post article delves into the potential impact of Mark Zuckerburg's metaverse on mental health. It describes a number of potential benefits (e.g. increased accessibility to therapy) and potential harms (e.g.

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Painting of Dr. John Myers

Dr. John Myers will join us in the fall as new methods instructor!

April 21, 2022 — Students can expect a new face in the department this fall as Professor Myers will be teaching Scientific Thinking, Research Methods, and Statistics. Any who take these classes can expect a dynamic teacher, as his favorite part of teaching is interacting with his students, both in the classroom through discussions and outside of the classroom. He's currently teaching at the Northern Arizona University, but this fall won't be the first time that he's been on the UO campus. Dr. Myers actually completed both his undergraduate and masters programs at the University of Oregon.

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Graduating Ducks

Spring 2022 Psychology Commencement Event!

April 14, 2022 — Our registration form is now open! Please fill it out completely by May 27th to secure a place at the event. Tickets are not required. More information is available at our website:

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Dr. Elizabeth Phelps presents the Annual Fred Attneave Memorial Lecture

Dr. Elizabeth Phelps selected to present 33rd Annual Fred Attneave Memorial Lecture

April 12, 2022 — We are pleased to host Dr. Elizabeth Phelps of Harvard University for our 33rd annual Fred Attneave Memorial Lecture, “Mechanisms of Threat Control:Translational Challenges”! The lecture is on Friday, May 13th at 3:30pm in Straub 145. Please join us!

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Dr. Melynda Casement

Dr. Melynda Casement funded to study how sleep impacts mental health in adolescents and young adults!

April 8, 2022 — Got enough sleep lately? Well two newly-funded projects from Dr. Melynda Casement will evaluate whether insufficient sleep and stressful life events contribute to symptoms of depression and alcohol use disorder (AUD). In order to examine this, they will enhance sleep duration and timing and measure its impact on reward- and stress-related brain function. These projects will be the first to run in the new “sleep pods” in the basement of Straub Hall.

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Grow your career through UO's Online Master's in Psychology

Applications open for the UO’s Online Master’s in Psychology program!

April 7, 2022 — This program is designed for working professionals looking to advance in their career and make an impact in public health and is:✓ 100% online✓ ½ the average cost of in-person✓ 6 terms✓ 18 courses✓ No GRE required

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Announcing the Ballmer Institute of Children's Behavioral Health

March 15, 2022 — The Department of Psychology is thrilled to be part of the Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health, made possible by a greater than $425 million gift from Connie & Steve Ballmer. This transformational gift seeks to establish a new institute geared at providing critical mental and behavioral health to the children of Oregon.

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