November 2, 2022 — Clinical psychology doctoral student, Yoel Everett received a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to travel to Germany to work with Dr. Babette Renneberg and her team at the Freie Universität Berlin. This past summer he coded video recorded sessions of Dr. Renneberg’s 12-week parenting intervention to identify which Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) find helpful.
October 10, 2022 — Every year, graduate students and faculty members gather to hear second-year doctoral students present their research projects. During their first year, doctoral students design and implement a research study and then present this research the next fall in the First Year Presentations. Doctoral students who completed their master’s degree before joining us at UO also share their master’s research during this event.
October 6, 2022 — This summer, Heather Anderson made our department proud by presenting her research on new insights about infants’ auditory environments at the International Congress on Infant Studies (ICIS). Anderson, a doctoral student in the UO Learning Lab, was one of 30 graduate students worldwide to receive the ICIS Graduate Student Travel Award.
September 27, 2022 — Dr. Elizabeth (Birdie) Shirtcliff, who joined our department last February, used her expertise in stress and sex hormones to weigh in on a conversation in Discover Magazine examining the causes of early puberty. Dr. Shirtcliff researches hormones by analyzing noninvasive biospecimens like saliva and hair in the Center for Translational Neuroscience and UO Biomarker Cluster.
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.