Cambodian Family

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.

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Dr. Mariah Kornbluh

Meet Dr. Mariah Kornbluh, New Assistant Professor in Developmental & Community Psychology!

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.

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Lindsay Rait and Erika Moe

Faculty Research Mentor Award for Sarah DuBrow

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). 

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Crystal Dehle and Melynda Casement

Clinical Area Party

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.

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Bradley Hughes funded to study SES!

July 6, 2022 — Bradley Hughes, a doctoral student in Sanjay Srivastava’s lab, was recently awarded the Wayne Morris Award & the UO dissertation research fellowship. He’s using this to fund his dissertation research on how people perceive socioeconomic status (SES) interpersonally.

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Graduates during the Ceremony

Congratulations Graduates!

July 4, 2022 —  Graduates flooded the rainy campus yesterday with their green robes and triumphant faces. Graduation is a thrilling time for all and, especially so for our department, as we have so many psychology graduates to celebrate!

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Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer on the left and a collage of Team Duckling on the right

Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer and Team Duckling receive Outstanding Research Awards!

June 8, 2022 — Psychology sparkles with the announcement of Outstanding Research Awards from the UO's Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation!! Congrats to Jennifer Pfeifer, recipient of the Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research Award. Dr. Pfeifer recieved this award for her leadership and advocacy in creating a more diverse and inclusive environment. And another huge congratulations to Team Duckling and Caitlin Fausey, recipients of the Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding broader public engagement activity!

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Dr. Ahmar Zaman holding a baby

Dr. Ahmar Zaman joining this winter as new clinical instructor!

June 8, 2022 — If you take the undergrad Psychopathology course next year, you’ll be among to meet our new faculty member: Dr. Ahmar Zaman. If you find his class hard, no worries! One of his favorite parts about teaching is helping students experience that lightbulb moment where the concept really clicks. Dr. Zaman is passionate about helping his students grow and pursue their dreams: “I love hearing stories from students about how my classes or mentorship has inspired them to pursue a specific project or career trajectory that they had not considered prior.”

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Daniel Levitin on a stage

Alum News: Using music for mental health

June 6, 2022 — In a UO alumni article, Daniel Levitin, who got his PhD in our department in 1996, talked about his experience mixing his music career with cognitive psychology. “Somebody may no longer remember the names of their spouse or family members, and yet, still be able to remember lyrics to songs they knew when they were fourteen,” Dr. Levitin said. “Music insinuates itself into memory in a special way.

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Dr. Slovic on the left, Dr. Tucker in the middle, and Dr. Allen on the right

Faculty in the Press!

June 6, 2022 — Several of our illustrious faculty have been featured in the news recently! In a New York Times article titled "The ‘psychic numbing’ of mass tragedies," Dr. Paul Slovic describes why psychic numbing happens and how to overcome it.

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