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Do We Become More Selfless As We Age? Prof. Mayr Weighs In

October 27, 2020 — Professor and Department Head Ulrich Mayr wrote an article in The Conversation addressing the question of whether people become more prosocial with age. He writes:

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DuBrow Wins Sloan Research Fellowship

October 27, 2020 — Assistant Professor Sarah DuBrow has been named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow! The Sloan Fellowships are prestigious awards given to outstanding early-stage scholars in the natural sciences. Congratulations, Dr. DuBrow!

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Three Developmental Faculty Featured in Oregon Quarterly

October 27, 2020 — Professors Baldin, Measelle, and Pfeifer are featured in the latest issue of Oregon Quarterly! They discuss the science of child development and ways parents and society can foster healthy learning and growth. Excellent work, team! You can read the article here.

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Prof Freyd’s DARVO Concept Featured on South Park

October 27, 2020 — Professor Jennifer Freyd's concept of "Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender", or DARVO, in a perpetrator's response to accusation was featured in a recent episode of the Comedy Central show South Park. Now that's what we call effective Science Communication! Congrats, Professor Freyd, on your conceptualization reaching the mainstream!Watch the episode clip here!

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New Research on The Wisdom of Randomness

October 27, 2020 — Congratulations to grad Atsushi Kikumoto and Department Head Ulrich Mayr on the publication of "Balancing model-based and memory-free action selection under competitive pressure" in eLife! They show how people make rule-based choices after they win but strategically shift to a random strategy following losses. Ready more here and below!

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CDC Funds Center on Brain Injury Research and Training For “Return to School” Program

October 27, 2020 — We are pleased to announce that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded Psychology's Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) a 4-year, $2.2 million cooperative agreement to study an established Return to School program for students with traumatic brain injury.

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