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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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Introducing Ksana Health, Prof Allen’s Digital Mental Health Company

October 27, 2020 — Congratulations to Professor Nicholas Allen on the launch and funding of his digital mental health company, Ksana Health. The company grew out of Allen's research on mental health and suicide prevention. Read more here.

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State of the Department Report, 2019

October 27, 2020 — Our annual State of the Department Report for 2019 summarizes our scholarship, undergraduate education, and graduate education activities for the past academic year. We've had a busy year! A brief summary is below, and you can read the full report here.

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Psychology Students in the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

October 27, 2020 — Several of the amazing undergraduate students in our department participated in the 9th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. You can see pictures of them and their scientific posters in the gallery below.

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Congratulations to our award-winning grad students!

October 27, 2020 — Our department annually recognizes the work of our outstanding students with awards, made possible by donations from generous alumni. These annual awards are:

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