Dr. Michael Posner on the left and the cover of his book on the right

Dr. Michael Posner wrote a memoir!

May 30, 2022 — Read about how professor emerit, Dr. Mike Posner, helped found the fields of cognitive science and neuroscience in his recent memoir Developing a Brain: A Life in Psychology. Dr. Posner is the founder & coordinator of the Brain, Biology and Machine Initiative here at UO and one of the 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century, according to an article by the American Psychological Association.

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Alexis Adams-Clark

Alexis Adams-Clark funded to study sexual violence and institutional betrayal

May 26, 2022 — Recognizing her important work in the area of women and gender, both the center for the study of women in society and the society for the psychology of women have awarded Alexis Adams-Clark a graduate student research grant. Alexis, a 5th year clinical student, is using the two grants to fund her longitudinal, mixed-methods study on sexual violence.

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Students take part in a past Undergraduate Research Symposium in the EMU ballroom.

23 Psychology Presenters at the Undergraduate Research Symposium this Thursday

May 23, 2022 — If you enter the EMU this Thursday, you will get the chance to witness twenty-three of our intrepid undergraduates presenting their research. Psychology undergraduates will be responsible for eleven oral presentations and thirteen poster presentations. If you’re scratching your head at the math not holding up, it’s because one ambitious scholar is presenting both a poster and an oral presentation. Similar to most conferences, there will be many talks you can choose to attend.

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Wanjia Guo

Wanjia Guo awarded a predoctoral NRSA for research on memory!

May 19, 2022 — Wanjia Guo, a fourth-year graduate student in Dr. Brice Kuhl’s lab, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health (Award number: 1F31NS126016-01A1). This award will fund her newest project on human memory, that she recently commented on, saying: “I am really happy that this grant was funded and excited for the new discoveries we might make in the future with the support of this funding.” Wanjia also expressed gratitude to her advisor Dr.

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Left side: Dr. Paul Slovic receiving an award on stage. Right side: Dr. Slovic similing with award

Dr. Paul Slovic wins Bower Award!

May 12, 2022 — Dr. Paul Slovic has recently joined Marie Curie, Orville Wright, Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein as a Franklin Institute Award laureate. The Franklin Institute Awards Program, dating back to 1824, is the oldest one in the United States. Each year a committee chooses a different field for the Bower Award, which is the only Franklin Institute award with a monetary prize as well as a gold medal. Given the field chosen for 2022 – decision making, it comes as no surprise to most of us that Dr.

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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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