Dr. Paul Slovic

Paul Slovic Honored by Franklin Institute

December 12, 2021 — UO Psychology Professor Paul Slovic has been recognized with an award from the Franklin Institute, as part of an award program for excellence in science and technology that goes back to 1824. Previous Franklin Institute honorees include Nicola Tesla, Marie Curie, and Jane Goodall, among others. Specifically, Prof. Slovic is the recipient of the 2022 Bower Award for Achievement in Science, which comes with a $250,000 prize.

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Dr. Dasa Zeithamova

Dasa Zeithamova Receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Dasa Zeithamova has received a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The 6-month Fellowship will fund her sabbatical research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin where she will be focusing on memory generalization across the lifespan. Congratulations, Dr. Zeithamova!

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Dr. Matt Smear Funded for Research on Mouse Olfactospatial Information

Matt Smear Funded for Research on How Mice Extract Spatial Information From Odors

December 12, 2021 — Congratulations to Dr. Matt Smear for a recently funded R01 from the BRAIN initiative! The questions motivating this grant include: 1) How does the mouse olfactory system extract spatial information from odor stimuli? and 2) How do mice incorporate olfactospatial information into their cognitive maps during exploration of an environment?

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Psychology Classified as STEM Instructional Program

December 12, 2021 — Our Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code change has been approved for both our undergraduate and graduate curriculum. This change, from the old "42.0101 – Psychology, General", to the current "42.27 – Research and Experimental" code reflects the strong STEM emphasis in our department's curriculum.  This is a major win for international students as it impacts eligibility for Optional Practical Training. Special thank you to Lori Olsen, Shijing Zhou, and Drs. Melynda Casement, Nash Unsworth, and Jagdeep Bala for making this change possible!

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The Department Welcomes Sohna Shook as a Career Lecturer for the Online Masters Program

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Sohna Shook has joined the Center for Translational Neuroscience as a career lecturer for the Online Master’s Program. Dr. Shook is a licensed mental health professional, certified play therapist, and trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy. She has worked in private practice, schools, treatment facilities, jails, and community mental health centers. Welcome, Dr. Shook! We are so excited for you to be joining us!

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Dr. Nick Allen

Nick Allen Named APS Fellow

December 12, 2021 — Huge congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Allen who was recently named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)! Fellows status is awarded to APS members "who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application". You can read more about the fellows on the APS website. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Dr. Allen! 

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Dr. Jenn Pfeifer

Jennifer Pfeifer Interviewed About How Anti-Black Racism Impacts Adolescents

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer was recently interviewed on Oregon Public Broadcasting "Think Out Loud" about how anti-black racism impacts adolescents. Dr. Pfeifer is a part of the National Scientific Council on Adolescence report which offers suggestions for supporting teens experiencing racism. Listen to the interview here!

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Welcome to Our New Undergraduate Coordinator, Jeff Davis!

December 8, 2021 — The UO Psychology Department welcomes Jeff Davis, our new undergraduate coordinator! (He's the new Arnita, or before that, the new Cindy.) Jeff hails from Corvallis and previously worked at Oregon State, but the Psychology Department is way too mature to hold any feelings of inter-state rivalry (go Ducks!...). Three things you should know about Jeff: He's been married for 20 years; he drives a Suzuki V-Strom motorcycle, and he's written a fantasy novel! Say hi to Jeff the next time you find yourself in the main Psychology office in Straub!

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Research from Graduate Student and Gaculty Featured in Around the O!

December 12, 2021 — Why do people think others' personalities are like their own? Work by our graduate student, Bradley Hughes, and Drs. John Flournoy (UO alum) and Sanjay Srivastava addresses this question. It turns out, you don't just think people are similar to you; you actually influence how similar they are to you!

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Fall 2022 Application for the Psychology Doctorate Program Live!

October 22, 2021 — Our Fall 2022 Application for the Psychology Doctoral Program has gone live! Please consider applying to join our interdisciplinary and welcoming department. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2021. If you need assistance, please contact Lori Olsen

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