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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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Dr. Kate Mills

Kate Mills Awarded Marjorie Taylor Art of Teaching Award

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Kate Mills has been awarded the Marjorie Taylor Art of Teaching Award! Dr. Mills is an assistant professor who runs the Developing Brains in Context Laboratory in the department's developmental area. She previously received the Williams Fund Award for Undergraduate Education to develop demonstrations of developmental psychology experiments to enhance engagement and increase students’ ability to understand human developmental processes.

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Diversity Cluster Hire

New Area in Diversity Science

September 30, 2021 — The University of Oregon Psychology department is looking for up to three tenure track faculty to build a new emphasis area on diversity science. Follow these links for more details about: the diversity science call, the developmental psychology call, and working at the University of Oregon. 

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first years

Welcome first year graduate students!

September 28, 2021 — Please join us in welcoming our incoming first-year graduate students! We are so excited to have this amazing group joining us!Cognitive NeuroscienceNathan Gonzalez HessDominik GrätzTroy HouserTaren RohovitGa In ShinDevelopmentalChristopher MachleMallory PenningtonAmala SomeshwarAlice WangLucy WhitmoreSocial/PersonalityRachel JacobsonMara JenningsDenicia AragonBentley PfingstonIndividualized Master's ProgramDaniel Lougen

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Congratulations to these outstanding Psychology students who have been awarded CAS Continuing Student Scholarships and Fellowships for 2021-2022!

May 20, 2021 — Congratulations to these outstanding Psychology students who have been awarded CAS Continuing Student Scholarships and Fellowships for 2021-2022:Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship:  Page Biersdorff and Ethan Scott – Undergraduate StudentsMarthe E. Smith Memorial Science Scholarship:  Pooya Razavi – Graduate StudentMiller Family Graduate Award in Technology & Science:  Elizabeth McNeilly – Graduate StudentWay to go! We are so proud of you and all of our amazing undergraduate and graduate students!

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Graduating Ducks

Graduating Duck with Questions about Commencement?

October 19, 2021 — Are you a graduating duck with questions about commencement? Head over to the university commencement site to have your questions answered! 

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Dr. Carmela Alcántara

Carmela Alcántara to Present in 2nd Spring Colloquium Talk

December 12, 2021 — On Friday April 23rd from 2:30pm - 3:30pm (Pacific time), Dr. Carmela Alcántara will present in the 2nd lecture of the spring colloquium series. Her talk is entitled "Culture and Latinx Sleep Health: Implications for Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions in the Digital Age." This will be followed by a Growing up in Science talk at 4pm sponsored by the Committee for an Inclusive Community. Email Sheila Keen,, for the Zoom link for what is sure to be a wonderful set of talks!

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Steve Ramirez

First Spring Colloquium Lecture - Dr. Steve Ramirez

April 5, 2021 — Please join us for our 1st Spring Colloquium lecture by Professor Steve Ramirez of Boston University on Friday, April 9th from 2:30 - 3:30pm.  The title of his lecture is “Artificially manipulating positive and negative memories in healthy and maladaptive states”. Dr. Ramirez will also be holding a Growing Up in Science talk following the lecture.  Email Sheila Keen ( for a link to the Zoom meeting if interested.

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Doris Chang to Speak in First Winter Colloquium Series

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Doris Chang Associate Professor of the Silver School of Social Work at New York University will be presenting the first lecture in the Winter Colloquium Series entitled '“Your people are so hardworking”: Clinical Experiences and Training Needs of Therapists of Color.' Please contact Sheila Keen,, for the Zoom link to join this event on February 26th, 2021 from 2:30pm-3:30pm!

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