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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6th Annual Research Blitz

6th Annual Research Blitz Talks: 2/19/2021

February 12, 2021 — Please join us for our 6th annual research blitz talks on Friday, February 19th, 2021 from 2:30-4pm Pacific time. Our incredible lineup of speakers includes Drs. Sanjay Srivastava, Dasa Zeithamova Demircan, Jennifer Freyd, Kate Mills, Mason Price, and Ben Smith. We hope to see you there!

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Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Jianying Zhao to Give Second Winter Colloquium Talk!

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Jiaying Zhao of The University of British Columbia will be giving a talk on March 12th, 2021 from 2:30pm– 3:30pm (Pacific time) titled, “Using Psychology to Design Behavioral Solutions for Environmental Sustainability”, and then a GUS talk from 4 to 5:00.  Please contact Sheila Keen,, for the Zoom link to join this event and join us for our second winter term colloquium speaker!

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