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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We're hiring undergraduate RAs!

CAS Dean's Diversity Grant Will Support Work-Study Positions for Students from Minoritized Backgrounds

January 17, 2021 — The Department of Psychology has been awarded a CAS Dean's Diversity Grant to facilitate research experiences for students from minoritized backgrounds through work-study positions. Volunteer research experience opportunities can be a barrier to entry for those motivated students bound by financial stress. This proposal will help fund the Black Lives Matter Research Experience Initiative, which seeks to increase contributions to diversity through enhanced recruitment of students for research experience across all areas of psychology.

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Doctoral Student Melissa Barnes

Doctoral Student Melissa Barnes Receives APA's CHANGE Grant!

December 23, 2020 — Doctoral student Melissa Barnes is a recipient of the APA Division 56 Cultivating Healing, Advocacy, Nonviolence, Growth, and Equity (CHANGE) Grant for 2020-21! Congratulations, Melissa, for this well-deserved award!

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Jeff Measelle Featured in OPB Interview on COVID-19 Contact Tracing

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Jeff Measelle was recently featured in a "Think Out Loud" OPB radio interview for his work on COVID-19 contract tracing and providing support calls for University of Oregon students testing positive for COVID-19. We are so grateful for Dr.

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AroundTheO: Study Finds that Children Prefer Nature's Fractal Patterns

Graduate Student Kelly Robles and Drs. Margaret Sereno, Dare Baldwin, and Richard Taylor Set Record

December 19, 2020 — Graduate student Kelly Robles recently published a paper in Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications along with Drs. Margaret Sereno, Dare Baldwin, and Richard Taylor (from UO's Physics Department). The study found that by age 3, kids prefer nature's fracture patterns and the resulting story set a record number of views for an AroundtheO story.

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2020 State of Department Report is Released

December 14, 2020 — The University of Oregon's Psychology Department State of Department Report for the 2020 year is released. Thanks to all our faculty, students, and staff who have worked tirelessly to contribute to a successful academic year!

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Dr. Jennifer Freyd Profile

Jennifer Freyd Receives Christine Blasey Ford Women of Courage Award

December 12, 2021 — Dr. Jennifer Freyd received the Christine Blasey Ford Women of Courage Award from the Association for Women in Psychology. Congratulations, Dr. Freyd, for this well-deserved award and thank you for all of the important work you do!

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Vishnu Murty, PhD

Vishnu Murty to Present in Fall Colloquium Series

December 12, 2021 — The Fall Colloquium Series beginning this Friday, November 6th at 2:30.  Dr. Vishnu Murty will be joining us and talking on “Threat-related Arousal Disrupts Memory Cohesion”.  Following the lecture, at 4pm there will also be a "Growing up in Science" talk--a more informal conversation about life in science with a focus on diversity (sponsored by the CIC).  

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Gordon Nagayama Hall Retirement Event

Gordon Nagayama Hall Retirement Event

November 5, 2020 — On Friday Nov 20th, there will be an event to mark Prof. Gordon Hall's retirement. A group of colleagues and students have organized to give short (and I expect quite FESTIVE) reflections on Gordon and his work, from 2:00-3:00pm. Gordon has extended an invitation to this event to all in the department - we hope to see you there!

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