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December 2016
Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor in Education and Society and Psychology Department Chair Susan C. Levine highlights some of the department's most important news- from a new faculty hire to news about our newest group of graduate students. She also shares sad news and memories about the recent passing of Janellen Huttenlocher. Full Story»
As the movement to legalize marijuana marches across the US, more people are wondering how this mind-altering drug affects memory and cognition. According to David Gallo, cannabis is known to cause forgetting in laboratory studies, but surprisingly few studies have investigated the drug’s effect on memory distortion. Full Story»
The Department of Psychology welcomes new assistant professor Daniel Yurovsky. Yurovsky studies how we learn from the people around us, and especially how children learn language. Full Story»
When are two teachers better than one? Faculty in the psychology department have brought team science into the classroom by offering innovative courses that draw from the expertise of faculty in different areas. Full Story»
Every few years, faculty in the Department of Psychology have the opportunity to take a sabbatical, allowing them additional time to focus on their scholarly interests without the usual responsibilities of teaching and service. Here we highlight the accomplishments of Jean Decety and Leslie Kay during their 2015-2016 sabbatical year. Full Story»
Several gifts to the Psychology Department have allowed us to continue to offer an alumni lecture series, support graduate student research and conference travel, and support undergraduate research during the summer quarter. Full Story»
Janellen Huttenlocher, William S. Gray professor emeritus of Psychology, a founder of the field of cognitive psychology passed away on November 19. The Huttenlocher family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in Janellen Huttenlocher's memory to the Department of Psychology. Please designate in the comments section that the gift is in memory of Janellen Huttenlocher.
Gifts from alumni and friends enrich the intellectual life of the Department and provide critical opportunities for our students. We are grateful for your support.
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