New Faculty

New Faculty

The Department of Psychology is happy to welcome its newest professors: Dr. Adena Schachner (PhD, Harvard) and Dr. Caren Walker (PhD, Berkeley) will be joining our developmental group, and Dr. Tim Brady (PhD, MIT) will be joining our cognitive group. We are excited to have them join the department!

Steven Pan

ComSciCon

Congratulations to Steven Pan who will be participating in the ComSciCon June 2015 workshop! ComSciCon is an extremely competitive workshop focused on developing science communication skills.

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Kids Time

Time out!

New research by graduate student Katharine Tillman finds that children use words like "second" and "minute" years before they understand them.

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Katherine Meltzoff-Stavropolous

Jean Fort and INSAR Dissertation Awards

Katherine Meltzoff-Stavropolous, has been awarded the 2015 Jean Fort Dissertation Prize and a 2015 INSAR Outstanding Dissertation Award. Katherine is a former UCSD graduate student and will be an Assistant Professor at UC, Riverside.

The Jean Fort Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to individuals whose research has met the highest standards of academic excellence and may make a significant contribution on an issue of humanitarian or public concern.

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) supports basic science discoveries and service delivery initiatives for ASD, as well as global perspectives on ASD. Click here for more details.

Laura Schreibman

Lifetime achievement award

Laura Schreibman, Emeritus Distinguished Professor, has been awarded the 2015 INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research and services.

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) supports basic science discoveries and service delivery initiatives for ASD, as well as global perspectives on ASD. Click here for more details.

Ear

Auditory illusions

You hear mango but I hear bueno? The BBC reports work from Diana Deustch about musical and auditory illusions in our lives.

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Events                                

Department Highlights

  • Experimental Design

    Exploring Experimental Design

    Have you ever thought about what it takes to design a successful experiment? How do you know that you’re asking the right questions? Students from Gail Heyman’s Topics in Learning Science class are here to help! Their short film is designed to guide students new to the idea of experimental design through the basics of the scientific method.

  • Lying

    Lying, Cheating Kids

    A new study by Chelsea Hays and Dr. Leslie Carver finds that children who have been lied to are more likely to lie and cheat themselves. Read more on NBC San Diego.

  • Huffington Post

    Health Guilt

    Research by Nicole Henniger, Dr. Ryan Darby, and Dr. Chris Harris reveals that emotional experiences during patient-physician interactions are crucial in determining how individuals make subsequent medical decisions. Huffington Post covers the story.