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Research News


Gene Heyman is featured in Science News and a New York Times debate about the nature of addiction. Posted 3/10/14.

Jessica Karanian had two articles published/accepted recently: "The cortical basis of true memory and false memory for motion" in Neuropsychologia and "False memory for context activates the parahippocampal cortex" in Cognitive Neuroscience. Posted 7/1/14.

Nadine Weidman, who teaches our graduate seminar on the history of psychology, has just accepted the editorship of the APA journal, History of Psychology. Congratulations to Nadine! Posted 6/11/14.

Elizabeth Kensinger has been appointed to serve on the Cognition and Perception Study Section, Center for Scientific Review at NIH,pl from July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2020. Posted 6/4/14.

Two behavioral neuroscientists join our faculty: John Christianson (as of July 1, 2013) and Michael McDannald (as of July 1, 2014). Clinical psychologist Barry Schneider, specializing in research on child psychopathology, joins our faculty September 1, 2014.


Research in focus

Liane Young, assistant professor of psychology and the director of the Morality Lab at Boston College, talks about her research that focuses on the cognitive and neural basis of human moral judgment and behavior.


Sara Cordes, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator of the Infant and Child Cognition Lab, discusses some of the more than 20 research studies currently being conducted in the lab.