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Department News

Sara Cordes and Alexa Veenema have both been granted tenure and will be promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations Sara and Alexa! Posted 2/22/16.

M. E. Panero, along with Hiram Brownell, Ellen Winner, and researchers from other universities combined forces and found that the widely reported claim that a brief episode of reading fiction boosts theory of mind does not replicate. Posted 10/11/16.

Lauren Anderson was awarded the Student Poster Award for the best poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pavlovian Society. Posted 10/4/16.

Sarah Kark has a new publication with Scott Slotnick and Elizabeth Kensinger entitled "Repetition Enhancement of Amygdala and Visual Cortex Functional Connectivity Reflects Nonconscious Memory for Negative Visual Stimuli" in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Posted 9/29/16.

Boston College has climbed to #22 in Forbes's America's Top Colleges. We are now in the top 25, up from #30.


Colloquium Speaker Series, Francesca Gino, Harvard University
3:30 pm, McGuinn 334

Colloquium Speaker Series, Cristine Legare, University of Texas at Austin
3:30 pm, McGuinn 334

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.