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Research News

Liane Young Ehri Ryu

Liane Young and Ehri Ryu have both been granted tenure and will be promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations Liane and Ehri! Posted 2/26/15.

Liane Young was awarded a university Research Across Disciplines and Schools (RADS) grant for her proposal “Knowledge is Power: The Impact of Education on Knowledge of and Attitude about Terrorism,” in collaboration with Peter Krause from the Political Science Department. Posted 2/26/15.

Scott Slotnick was awarded a university Ignite grant for his proposal, “The Role of the Human Hippocampus During Spatial Memory.” Posted 2/25/15.

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.


Colloquium Speaker Series
Geoffrey Schoenbaum,
NIDA/University of Maryland
McGuinn 334
3:30 pm

Colloquium Speaker Series
Josh Knobe,
Yale University
McGuinn 334
3:30 pm

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.