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Research News

The Heights features a report on Jim Russell's research. Posted 10/29/14.

Michelle Hurst has received an NSF-sponsored award in STEM education research for her poster, "Working Memory Involvement in Rational Number Processing," to be presented at IMBES conference in November. Posted 10/15/14.

Alexa Veenema has been awarded a five-year, $1.75 million NIH grant to study the neural circuits underlying social play behavior in juvenile rats and how these neural circuits differ between males and females. Posted 9/26/14. [More about this grant]

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
Jessica Black,
Boston College School of Social Work
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.