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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.

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.

Jim Russell and colleagues published an article, "The Fear Gasping Face as a Threat Display in a Small-Scale Melanesian Society," in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science). Posted 9/19/16.

Maureen Ritchey received an R00 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health: "Emotional modulation of human memory processes and cortico-hippocampal systems." Posted 9/16/16.

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, Joe Henrich, Harvard University
3:30 pm, McGuinn 334

Colloquium Speaker Series, Brian Nosek, UVA and Center for Open Science
3:30 pm, McGuinn 334

Colloquium Speaker Series, Matthew Fritz, University of Nebraska Lincoln
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.