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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.

Incoming assistant professor Katherine McAuliffe and colleagues published a paper in Nature today on how a sense of fairness develops in children in seven different cultures. News reports about this paper have appeared in Nature News, The Atlantic, and New Scientist. Posted 11/19/15.

Sindy Cole and Gorica Petrovich published a paper in Scientific Reports entitled "Orexin/Hypocretin-1 Receptor Antagonism Selectively Reduces Cue-Induced Feeding in Sated Rats and Recruits Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Thalamus." Posted 11/5/15.

Donghee Han, Dolichan Kollareth, and James Russell's paper titled "The Words for Disgust in English, Korean, and Malayalam Question its Homogeneity" is accepted for publication in Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Posted 11/5/15.

Maureen Ritchey

Maureen Ritchey will join our department in July 2016.


Colloquium Speaker Series
Francesca Gino, Harvard 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.