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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.

Kelly Dumais and Alexa Veenema published a review paper in the journal Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology entitled "Vasopressin and oxytocin receptor systems in the brain: Sex differences and sex-specific regulation of social behavior." [More] Posted 6/29/15.

Sara Cordes and Nadia Chernyak have been awarded a three-year grant from the Templeton Foundation on the “Cognitive Underpinnings and Consequences of Generosity.” Posted 6/22/15.

Kelly Bennion and Elizabeth Kensinger have published a new paper entitled "Selective effects of sleep on emotional memory: What mechanisms are responsible?" in Translational Issues in Psychological Science. Posted 4/22/15.

Josh Hartshorne Katherine McAuliffe

Josh Hartshorne and Katherine McAuliffe will be joining our department as of January 2016.

Maureen Ritchey

Maureen Ritchey will join our department in July 2016.


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.