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What's New in the Psychology Department

March 30, 2017


I am pleased to tell you about how our department has grown since I last wrote to you.  In particular, I wish to tell you about four of our terrific new young faculty. Their achievements and awards show how well we have hired, and demonstrate our growing recognition in developmental psychology and in cognitive and social neuroscience.   

Research in our labs is closely linked to our undergraduate teaching: We currently have 129 undergraduates working in 13 labs. Joshua Hartshorne and Katherine McAuliffe will direct a summer research program for high school students funded by the Esther Katz Rosen Fund. Our doctoral students are also thriving, winning five national awards this year.

We are grateful for the generous gifts received from our alumni, including two recent gifts of $10,000 each. These funds are used to send more of our undergraduate and graduate students to conferences and to fund exploratory research not covered by grants. We hope you will consider making a gift to our department

Please stay in touch and let us know what you are doing and how your major has been of benefit to you over the years. 


Ellen Winner
Chair, Psychology Department