News & Events

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University promoted Virginia Kwan to full professor this year. Kwan joined ASU in 2009 and directs the Culture and Decision Science Lab.

Psychology is the study of human behavior, but not all psychologists directly study people.

News of note ...

MS ABA program director, Dr. Adam Hahs, was recently voted President-elect by the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA). Congrats to Adam!  Read more.

"Pre-Suasion" and persuasion per Emeritus Professor Dr. Robert Cialdini hits the internet with stories in the Quartz (10/5) Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Insider and PBS (25 Sep 2016).

Emeritus Professor Dr. Peter Killeen contributes to WalletHub story on Is Vaping Bad For You? Is It Safe? Experts Weigh In  (24 Aug 2016). 

Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Varnum has recently been elected a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP). SESP is an exclusive organization dedicated to advancing research in social psychology whose membership grows by no more than 5% per year.

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Media Releases

How Stuff Works features doctoral student Sarah Hermann's research with Jessica Bodford in  A Few Encouraging Words Can Change the Lives of Female STEM Students  (posted 25 Oct 2016).

Sarah Hermann and team of researchers including Jessica Bodford help young women in science with early intervention. Read more in ASU Now story by Emma Greguska,  Stemming the academic gender gap (posted 9, Sep 2016).

Canine research published in PLOS One by doctoral student Lisa Gunter is featured on 3/23/16 PBS Newshour, "The Woes of Being Labeled a Pit Bull" and gets picked up by multiple media outlets including Newsweek (3/28), Bustle, ASU Now (3/29)  and the Washington Post (3/31).