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Doane Did It!   Psychology is pleased to share the exciting news that Assistant Professor Leah Doane was recently selected as a WT Grant Foundation Scholar. This is a is highly competitive program that identifies scholars with an outstanding early career trajectory in social, behavioral, and health sciences, and who show promise for especially significant work in the years ahead. From a rigorous multi-stage review only a handful of Scholars are chosen to receive a 5-year, $350K award to advance their research programs in new directions. “This a mentored career award, and Leah will have the chance to work with several amazing senior scholars as well as attend numerous WT Grant Scholar events that will no doubt further her already impressive career trajectory,” notes Department Chair Keith Crnic. “Being chosen as a WT Grant Scholar is a wonderful honor as well as a great opportunity.” 

Says Doane, “I’m so fortunate to be able to collaborate and receive mentorship from experts like Nancy Gonzales who is reknown for her work on the dynamic role of culture in development and for academic, psychological well-being. The W.T.Grant Foundation Early Scholar award will allow me to study the Latino transition to college and academic experience here at ASU - an institution at the forefront of creating access, opportunity and success for underrepresented groups including first generation college students and Latinos.”  For more information about Dr. Doane’s research, visit her Adolescent Stress and Emotion Lab. Congratulations Leah! (posted 2/17/15).

Increasing Individualism in US Linked with Rise of White-Collar Jobs
Rising individualism in the United States over the last 150 years is mainly associated with a societal shift toward more white-collar occupations, according to new research by Igor Grossmann (University of Waterloo) and Michael Varnum, ASU Department of Psychology. Published in Psychological Science, the study represents one of the first ever large-scale attempts to test various theories explaining cultural change in individualism over a time span longer than 30 or 40 years.  Read More(posted 2/10/15).

Amazing Mazes.   When the brains of Psychology's Cognitive Science, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Quantitative Methods collide, you’ll undoubtedly get some pioneering research results. With collaborators from the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium and Barrow Neurological Institute, read how traditional neuro- psychological tests can predict human performance on a rodent-inspired radial-arm maze in the recently published article by Frontiers in Behavior Neuroscience. (posted 1/23/2015).


Department News

Fall 2014: Psychology leaves Home. Members of the Psych Dept with offices and labs in the main building packed their boxes and moved to several buildings around campus this past summer due to the building's renovation. Faculty and staff whose offices were already in Psych North and SCOB did not change locations. Here's where to find department offices:

Psychology Main Office: Urban Systems Engineering Bldg (USE), Room 138,
        651 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
Psychology Undergrad Advising:  PE West 118 
       1100 E. University Dr; Tempe, AZ  85287  
Psi Chi: PE West 112G



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