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Psychology Faculty in the News

Visual Objects Represented by a Distributed Network in the Human Brain. New research, jointly conducted by scientists from the Barrow Neurological Institute, Arizona State University, and Louisiana State University appeared in the online-first edition of the Journal of Neuroscience on March 25, 2015.  The contributing author from ASU was Dr. Stephen D. Goldinger, from the Department of Psychology. This collaborative research involved recording single-neuron activity in the brains of epilepsy patients who require electrodes implanted to monitor seizures. These patients afforded a unique opportunity to examine perception and memory at the level of a single-neuron, the basic-blocks of the human mind.  Read more. (posted 4/7/15).

Professor Manuel Barrera selected by the University Academic Council as April's Senator Spotlight. The Spotlight program is designed to recognize University Senators who have demonstrated a commitment to the shared governance process and to highlight the valuable service that senators give to the University and to their peers.  Read More

Professor Nancy Gonzales named as 2015 Arizona Latina Trailblazers Honoree. Read More.

Regents Professor Nancy Eisenberg honored as a 2015 Awardee by Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) for her "Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development."  Read More.

Psychology to Lead New ASU Veterans Wellness Center.  ASU has established a new, interdisciplinary Center for Veterans’ Wellness to conduct research and help vets affected by combat-related stress and trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Led by inaugural director Mary Davis, ASU Department of Psychology professor within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the center will draw together experts from a variety of disciplines across the university and its partner organizations to expand their work and develop new ideas.  Read More in ASU News (posted 3/17/15).

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).


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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