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The Department Psychology & Neuroscience (P&N)

One of the largest and most vibrant units on the Duke campus. With 38 primary faculty and over 50 allied and secondary faculty members, P&N graduates nearly 200 undergraduate psychology majors every year and plays a leading role in the undergraduate major in neuroscience. It grants about a dozen doctoral degrees each year, placing its students in top academic positions, in clinical practice, business and industry, and on the faculty at some of the finest institutions in the country. Recent research by our faculty has gained considerable national recognition – from basic science findings on behavior and brain function, to applications for educational and health policy – consistent with Duke’s primary goal of using scholarship to shape society.

'Belief Superiority' is Bipartisan

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Psychology & Neuroscience PhD graduate Kaitlin Toner, professor Mark Leary, undergraduate student Michael Asher, and doctoral candidate Katrina Jongman-Sereno, are featured in Duke Today for their research on people's feelings of superiority about their political beliefs. The Duke P&N team found that people who have more extreme political attitudes,…
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Gary Bennett on NBC’s “Today"

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Associate professor Gary Bennett talks about a new program challenging weight-loss messages and healthy dieting concepts. (with video) http://www.today.com/health/study-offers-new-way-diet-just-dont-gain-8C11006594
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P & N collaboration on global mental health in Tanzania

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Psychology & Neuroscience professor Kathy Sikkema and doctoral student Sarah Wilson, along with Dr. Melissa Watt at Duke Global Health Institute are featured in this month's Duke Research Blog for their upcoming study on psychological interventions for women with obstetric fistula in Tanzania. Women with obstetric fistula have been…
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Mark Leary Elected SPSP President

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Mark Leary, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, has been elected President of the the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the world's largest organization of social and personality psychologists, with over 5000 members worldwide. Leary will serve as President-elect in 2014 and as President in 2015.…
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