P&N Person of the Week: Sarah Turner

Monday, March 19, 2018
Sarah Turner grew up in a small town in rural Georgia; she lived with her mother and sister at her mom's gas station. Being a first-generation college student, the chance to major in psychology and history at a school like Duke seemed like a far-fetched dream. However, Sarah's sister inspired... Read More »

P&N Person of the Week: Molly Weeks

Sunday, March 4, 2018
In July of 2000, a fifteen year old Molly Weeks (then Molly Stroud) stepped off a plane in North Carolina. Dressed in a sweatshirt, she quickly realized she wasn't in Northern Alberta anymore. She left behind figure skating, synchronized swimming, cross-country skiing, and curling to call this new... Read More »

Aaron Reuben wins 2018 Merritt Award for Science Journalism

Friday, March 2, 2018
Congratulations to Duke Psychology & Neuroscience PhD student Aaron Reuben who has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Richard Merritt Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for his piece “States May Be Intentionally Poisoning Each Other With Toxic Air.” This award annually... Read More »

P&N Person of the Week: Sarah Gaither

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Throughout her lifetime, Dr. Sarah Gaither has lived in numerous areas of the United States, from California to Massachusetts to Illinois to North Carolina. No matter where she is, Dr. Gaither carries a sense of adventure; she says she is always open to trying new things. Except for... Read More »

Clinical Psychology Internships 2018-2019

Friday, February 23, 2018
Congratulations to five P&N Ph.D. students who matched to top clinical internships. Once again, P&N had a 100% match in clinical psychology internships. Best wishes to the following students as they prepare to move forward to the final stage of doctoral training in clinical psychology... Read More »

A New Treatment for Depression: Strauman and Vieth Publish Therapist/Client Guides for Self-System Therapy

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Timothy Strauman and Angela Vieth from Duke’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (P&N) have just published two companion volumes outlining a new treatment for depression called self-system therapy or SST. Along with colleagues Kari Eddington (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)... Read More »

P&N Person of the Week: Ahmad Hariri

Monday, February 19, 2018
Dr. Ahmad Hariri has advice for students: do not follow the script. Pursue your passions, and see where that takes you. Dr. Hariri's career shows that following the script, or checking off all of the right boxes is not the only path to success. Hariri's love of biology started in childhood; he was... Read More »

P&N Person of the Week: Karen Young

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Karen (KC) Young, a Duke senior from Wisconsin, harbors a strong sense of Midwest pride. She has three younger brothers. Her mother is a pediatrician, which Karen says may have influenced her decision to pursue a career in medicine. She recalls spending much of her time around children, and her... Read More »

P&N Person of the Week: Andrei Amatuni

Monday, February 5, 2018
A boy is born in a hospital in the former Soviet Republic of Armenia in the early 1990s. His birth comes in the middle of the Soviet Union's collapse. The hospital he is born in has no running water, heat, or electricity. Shortly thereafter, the boy and his parents flee to the United States,... Read More »

Caspi and Moffitt in Science Magazine

Friday, February 2, 2018
P&N Professors Terri Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi are profiled in Science Magazine's article about the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. Douglas Starr writes that "for nearly 30 years, Moffitt and Caspi have been collaborating on one of the more comprehensive and probing... Read More »