Dr. Kenneth Gergen wins Duke Graduate School's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Congratulations to P&N PhD alumnus Dr. Kenneth Gergen, who has won the 2017 Distinguished Alumni award from Duke Graduate School. Gergen, who grew up in Durham, is a prominent... Read More »

Is "Abnormal Psychology" Really all that Abnormal?

Monday, April 17, 2017
P&N Clinical Graduate Student Jonathan Schaefer recently wrote a blog post giving an evidence-based argument against stigma in mental Health. It was recently published on the APA Society of Clinical Psychology's website: Read More »

Tomasello Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Congratulations to P&N Professor Michael Tomasello, who has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Tomasello, the James F. Bonk Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, joined the P&N faculty in 2016. He is also the Director of the Max Planck Institute for... Read More »

Do Beliefs about Biology Matter for Mental Health?

Monday, April 3, 2017
For P&N doctoral students, the Major Area Paper (MAP) is the first major milestone in the student's PhD program. For clinical doctoral student Kate MacDuffie, her MAP turned into a published article, with co-author Tim Strauman, and was recently cited in an APA blog post. "This work was... Read More »

Welcome Bridgette Martin Hard

Friday, March 31, 2017
Duke's Department of Psychology & Neuroscience welcomes Dr. Bridgette Martin Hard, who will be joining P&N as an Associate Professor of the Practice on July 1, 2017.  Dr. Hard received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University and currently leads Stanford’s Psychology One Program... Read More »

Childhood exposure to lead affects IQ decades later, study finds

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
P&N Clinical Doctoral Student Aaron Reuben of the Moffitt and Caspi Group is the first author of a study finding that childhood exposure to lead can affect an adult decades later, impairing cognitive development. Read about the story in NPR, Reuters Health, and the Washington Post. A .pdf... Read More »

P&N Doctoral Students Receive Fellowships

Monday, March 20, 2017
Congratulations to the following P&N doctoral students who have received 2017-2018 Duke Graduate School Fellowships: Nadia Brashier- Philip J. Baugh Fellowship Ali Giusto- Dissertation Research Travel Award: International  and   Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Fellowship... Read More »

Brenda Yang wins Duke's 2017 Merritt Award for Science Journalism

Friday, March 10, 2017
Congratulations to P&N Grad Student Brenda Yang, recipient of Duke's 2017 Merritt Award for Science Journalism. Yang won the award for her July 2016 Scientific American article "Are Our Scientific Heroes Too Heroic?," according to the announcement posted on the Pratt School of Engineering... Read More »

P&N Alumna Shirley Collado Named President of Ithaca College

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Congratulations to P&N alumna Shirley M. Collado, who is the newly named ninth president of Ithaca College. Dr. Collado is a 1999 Graduate of P&N's Clinical Psychology Program, where the title of her dissertation was "The Perceived Racism Scale for Latina/os: a Multidimensional... Read More »

Now accepting applications, 2017-2018 Costanzo Undergraduate Teaching Fellowships

Friday, February 24, 2017
The Undergraduate Studies Office is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Costanzo Undergraduate Teaching Fellowships.  Costanzo fellows serve as TAs for Introductory Psychology.  Please contact Dr. Angie Vieth ( for more information.  The application deadline... Read More »