Michael Tomasello Shares Work in Celebration of Election to National Academy of Sciences

Monday, September 18, 2017
P&N's Michael Tomasello gave a lecture on his work Sept. 7 in Griffith Theater, where nearly 400 people gathered in honor of his election to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. National academy membership is regarded as the highest recognition for a scientist. Read about his... Read More »

Kathy Sikkema Appointed Gosnell Family Professor in Global Health

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Congratulations to P&N's Kathy Sikkema, who has been named the Gosnell Family Professor of Global Health. This endowed professorship recognizes Dr. Sikkema's many accomplishments in global health as a scholar, an intellectual leader, and a mentor to many junior faculty members and students.... Read More »

Duke Psychology & Neuroscience Dissertation Digitization Project

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thanks to Duke Library Staff, a number of dissertations and theses from Duke's Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (P&N)  are available in electronic format for the first time. It all started when P&N staff were cleaning out offices in Duke's social-psychology building, home... Read More »

National Academy Member Michael Tomasello Lecture - September 7, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
“In Search of  Human Uniqueness” Special Lecture – Open to All Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:00-5:00 p.m. Lecture: Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center Reception: The Landing, Bryan Center Please RSVP at P&N's Michael Tomasello has been elected to the... Read More »

Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sooner or later, almost everyone has an experience that could be diagnosed as a mental disorder. That’s the take-home message from a new feature article P&N graduate students Aaron Reuben and Jonathan Schaefer recently wrote  for Scientific American. Their article, based on Schaefer’s... Read More »

Emily Cherenack Receives GSTEG Grant

Friday, June 2, 2017
P&N Clinical Doctoral Student Emily Cherenack is one of 17 Duke University Students to receive a Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant (GSTEG) for 2017-2018 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. The goal of this grant competition is to expand the opportunities... Read More »

Adrienne Romer wins SSCP Poster Competition

Friday, June 2, 2017
P&N Clinical Doctoral student Adrienne Romer has been selected as one of three winners of the annual Science for the Study of a Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Student Poster Competition. Romer's poster was titled "Structural Alterations within Cerebellar Circuitry Are Associated with General... Read More »

Children understand cooperative concepts earlier than thought

Thursday, May 25, 2017
The ability to engage in joint actions is a critical step toward becoming a cooperative human being. In particular, forming a commitment with a partner to achieve a goal that one cannot achieve alone is important for functioning in society. Previous research has shown that children begin... Read More »

Carolina Research in Social and Personality Psychology (CRISPP) conference 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017
by Hannah Moshontz de la Rocha, Duke Department of Psychology & Neuroscience This spring, PhD students from Duke and UNC Chapel Hill led the Carolina Research in Social and Personality Psychology (CRISPP) conference. A biannual tradition that has taken place since 2002, the conference is... Read More »

Duke Commencement 2017: Senior Stories

Thursday, May 11, 2017
With Duke's 2017 Commencement just a couple of days away, be sure to read Duke's Class of 2017 Senior Stories, profiles of graduating seniors discussing their Duke experiences. There are several profiles of graduating P&N seniors, including: Jennifer Acosta: Learning Through Duke Immerse... Read More »