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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 »

Nadia Brashier Wins Two Awards for Dissertation

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
P&N graduate student Nadia Brashier wins two big awards for her dissertation---one from the American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology and one from the American Psychological Association: www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2017/11/students-awarded.aspx www.... Read More »

2018-2019 Costanzo Teaching Fellowships

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
We now are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Costanzo Teaching Fellowships. The Costanzo Fellowship is a unique opportunity for undergraduates to receive substantial training in teaching as part of the teaching team for Introductory Psychology (PSY 101). Teaching Fellows are paid and are... Read More »

Hariri Talks about the Teen Brain

Monday, January 29, 2018
P&N's Ahmad Hariri talks about the teen brain and decision making on NPR's the 1A. In the episode he discusses how changes in the adolescent brain can lead to violence. Check it out here: https://the1a.org/audio/#/shows/2018-01-11/a-new-show-goes-inside-teenagers-brains/113223/@00:00... Read More »

Marsh receives 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Monday, January 29, 2018
The Duke Department of Psychology & Neuroscience congratulates Dr. Elizabeth Marsh, who has been named a recipient of the 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from Duke's Graduate School. She will be honored, along with other recipients, at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, at... Read More »

The Eardrums Move When the Eyes Move

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Duke Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience Jennifer Groh and a team of researchers have found that simply moving the eyes triggers the eardrums to move too. In a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers found that keeping the head still but... Read More »

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