Duke Psychology & Neuroscience Colloquium Series 2017-2018

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Join us for P&N's 2017-2018 Colloquium series! Sept. 29th Kevin LaBar Oct. 27th Ahmad Hariri Dec. 8th Nancy Zucker Jan. 26th Steve Asher Feb. 23rd Makeba Parramore Wilbourn March 30th Jim Shah April 27th Tina Williams All talks are proceeded by a reception from  2:30 – 3:00 in... Read More »

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 »