Welcome Rita Svetlova

Friday, December 5, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rita Svetlova will be joining Duke’s faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience. Dr. Svetlova received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary... Read More »

Marcus Rodriguez recipient of 2015 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award

Friday, December 5, 2014
P&N graduate student Marcus Rodriguez is the recipient of the 2015 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award.  The Cook Society was founded to honor Dr. Samuel BuBois Cook, the first African American faculty member hired and tenured at Duke University. The Cook Award seeks to recognize members of... Read More »

Welcome first-year graduate students!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
P&N welcomes its first-year graduate students, who attended their first seminar today.  The 2014 students are: -Carina Block -Korrina Duffy -Elsa Friis -Stephanie Komoski -Haofang Li -Nockolas Lusk -Sara Maurer -Katherine McMahon -Hannah Monshontz -Hannah Oh -Elijah Petter -... Read More »

Congratulations P&N Graduates!

Monday, May 12, 2014
The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience honored our new PhD graduates with a dinner reception on Friday May 9. Those honored include: Kait Clark Chris Coutlee Bon-Mi Gu Jiefeng Jiang Shian-Ling Keng Sandra Nay McCourt Yuliya Nikolova Michael Stanton Tina Tognoni Sharda Umanath... Read More »

Celebrating the Career of Philip Costanzo

Monday, May 12, 2014
On Friday, May 2nd, the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience joined with the entire university in celebrating the career of our colleague and friend Philip R. Costanzo. The celebration, which was held at the Nasher Museum of Art, included a Festschrift in the afternoon featuring... Read More »

Harris Cooper named the Hugo L. Blomquist Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Friday, May 2, 2014
Congratulations to  Harris Cooper, who has just been named the Hugo L. Blomquist Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience.   Dr. Cooper was recognized for his contributions to several areas of psychology, from educational practice and student learning to meta-analysis and research... Read More »

'Belief Superiority' is Bipartisan

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  Psychology & Neuroscience PhD graduate Kaitlin Toner, professor Mark Leary,  undergraduate student Michael Asher, and doctoral candidate Katrina Jongman-Sereno, are featured in Duke Today for their research on people's feelings of superiority about their... Read More »

Gary Bennett on NBC’s “Today"

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Associate professor Gary Bennett talks about a new program challenging weight-loss messages and healthy dieting concepts. (with video)

P & N collaboration on global mental health in Tanzania

Monday, August 12, 2013
Psychology & Neuroscience professor Kathy Sikkema and  doctoral student Sarah Wilson, along with Dr. Melissa Watt at Duke Global Health Institute are featured in this month's Duke Research Blog for their upcoming study on psychological interventions for women with obstetric fistula in... Read More »

Mark Leary Elected SPSP President

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Mark Leary, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, has been elected President of the the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the world's largest organization of social and personality psychologists, with over 5000 members worldwide.  Leary will serve as... Read More »