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Navigating Cross-Racial Conversations in a Time of Civil Unrest

Friday, June 12, 2020
Everyone Is Talking About Race Right Now. But How And For How Long? By Stacia Brown & Anta Rao, June 11, 2020, Embodied Series, WUNC, The State of Things Sarah Gaither, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke, discusses interracial conversations... Read More »
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Finding Comfort in Discomfort: How Children form Racist Attitudes and What Parents Can do to Prevent Racism

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Sarah Gaither, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, studies race, gender, identity development, stereotyping and social perceptions. In collaboration with May Ling Halim at California State University, Long Beach, as well as Kristina Olson at Princeton, Yarrow Dunham... Read More »
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Professor Ahmad Hariri Reanalyzes Years of Functional MRI Data

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Studies of Brain Activity Aren't as Useful as Scientists Thought, By Karl Leif Bates, Published June 3, 2020  Hundreds of published studies over the last decade have claimed it's possible to predict an individual’s patterns of thoughts and feelings by scanning their brain in an MRI machine... Read More »
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P&N Graduates Awarded Funding for Psychological Research Related to COVID-19

Thursday, June 4, 2020
In response to the changed research climate in the era of COVID-19, the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience put out a special call for Graduate/Postdoctoral Research Awards: Psychological Research related to COVID-19.  With generous support from The Charles... Read More »
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Yin Lab Publishes Paper in Current Biology: Ventral Tegmental Dopamine Neurons Control the Impulse Vector during Motivated Behavior

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Members of the Yin Lab including Ryan Hughes, Konstantin Bakhurin, Elijah Petter, Glenn Watson, Namsoo Kim, Alexander Friedman, and Henry Yin have published a new paper on the functional significance of dopamine in the journal Current... Read More »
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Psychology Alum Katherine Becker Receives Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The award gives Katherine Becker the opportunity to study global security and borders at Queen’s University Belfast beginning in fall 2020. By Carla Burkhard / Office of Scholars and Fellows, Duke University, Published May 19, 2020 Duke alumna Katherine Becker,... Read More »
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Costanzo Teaching Fellow Program Honors Outstanding Undergraduate Teachers

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Psychology & Neuroscience department honors the accomplishments of the Costanzo Teaching Fellows (TFs), a group of outstanding undergraduate students who were selected to gain teaching and mentorship experience in Introductory Psychology (PSY 101), one of Duke’s largest undergraduate... Read More »
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Ceren Ebrem wins 2020 Zener Award

Friday, May 15, 2020
Congratulations to Ceren Ebrem, winner of the 2020 Karl E. Zener Award. This award is given annually to an undergraduate psychology major at Duke University who has shown outstanding performance and scholarship, as determined on the basis of both the honors thesis (evaluated by a committee of... Read More »
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Ph.D. Students Explore Duke Undergrads’ Mindsets about Intelligence

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Published by Duke Graduate School; written by Julian Daly, Communications Intern Intelligent. Clever. Bright. Smart. Odds are many Duke students have heard those words applied to them. Yet, what happens when you take thousands of smart people and throw them onto one campus where social... Read More »
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Class of 2020 Celebrates by "Marking the Moment"

Sunday, May 10, 2020
After an unprecedented semester caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Duke University delayed its formal commencement ceremony while Marking the Moment virtually campus-wide. This year, more than 1,800 undergraduate students received their bachelor’s degrees, and more than 4,000 completed master... Read More »

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