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Matthew Stanley
August 4, 2018

What makes it so difficult to change our minds about moral issues, despite new information that contradicts our beliefs? P&N Grad Student Matthew... read more »

2018 Summer Vertical Integration Program, May 15-July 12
May 16, 2018

This week P&N kicked off their summer Vertical Integration program (VIP). VIP is the annual summer research program for Psychology majors, the... read more »

The Eardrums Move When the Eyes Move
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... read more »

Babies Understand When Words are Related
November 21, 2017

  A new study by lead author Elika Bergelson is being reported in a number of media outlets, including... read more »

Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness
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... read more »

Children understand cooperative concepts earlier than thought
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... read more »

Is  "Abnormal Psychology" Really all that Abnormal?
April 17, 2017

P&N Clinical Graduate Student Jonathan Schaefer recently wrote a blog post giving an evidence-based argument against stigma in mental Health. It... read more »

Do Beliefs about Biology Matter for Mental Health?
April 3, 2017

For P&N doctoral students, the Major Area Paper (MAP) is the first major milestone in the student's PhD program. For clinical doctoral student... read more »

P&N researchers pinpoint brain structure that links environmental cues to enhanced focus
January 27, 2017

New research from the Tobias Egner Lab reveals how the brain learns to link external cues to a focused mindset... read more »

Makeba Wilbourn honored by President Obama, receives Presidential Early Career Award
January 11, 2017

Congratulations to P&N's Makeba Wilbourn, who has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the... read more »

Tomasello Study a Top Breakthrough of 2016
December 30, 2016

Congratulations to P&N Professor Mike Tomasello and his colleagues, whose study on mind reading in great apes has been chosen as one of the top... read more »

Matt Scult: Emotion Regulation, Mathmatical Skills Linked
December 7, 2016

Data from a recent P&N brain imaging study found that subjects who had a relatively greater activity in the prefrontal cortex while completing... read more »

Mapping Emotions in the Brain
October 13, 2016

Work by P&N's Kevin LaBar and colleagues is featured as lead... read more »

Apes Understand That Some Things are All in Your Head
October 12, 2016

P&N's  Mike Tomasello co-authors a study demonstrating that great apes recognize when others have false beliefs.  Read the story in Duke Today... read more »

Science explains why your mom calls you by your brother's name
May 3, 2016

P&N's Samantha Deffler, Cassidy Fox, Christin Ogle, and David Rubin of the Noetics Lab explored why familiar individuals may call each other by... read more »

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