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John McArdle honored by APA

Professor of Psychology and Gerontology, Dr. John McArdle, has been honored with the APA 2014 Outstanding Graduate Teaching of Psychology as a Core STEM discipline award.

 

 

Margaret Gatz honored by APA

Professor of Psychology, Dr. Margaret Gatz, has been honored with a presidential citation from the APA for advancing the field in Geropsychology and research on Alzheimer's disease.

 

 

Darby Saxby named APS Rising Star

Professor of Psychology, Dr. Darby Saxby, has been named a 2013 Rising Star by the Association of Psychological Science.

 

 

 

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang wins 2013 AAAS Early Career Award

Professor of Psychology, Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, has received the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology.

 

 

Improving Education for Dyslexic Students in Hong Kong
Moeka Komachi, student in the Master of Science in Applied Psychology program, was named Highly Commended in Social Innovation by the Undergraduate Awards, an international academics awards program.

 

 

Norbert Schwarz will join USC Psychology in January 2014
Dr. Norbert Schwarz will join USC as Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing.

 

 

 

 

Brain and Creativity Institute backed by Mather's Foundation

The Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at USC Dornsife has received a $1.5 million grant to study the biology of feelings. Their findings could be used to improve treatments for unmanageable pain or depression.

 

 

 

Master of Human Behavior has a new director and a new name

Dr. Ellen Leggett has joined the department as Professor of Psychology and Director of the newly re-named Master of Science in Applied Psychology (MAPP) program.

 

 

Preventing Relapse in Schizophrenics
USC Dornsife Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Dawson is developing an early warning system that could help prevent schizophrenics from experiencing psychotic episodes.

 

Nick Scurich named APS Rising Star
USC alumnus Dr. Nicholas Scurich, now Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, and Criminology, Law & Society, at University of California, Irvine, has been named a Rising Star by the Association of Psychological Science.

 

Adela Timmons receives NSF Fellowship
Doctoral student Adela Timmons was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her project titled “The Psychobiological Covariation of Electrodermal Activity between Dating Pairs in Early Adulthood and its Links with Parent-Child Relationships.”

 

Kelly Miller receives NSF Fellowship
Doctoral student Kelly Miller was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her project titled “Physiological Responses to Emotional Vulnerability in Dating Partners."

 

Hanna Damasio Tapped for Honorary Degree
Dr. Hanna Damasio, University Professor, Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, received an honorary doctorate from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona.

 

Aubrey Rodriguez receives NRSA Award
Doctoral student Aubrey Rodriguez received a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA award (F31) for her project titled: "Parental Military Deployment and Adolescent Mental/Behavioral Health."

 

Bruna Martins receives NSF Fellowship
Doctoral student Bruna Martins received an NSF Fellowship for her project entitled "Neural Mechanisms of Emotion Regulation in Older Adults."

 

Antonio Damasio Awarded
Dr. Antonio Damasio, University Professor and David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology, received honorary doctorates from the Swiss Institute of Technology and the University of Coimbra in Fall, 2011.

 

Susan Geffen receives NSF grant
Doctoral student Susan Geffen received a two year Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for her dissertation project titled "Infants' ability to discriminate statements and questions."

 

Dr. Mary Helen named APS Rising Star
Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Assistant Professor of Education and Assistant Professor for Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, has been named a Rising Star by the Association of Psychological Science.

 

Dr. Thomas Denson named APS Rising Star
Dr. Thomas Denson, a USC social psychology alumnus who is now on the faculty at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, has been named a Rising Star by the Association of Psychological Science.

Professor of Psychology, honored with Presidential Citation from APA for advancing the field in geropsychology and research on Alzheimer's diesease.

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