USC Dornsife’s 2023 Communicator of the Year Award

Ian Anderson

Congratulations to Ian Anderson for receiving the USC Dornsife’s 2023 Communicator of the Year Award. This award honors scholars who contribute significant time and effort to meaningfully improve the public’s understanding of issues, influence policy, and/or raise the level of public discourse around research and scholarship conducted at Dornsife.

SPSP Student Publication Award

Asaf Mazar

Asaf Mazar won the best student led paper in 2022 SPSP Student Publication Award for his paper: The Unintentional Nonconformist: Habits Promote Resistance to Social influence.

Marna Barrett Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy

Dr. Iony Ezawa

Dr. Iony Ezawa on received the very prestigious Marna Barrett Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy at the Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual Meeting held in Dublin, Ireland in the summer of 2023.

APF Joseph B. Gittler Award

Dr. Henny Moll

Congratulations to Henny Moll on receiving the 2023 American Psychological Foundation (APF) Joseph B. Gittler Award. This award is to recognize psychologists who are making and will continue to make scholarly contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge.

APA Dissertation Research Award

Katie Galbraith

Congratulations to Katie Galbraith on receiving the APA Dissertation Research Award for 2023. This is a prestigious award that Katie received in recognition of her promising contribution to psychological science. Katie is from the Clinical Area, and she worked with Stan Huey.

Dornsife SPOT Award

Greg Flores

Congratulations to Greg Flores on receiving a SPOT Award from Dornsife! Greg was nominated by Christine Patugan, the Deputy Director of Departmental Operations in the Business Office. Greg works behind the curtains, but he does an incredible job managing our business transactions. He provides support above and beyond his regular duties, and this award is well deserved!

USC Psychology in the News

New York Times Op-Ed Publication

Dr. Darby Saxbe

Check out Darby Saxbe’s Op-Ed out in the New York Times! She wrote about teen mental health treatment and the iatrogenic effects of some programs.

Featured Interview in Neuron

Dr. Antonio Damasio and Dr. Hanna Damasio

Hanna and Antonio Damasio were featured in a Q&A in Neuron. They discuss the value of single case studies for neuroscience, consciousness research and the limits of AI, and the fascinating relationship between creativity and the brain.

White House Report Feature

Dr. Morteza Dehghani

Morteza Dehghani’s group whose work has been cited in the new roadmap for future research on Information Integrity, recently released by the White House. The link is below, and the cited paper is (Mooijman, M., Hoover, J., Lin, Y., Ji, H., & Dehghani, M. (2018). Moralization in social networks and the emergence of violence during protests. Nature Human Behaviour2(6), 389-396.)

Top 200 Best Scientist

Dr. Antonio Damasio and Dr. Norbert Schwarz

Dr. Antonio Damasio and Dr. Norbert Schwarz were named by in the “Top 200 Best Scientists” in the field of Psychology, worldwide.

Election to the German National Academy of Science

Dr. Daphna Oyserman

Dr. Daphna Oyserman has been elected to the German National Academy of Science, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher — Leopoldina (founded in 1652, which makes it the oldest learned society in continuous operation).