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Dr. Ty Tashiro gave a talk on his newly published book," The Science of Happily Ever After", Wednesday, Feb 26.

Jeff Simpson

The Science of Happily Ever After is an in-depth look on the science behind how to choose a great mate and find enduring love. Dr. Tashiro will explain how three simple wishes can increase our chances for living HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Dr. Tashiro received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is the relationship expert for the Discovery Network's Fit and Health Channel.


Congratulations Professor Gene Borgida, who was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)!

Gene Borgida

Gene was the only University of Minnesota - Twin Cities faculty to achieve this honor and the only social psychologist in the United States within this year's round. In all, the AAAS Council elected 388 members as Fellows across scientific disciplines. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions at the Fellows Forum to be held on 15 February 2014 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations to Gene on this much-deserved honor!

Congratulations to Professor Jeff Simpson!

Jeff Simpson

Professor Jeff Simpson has been elected incoming president of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR). His 2-year term begins in July of 2014.



Congratulations to Professor Rich Lee, who recently accepted an invitation to serve as the next Editor for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology!

Rich LeeCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, is the official journal for APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race). It is considered the premier psychology journal for ethnic studies. Rich will begin his editorial duties on January 1, 2014.



The Department of Psychology celebrates our undergraduate Elisa Horning, who has been awarded a Talle Family Scholarship for 2013-14!


Its purpose is to inspire, reward, and support academic excellence by awarding full tuition scholarships to exceptional students during their senior year in CLA. Elisa is one of just ten scholarship recipients from across the College of Liberal Arts.



The Department of Psychology is happy to announce our undergraduates who have received the Sharon Borine Award for Fall 2013.


Jennifer Winsten's paper "A Neurological Approach to Empathy and Prosocial Behavior: Can Altruism be Taught?" has been chosen as the First Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!

Richard Martinson's paper "Regaining Motor Function in Post-Stroke Patients: A Study in Neural Plasticity" has been chosen as the Second Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!


Eric Leingang 's paper " Personal essays: can we improve?" has been chosen as the Third Place recipient of the Sharon Borine Award!

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