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Current Department News

  • Bob Krueger's paper selected as winner of 2015 Martin Mayman Award

    Professor Bob Kruger, and his co-authors (Craig Rodgiruez-Sejas and Nicholas Eaton) had their paper, "How Transdiagnostic Factors of Personality and Psychopathology can inform Clinical Assessment and Intervention," selected as the winner of the 2015 Martin Mayman Award, which is awarded by the Society for Personality Assessment annually for the best theoretical paper published in the journal during the 2015 calendar year. Congratulations! February 10th, 2016
  • Grad Student Keven Joyal-Desmarais awarded scholarship from SSHRC of Canada.

    Social area Graduate Student, Keven Joyal-Desmarais, was awarded a 4-year doctoral scholarship starting last fall. The award was from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. The SSHRC announcement can be found here. Congrats Keven!  February 10th, 2016
  • Multi-Disciplinary Conference on "Ethical Choosers" Convened by Professor Mark Snyder

    Professor Mark Snyder served as organizer and convener of the conference on “Ethical Choosers” (a multi-disciplinary workshop on ethical choice, decision making, and action by individuals, groups, and organizations), held January 22-23 2016 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. February 10th, 2016
  • Traci Mann's book is a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award

    Traci Mann's book, Secrets from the Eating Lab, has been named one of four finalists for the Minnesota Book Award in the General Non-Fiction category. Winners will be announced April 16.  February 10th, 2016
  • Jeff Simspon and his colleagues received a grant from the Australian Research Council

    Jeff Simpson and his colleagues received a grant from the Australian Research Council titled "Caring for older parents: Determining the role of attachment security." The $427,000 grant will run through 2019. January 26th, 2016
  • Dr. Zhicheng Lin has been named an APS Rising Star.

    Dr. Zhicheng Lin has been named an APS Rising Star. Zhicheng obtained his PhD from our CAB program, mentored by Professors Sheng He and Dan Kersten. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Ohio State University. January 26th, 2016
  • NCI grant funded to support smoking cessation intervention

    In collaboration with colleagues in the Departments of Medicine and Biostatistics as well as the Minneapolis VA, Alex Rothman received a 5-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund an intervention that uses a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial to develop and test a treatment algorithm for the delivery of smoking cessation treatment to smokers who have participated in lung cancer screening programs. December 1st, 2015
  • Professor Mark Snyder -- featured speaker at University Alumni Association Leadership Summit.

    Professor Mark Snyder was a featured speaker at the University of Minnesota Alumni Association's Leadership Summit on September 25, 2015. He spoke on research on the psychology of volunteerism, and shared the program with University President Eric Kaler and Alumni Association CEO Lisa Lewis October 13th, 2015
  • Kuncel and Sackett Receive Award from SIOP

    Nathan Kuncel and Paul Sackett have been named the 2016 recipients of the Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The award is for their article "Resolving the assessment center construct validity dilemma (as we know it)", published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.   October 13th, 2015
  • In collaboration with Columbia University, Shmuel Lissek received an R01 from the NIH to study neural signatures of over-generalized fear in trauma survivors.

    In collaboration with Columbia University, Shmuel Lissek received an R01 from the NIH to study neural signatures of over-generalized fear in trauma survivors. September 22nd, 2015
  • Graduate Student Michael Wilmot Receives 3 Awards

    Michael P. Wilmot, a graduate student in our Industrial/Organizational Psychology area, recently received 3 competitive awards for his proposed dissertation, "A Quantitative Review and Synthesis of Five-Factor Model Meta-Analyses in the Behavioral Sciences". First, from the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP), he received a dissertation research grant for $3,760 to help offset direct research costs associated with conducting his dissertation research. Second, he received a Humane Studies Fellowship for $5,000 from the Institute for Humane Studies; the fellowship awards doctoral pursuits advancing ideas of liberty and peace at the highest intellectual levels. Finally, he was awarded the prestigious 2015 Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship in I/O Psychology from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO); each year, the $12,000 fellowship is awarded to one dissertation-stage I/O psychology doctoral candidate nation-wide who demonstrates exceptional research skills. Congratulations to Michael, and his advisor, Deniz Ones! September 22nd, 2015
  • Eugene Borgida elected to FABBS Board of Directors.

    Eugene Borgida has been elected by the FABBS Council of Representatives to serve as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences starting in January of 2016.  September 3rd, 2015
  • Borgida and colleagues awarded $310,368 for 2015-16 by the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI).

    Eugene Borgida (Psychology), Irina Stepanov (Masonic Cancer Center, Division of Environmental Health Sciences), Barbara Loken (CSOM, Marketing Dept.), and Dorothy Hatsukami (Psychiatry) have been awarded $310,368 for 2015-16 by the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct research on "Consumer perceptions of smokeless tobacco constituents as a function of public display format." September 3rd, 2015

Upcoming Events

    • Diversity in Psychology Weekend
    • 10/12/2016 8:00 AM
    • Elliott Hall Diversity Weekend is designed for individuals who are historically underrepresented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate education in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. This program will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize participants with strategies for constructing successful graduate school applications, and to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our department.

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