News

2015-2016

Edmund Fantino - In Memoriam

The Department of Psychology is deeply saddened by the death of Edmund J. Fantino, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, who passed away September 22 in his home in Del Mar, surrounded by his loving family.

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Uncovering the secrets of the adolescent brain

Our very own Dr. Sandra Brown, vice chancellor for research and professor of psychology and psychiatry, is coordinating a cross-disciplinary team to investigate the adolescent brain. "More than 10,000 children between the ages of 9 and 10 will be enrolled at 20 research institutions across the country and followed for 10 years."

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New Faculty

The Department of Psychology is happy to welcome its newest professors: Dr. Adena Schachner (PhD, Harvard) and Dr. Caren Walker (PhD, Berkeley) will be joining our developmental group, and Dr. Tim Brady (PhD, MIT) will be joining our cognitive group. We are excited to have them join the department!

ComSciCon

Congratulations to Steven Pan who will be participating in the ComSciCon June 2015 workshop! ComSciCon is an extremely competitive workshop focused on developing science communication skills.

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Time out!

New research by graduate student Katharine Tillman finds that children use words like "second" and "minute" years before they understand them.

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Jean Fort and INSAR Dissertation Awards

Katherine Meltzoff-Stavropolous, has been awarded the 2015 Jean Fort Dissertation Prize and a 2015 INSAR Outstanding Dissertation Award. Katherine is a former UCSD graduate student and will be an Assistant Professor at UC, Riverside.

The Jean Fort Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to individuals whose research has met the highest standards of academic excellence and may make a significant contribution on an issue of humanitarian or public concern.

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) supports basic science discoveries and service delivery initiatives for ASD, as well as global perspectives on ASD.

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Lifetime achievement award

Laura Schreibman, Emeritus Distinguished Professor, has been awarded the 2015 INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research and services.

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) supports basic science discoveries and service delivery initiatives for ASD, as well as global perspectives on ASD.

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Auditory illusions

You hear mango but I hear bueno? The BBC reports work from Diana Deustch about musical and auditory illusions in our lives.

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