Welcome to the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Professor Alice Cronin-Golomb will receive the 2016 Mentorship Award in Aging from the APA during the annual convention in Denver this August. The award recognizes Prof. Cronin-Golomb’s record of consistent support, guidance, and strong direction to undergraduate and graduate students in aging and adult development. PBS congratulates Dr. Cronin-Golomb on this well-deserved award.
John D. Otis, associate professor of psychiatry, has been recognized with the 2016 Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor awarded by Boston University School of Medicine (MED). The award honors an outstanding educator and acknowledges the importance of teaching skills and commitment to students and education. More details on Dr. Otis’s recognition can be found at Boston University Research.
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to congratulate Dr. Otis on this honor!
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Professor Emerita Jean Berko Gleason will receive an honorary Doctor of Science from Washington & Jefferson University for her breakthrough research on child language acquisition. These findings, among many in Dr. Gleason’s long and fruitful career, have had a tremendous impact on the fields of psycholinguistics, human development, and others.
Dr. Gleason will be honored alongside civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis, Imam Khalid Latif of the Islamic Center at New York University, and Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist for NASA. The Department heartily congratulates Dr. Gleason on this honor.
Jacqueline Liederman, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, has been honored with a 2016 Templeton Advising Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department is pleased to congratulate her on this honor!
Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Center for Autism Research Excellence, Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5:30-6:30
64 Cummington Mall, Room 159
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce the Inaugural Khodadad Lecture on Greed and Human Suffering:
Speaker: Dr. Paul Piff, Professor of Psychology, UC Irvine
Title: “Self-Interest Across the Social Ladder”
Date: April 29, 2016 10:00-11:45AM
Location: Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s St., Room 206, Boston, MA
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce a special Department-wide talk event:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm
Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s St., Room 906
Dr. Joseph LeDoux
Center for Neural Science & Emotional Brain Institute, NYU
“Coming to Terms with Fear”
Dr. Elizabeth Phelps
Department of Psychology, NYU
“Mechanism of Fear Control in Humans”
The Department is pleased to announce the “Growing Up in Science” talk series:
Dr. Weiji Ma, Center for Neural Science, Department of Psychology, NYU
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: 2 Cummington Mall, Room 109
Spring 2016 colloquia schedules for the Clinical program, Developmental Science program, Center for Systems Neuroscience, and Center for Memory and Brain are now available.
Professor Stefan Hofmann’s research on social anxiety has been highlighted in The Atlantic.