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Ben Samuels, Ph.D. received a 5-year R01 grant from NIMH entitled “Molecular and Neural Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Antidepressant Treatment Resistance”. The goal of this study is to significantly advance the understanding of why many commonly used antidepressants yield a remission from depressive symptoms in only a subset of subjects. Dr. Samuels' recent work identified the dentate gyrus as a critical component of the antidepressant response. A better understanding of both the molecular and neural circuit level differences in the dentate gyrus between responders and non- responders to antidepressants should lead to improved treatments.
Teresa Leyro, Ph.D. received an R03 grant from NIDA entitled "Examining the Role of Appraisal and Physiology in Stress-precipitated Smoking." This study seeks to examine both cognitive and physiological processes as mediators of the relation between stress and smoking behavior.
Diana Sanchez, Ph.D. - Rutgers Today (Feb. 2017)
Rutgers researcher finds that people who experience discrimination based on sex assume the person expressing sexist beliefs is also racist, and vice versa. Learn why Sanchez says the findings reveal how exposure to certain prejudices causes more damage than previously believed.
Arnold Glass, Ph.D. - Dr. Glass's book, Cognition: A Neuroscience Approach (Cambridge University Press), won the Prose Award Honorable Mention (second place) in the category Textbook/Social Science from the Association of American Publishers (Feb, 2017). 
Pernille Hemmer, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2016 Rising Star in the Association for Psychological Science. APS Rising Stars reflect the best and brightest of psychological science.
Elizabeth Torres, Ph.D. - Rutgers Today (Dec. 2016):
Rutgers neuroscientists find that problems controlling bodily movements are central to autism spectrum disorders. Discover why they warn that use of psychotropic medications to treat autism in children often makes neuromotor problems worse.
Tracey Shors, Ph.D. talks about MAP Training and depression research on NBC News: How Meditation and Running Can Help Fight Depression (7-2016)
Gretchen Chapman, Ph.D. posts to NEJM Catylyst, Patient Engagement: Increasing Vaccination Without Changing Beliefs (10-2016)
Alalia Albuja (Social Psychology graduate student; mentor Prof. Diana Sanchez) received a prestigious NSF Fellowship, 2016.
Danielle Hatchimonji (Clinical Psychology graduate student; mentor Prof. Maurice Elias) was named a 2016-2018 Fellow in the competitive Rutgers PreDoctoral Leadership Development Institute.
Our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program has been accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).  We join 29 other Clinical Ph.D. programs dedicated to psychological science (see for a complete list) in receiving this recognition.  This accreditation system is based on a careful analysis of program outcomes (i.e., the contributions our faculty, students, and alumni make to clinical science) and, as such, recognizes the impact we have on our field.  We are please to add PCSAS accreditation to our program's long standing APA accreditation.
Diana Sanchez, Ph.D. joins a select group of sixteen associate professors, at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, selected as the Chancellor's Scholars for 2016-2017.  She has also been awared Fellow status by The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues,  SPSSI, Division 9 of the American Psychological Association.
Benjamin Samuels, assistant professor, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience program, is the principal investigator of an award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for the project titled The Role of the TGFbeta Pathway in Treatment-Resistant Depression and Anxiety.  Learn more about Dr. Samuels here.
Prof. Melchi Michel received a grant from NSF (2016) titled Visual Memory Mechanisms in Transsaccadic Integration and Overt Search. A fundamental question in vision science concerns how people perceive a continuous visual environment before them when visual information enters the visual system through a series of brief glances interrupted by frequent rapid eye movements. Part of the answer may be that the visual system relies on a form of visual memory to allow for continuity between glances. In the present work, the research team will investigate how this type of visual memory operates.  Achieving a better understanding of the basic operation of visual memory across eye movements could potentially lead to practical applications, such as optimized procedures for radiologists, baggage screeners, satellite image analysts, and others whose occupations require them to search for critical pieces of visual information during a visual search process.

Prof. Pernille Hemmer has been selected for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2016). Her proposal, titled Applications of Bayesian Inference to Human Memory and Decision Making applies an integrative approach of Bayesian models of cognition and Bayesian data analysis to experimental work quantifying the influence of changing beliefs on memory and decision making under uncertainty. The proposal includes an educational approach to train students in cutting edge computational research methods to enrich the infrastructure of the growing research field of computational modeling. The CAREER award - the most prestigious National Science Foundation award supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research, education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The aim is for building a lifelong leadership role in integrating education and research.

Rutgers Today talks to Brandon Alderman, R L Olson, C J Brush, and Tracey Shors, authors of the paper published in Translational Psychiatry: MAP training: combining meditation and aerobic exercise reduces depression and rumination while enhancing synchronized brain activity(Feb 2016).

Prof. Rochel Gelman is one of 100 eminent scientists chosen to write for the new book (2016): "Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about Their Most Important Contributions."

APS Rising Stars 2013-2015 - Psychology Faculty
Kasia Bieszczad- neurobiological processes of information storage in the cerebral cortex.
Shana Cole - goal-promoting perception in the service of regulating self-control conflicts.
Edward Selby - the role of emotion dysregulation in the development of psychopathology such as suicidal behavior and eating disorders.
APS Rising Stars 2015 - Psychology Ph.D. Program Alumni
Corinne A. Moss-Racusin (Skidmore College) -  stereotyping, diversity, gender roles, implicit social cognition, and evidence-based diversity interventions.
L. Alison Phillips (Iowa State University) - using theory, advanced methodology, and technology to promote long-term healthy habits for chronic-illness prevention and maintenance.
Rebecca Price (University of Pittsburgh) - neurobiological mechanisms of psychological disorders; traditional, and novel clinical interventions to better target mechanisms.
2015 Graduate Student news and awards

Analia Albuja (Social Psychology; mentor Prof. Diana Sanchez) received the 2015 Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Masters Grant from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

Kimberly Chaney (Social Psychology; mentor Prof. Diana Sanchez) received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP); and a Clara Mayo research grant from the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI); 2015.

Mingwen Dong (Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience; mentor Prof. David Vicario) received a Graduate School Special Study Award; 2015.

David Eddie (Clinical Psychology; mentor Prof. Marsha Bates) was awarded a APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant; 2015.

Janell C. Fetterolf (Social Psychology; mentor Prof. Laurie Rudman) received Honorable Mention for the Florence Geis Award (2015; $1,000 award)

Mary Himmelstein (Social Psychology; mentor Prof. Diana Sanchez) received a 2015 Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 8)

Nicholas Kleene (Cognitive Psychology; mentor Prof. Melchi Michel) presented a talk entitled, “Placing a Lower Bound on Transsaccadic Memory Capacity Using Visual Search” at the 2015 Vision Sciences Society Conf.

Amy Kranzler (Clinical Psychology; mentor Prof. Edward Selby) received a Rutgers Bevier Dissertation Research Award, an APA Dissertation Research Award, and a Beck Institute Student Scholarship Award; 2015.

Sydney Levine (Cognitive Psychology; mentor Prof. Alan Leslie) published: Levine, S. and Leslie, A. (2015, March). Preschoolers’ use of abstract concepts to make moral judgments. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia.

Arielle Linsky and Danielle Hatchimonji (Clinical Psychology; mentor Prof. Maurice Elias) have been accepted to present a talk titled, “Developing Noble Purpose in Middle School Students Through Character Development and Social-Emotional Learning “ at the Jubilee Centre 2016 Annual Conference at Oriel College, Oxford, England.

Sara Manuel (Social Psychology; mentor Prof. Laurie Rudman) has been accepted as a fellow for the Rutgers Academy for Scholarship and Learning (RASTL); 2015.

Yasmine Omar (Clinical Psychology; mentor Prof. Edward Selby) has been awarded a Basic Psychological Science Research Grant of $1,000 from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) to help support her dissertation project; 2016.

Cesalie Stepney (Clinical Psychology; mentor Prof. Maurice Elias) published: Stepney, C. T., Sanchez, D. T., & Handy, P. E. (2015). Perceptions of parents’ ethnic identities and the personal ethnic-identity and racial attitudes of biracial adults. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(1), 65-75.

Min-Jeong Yang (Clinical Psychology; mentor Prof. Teresa Leyro) received the Early Career Investigator Travel Award from The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD); 2015.

Cesalie Stepney (a graduate student in Psychology) wins the 2015 Student Award for Outstanding Research in the Child and School-Related SIG Poster Exposition at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention. Cesalie is a Pre-doctoral Intern at Yale University
Megan Anderson Brooks, PhD, Rutgers Psychology, returns Dec 4, 2015 for Eagleton Institute's symposium – “Advocating for Science – How to Inform and Persuade Politicians.”  Rutgers Today.   Megan recently joined CRD Associates
Prof. Ben Samuels, et al. publish new info in Nature Neuroscience (9/21/2015) on SSRI mechanisims of influence on behavior. See Article and Commentary: The cellular target of antidepressants.
Prof. Maurice Elias received the 2015 NJ Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Ernest L. Boyer Outstanding Educator Award for remarkable leadership on social emotional learning concepts and exemplifying leadership, quality, knowledge, & professionalism.
Prof. Edward Selby & Graduate students Amy Kranzler, Kara Fehling, & Emily Panza publish paper on non-suicidal self-injury disorder (NSSI) in Clinical Psychology Review (June 2015). See Rutgers Today
Drug Used to Treat Cancer Appears to Sharpen Memory  Rutgers Today reports on findings published by Prof. Kasia Bieszczad, et al. in The Journal of Neuroscience  (9/23/2015).
Prof. Howard Leventhal received a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Behavioral Medicine from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the integration of behavioral science and medicine and to honor his longstanding and significant impact on the field of behavioral medicine.
Who Gets a Transplant Organ? Rutgers Today reports on findings published in Psychological Science (6/17/2015) by Prof. Gretchen Chapman (right) and Jeff DeWitt of Rutgers and Helen Colby (PhD -Rutgers) of the University of California-Los Angeles.
"Speaking of Psychology: Keeping your brain fit" Episode 28 - Prof. Tracey Shors talks to APA: Hear the podcast
The Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence honors faculty members, recently promoted with tenure, whose work shows exceptional promise. Thirteen faculty received this award for 2015 including Psychology Professor Elizabeth B. Torres (front center).  more info
Lindsey Czarnecki, M.S., a graduate student working with Prof. John McGann was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Don Tucker Memorial Award, for the most outstanding presentation by a graduate student at the annual Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS).
YouTube, NJTV News, Apr 16, 2015: "Rutgers Researcher Finds More Awareness in Coma Patients   Dr. Elizabeth Torres of Rutgers University used wrist sensors and found a coma patient's brain and nervous system were directing her movements."
Rutgers Today Feature: A New Mother Comes Out of Coma with the Help of a Rutgers Professor "Sensor technology used in Liz Torres’ research identified brain activity in colleague’s wife..." Ken Branson - April 8, 2015
Prof. Shana Cole's research explores the cognitive,perceptual, and affective processes that underlie successful goal pursuit. Across various goal domains she uses a multi-method approach to study the self-regulatory strategies that people spontaneously employ as well as to develop interventions that can assist in combating some of society's most complex problems, including obesity, smoking, divorce, and climate change. For example, in one line of work Dr. Cole developed an attentional strategy that promotes and improves exercise behavior. When people narrowly focus visual attention on a target, the target appears closer. As a result, people increase the speed with which they walk to the target and experience the task as easier. This work was recently featured in several popular press outlets, including in The Huffington Post(2015), Women's Health(2014), Yahoo! Health(2014), and Cosmpolitan(2014).
Stephanie Anglin, graduate student in Psychology, publishes On the nature of implicit soul beliefs: When the past weighs more than the present, in the British Journal of Social Psychology. Read more in Rutgers Today (Nov. 3, 2014).
Rutgers Today (Oct. 8, 2014): Getting Mental Health Care at the Doctor's OfficePhoto: Nick Romanenko, Rutgers University
Lynn Clemow, associate professor Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, with Rutgers psychology graduate students David Eddie and Jessica Yu at the Family Medicine of Monument Square clinic.
Kara (Kiki) Fehling, graduate student in psychology, is the recipient of the New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation's Research into Causes and/or Treatment of Social Problems Award for her submission, "Examining the Correlates of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Among Non-Heterosexual Adults"  September 2014
Professor Laurie Rudman receives the 2014 Carolyn Wood Sherif Award (APA Division 35) in recognition of her contributions to the field of the psychology of women as a scholar, teacher, mentor and leader.
Professor Alan Leslie is President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 2014.
From Research News at Rutgers -Aug 4, 2014:  Anorexia Fueled by Pride About Weight Loss  "The death rate for anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher for females between the ages of 15 and 24 than for all other causes of death combined."  See Professor Edward Selby's paper in Clinical Psychological Science
Professsor Danielle McCarthy (r) and Ph.D. graduate students Yasmine Omar and Krysten Bold, on addiction researchin the Spring 2014 edition of ACCESS, a School of Arts and Sciences publication.
C. Randy Gallistel is President-elect of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), 2014-2015.
Melissa Kibbe (Ph.D. 2011) has been appointed (2014) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University.  Melissa earned her Ph.D in Alan Leslie's Cognitive Development Lab for her work on object cognition in infants. She held a pre-doc fellowship under the NSF IGERT Program in Perceptual Science and studied working memory in Dr. Eileen Kowler's Eye Movements, Vision & Cognition Lab, and was a member of the RuCCS Certificate in Cognitive Science program. Melissa finishes an appointment as a post-doctoral research associate in Dr. Lisa Feigenson's Child Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University prior to moving to Boston University.
 Mike Alveraz, who graduated with Honors in Psychology in 2007, wins a 2014 Soros Fellowship - see Rutgers Today (April 10, 2014).As a former Honors undergraduate working with Dr. George Atwood, Mike was the recipient of the 2007 Charles F. Flaherty Award for an Outstanding Psychology Student. The department congratulates Mike on winning the Soros Fellowship and wishes him continued success.
Carolyn Black Becker (Ph.D. 1996) has been selected as the President-Elect (2014) of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). AED, the largest and most important organization in the field, is international and takes an inter-disciplinary approach to eating disorders.Carolyn (a former student of Terry Wilson) is one of the world’s leading clinical researchers on the prevention of eating disorders. Among her many honors she was selected as a Fellow at the prestigious Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (2011-12).
Professors Jacob Feldman & Manish Singh have been jointly selected to receive a 2013/2014 Board of Trustees Award forExcellence in Research.
Professor Terry Wilson is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Association.This award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems. Other winners of this significant award have been Alan Kazdin, David Barlow, and Dr. Wilson's former student Professor Kelly Brownell. Dr. Wilson will be formally presented with the award at the annual APA convention, in Washington D.C. August 7-10, 2014.

Professor Terry Wilson will receive the 2014 Craig Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Training - from the National Eating Disorders Association at the national meeting in San Antonio, October 2014.

On March 16, 2014, at the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Annual Meeting, Dr. David Abrams was named the 2014 AAHB Research Laureate, the highest award bestowed by The Academy and honors an individual who has made a significant and enduring contribution to health behavior research. David received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Rutgers University in 1981 (former student of Terry Wilson).  He is currently Executive Director, The Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy, and a Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Maryland.
Professor Laurie Rudman is named 2013 – 2016 Editor in Chief, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Character Education Partnership has chosen Professor Maurice Elias to receive its highest award, the 2013 Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education.   Read more from the CEP.
Professor Eileen Kowler is named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS cited Prof. Kowler “for distinguished contributions to the field of visual science, particularly for revealing fundamental mechanisms that control how the eyes move to efficiently sample information.”  2013

Professor Eileen Kowler is the inaugural winner of the 2013 Vision Science Society Davida Teller Award  given to an outstanding woman vision scientist with a strong history of mentoring.

Professor Terry Wilson received the Academy of Eating Disorders 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the transformative impact of his work on clinical and scientific advances. The award was presented at the May 2013 International .
Professor Daniel Ogilvie has been selected for the TED2013 talks.  From Ted2013: "Pulling from psychology, evolutionary theory, history and more, Daniel Ogilvie is trying to understand humankind’s deep-seated belief in the soul."
John McGann and students publish new findings in Science. “... now we see how the nervous system can become especially sensitive to threatening stimuli and that fear- learning can affect the signals passing from sensory organs to the brain.” 2013
Elizabeth Torres', et al., paper on redefining autism (Autism: the mirco-movement perspective) is one of the 2013 top 10 most viewed neuroscience articles from all neuroscience journals.  See Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Professor Mark West and students publish cocaine addiction findings online in PsychopharmacologyRutgers Today (Nov. 6, 2013)
Professor Danielle McCarthy collaborates with physician Michael Steinberg on tobacco addiction studies exploring triggers of relapse for smokers.  Rutgers Today (Nov. 18, 2013)
Professor Alex Kusnecov, is part of a team of Rutgers neuroscientists who have been actively investigating an animal model of ataxia telengiactesia, a rare developmental disorder characterized by neurological deficits and impaired immunological functions and cognition.  In two major reports that appeared in Nature Medicine last year, and more recently, in the late October 2013 online edition of Nature Neuroscience, the studies show that epigenetic modification of cerebellar neurons can regulate and correct developmental motor deficits. Together with Dr. Jiali Li from the department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers, Dr. Kusnecov’s laboratory surgically delivered genetic material into the cerebellum of ataxic and control mice. Subsequent behavioral testing revealed a correction of motor deficits normally observed in ataxic mice.
Graduate Students, Behavioral Health & Family Medicine   The Psychology Department, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and the RWJMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health are in their fifth year of collaborating to provide clinical learning experiences for graduate students and access to behavioral therapy for patients visiting physicians at the Family Medicine practice (Monument Square, New Brunswick).  Jessica Yu (at right), one of the clinical PHD students in the Psychology Department had this to say about the program, “…family physicians are often the first point-of-contact for people dealing with all sorts of problems that can be helped through behavior therapy. Our goal is to provide free evidence-based treatment for a wide range of behavioral and mental health problems -- including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, eating disorders, weight management, medication adherence, grief, ADD/ADHD, and family/work stress --, while also receiving intensive training and supervision in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in medical settings… We receive referrals daily from physicians and are always working to get patients off our wait list. Many of our patients' symptoms improve dramatically while in therapy with us -- not only do they demonstrate decreased symptoms but they endorse greater self-care and increased quality of life -- and our students have a really intense but meaningful learning experience."  More info in Rutgers Today (October 7, 2013).
Professor Melchi Michel has had a paper published in Nature NeuroscienceAn illusion predicted by V1 population activity implicates cortical topography in shape perception (Michel,MM., Chen,Y., Geisler,WS., Seidmann,E.) September 2013.
IASR 2013 World Congress on Suicide - From Research to Practice Professor Edward Selby received one of two inaugural International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR) Young Investigator Awards.  The award was presented at the IASR conference in Montreal in June 2013.

Professor Elizabeth Torres, Rutgers Psychology and Computer Science computational neuroscientist, Dr. Dimitri Metaxas, Rutgers Computer Science, and Dr. Jorge V. Jose University of Indiana theoretical physicist and computational neuroscientist, along with others have publish findings in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience using their new techique that provides objective diagnosis and potentially better therapy for autism. July 2013.

Give spontaneity and self-discovery a chance in ASD: spontaneous peripheral limb variability as a proxy to evoke centrally driven intentional acts  Elizabeth B. Torres, Polina Yanovich and Dimitris N. Metaxas

Noise from the periphery in autism  Maria Brincker and Elizabeth B. Torres

Autism: the micro-movement perspective   Elizabeth B. Torres, Maria Brincker, Robert W. Isenhower, Polina Yanovich, Kimberly A. Stigler, John I. Nurnberger, Dimitris N. Metaxas and Jorge V. José

More: media interest from around the world.

Professor Elizabeth Torres and the Sensory Motor Integration Lab are working to change how Autism is diagnosed and treated.  See the Rutgers Today (Jan. 29, 2013) article and video.    The work of Dr. Torres lab was presented at the Society for Neuroscience, October 2012 conference.  See the SFARI (Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative) video and article by Sarah DeWeerdt:  Movement patterns may distinguish autism subgroups

Professor Mark West wins a 2013 Graduate Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring from the Graduate School - New Brunswick.  Dr. West's student David Barker wins a Graduate School Dean's Research Award.
Professor Maurice Elias wins the 2013 Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching.  The awarded is given to faculty members in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual development of students at Rutgers University.  Professor Elias has been exemplary in establishing internship programs in the community and allowing for a pedagogical style that emphasized self-learning, discipline and the application of psychology.
Former graduate student Sung-Ho Kim, PhD and Professors Jacob Feldman and Manish Singh's paper, Perceived Causality Can Alter the Perceived Trajectory of Apparent Motion, has been highlighted in April in This Week in Psychological Science (TWiPS).
Professor Timothy Otto discusses President Obama's plan to Map the Human Brain with Rutgers Today (Mar. 22, 2013).
Miriam Nokia and  Megan Anderson, post doc and graduate student respectively, working with Professor Tracey Shors, published "Chemotherapy disrupts learning, neurogenesis and theta activity in the adult brain," on the commonly called Chemo Brain effect of chemotherapy.  Featured article of EJN issue 36-11 (Oct. 8, 2012): video and links        Fierce Biotech article
Professor Lee Jussim's book, Social Perception and Social Reality, has won the 2012 PROSE Award in Psychology - an American Publishers Award for professional and scholarly excellence.    Pigee article       Dr. Jussim's blog
Professor Tracey Shors and graduate student Megan Anderson,  report in a study to be published on Nov. 8 in the journal Neuroscience, that moderate to binge drinking significantly alters the production of new neurons in the adult hippocampus.   Links to articles and the study:   Original Study online(Aug. 18, 2012)           Futurity             Women'sHealth         Global Montreal        The Atlantic
Professor Leonard Hamilton wins Presidential Public Service Award.   The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff for volunteer service to government, professional and scholarly organizations, or the public.   May 2012:  Leonard W. Hamilton, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, was honored for his more than 20 years of dedicated leadership and staunch advocacy of environmental planning and the preservation of ecological resources. He was also recognized for enhancing the quality of life in our communities and bringing the issue of environmental protection, particularly that of managing our watersheds, to the attention of the citizens of New Jersey, regional planning groups, and numerous municipal governments.
Professor Tracey Shors talks about neurogenesis, dementia and the rescue of new neurons in the Fall 2012 Rutgers Magazine article, The Brain Trust.
Professor Carolyn Rovee-Collier has been chosen as an honoree of the Federation of Associations in Brain and Behavioral Sciences (2012).  She joins a distinguished group of honorees in the FABBS Gallery of Scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
Professor Danielle McCarthy has won the 2012 NJ Psychological Association Emerging Researcher Award.
A student organization is spawned with the research of Professor Diana Sanchez.  See the Rutgers Today (Sep. 23, 2012), "Rutgers Group Brings Students Together to Explore the Complexities of Being Multiracial"
Professor Gretchen Chapman asks Who will get the Flu vaccine and Why?  See Wray Herbert's blog for APS: Flu Psychology: Who risks what for whom? (Aug. 22, 2012)
Professor G. Terence Wilson, has won the 2012 Aaron T. Beck Award,  presented by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy each year to an individual who has made significant and enduring contributions to the field of cognitive therapy. 
2012 NSF IGERT Video and Poster CompetitionRutgers Graduate Students in Cognitive Psychology and Computer Science won an award in the NSF IGERT Video and Poster Competition. Gwendolyn Johnson, Nick Ross, Elio Santos, and Polina Yanovich created "What do we see in each other?: How the perception of movement drives social interaction." 
"Teaching the Art of Mediation"   Professor Robert Karlin discusses the progression and teaching of mediation in this Rutgers Today (Jan. 26, 2012).
Kelly Brownell is the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Association. This award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.  Kelly received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Rutgers University in 1977 (a student of Terry Wilson’s).  He is currently Professor of Psychology, Epidemiology, and Public Health at Yale University, where he also is founding Director of the Rudd Institute for Food Policy and Obesity.  The numerous honors he has received include the Graduate School Award for a lifetime of Distinguished Accomplishments and Service from Rutgers University (2008), and election to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2005.  The most public recognition of his eminence has been his selection in 2006 by Time Magazine as one of the “world’s 100 most influential people.
Professor Charles R. Gallistel received the 2011 D.O. Hebb Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awardfrom the American Psychological Association.
"Rutgers Psychologys Aims to Curb Self Destructive Behavior with Computer-Aided Therapy"See the Rutgers Today (Dec. 5, 2011) on Professor Edward Selby's research.
SFN "Nature and Nurture work together to Shape the Brain" See the Society for Neuroscience Press Release - Neuroscience 2011 Conference -with Professor Tracey Shors.
"Blanks for the Memories" See The Wall Street Journal (May 31, 2011) with Professor Judith Hudson.
"Babies as young as six months remember more than we thought" See the Star Ledger (Oct. 18, 2011) on Professor Alan Leslie's lab.

Professors Leonard Hamilton and Daniel Ogilvie discuss "Soul Beliefs".

Professor Tracey Shors talks about neurogenesis.

Autism video - Torres/Rehrig

Professors Tracey Shors and Brandon Alderman discuss Exercise & Meditation

Maurice Elias with host Christopher De Michele from Enrichment Resource Group on Vimeo.

Maurice and Christopher discuss the history and trends in Social and Emotional Learning and Character Development (SEL/SECD), as well as School Climate. This dialog includes many key influences for growing an inspired, empathic, resilient, knowledgeable, creative, healthy society. They touch on prenatal, parenting, school and district-wide learning environments, empowering teachers and administrations, leading organizations and resources, and much more...

The Science Network conversation with Professor Rochel Gelman at the 33rd Annual Cognitive Science Conference -lectures and conversations with distinguished cognitive scientists.  July 20-23, 2011 - Boston, Massachusetts.

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