New Jersey Association of School Psychologists’ Jane Bostrum Service to School Psychology Award
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15 March 2021 Award

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists’ Jane Bostrum Service to School Psychology Award

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists’ Jane Bostrum Service to School Psychology Award is given to a school psychologist, general psychologist, an individual in a related field, or any individual or organization who has contributed to the field of school psychology given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of school psychology: noteworthy recent contributions to the field, contributions over a long period of time, contributions to the professional literature,

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Two New Papers by the Samuels Lab
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26 February 2021 News & Announcements, Faculty, Students, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Publication

Two New Papers by the Samuels Lab

Two new papers were just published by the Samuels Lab. Both papers were led by senior graduate student Andrew Dieterich. The first of these, published in Translational Psychiatry examined sex-specific deficits for motivated behaviors in an animal model of mood disorders.  The second paper, published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience examines how a projection from the basolateral portion of the amygdala to the nucleus accumbens participates in the maladaptive behaviors that

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Dr. Elizabeth Torres Receives the Prestigious Murray G. Osgood Innovation Award for Her Professional Accomplishments and Groundbreaking Research
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12 February 2021 Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Award

Dr. Elizabeth Torres Receives the Prestigious Murray G. Osgood Innovation Award for Her Professional Accomplishments and Groundbreaking Research

We are extremely excited to announce that The Senate and General Assembly of New Jersey have passed a Joint Legislative Resolution to acknowledge Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Torres, and to praise her as an individual of strong character and exceptional determination. This legislature commends her and pays tribute to her meritorious record of service, leadership, and commitment to leading initiatives that have transformed research and treatments of autism in New Jersey. Dr. Torres' groundbreaking interdisciplinary work

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McGann lab research featured in NY Times article on COVID and Smell
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08 February 2021 Faculty, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience

McGann lab research featured in NY Times article on COVID and Smell

 

Dr. John McGann's work, published in the journal Science in 2017 was recently cited by a New York Times article entitled "What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?".COVID-19 has now become notorious for robbing individuals of their sense of smell, taking research on smell to the forefront of many scientific discussions.  Indeed, many individuals had taken smell for granted, considering it one of their weaker senses and the one they were most willing to lose.  Nonetheless, as

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Passing of Alumnus Dr. Elliot J. Coups
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08 February 2021 Faculty

Passing of Alumnus Dr. Elliot J. Coups

  

Dr. Elliot J. Coups earned his PhD in the Rutgers Social/Health Psychology Program in 2003 having worked with Drs. Richard Contrada and Gretchen Chapman, among other faculty as well as student collaborators. He held research positions at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center before joining the Rutgers faculty where he was a full member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Associate Professor of Medicine at the RWJ Medical School, and of Health Education

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Anne Sokolowski- 2020 Staff Excellence Award Recipient
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22 January 2021 Staff

Anne Sokolowski- 2020 Staff Excellence Award Recipient

In the Psychology Department, it is especially during times of high anxiety that students are drawn toward the Graduate Program Administrator and are fortunate to find Anne. They will show up to her office hours before their qualifying exam or thesis presentation asking about the various forms but, in point of fact, seeking any kind of assurance as they await their "trial." Anne responds to the requests with an efficiency that instills confidence but, more importantly, she recognizes the more salient

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Dr. Hoggard Receives Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) Grant and is Selected as an RSF Visiting Scholar!
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19 January 2021 Faculty, Social Psychology

Dr. Hoggard Receives Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) Grant and is Selected as an RSF Visiting Scholar!

The Psychology Department’s Dr. Lori Hoggard was recently awarded a $161K Russell Sage Foundation Trustee Grant entitled, Police Exposure and Socioeconomic Well-being among African American Men. Dr. Hoggard was also selected for the prestigious Visiting Scholars program at the Russell Sage Foundation.

Digitized ADOS: Social Interactions Beyond the Limits of the Naked Eye
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11 January 2021 Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Digitized ADOS: Social Interactions Beyond the Limits of the Naked Eye

 

The data from digitized social interactions can take us beyond the limits of the naked eye and help us capture the autistic capacity for social readiness. Using personalized analytics, we can track the person’s dynamics with biosensors that continuously co-register the micro-movements derived from their biorhythms. More important yet, we can track the spontaneously self-emerging cohesiveness of their social rapport and better inform our decisions on whether and when the socio-motor patterns of

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Psychology Department Scholars Land a Book Deal!
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19 October 2020 News & Announcements, Cognitive Psychology

Psychology Department Scholars Land a Book Deal!

Julien Musolino, Joseph Sommer, and Pernille Hemmer signed a book deal with Cambridge University Press. The book, provisionally titled The Science of Beliefs: A multidisciplinary Approach, is a unique edited volume dedicated to the scientific understanding of beliefs. The book includes chapters from leading international scholars in a range of disciplines such as psychology, linguistics, economics, political science, psychiatry, and anthropology, among others. The volume will contain chapters

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Celebrating Minorities in Science and STEM- Podcast Series
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14 October 2020 News & Announcements

Celebrating Minorities in Science and STEM- Podcast Series

 

The NJACE is a network of community members, researchers, and service providers whose mission is to improve autism research and clinical care throughout the state of New Jersey, revamp autism training initiatives across the state, educate society about autism unmet needs, and to make New Jersey a national leader in these endeavors. Dr. Elizabeth Torres and one of her pre-med students have put together a series of podcasts featuring and celebrating minorities in science and STEM. The first few

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