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  1. Mar. 18, 2019Dr. Allison Kelly wins Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award

    UW Psychology's Allison Kelly won the International Journal of Eating Disorders 2018 Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award for her paper, "A feasibility study of a 2‐week self‐compassionate letter‐writing intervention for nontreatment seeking individuals with typical and atypical anorexia nervosa".  Congratulations Allison!

  2. Mar. 4, 2019Psychology Department Students Dominate Three Minute Thesis Competition

    The Faculty of Arts heat  of the 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competion took place on Friday March 1 and three of the four prizes awarded were to Psychology students.  You can click on the titles below to watch the talks.

  3. Feb. 25, 2019Dr. James Danckert's Colloquium Talk

    If you missed Dr. Danckert's talk, Out of My Skull: My travels in the psychology of boredom,  on February 1, 2019 you can watch it on youtube.  

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  1. Mar. 29, 2019Department of Psychology 2018 - 2019 Colloquium SeriesDr. Lisa Feldman Barrett

    Speaker: Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, Northeastern University; President of Association for Psychological Science

    Title: The Power of Predictions: An emerging paradigm for psychologucal research

    Location:  PAS 2083

    Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Reception to follow in PAS 3005

  2. Apr. 23, 2019PhD Oral Defence - Kassandra Cortes

    Kassandra Cortes' thesis is entitled: "The Role of Regulatory Focus Motivation in Experiencing Relationship Success."

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. Apr. 29, 2019Healthy Happy Relationships

    Graduate students in the Clinical are of the Psychology Department will present a workshop on Happy Healthy Relationships at Forest Heights Community Library on April 29th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  

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