Nora Newcombe continued as Chair of the Cognitive Science Society Governing Board during 2015-16, culminating in the conference in Philadelphia. Just before the CSS conference, Nora chaired the Spatial Cognition 2016 committee.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek’s new book “Becoming Brilliant” came out in June with a launch at the Brookings Institution. As of mid-September of 2016, it was 4th on the NYT bestseller list for books in parenting and 6th for books in education.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek received a new NSF grant to work with colleagues from Rutgers and UC Berkeley to study active learning.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and colleagues have been awarded a grant from IES to extend ongoing language assessment working with down to two year olds.
The Academy of Cognitive Therapy has selected Phil Kendall as the recipient of the 2016 Aaron T. Beck Award for “significant and enduring contributions to cognitive therapy”. The award will be presented to Phil at the ABCT 50th Anniversary convention in New York.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek’s project entitled Urban Thinkscape has been named as one of the winners of KaBOOM’s Play Everywhere Challenge. This support, in addition to the main funding from the William Penn Foundation, will aid in creating the first cluster of Urban Thinkscape designs at 4001-05 Lancaster Avenue in Spring 2017. The Urban Thinkscape website can be…Details
Ross Divers Ross Divers is a junior psychology major, with a Cognitive Neuroscience minor. He is a very active member of the Temple Community; he is the President of the Psychology Major’s Association and the local chapter of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. Ross is also a research assistant in the Adolescent…Details
Samantha Connolly Samantha Connolly is a student in the Clinical doctoral program, working under the guidance of Dr. Alloy in the Mood and Cognition Lab. After earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Harvard University, Samantha began her journey at Temple, researching the relationship between executive functioning and cognitive vulnerabilities for depression with a…Details
New Minor Offers Psychology Background for Health-Related Disciplines During the spring 2016 semester, the department announced a new Clinical and Health Psychology minor that emphasizes the health and illness aspects of psychology. This minor is designed for students planning a career in nursing, speech therapy, kinesiology, public health or…Details
New Accelerated M.S. Program Designed to Prepare Students for a Doctoral Program by Dr. Pam Shapiro Fall semester 2016 marks the inaugural year of the Psychology Department’s accelerated Master of Science degree program. The new 4 + 1 program allows outstanding psychology majors to earn both the B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Psychological Research in just…Details