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  • Urmitapa Dutta Wins Dissertation Award

    Urmitapa Dutta was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Dissertation by the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry. Urmi received her PhD in Clinical/Community last year under the guidance of Mark Aber and is now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

    Published Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:01:17 -0600 | Link

  • NSF Fellowship Awardees

    Three of our current graduate students were awarded NSF graduate fellowships in this year's competition: Bennett Callaghan (SPO), Cybelle Smith (Cognitive Neuroscience), and Christina Tworek (Developmental). Congratulations to all!!

    Published Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:23:47 -0600 | Link

  • Rachael Rubin Receives Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship

    Rachael Rubin has been named the recipient of the 2014 Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship. Rachael is a August 2013 graduate of the Cognitive Neuroscience division. Congratulations Rachael!

    Published Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:45:50 -0600 | Link

  • Nate Helwig wins APA Division 5 Distinguished Dissertation Award

    Nate Helwig has won the APA Division 5 Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2014. This award recognizes a distinguished dissertation that was completed in the previous three years and addressed a topic in assessment, evaluation, measurement, research methods, and/or statistics. Nate received his PhD in 2013 from the Quantitative division. Congratulations Nate!

    Published Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:35:07 -0600 | Link

  • Emily Dworkin and Melanie Tannenbaum receive Campus Teaching Awards

    Emily Dworkin (Clinical/Community division) and Melanie Tannenbaum (Social/Personality division) have been chosen to receive Campus Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Congratulations Emily and Melanie!

    Published Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:37:16 -0600 | Link

  • Emily Dworkin and Melanie Tannenbaum win LAS teaching awards

    Emily Dworkin (Clinical/Community division) and Melanie Tannenbaum (S/P division) have been chosen to receive LAS Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants. Congratulations Emily and Melanie!

    Published Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:02:38 -0600 | Link

  • Prof. Renee Baillargeon has been awarded the 2013 Fyssen Foundation International Prize

    Prof. Renee Baillargeon has been awarded the 2013 Fyssen Foundation International Prize. This is a scientific award that has been given annually since 1980 to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the foundation (this year the theme was Human Cognitive Development). The award ceremony will be in Paris in March. Congratulations, Renee!!!

    Published Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:16:18 -0600 | Link

  • Melanie Tannenbaum receives Department Teaching Award

    Melanie Tannenbaum (Social/Personality Division) is the winner of the Psychology Department's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Instructor. Congratulations Melanie!

    Published Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:18:05 -0600 | Link

  • Sarah Brown-Schmidt has been designated as an LAS 2014-2015 Helen Corley petit Scholar

    Sarah Brown-Schmidt has been designated as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar on the basis of her extraordinary record as an assistant professor. Helen Corley Petit, an alumna of the College of LAS who passed away in 2002, provided an endowment for the development of the scholarship and teaching of young faculty members in the College. This is a very competitive and prestigious award; winners are determined by the LAS Executive Committee following the review of all promotion and tenure dossiers in the college. Congratulations, Sarah!

    Published Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:17:12 -0600 | Link

  • Jim Clark receives Psychology Department Academic Professional Award

    Jm Clark receives the 2013-14 Psychology Department Academic Professional Award for his success in getting countless updates to the building completed. This includes light fixtures installed in the Atrium, clean up and removal of materials and for making the building a much safer enviornment. Well done and Congratulations!

    Published Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:06:12 -0600 | Link

  • Ashley Ramm receives 2013 Staff Award

    Ashley Ramm in the Graduate Studies office has received the 2013-14 Psychology Department Staff Award for Excellence for her wonderful help in dealing with all of the Admissions of our graduate students, various Grad College changes, and assistance with the extensive data gathering for various block grants and accreditation reviews. Congratulations and Well Done!!!

    Published Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:59:14 -0600 | Link

  • Ariel James featured on the Graduate College Website

    Cognitive student Ariel James is featured on the "Meet Our Fellows" webpage on the graduate college website.

    Published Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:30:34 -0600 | Link

  • Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students for Spring 2013

    Many of our Faculty, TAs and Instructors have made the spring 2013 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnarie forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations to all !!!

    Published Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:21:30 -0600 | Link

  • Kara Federmeier named LAS Centennial Scholar

    Kara Federmeier is one of ten faculty members who have been named Centennial Scholars in honor of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois. This award is in recognition of her scholarly productivity and contributions to the educational mission of the College of LAS. Congratulations, Kara!!!

    Published Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:42:17 -0600 | Link

  • E.J.R. David awarded 2013 AAPA Early Career Award

    E. J. R. David (Ph.D.'07) a student of Sumi Okazaki was awarded the 2013 Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research. Congratulations!

    Published Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:07:07 -0600 | Link

  • Clinical/Community grad Aprajita Mohanty named Rising Star by APS

    Former graduate student Aprajita Mohanty has been named a Rising Star by APS. Aprajita is a 2007 grad and she worked with Wendy Heller and Greg Miller. Congratulations!

    Published Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:36:58 -0600 | Link

  • Marie Heffernan & Pei Pei Setoh receive Marion Morse Wood Fellowship

    Marie Heffernan (S/P division, advisor Chris Fraley) and Pei Pei Setoh (Dev division, advisor Renee Baillargeon) have been awarded the Graduate College's Marion Morse Wood Fellowship. This fund supports University of Illinois graduate students whose research focuses on interpersonal communication. Congratulations Marie and Pei Pei!

    Published Thu, 23 May 2013 16:33:33 -0600 | Link

  • Graduate students receive teaching certificates

    Kristin Divis, Emily Hankosky, Genevieve Henricks-Lepp, Justin Hepler, Melinda Jensen, Melanie Tannenbaum, and Zhenni Wang earned the Graduate Teacher Certificate. This program is designed to encourage TAs to develop their teaching skills and reflective practice. It provides opportunities to document teaching experience, professional development, and the constructive use of student feedback. Andrew Case earned the Teacher Scholar certificate from the Center for Teaching Excellence. This program is designed to encourage instructors to become scholars of teaching by providing a structured process for the exploration of pedagogy from a discipline-based perspective. It also helps TAs develop a deeper understanding of the scholarly duties required in an academic position. Congratulations to these Graduate Teachers!

    Published Wed, 15 May 2013 10:25:58 -0600 | Link

  • Andrew Case receives Arnie Miller Achievement Award

    Andrew Case was selected by the Champaign Area Psychological Society (CAPS), from among a very competitive pool, to receive the Arnie Miller Achievement Award for his contributions to under served ethnic minority communities in Champaign-Urbana. All of Andrew's community engagement efforts stem from his program of research, which focuses on juvenile justice, racism, and resilience. Congratulations to Andrew and to his adviser, Carla Hunter!

    Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:07:47 -0600 | Link

  • Natalie Watson receives Herman Eisen Award

    The Herman Eisen Award for achieving excellence in commitment and contributions to the practice of Psychology goes to Natalie Watson (C/C).

    Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:06:33 -0600 | Link

  • Laura Crocker receives Ed Scheiderer Memorial Research Award

    The Ed Scheiderer Memorial Research Award for outstanding research or scholarship by a Clinical/Community graduate student goes to Laura Crocker (C/C).

    Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:05:40 -0600 | Link

  • Nancy Joseph receives Frederick & Ruby Kanfer Award

    The Frederick & Ruby Kanfer Award for a Clinical/Community Psychology graduate student who has achieved excellence in research, scholarship, and service aimed at improving the psychological lives of all individuals goes to Nancy Joseph (C/C).

    Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:02:34 -0600 | Link

  • Niwako Sugimura receives J. McVicker Hunt Award

    The J. McVicker Hunt Award for outstanding graduate student in Developmental Psychology goes to Niwako Sugimura (Dev).

    Published Tue, 7 May 2013 10:54:15 -0600 | Link

  • SPO grad Joshua Jackson named Rising Star by APS

    Former graduate student Joshua Jackson (now at Washington University) has also been named a Rising Star by APS. Joshua's advisor was Brent Roberts. Congratulations!

    Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:58:11 -0600 | Link

  • Urmitapa Dutta wins Division 27 Dissertation Award

    Urmitapa Dutta, a recent graduate of our program, was named the winner of the Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action, Dissertation Award. Congratulations Urmi!

    Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:54:57 -0600 | Link

  • Quant grad Clintin Davis-Stober receives William K Estes Early Career Award

    The Estes Early Career award is made by the Society for Mathematical Psychology for exceptional published research. Congratulations Clintin!!

    Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:53:43 -0600 | Link

  • NSF Fellowship Awards

    Three of our developmental psychology graduate students were awarded NSF fellowships in this year's competition: Larisa Hussak, Michelle Miernicki (who are both first-year students), and Cynthia Yuen (who is an incoming student). Congratulations to all!

    Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:50:40 -0600 | Link

  • Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2012

    Many of our Faculty, TAs and Instructors have made the Fall 2012 List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations to all!!

    Published Thu, 4 Apr 2013 11:14:07 -0600 | Link

  • Edelyn Verona wins Mid-Career Research Award

    In recognition of her commitment to academic excellence Edelyn Verona has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Mid-Career Research Award by the Social and Behavioral Research Council at the University of Illinois. The Social and Behavioral Science Awards Ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Presentation @ 5:00), Illini Union Ballroom.

    Published Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:32:47 -0600 | Link

  • Michael Kraus named Rising Star by APS

    Michael Kraus named 2013 Rising Star by APS. Congratulations, Michael!!!

    Published Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:41:59 -0600 | Link

  • Ed Diener wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    Professor Ed Diener has been chosen to receive the William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Basic Research presented in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). This award is in honor of the profound impact that his research has had on the field of psychological science over the past quarter century. This is APS's highest honor, recognizing a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology and the very best that our science has to offer. The Psychology Department is very proud and honored to have Professor Ed Diener in the department!!!

    Published Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:40:11 -0600 | Link

  • Neal Cohen named as fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Neal Cohen has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In October 2012, the AAAS Council elected 701 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on 16 February 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

    Published Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:05:03 -0600 | Link

  • Brent Roberts wins 2012 APA Henry Murray Award

    Brent Roberts has been named the recipient of the 2012 Henry Murray Award. From the APA website: "The Murray Award, established in 1978, is made annually to recognize and encourage those working in the demanding and difficult tradition pioneered by Henry Murray. The Murray tradition is characterized by (a) receptiveness to the value of bringing together a variety of disciplines, theoretical viewpoints, and research techniques; (b) conceptual tools that lend themselves to the integration of the tough and tender in personality research; (c) a theoretical outlook that recognizes intrapsychic structure and the thematic of phenotypic diversity; (d) Interest in imagination and in biography, literature, and myth as psychological data; (e) interest in the biological, social, and cultural contexts of personality; and (e) intellectual leadership that has contributed to outstanding work." Awardees receive a cash prize and are asked to present a Murray Award address at the meeting of American Psychological Association the following year. Congratulations Brent!!

    Published Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:55:56 -0600 | Link

  • Harry Triandis will be honored by FABBS

    Harry Triandis will be honored by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation. He will receive recognition in the Foundation's "In Honor Of..." program that recognizes eminent, senior scientists for their lasting contributions. Congratulations Harry!!

    Published Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:53:46 -0600 | Link

  • Kara Federmeier named 2012 University Scholar

    Kara Federmeier has been recognized as a University Scholar. This program acknowledges excellence while helping to identify and retain the University's most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. It is the highest honor that the University bestows on mid-career faculty. Congratulations, Kara!!!

    Published Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:28:31 -0600 | Link

  • Michel Regenwetter, Jason Dana and Clintin P. Davis-Stober receive The Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics

    The Exeter Prize is a prize for the best paper published in the previous calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal in the fields of Experimental Economics, Behavioural Economics and Decision Theory. The winner of the inaugural Exeter Prize 2012 for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics is, "Transitivity of Preferences" by Michel Regenwetter, Jason Dana and Clintin P. Davis-Stober, published in Psychological Review in 2011. This paper examines the theory and empirical methods one might use to differentiate between individual preferences that are simply variable from those that exhibit some structural instability. The authors define the latter as when preferences systematically violate some axiom, and the former as when there is some process, outside the axiom system, affecting preferences. Congratulations, Mike, Jason and Clintin!!!

    Published Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:55:18 -0600 | Link

  • Florin Dolcos - receives 2011 JCP Best Paper Award

    The paper that Florin Dolcos co-authored with Alexandru Iordan and Sanda Dolcos, entitled 'Neural correlates of emotion-cognition interactions: A review of evidence from brain imaging investigations' published in Journal of Cognitive Psychology (JCP) has received the 2011 JCP Best Paper Award. Congratulations!!!

    Published Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:34:09 -0600 | Link

  • Dan Simons is the recipient of the Mabel Kirkpatrick Hohenboken Teaching Enhancement Award

    Dan Simons is the recipient of the Mabel Kirkpatrick Hohenboken Teaching Enhancement Award this year. The Hohenboken Award was established by Mrs. Mabel Hohenboken to reward faculty members in Psychology who have made a particularly distinguished contribution as teachers. The Award provides a cash prize of $1,000.00. The Awardee's name is inscribed on an honor roll located on the third floor of the Psychology Building. Congratulations, Dan!!

    Published Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:20:20 -0600 | Link

  • Jennifer Fayard receives the Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Award

    Jennifer Fayard of the Social/Personality division is one of two recipients receiving the Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Award. Nancy Hirschberg was a member of the Psychology Department here in Champaign from 1964 until 1976, when she joined the psychology faculty at the U of I Chicago campus. Shortly after her death in February 1979, her friends and colleagues at both campuses met to establish the Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Fund to create a living remembrance with the hope that her memory will serve to encourage others to attain their full potential. The award is presented each year for outstanding original research or scholarship in areas related to Professor Hirschberg's interests. These areas include individual differences, personality, human judgment, and multivariate analysis. Jennifer's award is based on her publication of the paper, "Uncovering the affective core of conscientiousness: The role of self-conscious emotions" (Journal of Personality, 80, 1-32). Congratulations, Jennifer!!

    Published Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:23:24 -0600 | Link

  • Laura Crocker receives the Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Award

    Laura Crocker of the Clinical/Community division is one of two recipients for the Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Award. Nancy Hirschberg was a member of the Psychology Department here in Champaign from 1964 until 1976, when she joined the psychology faculty at the U of I Chicago campus. Shortly after her death in February 1979, her friends and colleagues at both campuses met to establish the Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Fund to create a living remembrance with the hope that her memory will serve to encourage others to attain their full potential. The award is presented each year for outstanding original research or scholarship in areas related to Professor Hirschberg's interests. These areas include individual differences, personality, human judgment, and multivariate analysis. Laura's award is based on her invited submission to Frontiers issue on, "Neural mechanisms in attentional control differentiate trait and state negative affect". Congratulations, Laura!!

    Published Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:21:34 -0600 | Link

  • Ed Diener elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Ed Diener has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. UI News Release http://www.news.illinois.edu/news/12/0417AAAS_EdDiener_JenniferLewis.html Congratulations, Ed!!

    Published Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:48:52 -0600 | Link

  • Chun Wang has won the Jeffrey Tanaka Memorial Award for Graduate Students

    Chun Wang of the Quantitative division has won the Jeffrey Tanaka Memorial Award for Graduate Students in Psychology or Educational Psychology. Dr. Jeffrey Tanaka was a member of the Psychology and the Educational Psychology Departments at UIUC from 1990 until 1992. He was a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Society and was elected as a member of the prestigious Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. At UIUC he was recognized as a University Scholar and a College of Education Scholar. After his untimely death in November 1992, friends and colleagues established the Tanaka Memorial Fund. The result is the Jeffrey Tanaka Memorial Award that is presented each year to graduate students studying quantitative or personality psychology. The award rotates on a yearly basis between the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education. The award recognizes outstanding original research or scholarship in areas related to Professor Tanaka's interests in quantitative psychology and personality psychology. The award-winning work is reported in the following reference: Wang, C. & Hua-Hua, C. (2011). Item selection in multidimensional computerized tests--gaining information from different angles. Psychometrika 76, 363-384. Congratulations, Chun Wang!!

    Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:44:49 -0600 | Link

  • Bonnie Nozari wins Glushko Cognitive Science Dissertation prize for 2012

    The Robert J. Glushko prize is given by the Cognitive Science Society and honors Ph.D. dissertation work that transcends any one of the individual fields comprising cognitive science including psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience, and education. Up to five new Ph.D.'s from all nations receive the award each year.

    Published Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:25:07 -0600 | Link

  • Janice Juraska - President Elect, ISDP

    Janice Juraska is President Elect for the International Society of Developmental Psychobiology. Congratulations, Janice!!

    Published Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:21:01 -0600 | Link

  • Justin Rhodes named 2012-13 LAS Helen Corley Petit Scholar

    Justin Rhodes has been designated as a 2012-2013 Helen Corley Petit Scholar on the basis of his extraordinary record as an assistant professor. Helen Corley Petit, an alumna of the College of LAS who passed away in 2002, provided an endowment for the development of the scholarship and teaching of young faculty members in the College. This is a very competitive and prestigious award; winners are determined by the LAS Executive Committee following the review of all promotion and tenure dossiers in the college. Congratulations, Justin!

    Published Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:54:31 -0600 | Link

  • Daniel Simons elected a Fellow of Association of Psychological Science (APS

    Dan Simons was elected a Fellow of Association of Psychological Science (APS). Congratulations, Dan!!

    Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:02:52 -0600 | Link

  • John Hummel elected a Fellow of Association of Psychological Science (APS)

    John Hummel elected a Fellow of Association of Psychological Science (APS). Congratulations, John!!

    Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:00:44 -0600 | Link

  • Kara Federmeier elected a Fellow of Association of Psychological Science (APS)

    Kara Federmeier elected a Fellow of Association of Psychological Science (APS). Congratulations!!!

    Published Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:27:56 -0600 | Link

  • 6 Staff members received Department Head Award

    Lori Hendricks, Beth Etchison, Betty Heggemeier, Jim Clark, Cindy Foster, Terry Davis received Department Head Award for service above and beyond the usual. Congratulations!!

    Published Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:00:27 -0600 | Link

  • Firmino Pinto received 2011-12 Psychology Department Academic Professional Award

    Firmino Pinto has received the 2011-12 Psychology Department Academic Professional Award for Excellence for his help in the transition to Atlas and his willingness to take on so many additional tasks and perform them expertly. Congratulations!!

    Published Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:55:21 -0600 | Link