NYU Psychology in the News
The results of a collaborative project between Lila Davachi and Liz Phelps was recently published in Nature and is reported on by the New York Times, Verge, Today, Huffington Post, Medical Daily, and the New Yorker
Pascal Wallisch listed among the Top 100 Science Stars of Twitter by ScienceInsider.
Gabriele Oettingen's book Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation (published by Current/Penguin Random House on October 16) is discussed in the The New York Times, The Times (UK), The Guardian, Huffington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
QS World Rankings places NYU Psychology 8th in the world among top Psychology departments.
Gary Marcus's new book Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the The Science of Learning is receiving considerable attention, including in The New York Times and on NPR.
NYU Leads in Social Psychology Dissertation Awards: Analysis of Dissertation Awards of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) reveals that the NYU Social Program is tied for top institution associated with awards. Click for details.
NYU Psychology Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Emily Balcetis has won the Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS). FABBS represents a coalition of major academic societies in the behavioral and brain sciences; this award is "presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior."
Congratulations to Jay Van Bavel who has been selected to receive a Visionary Fund Grant from the American Psychological Foundation. This grant seeks to foster innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems.
Congratulations to Karen Adolph on receiving a 2015 CAS Golden Dozen Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Congratulations to Yaacov Trope on receiving the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association for Psychological Science. This award "recognizes those who have significantly fostered the careers of others, honoring APS members who masterfully help students and others find their own voice and discover their own research and career goals."
Congratulations to Jay Van Bavel who was awarded the APS Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions for 2015.
Congratulations to I/O Psychology M.A. student team members Laura Bow, Julia Dranov, Mia Jiminez, Jonathan Shan, and Gilbert Yang for winning the Yale Consulting Case Competition. This award recognizes the team for researching and presenting to a judged panel beating out over 25 teams from other prominent universities.
Congratulations to Eric Knowles who has received a multi-year Russel Sage Foundation award for his project project called A Group Among Many: Investigating the Impact of Changing National Demographics on White Identity and Intergroup Relations.
Congratulations to Chadly Stern in the West Interpersonal Perception Lab, who has won the 2013 Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. This award, given by the APA Science Student Council, recognizes students for "conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training."
Congratulations to Tessa West who is a recipient of the 2014 SAGE Young Scholars Award. This award, from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology recognizes "outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology."
Congratulations to Laurence T Maloney who has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Congratulations to Emily Balcetis who received the International Society of Self and Identity's Best Paper Award for her paper Considering the situation: Why people are better social psychologists than self-psychologists(co-authored with David Dunning and published in Self and Identity in November 2011).
Congratulations to David Amodio, who has won the F. J. McGuigan Early Career Award. Given biennially by the American Psychological Foundation, this award acknowledges "an early-career psychologist engaged in research that seeks to explicate the concept of the human mind from a primarily psychophysiological perspective.
Congratulations to Tessa West who was selected, with co-author David Kenny, to receive the 2012 Theoretical Contributions Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology for their 2011 Psych Review paper, "The truth and bias model of judgment."
Congratulations to Ted Coons who has won the Golden Dozen teaching award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Congratulations to Denis Pelli who has been selected to be a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College Cambridge University, UK, October through December. Of the many nominated, only four people a year are selected for this honor.
Jian Li, a post-doc with Elizabeth Phelps and Nathaniel Daw,was named a 2011 recipient of the Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience, a prestigious award for international scholars awarded to two outstanding emerging scientists per year. The award will be presented by the Society for Neuroscience president at the next SFN meeting and comes with a monetary prize.
Four PhD students have received the prestigious and extremely competitive NSF graduate research fellowship, which supports them for three years. They are Sarah Dubrow (adviser Lila Davachi), Amy Krosch (adviser David Amodio), Yael Granot (adviser Emily Balcetis), and Jason Martin (adviser Bob Rehder). Also awarded a fellowship is Teon Brooks, who will be entering the Cognition & Perception program in the fall of 2011.
Congratulations to Karen Adolph who has received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. This is a major honor, which involves competition with teachers in every school in the University. She will join a very select group of teachers who have been so honored. Karen received this recognition for her work with students both inside the classroom and outside, as an inspiring mentor to the many undergraduate and graduate students who have worked in her lab.
Patrick Shrout recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “distinguished contributions to psychology, psychiatry, and public health through the application of quantitative methodology and statistical modeling to problems of stress, coping, and social support, and for leadership in professional organizations in psychology and psychiatry.”
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Congratulations to John Jost who has received the 2010 Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. This prestigious honor selects a single mid-career social psychologist each year for uniquely creative and influential scholarly productivity.
Congratulations to Gary Marcus who has been invited to give the 78th Annual James Arthur Lecture at the American Museum of Natural History. His lecture will be given on April 6, 2010 at 6:00pm.
Congratulations to Athena Vouloumanos has received the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Infant Studies, one of the most prestigious awards for young researchers in developmental psychology.
Congratulations to Kasey Soska who has received the Dissertation Award from the International Society for Infant Studies.
Congratulations to Laurence T Maloney who has been elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists founded in 1904 by Edward Titchener. Election to the society is intended to recognize "significant accomplishment in the field of experimental psychology." It has a current membership of 220 individuals, about 5-10% of practicing experimental psychologists.
Congratulations to Pat Shrout who has been elected President of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Phelps who is this year's recipient of the annual Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences. This prestigious award is presented annually to a member of the science faculty in recognition of excellence in his or her work for the University as a teacher, scholar, and colleague.
Congratulations to Liina Pylkkanen on her receipt of a Whitehead Fellowship for Junior Faculty in Biomedical and Biological Sciences for her project entitled "Neural Mechanisms of Combinatoric Semantics."