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Sarah Brown-Schmidt for being selected as a Fellow of Cognitive Science Society!

Feb. 16, 2024—Sarah Brown-Schmidt was selected as a Fellow of Cognitive Science Society! It’s a huge honor and very well deserved. Congratulations, Sarah! You can read more about her research here.

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Alex Christensen and Eric Wilkey have been named 2024 APS Rising Stars!

Feb. 2, 2024—Alex Christensen and Eric Wilkey have been named 2024 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Stars. This award recognizes early career scholars whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions. Very well deserved. Congratulations!      

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Kate Humphreys was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Research!

Aug. 25, 2023—Kate Humphreys was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Research today at the fall faculty assembly. The Chancellor’s Award for Research recognizes excellence in research published in the past several years. Congratulations, Kate!

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Professor Meg Saylor for being selected as the 2022 recipient of the Chancellor’s cup!

Nov. 29, 2022—Meg Saylor for being selected as the 2022 recipient of the Chancellor’s cup! It is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty relationships in the recent past.” The faculty member’s contribution “shall be one of educational importance, relevant to the central purpose of the University.” Such wonderful news! Please find the...

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Dr. Novick’s work was featured in Evolution@Vanderbilt!

Nov. 3, 2022—Dr. Laura Novick and graduate student Joanna (Jingyi) Liu published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied highlighting the importance of intentionally and thoughtfully designed figures to explain evolutionary relationships and overcome preconceived misconceptions. This research was featured in Evolution@Vanderbilt! Congratulations!

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Dr. David Lubinski earned the 2022 Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year Award!

Oct. 16, 2022—Dr. David Lubinski earned the 2022 Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year Award! This award was given for an article entitled “Intellectual precocity: What have we learned since Terman?” co-authored by Dean Camilla Benbow. This article documents 8 robust empirical generalizations on what has been learned about intellectual precocity over the past 50 years. Learn more here (article in...

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Kate wins 2023 Boyd McCandless Award from American Psychological Association!

Jul. 25, 2022—Kathryn Humphreys has been recognized with the 2023 Boyd McCandless Award by the American Psychological Association’s Division 7 (Developmental Psychology). The award “recognizes a young scientist who has made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, has conducted programmatic research of distinction, or has made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science.” so well deserved! Congratulations, Kate!

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Dr. Lubinski receives the AERA Outstanding Reviewer Award

Feb. 20, 2022—David Lubinski earned the Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2021 from the American Educational Research Association (AERA)! David’s service to the field will be recognized by the AERA Journal Publications Committee at AERA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in San Diego. Please join in congratulating David!

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Congratulations Sonya and Jason!

Dec. 18, 2021—Jason Rights (a former graduate student in Quantitative Methods; currently an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia) and  Sonya Sterba won the Tanaka Award for their paper “New Recommendations on the Use of R-squared Differences in Multilevel Model Comparisons” published in Multivariate Behavioral Research!  This award is given annually to the authors of the most outstanding paper...

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Graduate Student Sam Pegg Receives the Outstanding Student Researcher Award – Congratulations!

Nov. 12, 2021—Samantha Pegg, a doctoral student in the lab of Autumn Kujawa, receives the Outstanding Student Researcher Award from the Society of the Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). Her research examines how emotional and social processing contributes to the development of mood disorders, specifically looking at the relationships between reward processing and depression. She recently received...

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