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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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Grad. Student Ashli-Ann Douglas receives the Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant – Congratulations !

Oct. 28, 2021—Ashli-Ann Douglas, a doctoral candidate in the lab of Bethany Rittle-Johnson, receives Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant. The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant provides support for junior students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. The Grant includes $5,000 USD to support dissertation research and a...

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Congratulations Bernstein & Lubinski: Two Awards for Excellence in Research!

Aug. 6, 2021—Brian Bernstein, a Quantitative Methods Ph.D. student working with David Lubinski, earned the junior-division 2020-2021 Award for Excellence in Research from the MENSA Foundation for his Psychological Science article entitled “Psychological Constellations Assessed at Age 13 Predict Distinct Forms of Eminence 35 Years Later,” co-authored by David Lubinski and Dean Camilla Benbow. David Lubinski, a Quantitative Methods...

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Kathryn Humphreys was selected for the 2021 ZERO TO THREE ‘s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award!

Aug. 6, 2021—Kathryn  Humphreys, an assistant professor of psychology and human development,  was selected for the 2021 ZERO TO THREE ‘s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award in the category of Research.  This competitive award is acknowledgment of professionals who demonstrate significant visionary and cutting-edge work with potential to transform practices, policies, and...

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