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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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Dr Antonia Kaczkurkin receives APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

Feb. 11, 2022—Congratulations to Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin to be awarded the prestigious APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin is Assist. Prof. in the Department of Psychology, focusing on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to the etiology of internalizing disorders. The APS Janet Taylor Spence Award recognizes researchers who have...

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Dr. David Schlundt joins NIH funded team addressing social health disparities

Jan. 13, 2022—Dr. David G. Schlundt, Associate Professor of Psychology, joins a collaborative NIH funded project to address health disparities and advance health equity in Nashville. The project includes TSU, Meharry and the Congregational Health and Education Network devoted to advance social factors in health. Dr. Schlundt’s multidisciplinary team will work with 30 Nashville-area churches to develop...

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