Recent News

Konkle and Lai Named As APS "Rising Stars"

February 1, 2017

Professor Talia Konkle and Calvin Lai, a postdoctoral fellow in Psychology, have both been named by the Association of Psychological Science (APS) as Rising Stars to recognize “outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers,post-PhD”.  

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Cikara Wins 2017 Sage Young Scholar Award

November 28, 2016

Professor Mina Cikara has been selected by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology to be a recipient of the 2017 Sage Young Scholar Award for outstanding contributions to social/personality psychology.  

These awards recognize outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology. The awardees will receive a one-time award of $5,000 to be used at their discretion for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes. Five awards are presented each year to young scholars representative of the broad spectrum of personality and social psychology research areas.


Elizabeth Spelke Wins Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences

May 20, 2016
Elizabeth Spelke Wins Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences to Elizabeth Spelke, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, for her pioneering research into the cognitive development of infants.

Her experiments and concepts have drastically altered our understanding of the mind. She demonstrated which parts of the human cognition are already naturally present at birth, which are learnt and when that takes place.