News Archive 2017

Professor Sabine Kastner Opens Frontiers for Young Minds

Professor of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Sabine Kastner, enlists the help of her fifth-grade collaborators at Riverside School in Princeton as peer reviewers for Frontiers for Young Minds, and academic journal that features articles written by professional researchers and reviewed for clarity and readability by members of the target audience: children ages 8 to 15.

Graduate Student Sherry Wu Selected for Two-Year Fellowship in Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program

Department of Psychology graduate student, Sherry Wu, is one of 11 graduate students selected for a 2-year fellowship in the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS).  Founded in 2008, PECS brings together a select group of talented and engaged Princeton Ph.D. students with research expertise from wide-ranging backgrounds.  To date, 90 graduate students representing 17 Princeton departments and schools have participated in PECS, as have 26 faculty board members from 10 departments; current fellows represent 12 departments and schools.

The Department of Psychology Celebrates Graduating Seniors, Honors Recipients, and Award Winners at Class Day 2017

The Department of Psychology held its annual Class Day event on Monday, June 5, 2017 to celebrate the Class of 2017 graduates.  Festivities were held in the Frist Campus Center where graduates, families, and friends congratulated this profound accomplishment.

Among the celebrations, the Department recognized the following Class of 2017 Honors recipients.

Highest Honors: Jennifer Bu, Bear Goldstein, Diana Hernandez, and Aneesh Rai

High Honors: Sofia Hiltner, Katharine Holmes, Kelsey Lowman, and Duc Nguyen

Assistant Professor Ilana Witten to Receive 2017 Daniel X. Freedman Award

The Daniel X. Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research is presented annually by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to recognize the NARSAD young investigator who has made the most significant advances in basic research related to mental health.   Professor Witten's research has implications for understanding the mechanisms of drug addiction and other brain disorders.

Professor Betsy Levy Paluck to Receive Graduate Mentoring Award

Professor Betsy Levy Paluck has been selected as a recipient of the annual Graduate Mentoring Award.  Sponsored by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School, this annual award honors one Princeton faculty member from each academic division (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering) who is exemplary in supporting the development of his or her graduate students as teachers, scholars, and professionals.  Professor Levy Paluck will be presented the prestigious award at the Graduate School's Hooding Ceremony on Monday, June 5th.

Professor Eldar Shafir Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Eldar Shafir is one of seven Princeton faculty members recently named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world.  Professor Shafir will be inducted into the Academy at a ceremony on October 7 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Three Psychology Graduate Students Selected for NSF Fellowships

Department of Psychology Graduate Students Nathan Cheek, Victoria Ritvo, and Tracy Reuter have been selected as recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  The GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.  Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected.  Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend along with a cost of educa