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Psychology Graduate Student Experiences at Pitt
Listen to graduate students Lindsay Taraban (Cognitive Developmental Prgram) and Susie Chen (Social Psychology) describe what it's like to be a graduate student in psychology at Pitt.
In these videos Lindsay and Susie discuss the unique opportunity pitt psychology graduate students have to study in joint programs, create community connections, and collaborate with different departments and universities across Pittsburgh.
Dr. Danny Shaw and Dr. Anna Marsland also make an appearance to highlight the importance of mentoring relationships in the psychology department's graduate programs.
Graduate Student Awarded a 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship
Congratulations are in order for Esther Palacios-Barrios, a graduate student in the Clinical-Developmental program. Esther has won a 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship, an award meant to increase diversity among university faculty. See More.
Professor Heads Major Study on Exercise and Mental Function
Kirk Erickson, Professor in the Department of Psychology, is leading a five year study funded by the National Institue on Aging to identify how exercise can reduce declining mental function in old age. Such discoveries can help researchers develop effective drugs against Alzheimers. See Article.
Apologizing Too Much?
In the New York Times Article titled, "No, You Don't Have to Stop Apologizing," Assistant Professor Karina Schumann describes why studies generally find women to be more apologetic than men. See Article.