Skip navigation

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

News & Events


The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) has awarded Drs. Julia Dmitrieva, Omar Gudino, Sara Watamura, and Ryan Gildersleeve funds for a two-year postdoctoral fellow position focusing on the adjustment of Latino immigrant families. Drs. Dmitrieva, Gudino, and Watamura from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Gildersleeve from the Morgridge College of Education approach the study of immigrant Latino adjustment using diverse methods and disciplinary perspectives. This IRISE interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship will provide the fellow with opportunities to train using large dataset methodology and advanced longitudinal data analysis, qualitative data analysis, and community-engaged research. For additional details and application instructions, please visit


  • Mental Health Day

    Mental Health Day was on April 17, 2014, and the purpose of the event was to raise awareness about mental health on campus.  The Psych Department and the student organization, MIND, partnered with the Center for Multicultural Excellence, the Health and Counseling Center, Psychology Club, and Psi Chi to make this event happen. There were a handful of events going on throughout the day, including stress and wellness screenings, a wristband campaign, a documentary about mental health at DU (starring students and faculty), and a discussion panel about mental health with students, faculty, and HCC staff. The documentary, Unsilenced, can be viewed here
    MIND executive board is (from left to right): Alex Hoffner-Heinike, Zac Roberts, Amanda Pennington, Ariel Cheng, Drew Hoffner-Heinike, Daniela Chavez, A.J. Myers.

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Daniel McIntosh Appointed Dean of AHSS

Professor Omar Gudino appointed to Denver Latino Commission

Associate Professor Elysia Davis studies the effects of prenatal environment on long-term development

Professor Bruce Pennington has a new book published: Explaining Abnormal Behavior, A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Drs. Elysia Davis and Pilyoung Kim's work on understanding how the prenatal and postnatal environment affects a child's life course has been highlighted

Assistant Professor Pilyoung Kim is quoted in an article about how The Stress of Childhood Poverty May Have Long Effect on Brain

Research Professor Scott Stanley is quoted extensively in Chronicle of Higher Education article "The Great Mom & Dad Experiment"

Professor Kateri McRae shows how Burning Man's unique culture alters emotion regulation

Professor Omar Gudino aims to improve mental health care for at-risk youth

See more Research News

Student Spotlight

PhD Student Promotes Inclusive Excellence through Research in Clinical Psychology

Doctoral student Shelby Scott receives grant to study lesbian couples 

Psychology Undergraduate Student Pursues Research Interests

Alumni Spotlight