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  • Professor Anne DePrince received the 2015 Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Memorial Award from SafeHouse Denver. This award was presented at the Hope Gala on October 17, 2015 in recognition of Anne’s outstanding efforts in providing inspiration and leadership to end domestic violence in our community.  Congratulations Anne!  (August 2015)

  • Professor Stephen Shirk was selected by the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning as the “Public Good Faculty of the Year.”  This award recognizes his long history of working collaboratively with schools and community mental health organizations in his research and teaching supervision.  Congratulations Stephen! (May 2015)

  • Professor Kateri McRae was named the “Faculty Advisor of the Year" by the Division of Student Life, which further proves what a great advisor she is and what an asset she is to our students.  Congratulations Kateri! (May 2015)

  • We are pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Sokol-Hessner will be joining the department in the Fall 2016 as the newest ASC faculty member.  Peter received his Ph.D. in Psychology (Cognition and Perception) from New York University, where is also currently completing his postdoc fellowship.  Additionally, Peter has been awarded the NeuroLeadership Application of Science Award from the NeuroLeadership Institute.  This award recognizes scientists who conduct innovative, thorough, and insightful research that contributes to bridging the gap between science and application.  Congratulations and Welcome Peter! (March 2015)


  • Mental Health Day

    Professor Kateri McRae (far right) and former FSEM (Exploring Psychology Through Theater) students attended the musical Next to Normal at the Town Hall Arts Center in February 2015 and got the chance to meet with the cast who answered their questions.

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Wyndol Furman is quoted in the Wall Street Journal about his research on parent-child relationships

Professor Kateri McRae is quoted in the NY Times about her research on the Burning Man festival

Professor Pilyoung Kim Studies Poverty and its Impact on Emotional Development

Professor Sarah Watamura named a 2015 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow

Professor Pilyoung Kim received the SRCD Victoria S. Levin Award.  Professor Elysia Davis is one of her selected mentors for the award.

Professor Chip Reichardt receives the Faculty Service Award

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 

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Student Spotlight

PhD Student Promotes Inclusive Excellence through Research in Clinical Psychology

Alumni Spotlight

Alum Paves Way for Early Childhood Development

Dr. Allison Troy, psychology doctoral alumna, is interviewed about her successful academic job search by DU Career Services

Psychology Alum's Career in Childcare Services Comes Full Circle

Diversity Matters! Newsletter

Vol. 4 Issue 3, Spring Quarter 2015