The Evolution of Behavior

Assistant Professor of  Psychology  Corey Cook has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to serve as a visiting researcher at the Social Cognition Center Cologne at the University of Cologne in Spring 2022. Cook’s project, titled “Investigating the influence of fundamental motives on social cognition,”…

Dr. Laura Shneidman awarded research grant from Templeton Foundation

Dr. Laura Shneidman, Assistant Professor of Psychology (PLU), Dr. Rebekah Richert (PI, UC Riverside) and Dr. Elizabeth Davis (UC Riverside) have been awarded a five-year grant from the Templeton Foundation to join the Developing Belief Network. The network is a research initiative designed to bring…

Enrico Jones Award in Psychotherapy & Clinical Psychology

This year’s recipient of the Enrico Jones Award in Psychotherapy & Clinical Psychology has been presented to Dr. Tiffany Artime, Associate Professor of Psychology. The purpose of this award is to recognize the scholarship of a WPA member who is an early career psychotherapy researcher,…

Collaborative COVID-19 Research

Psi Chi, the International Honors Society for Psychology Psi Chi, the International Honors Society for Psychology, recently announced a Network for International Collaborative Exchange (NICE) research proposal (https://osf.io/gdske/) to study beliefs and coping responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This proposal was authored by Dr. Corey…

PLU Psychology student/faculty collaboration

Amber Matteson, PLU Senior Psychology, Physics Double Major and Psi Chi Vice President recently taught herself the R statistics program while serving as a Teaching Apprentice to help PLU Psychology learn R better. This January, she was the sole instructor for a three-part workshop that…

Passion for solving unanswered questions drives PLU alum’s research career

TACOMA, WASH. (Dec. 24, 2019) — Research has become Pacific Lutheran University grad SarahAnn McFadden’s life. This year, McFadden ‘11 landed a position as a postdoctoral associate at the Yale Institute of Global Health in New Haven, Connecticut, where she spends her time analyzing factors…

J-Term 2020/Psychology & Political Science- Study Away in Prague

J-Term 2020: Travel with us to Prague via our blog. PLU offers a variety of study away program options to make this important component of a PLU education accessible to as many students as possible. Narrow your search by exploring your options by academic discipline,…

Capstone Presentations Meet the Web

TACOMA, Wash. – Dept. of Psychology – Two recent Psychology graduates created websites as their final capstone projects. Naomi Lapp: BDD – An Educational Guide to Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder  An in-depth look at body dysmorphic disorder and its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, support, and other…