Department Highlights

GSAS Community Fellow: Congratulations to Jada Copeland, who has been selected as a GSAS Community Fellow for 2022-23!  In this capacity, Jada will work with campus leadership to create diversity and inclusion initiatives to meet the needs of current students and the campus community. 

Part-Time Lecturer Search: The Psychology Department is conducting a search for part-time lecturer(s) for multiple courses for next academic year, including fall courses in Experimental Psychology (Research Methods), Engineering Psychology, and Senior Seminar in Cognitive & Brain Science. For details and to apply, see job descriptions.

Center for the Humanities at Tufts: Congratulations to Professor Ani Patel, who has been named a CHAT Fellow for the upcoming academic year.  Prof. Patel will be working on a project in which he synthesizes William James’s writings on music from Principles of Psychology.

Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant: Congratulations to McKinzey Torrance for receiving funding from Psi Chi for her research proposal titled, "Understanding earwitness memory capabilities: The effect of repeated retrieval on temporal cues."

GSAS Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award: Congratulations to Professor Heather Urry for winning this year’s award recognizing the Tufts faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding support of a graduate student (or graduate students) from course completion through research and post-degree placement!

GSAS Awards: Congratulations to graduate student award winners Tori Sharpe (GSAS Outstanding Academic Scholarship Award) and Alia Wulff (GSAS Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education).

Innovations in Psychological Science Award: This award is given by the department to graduate students whose scholarship shows innovations toward unraveling the mysteries of Psychological Science. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Julia Mertens and Samer Nour Eddine.

Society for Affective Science: Congratulations to Prsni Patel on receiving a Trainee Diversity Award for the 2022 SAS Conference. As part of this award, she will have an opportunity to present her research on emotional regulation and affective forecasting in a flash talk at the Society’s annual meeting.

New Faculty Hire: The Psychology Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Aerielle Allen will be joining the faculty as an assistant professor in September 2023.

Society of Experimental Psychologists: Congratulations to Ayanna Thomas on her election to the Society of Experimental Psychologists.  SEP is the oldest society of psychologists in the world, started over a century ago.

APA MED Associated Brady-Schuster Award: Congratulations to Klaus Miczek, who has been recognized by the American Psychological Association as a senior scientist who conducts outstanding research underscoring the fundamental importance of behavioral science to psychopharmacology or substance use.

Tufts Graduate Program Diversifying Psychology Open House: Please join us 10/20/21 at 7pm for a virtual open house featuring faculty data flash talks, a graduate student panel, and workshop on tips for applying to graduate school. This event is open to all and has been designed with the primary goal of supporting and providing information to Black, Indigenous, People of Color considering applying to graduate school at Tufts and elsewhere.

SPSP Diversity Graduate Student Travel Award: Congratulations to Jada Copeland and Maria Garay, students in our graduate program, on receiving diversity travel awards for the 2022 SPSP Conference. As part of this award, Jada and Maria will have an opportunity to meet two scholars whose work they admire in social-personality psychology.

Psychonomics Society Award: Congratulations to Professor Ayanna Thomas, named recipient of a Mid-Career Award from the Psychonomics Society!

SPSP EDI Award: Congratulations to Associate Professor Keith Maddox, recently named the 2021 recipient of the Jenessa Shapiro Award for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology! 

APS Fellow: Congratulations to Associate Professor Keith Maddox, who has been named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science!

Faculty/Staff DEIJ Service Award: Congratulations to Professor Ayanna Thomas, who has been named recipient of this year's Faculty/Staff DEIJ Service Award!

New Faculty Hire: The Psychology Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Xandra Kredlow will be joining the faculty as an assistant professor in January 2022.