NYU Psychology in the News

Scott Barry Kaufman recently started a weekly column called "Beautiful Minds" at Scientific American Mind.

Professors Marjorie Rhodes and Tessa West are featured as "rising stars" in the April issue of the Observer, published by the Association for Psychological Science.

Eric Knowles's research on how people may form false memories of political events in ways that support their political orientation. BBC, NPR, and Freakonomics.

Yaacov Trope's work on body language was discussed on NPR's Morning Edition.

David Amodio discusses the biology of politics on the eve of the 2012 election on the Nature Podcast.

Professor Gary Marcus is writing a blog on cognitive science for The New Yorker magazine.

Marjorie Rhodes's research on children's understanding of social groups and moral obligations was the focus of an article in the Wall Street Journal.

Scott Barry Kaufman recently started a weekly column called "Beautiful Minds" at Scientific American Mind.

Professors Marjorie Rhodes and Tessa West are featured as "rising stars" in the April issue of the Observer, published by the Association for Psychological Science.

Eric Knowles's research on how people may form false memories of political events in ways that support their political orientation. BBC, NPR, and Freakonomics.

Yaacov Trope's work on body language was discussed on NPR's Morning Edition.

David Amodio discusses the biology of politics on the eve of the 2012 election on the Nature Podcast.

Professor Gary Marcus is writing a blog on cognitive science for The New Yorker magazine.

Professor Michael Landy discusses art based on visual illusion on Science Friday (check out the video).

Marjorie Rhodes describes her recent work on generics in the Huffington Post

Gabriele Oettingen's work on fantasies was mentioned in an opinion piece by Oliver Burkeman in the New York Times
on August 5.

John Jost and Jaime Napier are mentioned in this opinion piece in the NY Times written by Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute

Jenny Xiao and Jay Van Bavel's recent paper on how identity threat shapes distance perception was featured in The New Yorker

John Jost's work on political psychology discussed in New York Magazine and the Chronicle of Higher Education

Gary Marcus's new book Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the The Science of Learning is receiving considerable attention, including in The New York Times and on NPR.

David Poeppel discusses research funding in Politico

Gary Marcus's work on distortions in reasoning discussed in the New York Times

Gary Marcus's World Science Festival panel discussed in the New York Times

Heather Barry Kappes and Gabriele Oettingen's recent work on how fantasies sap motivation for future achievement was
featured in the Wall Street Journal

Karen Adolph discusses toddler accidents in the New York Times

Karen Adolph's lab featured in Scientific American

Karen Adolph featured in Looking This Way and That, and Learning to Adapt to the World (New York Times)

John Jost and other researchers discuss "The Making of Political Beliefs" on The Agenda

Tom Tyler's work on social acceptance of a law's legitimacy is discussed in a Financial Page article in The New Yorker.

NYU Leads in Social Psychology Dissertation Awards: Analysis of Dissertation Awards of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) reveals that the NYU Social Program is tied for top institution associated with awards. Click for details.

Lila Davachi is featured in a film on Neuron's website featuring a recent publication of her work.

Tom Tyler's research on procedural justice cited in the New York Times Magazine

Elizabeth Phelps on anxiety disorders in the New York Times and on NPR's Science Friday.

Scott Kellogg's work and new website Gradualism and Addiction Treatment discussed on Addiction Professional.

Emily Balcetis in the Washington Square News on the influence of biracial politicians on race perceptions.

Marjorie Rhodes' work on racial categories discussed in Psychology Today

Denis Pelli listed as "Must Read" in the New York Times Week in Review

NYU Psychology Awards and Honors

Congratulations to Jim Uleman who has received the 2013 Thomas M. Ostrom Award by the Person Memory Interest Group, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to social cognition.

Congratulations to Liz Phelps who has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society.

Congratulations to Chadly Stern in the West Interpersonal Perception Lab, who has won the 2013 Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. This award, given by the APA Science Student Council, recognizes students for "conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training."

Congratulations to Tessa West who is a recipient of the 2014 SAGE Young Scholars Award. This award, from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology recognizes "outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology."

Congratulations to David Heeger who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Congratulations to Laurence T Maloney who has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Congratulations to Nathaniel Daw who has won the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroeconomics.

Congratulations to Emily Balcetis who received the International Society of Self and Identity's Best Paper Award for her paper Considering the situation: Why people are better social psychologists than self-psychologists(co-authored with David Dunning and published in Self and Identity in November 2011).

Congratulations to Jay Van Bavel who won the Society for Social Neuroscience Early Career Award.

Congratulations to David Amodio, who has won the F. J. McGuigan Early Career Award. Given biennially by the American Psychological Foundation, this award acknowledges "an early-career psychologist engaged in research that seeks to explicate the concept of the human mind from a primarily psychophysiological perspective.

Congratulations to Tessa West who was selected, with co-author David Kenny, to receive the 2012 Theoretical Contributions Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology for their 2011 Psych Review paper, "The truth and bias model of judgment."

Congratulations to Tessa West who is being given the 2012 Louise Kidder Early Career Award from The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Congratulations to David Amodio and Gary Marcus who were both elected Fellows of the Association for Psychological Science this year

Congratulations to Karen Adolph who has been elected President of the International Society on Infant Studies.

Congratulations to Ted Coons who has won the Golden Dozen teaching award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Congratulations to Liz Phelps and Yaacov Trope for being elected to the 2012 class
of members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to Liz Phelps who was just elected President of the Association of Psychological Science.

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Maloney, who was named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 2011.

Congratulations to Denis Pelli who has been selected to be a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College Cambridge  University, UK, October through December. Of the many nominated, only four people a year are selected for this honor.

Jian Li, a post-doc with Elizabeth Phelps and Nathaniel Daw,was named a 2011 recipient of the Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience, a prestigious award for international scholars awarded to two outstanding emerging scientists per year. The award will be presented by the Society for Neuroscience president at the next SFN meeting and comes with a monetary prize.

Four PhD students have received the prestigious and extremely competitive NSF graduate research fellowship, which supports them for three years. They are Sarah Dubrow (adviser Lila Davachi), Amy Krosch (adviser David Amodio), Yael Granot (adviser Emily Balcetis), and Jason Martin (adviser Bob Rehder). Also awarded a fellowship is Teon Brooks, who will be entering the Cognition & Perception program in the fall of 2011.

Congratulations to Karen Adolph who has received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. This is a major honor, which involves competition with teachers in every school in the University. She will join a very select group of teachers who have been so honored. Karen received this recognition for her work with students both inside the classroom and outside, as an inspiring mentor to the many undergraduate and graduate students who have worked in her lab.

Congratulations to Emily Balcetis who is a recipient of the SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology

Patrick Shrout recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “distinguished contributions to psychology, psychiatry, and public health through the application of quantitative methodology and statistical modeling to problems of stress, coping, and social support, and for leadership in professional organizations in psychology and psychiatry.”

Congratulations to David Amodiowho has
received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award, announced by the White House, identifies outstanding scientists and engineers who will broadly advance science and the
missions important to federal agencies.

Congratulations to John Jost who has received the 2010 Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. This prestigious honor selects a single mid-career social psychologist each year for uniquely creative and influential scholarly productivity.

Congratulations to Tony Movshon who has been named the recipient of the 2010 Champalimaud Vision Award for his work on how the brain reconstructs images

Congratulations to Gary Marcus who has been invited to give the 78th Annual James Arthur Lecture at the American Museum of Natural History. His lecture will be given on April 6, 2010 at 6:00pm.

Congratulations to David Amodio who has been selected as a 2010 recipient of the new and highly prestigious APS Janet T. Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The award, created in honor of Janet Spence, is given to honor the work of young scientists whose work already has had significant impact on psychological science.

Congratulations to Athena Vouloumanos has received the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Infant Studies, one of the most prestigious awards for young researchers in developmental psychology.

Congratulations to Kasey Soska who has received the Dissertation Award from the International Society for Infant Studies.

Congratulations to Nathaniel Daw who has received a Scholar Award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

Congratulations to Tony Movshon who has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to David Amodio who was selected for the 2010 Early Career Award for Social Cognition by the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON)

Congratulations to Laurence T Maloney who has been elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists founded in 1904 by Edward Titchener. Election to the society is intended to recognize "significant accomplishment in the field of experimental psychology." It has a current membership of 220 individuals, about 5-10% of practicing experimental psychologists.

Congratulations to David Amodio who has received the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Pat Shrout who has been elected President of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Phelps who is this year's recipient of the annual Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences.  This prestigious award is presented annually to a member of the science faculty in recognition of excellence in his or her work for the University as a teacher, scholar, and colleague.

Congratulations to Liina Pylkkanen on her receipt of a Whitehead Fellowship for Junior Faculty in Biomedical and Biological Sciences for her project entitled "Neural Mechanisms of Combinatoric Semantics."