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Pyschology Department Blog

The latest department news, all in one place.

  •  Professor Eleanor Willemsen Retiring from SCU

    Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

    Dr. Willemsen, a highly respected member of the psychology faculty and SCU community, will retire this year.  A developmental psychologist, she joined the department in 1971, as its third faculty member! A celebration is scheduled for May 29.

    Please write a note to Prof. Willemsen on the occasion of her retirement.

  •  Professor Sullivan Appointed Chair of Psychology Department

    Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

    Dr. Sullivan, a clinical psychologist, provides able leadership to the department at this important time. Her book, "The Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions", will be published by Oxford Press later this year.

  •  Professor Plante Receives SCU Public Intellectual Award

    Monday, Apr. 7, 2014

    This prestigious award from the SCU College of Arts and Sciences recognizes Dr. Plante’s far-reaching and timely use of scholarly expertise to address issues of major public concern associated with clergy abuse.  Please click here

  •  Professors Patti Simone and Matt Bell's Research in the News

    Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

    Drs. Bell and Simone's study on long term memory, sleep, and the spacing effect was invited for posting on DugDug, which reports on cutting edge academic research.

    You can find more info on this Here.

  •  Professor Kate Bezrukova Invited to National Academy of Sciences

    Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

    Dr. Bezrukova recently presented her research before the Committee on the Science of Team Science of the NAS. Her presentation focused on Understanding and Addressing "Fault Lines". Click Here


  •  Professor Kathryn Bruchmann joins Psychology Faculty

    Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

    testDr. Bruchmann, a social psychologist and recent gradaute of the University of Iowa, joined the SCU faculty this fall. Her current reserach focuses on social comparison processes and how people make comparative judgements.


  •  Professor Lucia Gilbert receives prestigious career award.

    Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

    Professor Lucia Albino Gilbert recently received the Leona Tyler Award, the most prestigious honor from the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association. The Leona Tyler Award recognizes Professor Gilbert's distinguished contributions as an accomplished scholar and visionary leader.

  •  Professor Burger Invited to Strasbourg.

    Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2012

    Professor Jerry M. Burger recently gave an invited address before the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Dr. Burger spoke about the influence the Holocaust has had on psychological research.

  •  Professor Plante appointed to University Professorship.

    Monday, Jun. 11, 2012

    Professor Tom Plante was recently appointed Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J., University Professor by President Michael Engh, S. J. This prestigious professorship is awarded to a SCU faculty member for distinction as a teaching scholar who fosters the highest ideals of a Catholic, Jesuit education.

  •  Dr. Tracey Kahan promoted to full professor.

    Monday, Jun. 11, 2012

    Tracey Kahan has recently been promoted to full professor. Dr. Kahan is an outstanding scholar in the areas of sleep, dreaming & cognition and an award winning teacher and mentor of our students.

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