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Psychology Department Blog

The latest department news, all in one place.

  •  Professor Sullivan Receives Prestigious University Award

    Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

     Dr. Kieran Sullivan received the SCU Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship, recognizing her outstanding scholarship in the area of intimate relationships. The current focus on research with her students is online communication and dating relationships. Click here.

  •  Professor Bezrukova's Research Gets National Attention

    Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

     Dr. Kate Bezrukova studies team chemistry in professional sports. This past year she was invited to speak at the NBA Coaches and General Managers' Clinic, and will also be speaking on this topic at the Academy of Management Meeting in Vancouver.  Click here.

  •  Professor Simone Recognized for Teaching Excellence

    Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

    Dr. Patti Simone recently received both SCU's Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence and the Northern CA Association of Phi Beta Kappa's Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Both awards noted her expertise in neuropsychology and her success in promoting student research. Click Here.


  •  Professor Simone Appointed to Interim Director Position

    Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

    Dr. Patti Simone, a neuropsychologist, will assume the role of the Interim Director of Public Health Science Program in January 2015. She also serves as the Director of the University's interdisciplinary Gerontology Certificate Program.

  •  Professor Whitfield Advises SCU Psi Chi Chapter

    Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

    Dr. Lisa Whitfield, a recipient of the Psi Chi Regional Faculty Advisor Award and a developmental psychologist, will serve as Advisor again this year.  Students interested in joining Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology, click here.

  •  Professor Numan Elected Faculty Senate President

    Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

    Dr. Robert Numan, a behavioral neuroscientist and former department chair, was elected by the SCU faculty to serve as Faculty Senate President for 2015-2016. He is a strong advocate of faculty-student research, academic excellence, and shared university goverance.

  •  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.

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