Psychology News

The critical thinking skills Temple Psychology students learn at the College of Liberal Arts fuel their scientific inquiries in the classroom and beyond. Below you’ll find chronicles of their experiences and journeys, along with those of our faculty and alumni. Read their stories and please reach out to us if you have a Temple Psychology content idea to share. The Department of Psychology educates undergraduate and graduate students in psychology’s various disciplines; performs cutting-edge research to answer academic questions; and provides psychological services to help individuals and the Greater Philadelphia community. Our faculty members are some of the top authorities in their field, ensuring the education they provide our students empowers them to one day become psychological science leaders themselves.

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Liz Gunderson is a 2020 recipient of the Boyd McCandless Award from the Society for Research in Child Development. This prestigious award recognizes a young scientist who has made a distinguished theoretical contribution to developmental psychology, has conducted programmatic research of distinction, or has made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science. Liz has also received a Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) Fellowship, which is sponsored by the Jacobs Foundation, New America, and the International Congress on Infant studies.

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Rick Heimberg has been awarded the 2020 Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).


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Nora Newcombe has been awarded the Ernest R. Hilgard Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for General Psychology. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to general psychology by incorporating and integrating multiple perspectives from psychology's sub-disciplines into their research, theory and/or practice. Nora has also been chosen to receive the Psychonomic Society’s 2020 Distinguished Leadership Award.

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Psychology Professor Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, an expert in developmental psychology and child development, discusses how parents, children and education systems are dealing with the new realities of childhood education created by the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Every year, the College of Liberal Arts recognizes five outstanding members of our teaching faculty with the Teaching Awards. The ceremony, held over everyone’s favorite video conferencing app, looked a little different this year, but the faculty’s accomplishments were as impressive as ever. Perhaps even more so given the extraordinary conditions they had to overcome.