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.

image of Mattheiu Wimmer and research assistants in his lab

By: Dr. Mathieu E. Wimmer and Hannah Mayberry
Edited by Dr. Charlotte Bavley

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Dr. Susanna Nemes is an accomplished executive, researcher, and clinician with 30 years of experience working with underserved populations. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. While at Temple, she studied with Dr. Thomas E.

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Billy Mitchell is a second-year doctoral student in the Cognition and Neuroscience program at Temple. Under the guidance of Dr. Chelsea Helion, he works in the Social & Affective Neuroscience Lab, which studies the neural and psychological underpinnings of self-regulation processes to gain insight towards the factors that may govern adaptive or dysfunctional perceptions, judgments, and habits. Billy is interested in researching neural representations of emotion and emotion regulation tendencies, as well as the regulation of social behavior and moral judgments.

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In addition to being an Honors student, George Emory is a junior Psychology major with a minor in Statistics and Data Science. Under the guidance of Dr. Deborah Drabick, he is a Research Assistant in the Child Health and Behavior Lab. George assists with conducting literature searches, data analysis, creating project materials, and problem-solving in research protocol development. One aspect of the lab’s work is the Coping Power program, which evaluates potential treatment moderators of an intervention for youth with conduct problems.

By: David Waxler, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Psychology Department