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.

Dr. Vishnu (“Deepu”) Murty formed the Adaptive Memory Lab (AML) two years ago with the objective of investigating how goals and affect shape memory systems in the human brain.

Daniel Moriarity is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program with a concentration in quantitative methods. He works in the Mood and Cognition Lab, under the guidance of Dr. Lauren Alloy.

photo of Nisha Parekh at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Nisha Parekh, CLA ’06, is the Campus Recruitment Team Lead for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. On February 5, she’ll be back on campus for some recruiting events, and she hopes to see liberal arts students show up with open minds and plenty of questions.

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Isabelle Chang examines the relationship between executive function and reading comprehension outcomes throughout elementary school on Consortium for Policy Research in Education podcast. You can view and listen to the full podcast.


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Tonight, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. in Weiss Hall Basement Room 035, Psychology Assistant Professor of Instruction David Waxler will hold his seventh annual Halloween talk. Join him for “Brain-Dead: The Neuroscience of Near-Death Experiences.”