Faculty News

Tim Buschman, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences.

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In early June 2020, as Black Lives Matter protests flowered across the United States following the murder of George Floyd, businesses and other institutions rushed to enhance their diversity efforts. Chief diversity officer hires tripled among the largest publicly traded companies, enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion offerings for which U.S. companies paid an estimated $3.4 billion to outside firms that year. What have we achieved with all this effort?

The George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience was established in 1995 by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society to honor the innovative scholarship of George A. Miller, whose many theoretical advances has so greatly influenced the discipline of cognitive neuroscience.

Deborah Prentice, provost of Princeton University and the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, has been nominated to be the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. She would be the first American to fill the top academic and administrative role at the university, among the world’s oldest, which was founded in 1209.

Sam Glucksberg, professor of psychology, emeritus, and a pioneer in the field of experimental psycholinguistics, died from a stroke Aug. 29 at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital in New York City. He was 89.

The Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will present its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching to Alexander Davis, lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program, and Casey Lew-Williams, professor of psychology and director of graduate studies.

Read it online: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2022/05/20/phi-beta-kappa-chapter-honors...

Psychology faculty members Jonathan Cohen and Sabine Kastner have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Are we all imagining the same thing when we listen to music, or are our experiences hopelessly subjective? In other words, is music a truly universal language? Associated Psychology faculty member Elizabeth Margulis explores these and other questions in research recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read it online: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2022/04/08/...

Psychology Professor, and Acting Psychology Chair, Betsy Levy Paluck asks the question, "What Works to Reduce Prejudice in our Worlds?" With the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, questions of conditions of migrants at the border, and recent hate speech towards Asian Americans, we need to have a better understanding of the tools we are using to reduce prejudice and their demonstrated causal impact.

"During the past few decades, the state of neuroscientific mind reading has advanced substantially. Cognitive psychologists armed with an fMRI machine can tell whether a person is having depressive thoughts; they can see which concepts a student has mastered by comparing his brain patterns with those of his teacher. By analyzing brain scans, a computer system can edit together crude reconstructions of movie clips you’ve watched. One research group has used similar technology to accurately...