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.
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.
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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...
Department of Psychology Professor, Joel Cooper, and Graduate Student, Logan Pearce, have discovered an approach that they found successfully motivated people to make appointments for vaccinations and to consistently follow measures such as social distancing and mask wearing.
Molly Crockett will join Princeton’s Department of Psychology and University Center for Human Values in July 2022.