Faculty News

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...

Susan Fiske was named a winner of the 12th edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in Social Sciences. She received her award at a Sept. 22 ceremony in Spain. The Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are Spain’s version of the ...

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.

The Department of Psychology will welcome three new Assistant Professors beginning in August 2021.

Princeton faculty members Mitchell Duneier, J. Nicole Shelton, Keith Wailoo, Nieng Yan, and Deborah Yashar, as well as Presidential Visiting Scholar in the Lewis Center for the Arts Hilton Als of The New Yorker have been elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences.