Department of Psychology

Chair Leadership Changing in Five Departments

 

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Dean Amanda Woodward announced chair transitions in five of the division’s departments. The appointments are effective July 1, 2018.

 

Jennifer Cole will serve as chair of the Department of Comparative Human Development. Jennifer, a social and cultural anthropologist, examines how personal change and individual development shape, and are shaped by, broader political, economic and cultural transformations. She has been at the University of Chicago  since 2001. 

 

In memoriam: John Cacioppo (1951-2018)

Andrew Bauld, UChicago News Office

 

John T. Cacioppo, pioneer and founder of field of social neuroscience, 1951-2018

 

Prof. John T. Cacioppo, a pioneer and founder of the field of social neuroscience whose research on loneliness helped to transform psychology and neuroscience, died unexpectedly and peacefully at home on March 5. He was 66.

 

New UChicago podcast Knowledge Applied examines research of environmental neuroscientist Marc Berman

It’s no surprise that a little nature can go a long way in making people feel better. But the research of UChicago environmental psychologist Marc Berman shows that adding trees to a city can have a significant impact on a person’s health and happiness.

 

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