Department of Psychology
Prof. Marc Berman explains the advantages of bringing nature indoors
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.
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Researchers at the University of Chicago have identified key differences in epigenetic landscapes among zebra finch songbirds who differ in their ability to learn, which could influence how we can help trauma patients and young learners.
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.
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.