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Spring 2016 PSYC 51a & 52a Sign-Ups

Sign-Up for Psyc 51a, STATISTICS and Psyc 52a, RESEARCH METHODS & Lab IN PSYCHOLOGY for the Spring, 2016 semester will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 and 22. The department will offer one section of PSYC 51a with 100 spaces and two sections of PSYC 52a with 25 spaces each. Sign-up sheets along with further information will be posted outside the Psychology Office, Brown #125, starting at 8:40 a.m. on those two days only. Individuals who cannot sign-up personally should ensure that their names are entered on the sheets by a second person. After the sign-up process, we will contact you to let you know if you made it into the class.

Prerequisite for Psyc 51a = Psyc 10a (formerly Psyc 1a)
Prerequisite for Psyc 52a = Psyc 51a

51a Statistics

Prof. DiZio

Tue, Fri 9:30-11 am

52a(1)Rsrch Mthds & Lab

Prof. Mitchell

Tue, Thu 1-3:00 pm

52a(2)Rsrch Mthds & Lab

Prof. Mitchell

Mon, Wed 12-2:00 pm

Professor Joseph Cunningham is the Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH).   His office is located in Brown 317 and his fall 2015 office hours are on Mondays 1:30–3 p.m. and Tuesdays 9–10:30 a.m.

PSYC 1a:
The number for this course changed from PSYC 1a to PSYC 10a beginning in Fall 2014, but the content is unchanged.  PSYC 10a may not be taken for credit by students who took PSYC 1a in prior years.

Other News:

photo of Shantanu JadhavWe are pleased to welcome Professor Shantanu Jadhav to the psychology department! Professor Jadhav’s research is in the area of Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience. The research focus of his lab is Learning, Memory and Decision Making in the rodent brain. Professor Jadhav’s research aims to understand the neural basis of cognition and behavior by studying processing at the cellular and network level in the neuronal circuits of the brain. His previous work has investigated sensory processing in cortical circuits, memory replay in the hippocampus, and hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during behavior. His current research examines how activity in population of neurons across different brain structures supports the ability to learn, remember and make decisions. He utilizes multiple techniques, including behavior, chronic in vivo electrophysiology during behavior, optogenetics and computational methods.


Professor Xiaodong Liu has received a 2015 Provost's Innovations in Teaching Grant.

Professor Robert Sekuler has received a 2015 Provost's Innovations in Research Grant.

Professor Angela Gutchess has received an Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Research Grant.

Professor Shantanu Jadhav has won the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. To read more, visit the BrandeisNOW article.

Professor Raymond Knight accepted a Mentorship Award from the Society for Research in Psychopathology. He received this award in recognition of continuous dedication to mentoring students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty in the field of psychology.

Professor Arthur Wingfield received a Brandeis-Israeli Collaborative Seed Grant!  He will be working with the IDC, in Herzliya to initiate collaborative research efforts there.

Congratulations to Dr. Nicolas Rohleder! On March 16th he accepted the Herbert E. Weiner Early Career Award and present a lecture at the American Psychosomatic Society meeting.

Professor Arthur Wingfield received 2010 Baltes Distinguished Research Award!

In the News

A special issue of Research in Human Development, Just One Wish for the Study of Human Development, includes an article written by Prof. Margie Lachman.

Professor Robert Sekuler's research with Timothy Hickey and Yile Sun is featured in BrandeisNow. They used a computer game to collect data at the Museum of Science to investigate audiovisual interaction and the impact of sensory distraction.

Professor Margie Lachman is featured in BrandeisNow for her research with the Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions.

Dr. Gutchess reviews research on the aging brain as part of a special issue of Science, which looks at the mechanisms and contexts of successful brain aging.

Professor Ellen Wright is featured in the Brandeis Hoot.

Professor Nic Rohleder, and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from his lab are featured in the Brandeis Hoot and BrandeisNow.

Faizia Sharif, an assistant in the Aging, Culture & Cognition Lab, is featured in BrandeisNow as part of the program for Waltham High School students to get hands-on experience in the lab.

Avi Aizenman `13 is featured on BrandeisNow for her work on the relationship between audio and visual stimulation.

Professor Angela Gutchess and Dr. Nicole Rosa in ElderBranch.

Professor Don Katz interviewed: Voodoo, amygdalae and death

Psychology Today's article: Top 10 Reasons to Major in Psychology!

Professor Leslie Zebrowitz is featured in Losing Control.

Health Psychology Laboratory profiled in Brandeis Magazine.

Aging, Culture and Cognition Laboratory study on BrandeisNOW.