Faculty Spotlight

New Faculty Member


Hannah Snyder (Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012), Assistant Professor of Psychology. Since receiving her Ph.D., Professor Snyder has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Denver. Professor Snyder’s research investigates executive function (the cognitive processes that allow control of thoughts and behaviors), and how it is affected by and affects mental health across development, with a focus on adolescence and young adulthood. 

Dr. Snyder joined the department as of the fall 2016.



Brandeis psychology student awarded Social Justice-In-Action Student Grant.

SJ Flyer

We are now accepting applications for our 17-18 UDRs!

If you are a Psychology major, please complete an on-line application found on the UDR's web site under "Become a UDR."   Deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Course Registration

Sign-up for PSYC 52a, RESEARCH METHODS & LAB IN PSYCHOLOGY for the Fall, 2017 semester will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21 and 22.  The Psychology Department will offer three 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 am 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 ends, we will contact you to let you know if you made it into the class.  Priority is given to seniors, then juniors, etc.

Mandatory prerequisite is PSYC 51a, STATISTICS.

Section 1  -  Mon, Wed  10-12:00 pm - Instructor is Prof. Teresa Mitchell

Section 2  -  Tue, Thu  10-12:00 pm - Instructor is Prof. Teresa Mitchell

Section 3  -  Tue, Thu  3-5:00 pm - Instructor is Prof. Ellen Wright

Professor Joseph Cunningham cunningham@brandeis.edu is the Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH).   His office is located in Brown 317 and his spring 2017 office hours are on Mondays 2:00–3:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m, and by appointment.

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.

Upcoming Events:



Professor Robert Sekuler has been elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.  The society was founded by Edward Titchener in 1904 and elects 6 new members annually from among the leading experimentalists in North America.

Professor Margie Lachman has received a 2015 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award. To read more, visit the EurekAlert press release.

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

Dr. Paul DiZio's research on the psychology of movement is featured in a Brandeis Magazine article.

Dr. Shantanu Jadhav is feautured in BrandeisNow: Wellington Prize Winnder Aims for the Stars. He was the winner of the 2016 Wellington Prize, with which he used to purchase a mechanical telescope. 

Dr. Margie Lachman is feautured in BrandeisNow: Financial Stress takes a toll on appreance

Dr. Sheila Brownlow, who received her PhD from our program in 1989, and has now been named one of the 10 Must Take Psychology Professors in Charlotte, NC! To learn more about her accomplishments, read the article on the Catawba College News Page.

Professor Katz is featured in BrandeisNow: How many senses do humans really have? Read the article to learn more about why he believes taste, smell, touch, sound and sight may be part of the same system!

Arielle Keller '16 has been selected for this week's Scholar Spotlight! The Scholar Spotlight series is a new initiative in Academic Services to help highlight excellent research that is happening around campus. For more information and opportunities for research funding or fellowships, see the Academic Fellowships at Brandeis University Facebook page.

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.