Department News:

Department elects a new UDR (Undergraduate Department Representative) Lauren Puglisi (, of whom will begin as a rep for the 17-18 academic year. Congratulations, Lauren!

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

Upcoming Events

Psychology Research Night:

Tuesday, 10/10/2017, 6:30 pm, Mandel Atrium
Come to Research Night to get to know the psychology labs, their research and their members! 

PSYC 52a's SIGN-UP for SPRING, 2018:

The Psychology Department will offer two (2) sections of PSYC 52a, Research Methods & Lab in Psychology in the Spring 2018 semester (max. capacity 25 per section).  Sign-up sheets (with more detailed info) will be posted outside the psychology main office (Brown 125) at 8:40 a.m. on the following two dates only: 
  • Tuesday, October 24
  • Wednesday, October 25
Individuals who cannot sign-up personally should ensure that their names are entered on the sheets by an alternative person. After the sign-up process ends, we will contact you to let you know if you made it into the class or not (priority is given to seniors, then juniors, etc.).

Mandatory prerequisite: PSYC 51a, Statistics

PSYC 52a (1)  -  Mon, Wed  10-12:00 pm - Instructor is Prof. Teresa Mitchell
PSYC 52a (2)  -  Tue, Thu      1-3:00 pm - Instructor is Prof. Teresa Mitchell                                                                                                                                        

Undergraduate Advising Head:
Professor Joseph Cunningham is our Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH). His office is located in Brown 317 and his fall 2017 office hours are Mondays 2:00-3:00 pm, and Thursdays 2:00-3:30 pm.                                                                                                                                      


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.

In the News

Dr. Andrew Molinsky (IBS) headlied an event for the annual Dialogues Program to discuss strategies to build personal confidence in the workplace.

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

Dr. Shantanu Jadhav is featured 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 featured 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.