Department of Psychology
Nine UofL scholars win Fulbright awards for 2022-2023
The University of Louisville announced June 30 that nine scholars have been awarded 2022-2023 Fulbright Awards. They will travel to Jordan, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Thailand, Czech Republic and Slovenia.
Grant allows UofL eating disorders prevention program to expand
A University of Louisville-based program for high schoolers aimed at preventing eating disorders (EDs) and promoting a healthy body culture is planning to expand to serve more diverse student populations after receiving funding from the Jewish Heritage Fund (JHF).
UofL grad who helped desegregate campus housing went on to become one of the first African American social workers in Kentucky
In late April 1969, a group of students occupied then-president Woodrow Strickler’s office demanding more efforts to recruit minority students and teachers, among other things. It was shortly before this time when the late Gwendol Fay (Brown) McCaskill helped integrate the on-campus dorms.
UofL psychology specialists launch low-cost ADHD evaluation service
A group of University of Louisville psychologists are making ADHD evaluations more accessible and affordable for Louisville area families.
Cardinal graduate builds life-changing connections through study abroad
When Brianna Berry first came to UofL, she didn’t know much about studying abroad. But she had always loved traveling, so she decided to attend the study abroad fair during her first semester to learn more about the international opportunities UofL offers.
New UofL program helps ‘ascending star’ researchers shine brighter
The new Ascending Star Fellowship provides mentorship, funding and other support to high-performing associate professors. The goal is to boost the national impact of the fellows’ scholarship, with a heavy focus on work in diversity, inclusion and community empowerment.
Prof. Judith Danovitch (Psychological and Brain Sciences) named a Learning Sciences Exchange Fellow
The Jacobs Foundation, New America, and the International Congress on Infant Studies announce the second cohort of Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) Fellows—a group of talented mid-career professionals hailing from one of five sectors: journalism, entertainment, research, policy, and social entrepreneurship.
How does dancing help Veterans and sufferers of PTSD?
Dancing can help veterans with PTSD overcome their isolation and other mental health issues according to a pilot study from Psychology Professor Cynthia Corbitt.
Mural project provides platform for A&S student artists
Mattie Perez (Program Assistant, Sr. – Advising) exhibited a love of art from an early age, but her interest waned as a college freshman. “I didn’t see a future for myself as an artist,” she says. Fortunately, her supportive coworkers in Advising reignited this passion, encouraging her to create the large chalkboard wall now visible in the 1st floor advising lobby of Gardiner Hall. Working alone, Perez chalked a different mural every week for nearly two years before deciding this could be an excellent opportunity to support and encourage undergrad student artists. Thus, the A&S Featured Artist project was born.
Dementia and religion: "What if I forget about God?"
voicenews.com - 10/7/19 - Focuses on the work being done by Professor Benjamin Mast.
A matter of trust: Study explores children’s faith in characters vs. adults
Shopping for back-to-school backpacks or supplies, adults may feel their children have blind allegiance to their favorite emblazoned cartoon or TV characters over any grown-up’s opinion. But a recent University of Louisville study suggests that by age 4, children understand expertise and can trust knowledgeable adults over their beloved characters.
Do dreams have deeper meanings? Let's ask science
07-31-2019 - WHAS11.com - features Brendan Depue and Nicholas Hindy, professors of Psychological and Brain Sciences
You probably multitask every day. Here's why a brain scientist says you shouldn't
07-22-2019 - WHAS11.com - features Brendan DePue, professor of Psychology
Dementia and religion: Inside a church’s Alzheimer’s support group
06-21-2019 - richmondfreepress.com - features Benjamin Mast, professor of Psychology
Family Video thriving in Kentuckiana despite closure of video rental chains
06-06-2019 - WDRB.com - featuring Michael Cunningham, professor of Communication and Psychology.
Psychology Alumna wins 2019 Woman of Distinction award
UofL graduate Sadiqa Reynold (’93) has added another accolade to her long list of achievements. She was recently awarded the 2019 Woman of Distinction Award from the Center for Women and Families.
Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winners discuss their research on addiction
Meet the winners of UofL's Grawemeyer Award for Psychology and learn about their discovery about how the brain works, which has created a new understanding of addictions like drugs, gambling, and binge eating.
Closing Time: The Science Behind Nostalgia For Our Favorite Bars
03-31-2019 - NPR.org - features Keith Lyle, professor of Psychology
How To Recapture Peace and Quiet In a Noisy World
03-27-2019 - womansday.com - features Paul Salmon, professor of Psychology
When Going Digital Makes Health Care Harder
03-15-2019 - forbes.com - features Suzanne Meeks, professor psychology