UAlbany Psychology graduate contributes chapter to anthology of women showcasing resiliency
Cassandra J. Edwards, a 2017 graduate of the University at Albany Psychology BA Program (with a double major in Criminal Justice), has contributed a chapter to an anthology published in November 2020 titled “21 Resilient Women: Stories of Courage, Growth, and Transformation” (available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/21-Resilient-Women-Stories-Transformation/dp/0981310478). Cassandra completed her honors thesis in Anna Reiman's lab in 2017. She also received a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from UAlbany in 2018.
UAlbany Social Psychology Grad Earns 2019 Early Career Best Manuscript Award
A recent graduate from the University at Albany’s social psychology program, Tina DeMarco, PhD, was awarded the 2019 Early Career Best Manuscript Award from the European Association of Social Psychology for a paper she published with Anna Newheiser, PhD. Read about the award.
Professor Friedman Awarded GRAMMY Museum Grant
University at Albany professor Ron Friedman was awarded a research grant from The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program for his study: Exploring the Links between Tone Language Use, Pitch Discrimination, and Musical Emotion Perception. This is one of only five such awards in the US and Canada. Read more about the grant.
Statement on Racism and Discrimination
The University at Albany Department of Psychology condemns, without qualification, racism, discrimination, violence, and threats of harm toward Black and Brown individuals locally, nationally, and globally. The accumulated psychological research evidence has pointed to a clear conclusion: Systematic explicit and implicit racism, discrimination, and bias against communities of colors permeate all corners of the globe and exert untold physical and psychological harm to these communities.
From Imagination to Altruism
University at Albany psychology professor Brendan Gaesser who is working to understand the intricacies of our imagination and morality has found that our imagination could be one of the keys behind our ability to help others in times of need.