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Brian Anderson, PhD, ’09 MS, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of perception and motor performance. Click here for more information...

Congratulations(!) to three PBS faculty members who earned tenure and/or promotion this year.

  • Dr. Janette Herbers was awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Rebecca Brand was awarded promotion to the rank of Full Professor
  • Dr. Anna Drummey was awarded promotion to the rank or Associate Teaching Professor

Congratulations to:

Michael Ryan Henderson, ‘20, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience

Gianna Perez, ‘19, Presidential Scholar, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience (now a PhD student at UPenn, also received NSF GRFP Honorable Mention last year)

Graduate students Brendan Scull, Alexis Strauss & Caitlin Cassidy are presenting their papers at the Society for Personal and Social Psychology in New Orleans, LA.

Joseph Toscano, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, earned one of six $15,000 2019 Capita Foundation Auditory Research grant awards for his work examining the effects of hearing difficulty on speech perception. read more

Caitlin Cassidy Wins Research Grant

Villanova Psychology master's student Caitlin Cassidy earned a $500 student research grant from the Society of Personality Assessment (SPA) to investigate the role of attachment styles in early sibling relationships and corresponding personality functioning in adulthood. read more

The College’s podcast, “Research that Resonates,” uses audio storytelling to highlight the collaborative research our faculty and students are doing. The second podcast series on “Youth and Identity,” includes an episode with Psychological and Brain Sciences professor John Kurtz and recent alum Dana Palmisano, Episode #4: #Adulting: Understanding the Transition. Visit the podcast page here. The page includes links to Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify.