Harvard Professor Tapped to Lead Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health
Harvard Psychology professor Katie A. McLaughlin was tapped last week to be the inaugural executive director of the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon.
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Lisa Feldman Barrett is a neuroscientist dually affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Northeastern University; her work is among the top cited in the world.
Psychology Professor James Sidanius, Leading Scholar and ‘Renaissance Man,’ Dies at 75
Harvard Psychology and African and African American Studies professor James H. Sidanius died on June 29 at age 75.
Harvard Researchers Find Spanking Can Harm Child Brain Development in Ways Similar to Severe Abuse
Harvard researchers found that spanking may negatively impact children’s brain development in ways similar to more severe forms of violence and abuse, according to a study published this month in the journal Child Development.
Why I Declared 2019: Social Sciences
To get some perspective on concentration declaration, we asked Flyby sophomores studying the social sciences why they declared.
Jason Mitchell, a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology, teaches a popular General Education course titled "The Science of Happiness", in which students review historical and cross-cultural views on the meaning of “happiness” and discuss the limitations of scientific approaches to the topic.
The Lingering Spirit of William James
William James is best known for his writings on philosophy and psychology, which frequently appear on the syllabi of Harvard courses. Yet his passion for psychical phenomena — occurrences and abilities that seemingly transcend the explanatory power of natural laws — is less widely acknowledged.
New Econ Class Sails into Top Enrollment Rankings as Ec 10b Maintains Dominance for Sixth Year
Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” has long reigned as spring semester's most enrolled-in class, but this year the course saw a new contender from within its own department — the brand new course Economics 1152: “Big Data," which had just 32 fewer students.
Activists File Title IX Complaint Against Harvard Alleging Discrimination Against Men
A Ph.D. student and two former lawyers — all unaffiliated with Harvard — filed a Title IX complaint with the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, alleging the University had created “a hostile environment against men.” Harvard is already undergoing three probes into its Title IX compliance
Professors to Examine Proposed Cognitive Science Concentration
Harvard’s Mind Brain and Behavior Interfaculty Initiative hopes to create interdisciplinary “cognitive science” undergraduate courses by 2020.
Robert J. Waldinger
From the looks of his humble, unadorned office at Mass General Hospital, you might never guess what Professor Robert J. Waldinger is up to: searching for the secrets to living a long and healthy life.
Students shop Psychological Science in Science Center B on Wednesday afternoon.
Boys To Men To Boys
Legal expert Robert T. Kinscherff discusses the role of psychology and neuroscience in resentencing and parole in the criminal justice system while at Harvard Law School.
Professors Criticize Landmark Study Undermining Psychology Research
Psychology professor Daniel Gilbert and University professor Gary King criticized a 2015 study claiming that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated, finding that the study itself contains replication flaws.
Real or Imagined?: Psych Studies
Can you tell the difference between real and imagined psychology studies?