Read psychology professor David DeSteno’s op-ed from The New York Times.
Professor Nancy Kim explains why it’s so difficult for pundits—the so-called experts—to make accurate predictions about everything from sports and politics to economics and entertainment.
Dylan Rose, a graduate student in Psychology Professor Peter Bex’s lab, is studying eye movement biometrics, connecting eye movement behavior and visual attention to both ophthalmological and neurobiological problems. Bex’s Translational Vison Lab will be teaming up with the Museum of Science’s Living Laboratory, a research program at the museum that brings visitors and scientists together to learn about science while conducting research.
Northeastern Psychology Professor Rebecca Shansky will head to Gaborone, Botswana this August to partake in the Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, hosted by the Mind and Life Institute. She will share her research on the brain’s response to stress and trauma on stage with other neuroscientists, activists, and scholars.
Professor Derek Isaacowitz was named as the new editor-in-chief for the Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.
John Coley, a psychology professor who moonlights as a bassist in a blues-rock band, reflects on the adrenaline rush of playing for a live audience. “After the show you feel so revved up,” he says. “You go home and you can’t fall asleep for hours.”
The undergraduate students from the CORE Lab attended the Association for Psychological Science’s Annual Convention and presented their research.
Lisa Feldman Barrett was was featured on NPR’s health news site, “Shots,” talking about her theory on emotions.
New research led by Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett reveals the system in the brain where basic feelings originate. The findings could help solve mysteries regarding the tight connection between mental and physical health, including the neurological drivers behind the opioid crisis. They could also revolutionize our understanding of how we make decisions, leading to more considered choices in areas ranging from the law to the economy.
Katie Hoemann, Psychology PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.