Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst
2023 Senior Slideshow
2023 Commencement PhotosCongratulations to our psychology graduates!
Mind the Gap: Finding a Way Through Social DivisionLinda Tropp discusses ways to bridge gaps between social divides in the US including making connections with others having different perspectives, cultivating compassion, and fostering trust.
Harsh mothers more likely to have poor executive functioning and interpret others’ behavior as hostileKirby Deater-Deckard led research finding that mothers with harsher parenting practices tend to have poorer executive functioning and are more prone to hostile attribution bias.
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Community Psychology in Practice and PolicyAlumni Profile: Rachel Siegal '16
Alumni Profile: Heather Kirkorian ‘07PhDLaura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison
Maheen Chaudhry '12Clinical Pharmacist and Preceptor at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
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