Psychology Department Turns 100The 2015-16 academic year is extra special for one of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences' core departments. The Department of Psychology was founded in 1915 with a focus on applied psychology. Over the past century, it has become a major force in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, developmental psychology, social/health psychology and the science of learning. 100th Year Celebration
Confirmed: Lack of Sleep Connected To Getting SickIn 2009, Professor Sheldon Cohen found for the first time that insufficient sleep is associated with a greater likelihood of catching a cold. Now, Cohen and researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have confirmed the finding using objective sleep measures.
Alumni Q&A with Patrick CavanaghPatrick Cavanagh (DC'72) started out as a computer and electrical engineer, but an interest in artificial intelligence led him to Carnegie Mellon University, where he could study "the really big computer." Since receiving his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from CMU, Cavanagh worked on aspects of memory and now focuses on how the visual perception system constructs our three-dimensional world.
BrainHub Scientists Visualize Critical Part of Basal Ganglia PathwaysMonday, August 17, 2015
BrainHub Scientists Visualize Critical Part of Basal Ganglia PathwaysProfessor Timothy Verstynen's latest research involves a breakthrough could help see the pathways that degenerate with Parkinson's and Huntingdon's disease.
New Information Is Easier To Learn When Composed of Familiar ElementsThursday, August 13, 2015
New Information Is Easier To Learn When Composed of Familiar ElementsCMU psychologists, led by Professor Lynne Reder, uncover a critical relationship between working memory and the strength of information "chunks."
In & Out of the Classroom With Vicki HelgesonMonday, August 10, 2015
In & Out of the Classroom With Vicki HelgesonIn 1990, Vicki Helgeson applied for her first job- a junior faculty position in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Helgeson, now a professor of psychology, has been here ever since, teaching and building an impressive program of health psychology research.
World Economic Forum Selects CMU BrainHub Startup as Technology PioneerWednesday, August 05, 2015