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  • August 2016

    Department of Psychology
    August 2016

    Administrative Updates and Announcements

    Emeritus Professor Irving Gottesman, a long time professor here at the University of Minnesota and Department of Psychology, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, June 29th. The College of Liberal Arts wrote a piece on Irv’s work and legacy titled, “Remembering Irving Gottesman” which can be found here.

    Undergraduate students who are interested in RA positions have provided information about themselves including GPA, research interests, and completed coursework.  The list of available RAs was completely updated in June, 2016 and is available to faculty and graduate students.  Please contact Mark Stellmack ( to obtain the list.

    Awards and Accomplishments

    Professor Mark Snyderhas been appointed as the Oxford University Press USA Delegate for Psychology.  The group of Delegates oversee policy for Oxford University Press and serve as stewards for its publishing programs. The Chief Executive of the Press is known by the traditional title of Secretary to the Delegates.


    Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduates!

    Chris Hulme-Lowe
    Area: Quant
    Advisor: Niels Waller
    Dissertation: Regularized Marginal Maximum Likelihood: The Use of Shrinkage and Selection Operators for Item Parameter Estimation in the Two-Parameter Logistic Model

    Rachael Grazioplene
    Area: PIB
    Advisor: Colin DeYoung
    Dissertation: Personality, psychosis, and connectivity: Neuroimaging endophenotypes in the psychotic spectrum

    Heather Scherschel
    Area: Social
    Advisor: Traci Mann
    Dissertation: Can Chicken Noodle Soup Soothe the Rejected Soul?

    Tyler Yost
    Area: CAB
    Advisor: Chad Marsolek
    Dissertation: Meta-Analytic and Empirical Estimates of the Resource Depletion Effect Size

    Andrew Poppe
    Area: CSPR
    Advisor: Angus MacDonald III
    Dissertation: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Goal Maintenance in Schizophrenia: Activation, Functional Connectivity, and Reliability

    August 2nd, 2016

Chair's Office

Monica Luciana
N210 EltH - 625-7873

Moin Syed
Interim Associate Chair
N567 EltH - 625-9501

Jonathan Gewirtz
Associate Chair
S245 EltH - 625-6653

Guillermo De Paz
N210 EltH - 625-7852

Missy Jones
Principal Office & Administrative Specialist
S248 EltH - 626-3171

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