Newsletter Edition

Summer 2019

Published: 09/01/2019

Letter from the Chair

Cheryl Kaiser
Cheryl Kaiser

Hundreds of friends, family, and Psychology faculty and staff came together in June to celebrate the graduation of 500 of our undergraduate students! The Class of 2019 undertook exceptional learning opportunities in our department, as they interned in research labs where they worked hand-in-hand with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members exploring groundbreaking scientific projects that have been funded by the highest profile funding agencies in our nation. Some of our students engaged in clinical work, others in peer teaching, and engaged in fieldwork all over the world. When you think about the scope of these experiences, it is apparent that these students had a truly remarkable undergraduate experience. Their time with us will provide them with the skills they need to thrive in their careers, any subsequent schooling, in their relationships, and in life. We are incredibly proud of the Class of 2019, and look forward to their accomplishments in the next stage of their lives.

Read more from the Chair here.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Jessica Canning

Jessica Canning

Jessica Canning (Adult Clinical Area with Mary Larimer) is our latest student to receive predoctoral funding from NIAAA (NRSA, or National Research Service Award) for her research on risk factors with heavy alcohol use. 

Learn more about Jessica Canning and her research here.


End of the Year Milestones

Honors students with Chantel Prat
Graduating honors students with Dr. Chantel Prat

Both the Undergraduate Honors Poster Session and the Psychology Graduation Celebration are end of the year milestones that mark our students transitions from Psychology majors to alumni.

Read more here.


Faculty Spotlight: Welcome Dr. Cynthia Levine

Cynthia Levine
Cyntia Levine

Recently we had a chance to sit down and interview one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Cynthia Levine, who is an Assistant Professor in the area of Social and Personality. She joined the psychology department in the winter of 2019.

Learn more about Dr. Cynthia Levine and her research here


Support a Psychology Student Through Huskies@Work

Calling all alums: now you can help a student with Huskies@Work, UW Alumni Association’s job shadowing program! Psychology is one of the most dynamic majors on campus: with a degree under their belt, students can pursue careers in research, clinical therapy, business, community service, and virtually any other field. As an alum, you can play a part in their path to choosing a career by showing them what can be possible after graduation. 

Read more about Huskies@Work