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Published: 06/08/2011

Summer 2011

On the move....
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Welcome to the Summer 2011 edition of our e-newsletter. The 2010-2011 year has been another very busy and productive one for the Department, which ranked number one among psychology departments for a second year in terms of research funds secured from the National Institutes of Health (over $11M). Our groundbreaking research, some of which is featured in this newsletter, continues to receive significant media attentionRead more from Sheri Mizumori.

Psychology Alumni: Making an Impact in UW Advising
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Visit an advising office on the UW campus and you may run into Department of Psychology alumni. Seven undergraduate alumni currently work in an advising or student services role, putting into practice the valuable skills and insights into human behavior that they gained as psychology majors. Read more.

In Memoriam: G. Alan Marlatt
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G. Alan Marlatt, UW professor of psychology since 1972 and founder of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center, passed away in March 2011 from kidney failure due to melanoma. A truly creative, courageous, and groundbreaking scientist, he leaves behind an enormous legacy of contributions to the field of addiction research. Read more.

Understanding what makes the individual unique
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In many psychological studies, investigators try to “average out” individual differences by measuring the behavior of many individuals. Chantel Prat, assistant professor of psychology, instead explores the neural basis of those differences—with a particular focus on language comprehension ability—using multiple neuroimaging techniques. Read more.

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