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June 2019 Newsletter
Announcements
Newsletter Launches Today! 

We are very excited to share with you the first edition of the Stanford University Department of Psychology's new Newsletter! Our goal is to share news, feature research, and highlight upcoming events to bring together the Psychology community. Sign up for our mailing list using this link.
Carol Dweck receives 2020 APS William James Fellow Award

Prof. Carol Dweck has been selected for the 2020 APS William James Fellow Award. The William James Award is the highest honor that APS bestows, and recognizes a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.
Dan Birman receives Walter J. Gores award for excellence in teaching

Psychology PhD student Dan Birman has received the 2019 Walter J. Gores Award in recognition for his work as the head teaching assistant for the undergraduate course Psych 50: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, which he has helped develop along with Prof. Justin Gardner over the past 4 years. Dan was recognized "for his innovative teaching", "for building fantastic learning experiences", and "for helping his fellow PhDs grow as teachers".
Jeanne Tsai receives Dean's award for distinguished teaching

Professor Tsai has received the 2018-19 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Humanities and Sciences. In addition to her outstanding classroom activities, Jeanne has served as Chair/Director of our Undergraduate Program Committee for a decade, working tirelessly to ensure that our undergraduate major is strong and healthy. 
In The News
Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt releases her new book Biased

Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt recently released her new book, Biased, and was featured in several media outlets including CBS, NPR, and the Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Stanford researchers identify brain region activated by Pokémon characters

Led by recent Stanford graduate Dr. Jesse Gomez, new research from the lab of Professor Kalanit Grill-Spector reveals the effect of early childhood visual exposure on the development of category-selective modules in the brains of Pokémon players.
Stanford scholar examines how to build empathy in an unjust world

Stanford psychology professor Jamil Zaki examined the different dimensions of empathy – including its positive and in some cases, negative effects – and found that through the right practice, empathy can be cultivated in sustainable ways.
Spotlight
Graduate student Natalia Velez is: The Science Sketcher

Stanford psychologist Natalia Velez combines her love of drawing with her passion for psychological science by creating cartoon outlines of talks she attends. Her drawings will be featured regularly in the Stanford University Department of Psychology Newsletter. 
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