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Research Excellence

Faculty Recognition

As of 2018, the Psychological Sciences department has 18 faculty labs and three affiliated research centers. Our faculty are internationally recognized and have received numerous distinctions from national and international organizations. These include the International Society of Behavioral Medicine International Collaborations Award, the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award, the Hellman Foundation Fellowship, the Society of Behavioral Medicine Child and Family Health Special Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field, the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology Elected Membership, the Society of Pediatric Psychology Denny Drotar Distinguished Research Award, and Society for Research Synthesis Methodology President. 

Moreover, our faculty serve as Editor, Associate Editor, and Guest/Special Issue editors for many scientific journals, including the American Psychologist, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Brain Sciences, British Journal of Health Psychology, Developmental Science, Emotion Researcher, Health Psychology Review, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Multivariate Behavioral Research, PLoS ONE, Psychological Methods, Social Cognition, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

Faculty Research Productivity

Our faculty are highly productive in conducting impactful research. Collectively, our faculty published over 300 articles in the 3-year period 2015-2018. Many of these articles were published in top-level outlets for their fields, with a few examples including Annual Review of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Review, Cognition, Developmental Science, Emotion, Health Psychology, JAMA Pediatrics, Psychological Methods, Psychometrika, Psychological Bulletin, Pediatrics, and Social Science and Medicine. Recent faculty publications can be found here.