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Notre Dame’s Department of Psychology offers graduate programs in cognitive, clinical, developmental, and quantitative psychology, joint doctoral programs in peace studies and in computer science / engineering, and an undergraduate major that emphasizes hands-on research.

 
 

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Arts and Letters Neuroscience Majors Find Array of Research, Career Opportunities

Author: Carrie Gates

Neuroscience and behavior major

Notre Dame students in the College of Arts and Letters’ newest major see neuroscience and behavior as great preparation for any number of exciting careers. Whether they plan to pursue medical school or graduate school, clinical research or lab work, neuroscience majors can customize the curriculum to fit their needs. Students are also able to integrate research opportunities based on their individual interests. Read More

Blending Psychology and Computer Science, Professor Seeks to Build Technologies That Help Humans Learn

Author: Fred Bauters

Sidney D'Mello

Computers are astounding devices, but they aren’t great listeners. They can’t lend a hand when users struggle to find a file, don’t understand what they are reading, or fall asleep studying for a test. But that may all change someday soon. Sidney D’Mello, an assistant professor of psychology and computer science at the University of Notre Dame, is tackling research at the intersection of cognition and emotion during complex learning and problem-solving. Through several projects he’s leading or collaborating on, D’Mello is creating real-time computational models built from extensive lab- and school-based research, with the long-term, big-picture goal of making computers more humanlike so they can guide us in learning—at work, at school, and in daily life. Read More

Psychologists Caution Mothers on Discussing Weight with Daughters

Author: Michael O. Garvey

How should a concerned mother discuss issues of diet and weight with her daughter? Very carefully, according to Erin Hillard, a developmental psychology doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame. In an article recently published in the journal Body Image, Hillard and her colleagues reported on results from their study of a representative group of sixth- through eighth-grade girls and their mothers. Read More

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