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Dr. Zhisen Urgolites

Get to Know Dr. Zhisen (Marina) Urgolites

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dr. Zhisen Urgolites teaches Research Methods this Fall 2018. What are your favorite courses to teach? My favorite courses to teach are Cognitive Ps…

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Seminar: Jeremy Sanford, PhD

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Join the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Thursday, Dec. 6 to hear how the Sanford Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz synthesizes ge…

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Seminar: Mariko Matsuura, PhD

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Join the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Thursday, Nov. 29 for an illuminating talk by Dr. Mariko Matsuura of the San Diego-based genomics …

Dr. Dale Glaser

Get to Know Dr. Dale Glaser

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dr. Dale Glaser teaches statistics this Fall 2018. What are your favorite courses to teach? Statistics, Research Methods and/or Psychometrics/Psycho…

Michael Harris Student Colloquium Speakers: Elizabeth Petty (left)

Michael Harris Student Colloquium

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to supporting student undergraduate research. Part of that support includes hosting an undergrad…

Dr. Elisabeth Walcott

Get to Know Dr. Elisabeth Walcott

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dr. Elisabeth Walcott teaches the capstone Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory & Writing course this Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. What are your favo…

Dr. Karen Markowitz

Get to Know Dr. Karen Markowitz

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dr. Markowitz teaches the Introduction Psychology course this fall 2018, and has taught this course as an adjunct professor consistently for 20 years.…

Dr. Brandon Carlisle

Get to Know Dr. Brandon Carlisle

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dr. Brandon Carlisle teaches the Theories of Personality course this fall 2018. What are your favorite courses to teach? I generally prefer to teach…

Dr. Ruben Hernandez

Get to Know Dr. Ruben Hernandez

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dr. Hernandez teaches the Introduction Psychology and Research Methods courses this fall 2018. What are your favorite courses to teach? Introduction…

Get to Know Dr. Jennifer Kahle

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Kahle teaches the Biological Psychology course this Fall 2018. What are your favorite courses to teach? I came to USD in December 2017 …

Dr. Victoria Christine Rodriguez

Get to Know Dr. Victoria Rodriguez

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dr. Victoria Christine Rodriguez is The Psychological Sciences' Diversity Post Doctorial Fellow. This past Spring Dr. Rodriguez was the keynote speake…

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. LeeAnna Chapman

Monday, September 10, 2018

Dr. LeeAnna Chapman and her co-authors were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Paper Award for thier article Instructional Utility and Learning Ef…

Alumni Spotlight : Melissa Carter

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Melissa Carter is an alumni of the Marine Science master's program, graduating in 2009. She now serves as an "adjunct member" of the Latz Laboratory a…

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Student Spotlight: Jason Greenstein

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Environmental and Ocean Sciences major Jason Greenstein was selected as a winner in the 2018 GeoTech Center’s Geospatial Technology Student Comp…

Spring Research Colloquium

2018 Spring Research Colloquium

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Psychology Journal Club hosted The 2018 Spring Research Colloquium. Students, professors and staff gathered to learn about the research conducted …

2018 Departmental Awards

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Psychologial Sciences Department had the pleasure of recognizing distinguished students in the Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience programs. …

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Psychological Sciences' Humble Beginnings

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mark Johnson, PhD, Dan Moriarty, PhD, and Pat Johnson, PhD were among the first four USD Psychology majors to present papers at professional meetings …

Seminar: Joseph Provost, USD

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On Thursday, May 3rd, our own Prof. Provost will be delivering a talk on "How Cancer Cells Survive in Hostile Environments."  Come by SCST 133 at…

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Alumni Spotlight: Anela Akiona

Monday, April 30, 2018

What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated in 2014 with a major in Marine Science (Biology pathway) and a minor in Math. What…

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