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HarlowProfessor Lisa Harlow was awarded the 2012 University of Rhode Island Foundation Scholarly Excellence Award.

Professor Harlow was nominated for this award by her peers and students and the award decision was made by the Scholarly Excellence award committee. Congratulations! Read more about Professor Harlow here





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Professor Lisa Weyandt was awarded the 2012 Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences for Advanced Career Faculty

Congratulations! Read more about Professor Weyandt here






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Behavioral Science student, Annie Fairlie was awarded the 2012 University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Research Excellence Award in Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

Congratulations!












David Cherry, School Psychology Graduate Student

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"I am a second year graduate student in the School Psychology Master's program at the University of Rhode Island. As an undergraduate Talent Development student and Psychology major, I was a research assistant at the Cancer Prevention Research Center under Dr. Susan Boatright-Horowitz and received the Noreen Coachman Leadership Award in Psychology and the Outstanding Contributions to Psychology Senior Award of 2009."

Read more about him here: David Cherry Spotlight





Graduate Student News

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Recent School Psychology PhD graduate,

Elisabeth O'Bryon

was awarded the 2012 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award!

Her dissertation title: "Bilingual school psychologist's experiences consulting with teachers to support english language learners." Her proud major professor is Dr. Margie Rogers. Congratulations!


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Professor David Faust's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony

Dr. Faust's book and current research is highlighted in the URI news release: Read the article here

Dr. Faust's research focuses primarily on the philosophy/psychology of science, clinical judgment, neuropsychology, and psychology and law. Current research includes such topics as the formation of false beliefs among clinicians and methods for correcting these and other sources of judgment error. Other studies have addressed psychologists and psychiatrists as expert witnesses, the capacity of mental health experts to detect simulated or malingered symptoms, and methods of neuropsychological assessment. His professional interests are in consultation and expert testimony in courtroom cases involving psychiatrists, psychologists and neuropsychologists.

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Dr. Susan Brady, Professor of Psychology at URI, has published new book Explaining Individual Differences in Reading: Theory and Evidence

Dr. Brady's research focuses primarily on phonological factors in reading ability. In addition, in applied research she investigates the ingredients, such as teacher knowledge, necessary for improving reading achievement in the primary grades. Read more about the book here at Psychology Press





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School Psychology graduate students' research cited in Inside Higher Education!

Genevieve Verdi, , Greg Paquin, Grace Janusis, Kim Wilson, School Psychology graduate students and Dr. Lisa Weyandt, professor at the University of Rhode Island, conducted research on the psychological variables associated with nonmedical prescription stimulant use. The research findings were presented this month at the annual American Psychological Association conference in Washington, D.C. Read more about it here!




Congratulations! Student veteran, Cynthia Limoges, awarded Continuing Education Student Award by UPCEA-NE!

Spring 2011 URI Providence campus Psychology graduate, Cynthia Limoges, and student veteran has been chosen by University Professional and Continuing Education Association- New England Region (UPCEA-NE) as the award recipient for the Continuing Education Student Award. She will be honored at their annual conference held this year at the Providence Biltmore from October 26-28, 2012. BL

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Prochaska (left) , Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) names First Lady Mrs. Obama and Dr. Prochaska as 2011 Honorary Fellows. Dr. Prochaska, is recognized for his lifetime of achievements in improving the theoretical base of the health education field. Dr. Prochaska pioneered the Transtheoretical Model, which outlines stages of change and readiness of health behavior change. Now more than three decades old, the model is arguably one of the most widely applied in health education research and practice. Click here for the press release



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Dr. Lott, Professor Emeriti, has been awarded the American Psychological Foundation 2011 Gold Medal for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest for her work on social changes, including pioneering work in the psychology of women and her recent success in creation of a permanent American Psychological Association committee on issues of social class. She was recognized at the American Psychological Association annual conference in Washington, D.C. on August 5.

Congratulations to Dr. Bernice Lott (right),



Spring 2011 Department Newsletter

Click here to download a copy (.pdf file)


New Department Spotlight!

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Joy Robinson is a senior at URI, double majoring in Psychology and African American Studies. As a URI student, she has served in various leadership activities. As the President of the Feinstein Providence Campus Student Government Board since 2008, she has advocated for students, developed and coordinated activities, and worked closely with the administration. Click here for the full story.

Please check out the May 2011 recipients from the Psychology Department's Undergraduate Annual Awards Ceremony!

Professor Lisa Harlow, presenting students, Benjamin Negrete Jr. and Daniel Martin with Outstanding Contribution to Psychology Senior Awards

The First Annual Department of Psychology Graduate Student Colloquium and Awards Ceremony

Graduate Student Excellence in Program Areas: Clinical, Behavioral Science, and School

Graduate Student Excellence in Focus Areas: Multicultural, Neuropsychology, Health, Research Methodology, and Child/Developmental

Faculty Awards: Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Research; Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Service; Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Teaching

Dr. Jim Prochaska (left) , Professor of Clinical Psychology, was a 2010 prestigious award recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, recognizing six higher education faculty members who inspired their students to make a difference in their communities.

Matthew Pierce , Clinical Psychology doctoral student featured in URI Today, "Major Success for URI Graduate."

Bryana White , a Clinical Psychology doctoral student received the 2011 award for Graduate Student Excellence at the Multicultural Center Diversity Awards.

Read about the Psychology Open House March 3rd,2011

School Psychology Program Graduate's work in the news!

Enhancement of Graduate Research Award Recipients

New Psi Chi Members! Induction Fall 2010

Women of Color at URI: Networking Event

Check out the Psychology Department Fall Newsletter!

Superb job! First Annual Department of Psychology Undergraduate Advising Awards Recipients

Congratulations! Professor Lisa Harlow elected President of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

Read about Wright State University of Professional Psychology recent article on URI Clinical Psychology Graduate Manivone Thikeo

Check out this article about Dr. Mark Wood's research

Dr. Robbins receives grant to promote African American Blood Donation for Sickle Cell Disease

Dr. Weyandt receives 2009 Graduate Mentoring Award

Dr. Stein receives 2009 Research Excellence Award

Check out Dr. Lott's new book: "Multiculturalism and Diversity: A Social Psychological Perspective"

Dr. Su Boatright receives 2009 Society for the Teaching of Psychology Award

Dr. Susan Brady Wins International Dyslexia Association's Samuel Torrey Orton Award

Check out Drs. Henry Biller's and Anthony Scioli's book, Hope in the Age of Anxiety

Read about Dr. Lisa Weyandt's research on drug effectiveness for college students with ADHD

Check out the 2011-2012 Psychology Department Newsletter for updates and stories from the past year!

A Message from the Chair


Read more from Dr. Charlie Collyer, Chair of the Department of Psychology.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Prochaska recognized by Governor

Dr. Wood named Associate Editor of Journal

Dr. Rogers receives Mentoring Award

Click Here: For More Information

Undergraduate Corner

Student Spotlight: Katie Gallagher '14

Student Spotlight: Tatiana Restrepo '14

Student Spotlight: Perry Sandrock '14

Student Spotlight: Brandon Sousa '15

Student Spotlight: Victoria Correia '16

Check the Sakai Advising tab for information on your advisor and updates.