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Welcome to UIC Psychology News! Here you’ll find news on faculty and students, information on upcoming department colloquia "Current Topics", The Black Scholar Series, and conferences, as well as notifications of important dates and deadlines. You’ll also find an archive of our month department newsletters.

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Congratulations to Mitch Roitman on grant renewal!

Mitch Roitman has renewed his NIH R01 grant for a second time (years 11-15) entitled, “Modulation of Nac-DA Signaling by Learning, Motivational State and Peptides”.   In this round of funding, Mitch will further…

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Welcome New Faculty!

Rebecca Littman and Tomas Stahl join us as assistant professors as part of the Social & Personality program.  Kim Schonert-Reichl will join us in January as the new NoVo Endowed Chair in Social…

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Bottoms and Burke Edit New Book!

Bette L. Bottoms and Kelly C. Burke, along with Margaret C. Stevenson of the University of Evansville, are the co-editors of a new collection of essays about pyschology, law, and public policy entitled…

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Congratulations to Mitch Roitman on his NIH Grant!

Congratulations to Mitch Roitman who was just awarded a NIH R21 grant entitled “Phasic dopamine in negative reinforcement driven by internal state”.   The project will investigate if the satisfaction of physiological need drives…


Congratulations to Amanda Roy for Spencer Foundation Grant!

A big congratulations to Amanda Roy who just awarded a three-year Spencer Foundation grant entitled, “Persistence and resistance: The role of social-emotional competencies in the education and career paths of under-resourced, racial/ethnic minority…