Department of Psychology and Brain Science

Recent Publications by graduate students

  • Asok, A., Bernard, K., Rosen, J.B., Dozier, M., & Roth, T.L. (2014).  Infant-caregiver Experiences Alter Telomere Length in the Brain. PLoS One, 9(7):e101437.

    • Faculty embody exacting research standards

      Faculty have authored hundreds of research publications.

      We are influential in prestigious editorial boards

      and professional organizations around the world.

      Faculty consistently attract major funding from national agencies.

    • Support that helps students succeed

      Advisors are actively engaged in mentoring graduate students.

      We empower students to pursue independent research.

      The department guarantees funding for a full five years.

      We facilitate student attendance at national conferences.

    • Opportunities for interdisciplinary research

      Within the Psychology Department and beyond.

      Collaboration with leading research institutions.

      Access to a broad research community.

      We also work with leading healthcare centers.

    • An environment for growth

      Diverse research activity and challenging coursework.

      With the enthusiastic guidance of faculty mentors.

      Combined with stimulating intellectual camaraderie of peers.

      Extensive exposure to the field at large.

    Graduate Program

    We offer a doctoral degree in psychology, with specialization in:

    In the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Graduate Program, candidates committed to research will find unique opportunities, a stimulating academic atmosphere, and the support of an experienced and highly respected faculty.

     

    Admission Information for Prospective Graduate Students

    Faculty members embody exacting research standards

    Our faculty members have authored hundreds of research publications, are influential in prestigious organizations and editorial boards around the world, and consistently attract major funding from leading national agencies. Search faculty by name or research area.

    Support helps students succeed

    Faculty advisors are actively engaged in mentoring graduate students, giving thoughtful advice and empowering students to pursue independent research interests. We guarantee funding for a full four years so students can fulfill their potential and achieve goals without worrying about finances. We also facilitate attendance at national conferences so promising researchers can meet leading thinkers, gain valuable exposure and interact with peers.

    Collaboration opens doors

    At the University of Delaware, opportunities abound for interdisciplinary work within the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department and beyond. Collaboration with researchers from institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides access to an even broader research community. We also work with leading healthcare centers, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and Christiana Care Health System.

    An environment for growth

    Graduate students grow in expertise thanks to diverse research activity and challenging coursework. With the enthusiastic guidance of faculty mentors, stimulating intellectual camaraderie of peers, and extensive exposure to the field at large, they grow in confidence as well.

    Recent graduates

    Luke Ayers, Ph.D. (Behavioral Neuroscience, 2014; Advisor Jeffrey Rosen), Assistant Professor, Widener University

    Sarah Jablonski, Ph.D. (Behavioral Neuroscience, 2014; Advisor Mark Stanton), Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Medical Hospital

    Jordan Leitner, Ph.D. (Behavioral Neuroscience, 2014; Advisor James Jones), Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

    Amber Belcher, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2013; Advisor Jean-Philippe Laurenceau), Postdoctoral Researcher, Geisinger Medical Center

    Kristin Bernard, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2013; Advisor Mary Dozier), Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

    Joanna Herres, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2013; Advisor Roger Kobak), Postdoctoral Researcher, Temple University

    Ling Ling Wang, Ph.D. (Cognitive Psychology, 2013; Advisor Steve Most), Postdoctoral Researcher, Duke University

    Gillian Hamilton, Ph.D. (Behavioral Neuroscience, 2012; Advisor Anna Klintsova), Postdoctoral Researcher, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Eric Hehman, Ph.D. (Social Psychology, 2012; Advisor Sam Gaertner), Postdoctoral Researcher, Dartmouth College

    Gokhan Karagonlar, Ph.D. (Social Psychology, 2012; Advisor Michael Kuhlman), Assistant Professor, Dokuz Eylül University, School of Business (Turkey)

    Stephanie Krauthamer-Ewing, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2012; Advisor Carroll Izard), Postdoctoral Researcher, Temple

    Kristy Finlon Sheffler, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2012; Advisor Carroll Izard), Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware

    Lydia Romano Barhight, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2011; Advisor Julie Hubbard), Staff Psychologist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Johanna Bick, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2011; Advisor Mary Dozier), Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University

    Damion Grasso, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2011; Advisor Bob Simons), Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center

    Megan Johanson, Ph.D. (Cognitive Psychology, 2011; Advisor Anna Papafragou), Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware

    Jason Krompinger, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2011; Advisor Bob Simons), Postdoctoral Researcher, McLean Hospital, Harvard University

    Erin Lewis-Morrarty, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, 2011; Advisor Mary Dozier), Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Maryland

    Nathen Murawski, Ph.D. (Behavioral Neuroscience, 2011; Advisor Mark Stanton), Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Neurobehavioral Teratology, San Diego State University

    Madeleine Page, Ph.D. (Social Psychology, 2011; Advisor Michael Kuhlman), Participant in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education's Visiting Scientist Fellowship

    Santiba Campbell, Ph.D. (Social Psychology, 2010; Advisor James Jones), Lecturer, Connecticut College

    Shelly Engelman, Ph.D. (Social Psychology, 2010; Advisor James Jones), Senior Quantitative Analyst, The Findings Group, LLC

    Kristin Gagnier, Ph.D. (Cognitive Psychology, 2010; Advisor Helene Intraub), Postdoctoral Researcher, Temple University

     

    • Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences - University of Delaware
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      Phone: 302-831-2271