09/09/2020 - Professor Wendy Heller along with 59 women psychologists, who are faculty members in Psychology and Neuroscience and related Departments across North America and
- Professor Wendy Heller and 58 other women psychologists release a comprehensive review on The Future of Women in Psychological Science
- Professor Alejandro Lleras and colleagues see success in initiative to connect under-represented scholars with expert feedback
07/16/2020 - Professor Alejandro Lleras and colleagues at SPARK recently helped organize a new initiative so that under-represented scholars at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc and faculty members)
- Psychology Professor Diane Beck spearheads initiative to increase visibility of female vision scientists
07/15/2020 - Professor Diane Beck along with her colleagues in Females of Vision et al. (FoVea) launched the FoVea Speaker List.
06/01/2020 - As a department actively devoted to addressing issues of racism, discrimination, intolerance and insensitivity, the University of Illinois Department of Psychology stands in solidarity with our Black community members as we acknowledge and mourn the unspeakable and untimely killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other victims of police brutality and racist intolerance and violence. We acknowledge and condemn the current and historical disproportionate use of excessive force by police against Black communities nationwide.
05/08/2020 - Earlier this Spring, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted a contest open to all members of our community (undergrads, grads, faculty, and staff).
04/02/2020 - Join the Illinois Interfaith Committee as they host guest speakers in an interfaith dialogue about the ways we are making sense of and taking care of our communities in this time of social distanci
04/01/2020 - The Department of Psychology denounces the rise of anti-Asian (especially anti-Chinese) xenophobic profiling and racist attacks that are affecting many Asian Americans (particularly those who appear East Asian) across the nation.
02/07/2020 - The Department has finished renovating Room 638 on the 6th floor (The "Privacy Lounge") that will be made available to students, faculty, and staff needing some private space in the department.
01/14/2020 - The LGS-SOAR (Laney Graduate School - Summer Opportunity for Academic Research
12/16/2019 - In March 2018, a Steering Committee meeting for the Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological Science began a series of discussions about the future of diversity science.
12/07/2019 - Professor Diane Beck, along with a team of researchers from around the world, received a grant from the NSF to fund the activities of the Females of Vision et al. (FoVea).
10/01/2019 - On Thursday 09/26, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted the Inclusive Psych Party, a party to promote inclusiveness among students, faculty, and staff within the department.
09/27/2019 - Professor Alejandro Lleras, along with a team of researchers from around the country, receives a grant from the NSF to fund the activities of the SPARK society. The SPARK Society’s mission is to es
08/27/2019 - In an article featured in Psychology Today, Dr. Gaither discusses the tension between the desire for large sample sizes and the difficulty in recruiting minority populations. Dr. Gaither uses the work conducted at the Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological Science as an example of ways that scientists can create incentive structures to value representation in human-related research.
04/17/2019 - Clinical-Community Program Diversity Seminar. When: 10:50am-12:00pm, every Friday during the Fall and Spring semester (except for the first two Fridays