News & Announcements
- Psi Chi Honors Society announces the 2013 G. Stanley Hall Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Psychology on Wed 4/24 at 5pm
- Open Position in Clinical Psychology
The Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences seeks applications for a position as a teaching professor in the field of undergraduate clinical psychology (open rank). The candidate must be an excellent undergraduate educator with comparable mentorship, leadership and management skills. Potential for scholarship involving undergraduates is also desired. The position calls for leadership for students and faculty in the clinical psychology undergraduate core curriculum. This involves continuous oversight, support and input to the existing clinical adjunct faculty and professional teaching assistants in the areas of curriculum development, academic advising, clinical research and internship opportunities. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Clinical Psychology as well as advanced courses in the candidate's area of specialization. A Ph.D. in a clinical psychology-related field and several years of relevant teaching experience is required. This is a long-term position subject to annual evaluations with contract renewals after 5 years. Please upload the following materials to the online application in Interfolio by February 28, 2013: Cover letter, CV, two (2) sample publications, a list of contact information for 3 – 5 referees, teaching statement, research statement, list of previous courses taught and their respective syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement on leadership experience related to clinical curriculum development and internship programming. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled. Click here to apply.
- Congratulations to Steve, Brian, and Jeff, the recipients of our annual departmental graduate awards!
- Distracted Driving: Can You Drive and Talk on a Cell at the Same Time? Listen to Krieger School Brain Scientist and Chair of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dr. Steven Yantis, on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR talking about the National Transportation Safety Board’s proposed ban on the use of cell phones by motorists, except in emergencies.
- Infants may not remember what they saw, but they remember that they saw something, according to researchers. “This study addresses one of the classic problems in the study of infant development: What information do infants need to remember about an object in order to remember that it still exists once it is out of their view?” says Melissa Kibbe, Psychological & Brain Sciences Postdoctoral Researcher. For more, read the Futurity.org article and review the original study.
- Thanks for the memories: Dr. Mike Yassa is making great strides in memory research and taking students along with him. Read more in the Fall 2011 online issue of Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences magazine and listen to Dr. Yassa's interview with Sheilah Kast on WYPR Maryland Morning.
- A new study from JHU psychologists shows that math ability is inborn. As the New York Times reports,“We were interested in the earliest math abilities that children have, from before they enter school,” Dr. Melissa Libertus said. Understanding this could help level the playing field in mathematics among children. Full coverage on this study and the relationship between approximate number sense and math ability can be found at Time.com, MSNBC,and NYT.com.
- An existing anti-seizure drug improves memory and brain function in adults with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, a Johns Hopkins University study has found. The findings raise the possibility that doctors will someday be able to use the drug, levetiracetam, already approved for use in epilepsy patients, to slow the abnormal loss of brain function in some aging patients before their condition becomes Alzheimer’s. (Read more...)
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