So, you think you might want to be a Clinical Psychologist? Dr. Alison Papadakis will hold an Advising Seminar focused on providing information and advice to students who may be interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology. All class years are welcome! (Thurs, March 24 | 5:30PM)
News & Announcements Archive
March 4, 2016
Ability to Ignore Is a Key Part of Paying Attention By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
People searching for something can find it faster if they know what to look for. But new research suggests knowing what not to look for can be just as helpful.
February 28, 2016
City Paper Features Dr. Kraft’s Human Sexuality Course By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
See the City Paper’s feature on Psychological & Brain Sciences adjunct professor Dr. Chris Kraft’s Human Sexuality course, now in its 14th year of enlightening Hopkins undergrads through the instructor’s “willingness to embrace controversial topics, his encouragement of open dialogue, and his presentation of materials with personal applications.”
February 28, 2016
APR 14 | Undergraduate Research Day (URD) By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
We encourage our Psychology Majors & Minors to present their research at the JHU URD on Thurs, 4/14, from 3-6PM, especially if considering departmental honors in psychology! Poster title submissions are due to LauraD@jhu.edu by Thursday, March 11th; contact Laura for more information/questions. We look forward to this exciting collaborative opportunity to showcase undergraduate achievement!
February 23, 2016
Bat Brain Behavior Offers Key Insights Into How We Focus Our Attention By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
With so many sounds in the world, how does the brain decide which ones get your attention? Our researchers think a bat’s brain could hold some answers.
February 19, 2016
FEB 22 | Postbac Panel Discussion By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Hear from four JHU alumni who navigated this process successfully last year and will share tips for locating, applying and interviewing for, and negotiating a postbac position. Targeted at seniors & juniors, but all are welcome. (Mon, Feb 22nd | 7pm)
February 11, 2016
Why Is Breaking Bad Habits Hard? Our Brains Are Biased by Past Rewards By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Prof. Susan Courtney and her team demonstrate for the first time that when people see something associated with a past reward, their brain flushes with dopamine—even if they aren’t expecting a reward and even if they don’t realize they’re paying attention. The results suggest we don’t have as much self-control as we might think.
September 17, 2015
Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify Neurons That Can Abruptly Halt a Planned Behavior By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Johns Hopkins University researchers, working with scientists at the National Institute on Aging, have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make this type of split-second change of course.
September 15, 2015
Drug for Early Alzheimer’s Heads to Clinical Trial By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Johns Hopkins University researchers have received an estimated $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to clinically test what would be the first treatment to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia.
August 18, 2015
Study Shows Remarkable Adaptability of Brain’s Vision Center By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
By early childhood, the sight regions of a blind person’s brain respond to sound, especially spoken language, a study by Professor Marina Bedny has found.