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MAR 28 | Fall ’16 Crash Course in Psych Courses

Still deciding which undergraduate courses to take in the Fall? Want to know more about the rigor and content BEFORE registration opens? Join us this Monday, 3/28, as Psychology majors and minors share their hints, impressions & secrets to success in the psychology courses they’ve already taken over light refreshments and beverages!

MAR 24 | Clinical Psychology Advising Seminar

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)

City Paper Features Dr. Kraft’s Human Sexuality Course

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.”

APR 14 | Undergraduate Research Day (URD)

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 by Thursday, March 11th; contact Laura for more information/questions. We look forward to this exciting collaborative opportunity to showcase undergraduate achievement!

FEB 22 | Postbac Panel Discussion

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)

Why Is Breaking Bad Habits Hard? Our Brains Are Biased by Past Rewards

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.