Eliana Hadjiandreou received the Forrest S. Crawford Fellowship from the Rock Ethics Institute to support her dissertation research on perceptions of prosociality

Eliana Hadjiandreou received the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Scholarship to support her work over the summer with the McCourtney Institute for Democracy on moral emotions in politics

Daryl Cameron's lab received a Democracy Research Support grant (me and co-PI Eliana Hadjiandreou) on “Empathic Choices, Democratic Norms, and Moral Responsibility” from the McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Stephen Anderson was named as student editor to the Editorial Board for the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review

Nathaniel Schermerhorn received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.

Katrina Herrera has been chosen to be a Psychology Spotlight student!

Julianna Strati has been chosen to be a Psychology Spotlight student!

Lauren Zangara has been chosen to be a Psychology Spotlight student!

Ginger Moore, Ph.D. Announced as Interim Editor of Monographs of SRCD

2022 University-wide student awards

Congratulations Natalia Reed, recipient of the Eric A Walker Award!!

C. Daryl Cameron received the Early Career in Affective Science Award from Society for Affective Science. 

Frank Hillary and Amy Marshall have received an NIH grant for extremely important research

WPSU story (December 16, 2021). How Penn State Students Say Covid Affected their mental health.

The New York Times (December 16, 2021) Worry Burnout is Real
Jordan Chamberlain (advisor Nancy Dennis) was awarded the Sallie P. Asche Travel Award to attend the 2022 Dallas Aging Conference

Congratulations to Shayna Berman for being selected as the Department of Psychology’s Student of the Month for December! Shayna is the Diversity Chair of her sorority and is responsible for selecting programming to expand awareness and host open dialogues about diversity, equity, and inclusion concerns within her organization as well as the Penn State community. She is currently serving as an undergraduate TA in two Psychology courses and has also been doing one-on-one tutoring for other Psychology students in our department. Congratulations again, Shayna, on this well-deserved recognition!  

Congratulations to Dan Spina (Advisor: Ken Levy) whose poster entitled “The Real Relationship and Reflective Functioning in Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder,” won a poster award at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research. 

Congratulations Hyun Joon Park and Danfei Hu for receiving The College of Liberal Arts STAR (Superior Teaching and Research) Award!

Congratulations to Aaron Pincus for being chosen for this year's Bruno Klopfer Award!

Congratulations Courtney Gerver, Jason Griffin, Natalie Schwob, Alicia Vallorani and Natalia Van Doran for be awarded RGSO dissertation awards this semester!!

Penn State receives grant to study factors promoting early childhood development

Maria Vinca nominated to Penn State Homecoming University Court

Koraly Pérez-Edgar named editor-in-chief of psychology journal

Congratulations Dr. Roger Beaty and Colleague for being recognized by the Psychonomic Society for having the BEST paper last year in Behavior Research Methods.

To learn more about the award, go to

To check out the paper, "Automating creativity assessment with SemDis: An open platform for computing semantic distance" go to

Koraly Pérez-Edgar will be the incoming editor of the Journal of Developmental Psychology (January 2022)

SSRI News - Graduate student overcomes barriers to receive NIH award

SSRI - Moral emotions and COVID-19 blog

Penn State News - Buss named McCourtney Professor in Children, Work, and Families

Parents And Children Together (PACT) continues to make an impact during pandemic

The BRIDGE Diversity Alliance is offering resources related the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

See for an updated list of these resources and related resources and events

Self-care resources for coronavirus anxiety

Rob Roeser is hosting a "mindful moment" via Zoom - Wednesdays at 11:00am

An article by Michelle Newman and former student, Sandra Llera

7 ways to cope with corona anxiety

Talking with children about coronavirus 

Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award