Psychology News

Tulane University will honor dedicated faculty members with university-wide teaching awards during the Unified Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2024. These awards include the Tulane President’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Graduate Teaching, the Suzanne and Stephen Weiss…
Eshan Damle had never stepped foot in Louisiana before he arrived at Tulane from just outside of Dallas, Texas, for his first year. Like many students, he became a Tulanian amid the pandemic, and this experience ended up sparking research interests and volunteer opportunities that have defined his…
When Wilfred Wright was accepted into the College Track program as a student at L. B. Landry College and Career Preparatory High School in New Orleans, he knew it could open doors. The national college prep program for promising students from underserved communities provides a pathway toward…
Tulane researchers discover a brain pathway that regulates fear responses, which could lead to breakthroughs in PTSD or anxiety treatments.  We have all had the experience of freezing in the face of fear and of wanting to escape, or actually running from, a threatening situation. It is a natural,…
Drs. Baker and Overstreet featured in the APA Monitor:America’s students are falling behind. Here’s how to reimagine the classroom
Dr. Fadok was recently featured on the Psychology Today Blog. Check out the post on PTSD here:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cant-stress-this-enough/202403/…
Dr. Murray was featured in the New York Times:Will the Super Bowl Affect Fans’ Political Views? Bet on It. A psychologist at Tulane University offers insights into just how powerfully sporting events can get into our heads.
We have all had the experience of freezing in the face of fear and of wanting to escape, or actually running from, a threatening situation. It is a natural, automatic response that researchers are still trying to fully understand.  In a new study published in Nature, researchers at Tulane describe…
  Julie Markant, PHD featured on FOX 8 to discuss the new infant brain development study https://www.fox8live.com/video/2023/12/19/tulane-launches-infant-brain-development-study/
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.9 million grant to Tulane University researchers to study how infants orient their attention in the early stages of development and how it may affect their learning.  Lead investigator Julie Markant, assistant professor of psychology in the School…