Dr. Roxy Cohen Silver and the Events that Shape our Era

Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver has been at the forefront of psychology's efforts to serve and support people during unimaginable tragedy and to help us prepare for disaster.  Over her career she has led the efforts to help us understand grief, coping, and perseverance by communities following on Hurricanes Ivan,  Katrina, and Sandy; in the wake … Continue reading Dr. Roxy Cohen Silver and the Events that Shape our Era

The Mythical Fathers of Psychology

In 1967 renowned Psychology professor Ulric Neisser published a book entitled Cognitive Psychology. Prior to to 1967 certainly there was a trove language and philosophy of mind research dating from ancient Greek  philosophers, biologists, and religious scholars. By the late 1950's Simon and Newell had developed the early AI programs investigating computational simulations and understanding of human … Continue reading The Mythical Fathers of Psychology

The Possible Selves of Dr. Daphna Oyserman

Does culture influence how we think? Dr. Daphna Oyserman has been researching culture, identity and the interaction of these constructs as they impact social and psychological development of children and families across three continents during her career. While she is currently the Dean’s Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Dornsife Center for Mind and … Continue reading The Possible Selves of Dr. Daphna Oyserman