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Department News and Events


Elizabeth Bennett is the winner of the 2017-18 Psychology Department Graduate Student Teaching Award!
She will be nominated for the University wide Graduate Student Award for excellence in Teaching this coming spring.  

Congrats to Elizabeth!

Dissertation Defenses


August 31, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Jessica Payton

"Forming ranks": The impact of negative-destructive leadership in the aftermath of military sexual assualt and reporting
Director: Eva M. Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP and Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D.


August 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m., 202 Rockwell Hall

Sarah Hamilton

Clients' experiences of recovery-oriented care for Schizophrenia: A qualitative research study
Director: Russell Walsh, Ph.D.
Reader: Roger Brooke, Ph.D.
Reader: Larry Davidson, Ph.D.


August 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Frank Pittenger

Phylogeny, Psychology, and the Vicissitudes of Human Development: The Anxiety of Atavism

Director: Daniel Burston, Ph.D.
Reader: Alexander Kranjec, Ph.D.
Reader: Jeffrey McCurry, Ph.D.


Metaxu call for papers         

Are you writing a paper for class? Have you written a paper recently and would like to publish it? Metaxu, the Duquesne University Psychology Department's own academic journal, is calling for papers on the broad topic of psychology and post-humanism. Concerned that your paper or your interests aren't within the bounds of post-humanism? You may be pleasantly surprised!  We warmly welcome you to submit your work for consideration.

To learn more about the journal and to access previous issues, please visit: http://metaxujournal.com/contact

Specific questions or concerns? You can email the Metaxu editorial team at: metaxujournal@gmail.com


Undergraduate News and Announcements

This page is your source for information about student organizations in psychology, schedules, news, and other resources about the Psychology Department at Duquesne University. For the latest scheduling and course information visit this page often during the semester for updates.

Students and faculty at the Spring Meet and Greet


Silverman Symposium

Each year, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center holds a Symposium on a specific theme, featuring internationally renowned scholars in phenomenology.

Recent Talks and Events

Visit this page for a look at some of the recent talks and events the Department of Psychology sponsored