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Established by the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences in 1967, the Department of Psychology is an intellectually diverse community of scholars engaged in research addressing both basic psychological processes and social issues.

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Dr. Rachel Barr’s comments featured in The New Yorker

June 25, 2024 — What impact does CoComelon, the animation YouTube channel, have on children’s attention? To read more, click…

June 25, 2024

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Is Inside Out 2’s Envy Such a Bad Emotion to Feel? – Ask a Professor

June 24, 2024 — While negative emotions like envy can get a bad reputation, they may not be as bad as some people think. Professor W. Gerrod Parrott explains why humans have emotions and how…

June 24, 2024

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Dr. Abigail Marsh’s work on altruism featured in Georgetown Magazine

June 7, 2024 — Did you know men are more likely to undertake heroic acts, but women are more likely to donate a kidney to a stranger? Dr. Abigail Marsh’s fascinating work on altruism has been…

June 7, 2024

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