Department of Psychology

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek interacting with two young students
Temple’s Kathy Hirsh-Pasek awarded nearly $20 million from the LEGO Foundation
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The grant will support the study of active playful learning in grades K-4.
June 2, 2023
graduate student Zoe Ngo working with a child at a computer.
Temple researchers delve into childhood memory
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Professor Nora Newcombe and graduate student Zoe Ngo are some of the first researchers to study pattern separation in children.
April 26, 2017
Two Temple professors named among world’s most highly cited scholars
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Paul A. Pavlou, associate dean at the Fox School of Business, and Laurence Steinberg, professor of psychology, have been named among the most important researchers of the past decade.
October 17, 2014
Understanding how children make memories
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Young children are great at remembering facts, but not as good at remembering experiences. That’s because the ability to recall details about autobiographical moments is not fully developed until age five. Temple psychologist Nora Newcombe has designed a way to test this kind of memory in children.
January 31, 2014
Let crying babes lie: Study supports notion of leaving infants to cry themselves back to sleep
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A new study from Temple psychology professor Marsha Weinraub supports the idea that a majority of infants are best left to self-soothe and fall back to sleep on their own. Published in the journal "Developmental Psychology," the study measured patterns of nighttime sleep awakenings in infants ages six to 36 months.
December 13, 2012
Babies prefer it when bad guys get their due, study suggests
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A new study co-authored by Temple postdoctoral fellow Neha Mahajan determined that babies embrace nice characters over those who are bad, suggesting an early endorsement of punishment, possibly as a precursor of morality.
January 13, 2012
Psychology professor honored for exceptional scientific achievement impacting the lives of young people
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Laurence Steinberg awarded $1 million research prize by Jacobs Foundation Wednesday November 11, 2009.
November 11, 2009