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The Department of Psychology at Northwestern University was founded in 1909. Our department is a group of eminent faculty - scholars and teachers - who make major contributions to the field by helping to shape the base of knowledge, academic literature, and training of both undergraduate and graduate students of psychology


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News & Awards

Professor Dedre Gentner is a recipient of the 2022 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Eileen Wu received the Doris A. Graber Award for the best student paper on public opinion from the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research
Meet Professor Almaz Mesghina of the Department of Psychology
Professor Steve Franconeri is a recipient of the 2021 Cole-Higgins Award for Excellence in Teaching
Professor Dedre Gentner is elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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