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Dr. Nicole Caporino,  Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been selected as a 2016 “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The APS explains that “The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.” 

Psychologist-in-Residence and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program in AU's Department of Psychology, Deborah Norris, Ph.D. recently published a book entitled In the Flow: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Mindfulness. The book describes the function and practice of mindfulness meditation for lowering stress and enabling emotional regulation. It also presents corresponding scientific research and theories about the neurobehavioral mechanisms of action of meditation.
In the Flow is intended for those who experience stress and would like to learn the evidence-basis for gaining greater control of emotions, and for creating more ease in life.
In the Flow is available for purchase here (

Upcoming Theses & Dissertation Defenses

Leah Rothschild will defend her dissertation on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 12-3 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her dissertation is: Parental Treatment Acceptability of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Committee Members:

David Haaga, Ph.D., James Gray, Ph.D., Allison Ratto, Ph.D., Yael Granader, Ph.D. (outside reader)