Department of Psychology

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Pitt Cyber Announces New Affiliates

Student-designed Holiday Art Installation Illuminates Messages of Hope

Words and images — heartfelt gifts from Pitt students — greet all who pass by a bustling pedestrian plaza in Pittsburgh.
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Efforts at Pitt Honor Those Who Served

The Office of Veterans Services works to support more than 500 veterans earning degrees at Pitt. Learn about the unique experiences of students like Abbie Osborn — a psychology student, veteran and member of the Air National Guard.

Researchers Find Link Between Alcohol Use, Perceived Physical Attractiveness

Many social situations involve alcohol, but little is known about why people drink and how drinking might affect perceptions of others. A study by Pitt psychologists offers the field next steps for answering those questions.

Developmental Psychologist Studies Subculture’s ‘Fursuit’ of Happiness

Pitt–Bradford’s Rebecca McHugh, an assistant professor of developmental psychology, returns to Anthrocon to study identity and stigma among furries — a global community of anthropomorphic fans.
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Board of Trustees Approves Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer, New Members

The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a chief investment officer and a treasurer for the University during its June 29 meeting. It also elected five new members.