Department of Psychology

a lit LED candle
This year marks a celebration of the 100th annual Lantern Night, and like many events, it looks a little different this year. But this isn’t the first time the tradition has evolved.
Two people load luggage from a car into a moving cart
Arrival for new and returning Pitt students began Aug. 11 with fewer lines and less traffic, but with all the anticipation that comes with the start of a new academic year—and added safety measures to boot.
Emiola Jay Oriola, left, and Noah Jennette
Leonard Berenfield (ENGR ’64), who initiated the creation of the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement, has given Pitt students the opportunity to unite across differences.
Three seedlings in the soil
The 2020 Pitt Seed Grant winners span departments, Community Engagement Centers and regional campuses in subjects as varied as dependent care, STEM research and National Science Foundation grant preparation. The program, now in its third year, supports projects that align with the six goals in The Plan for Pitt.
Regina Futcher in a black top
With support from a Summer Undergraduate Research Award, senior Regina Futcher’s excavation of 1970s gay print publications brings marginalized voices to the fore.
A teenager takes a selfie while lying on a bed next to a computer
Pitt psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley has developed a scale for gauging body image consciousness, and using it, she’s found that teens think about the way they present to an online audience, even in their offline moments.