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Anne Gilman employs behavioral, big-data, and electrophysiological methods to track the impact of long-term expertise on fast-acting cognitive processes.  Her research on musical training and language expertise as influences on memory informs the design of multimedia displays.

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David Anderegg has informed and comforted millions of parents with his books and writings on children and the mind, backed by extensive research and a longtime psychotherapy practice.

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An award-winning teacher, Ronald Cohen focuses his research in social psychology on issues of justice and silence, and takes his practice into the community with his work on reparative justice.

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Megan Bulloch is a psychologist curious about the role of authenticity in higher education and the classroom. Her work spans comparative cognition, developmental psychology, and currently rests in transdisciplinary innovations in pedagogical development.

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How do the stories we tell about ourselves shape the way we respond to issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the battle for sexual minority rights, and class inequalities in the United States? Ella Ben Hagai’s work illuminates the intersection between our sense of self and politics.

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This fall, the American Psychological Association recognized psychology faculty member Ron Cohen for his “outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and profession of psychology” by naming him a fellow. This honor is bestowed on those whose work has made “a national impact on the field of psychology".

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In July 2008, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) conferred Bennington College faculty member Ronald L. Cohen the 2007 Undergraduate Teaching Award. SPSSI, dedicated to providing social and behavioral scientists opportunities to apply their knowledge to the critical problems of today's world, grants two outstanding teaching awards annually.

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When a New York Times reporter reached out to psychology faculty member David Anderegg for a story on America's need for more "cool nerds"—young people who can meld computing skills with other fields—Anderegg pointed out one obvious problem.

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Psychology faculty member David Anderegg spoke at the TEDx Conference in Brussels, Belgium, last month on the growing culture of anti-intellectualism in America—a topic central to his critically acclaimed 2008 book Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them.

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Tim Collins spoke on WKVT in September about performing The Bystander, a one-man-show based on the bystander effect, at Bennington College. 

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Adam Freed '08 was the subject of a piece in The Boston Globe earlier this month about how best to help veterans.

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In November, Public Seminar, an on-line forum hosted by the New School for Social Research, posted an opinion piece by David Anderegg called "From A Despised Elitist." The forum promotes work that confronts "the pressing issues of the day and fundamental problems of the human condition." In the article, Anderegg discusses the liberal/conservative divide from a psychological perspective. 

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Mariko Silver was one of four women in leadership roles featured in a Psychology Today article, "The View from the Top."  

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While Lulu Mulalu ’18 was a student at Bennington College, her studies, which ranged from psychology, drama, voice, writing, and French, always circled back to the importance of language and storytelling.

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“If you have a passion for a field, use your time in college to pursue that, whether or not you think you’re going to get a job in it,” said Katie Marsh ’12.