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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.

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Visiting Faculty

Maxwell Levis is a mental health researcher focused on advancing personalized suicide prediction and prevention mechanisms. His work leverages critical theory, psychodynamic perspectives, and big-data resources to inform psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational interventions.

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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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Former Faculty

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

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Former Faculty

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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Former Faculty

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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Emily Waterman is an applied developmental scientist who aims to improve the lives of adolescents and young adults by preventing sexual and dating violence.

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Özge Savaş is a critical and applied social psychologist. She works with historically and systemically disadvantaged and marginalized individuals and communities, combining decolonial and intersectional feminist theories in explaining how systems of oppression are maintained. She examines the role of stigma, stereotypes, and prejudice in intergroup conflict.

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Former Faculty

Christine McAuliffe is a licensed clinical child and clinical community psychologist who is passionate about helping children & their families, social system change, and mentoring students.  

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Former Faculty

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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Former Faculty

Shelley Jackson's research currently focuses on using expressive arts therapy in counselor supervision. She has published in the areas of school counseling, multicultural counseling, and expressive arts.