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Prof. David Badre Wins Prestigious McDonnell Award

Congratulations to Prof. David Badre, who has been awarded a James S. McDonnell Foundation (JMSF) 21st Century Science Initiative Grant in Understanding Human Cognition. See the JMSF site for more information about Prof. Badre's award.

Prof. Steven Sloman in NYT Op-Ed: 'I'm Right! (For Some Reason)'

Our own Prof. Steven Sloman and CLPS alumnus Phil Fernbach have published an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times. Their article describes how when people are asked to explain how policies are meant to work, their views often become more moderate. Read the full piece at the NY Times site.

New Graduate Program Flyer Available

A new two-page flyer detailing our Graduate Program in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences is now available.

Jeffrey Cockburn, CLPS Grad, Wins Best Poster at Society for Neuroeconomics

CLPS graduate student Jeffrey Cockburn won the Best Poster award at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics in Miami, Sept. 2012. View his poster: 'Why do we value freedom: Genetic Polymorphism predicts the impact of choice on value.'

Too Much Information? New Study Reveals Differences in Consumer Preference for Details

In a new study, Prof. Steven Sloman and CLPS alumnus Philip Fernbach found that while some people require a detailed explanation of how a product works before they’ll be willing to pay more, others became less willing to pay when confronted with that additional detail. A simple, standard test predicted the desire for detail — who wants more, who wants less. Learn more about their findings from the Brown press release.

Honors Program 2012-2013 Details Now Available

We have unified and updated our Honors program across all of our concentrations. You can review the requirements and timetable, and download the Declaration of Honors form, at our new Honors Program page.

First-Year Students Flock to Sleep Study

Happy to help sleep researcher Mary Carskadon learn more about the health and biological effects of sleep in college, hundreds of first-year students have enrolled in her semester-long study, volunteering to keep careful records. Read more about the study in the Brown press release.