News

2018

Graduate student Meltem Yucel was chosen as one of the three Student Choice Colloquium Speakers for the prospective student visit week in 2019.

Graduate student Caroline Kelsey’s study on the “watching eyes” effect was featured in UVA Today, the Daily Mail, Science Daily, and the New York Post!

Professor Vaish is announced as the inaugural SRCD Scholar-in-Residence for Sept.-Dec. 2018!

Professor Vaish received the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science.

Graduate student Meltem Yucel’s study on the functions of children’s tattling was featured in both the Charlotte Observer and in Fatherly!

Professor Vaish discussed our research on the development and benefits of guilt in young children on WNPR’s “Where We Live”!

Our research on the early emergence of guilt was featured in the Atlantic and in the Swiss magazine Azione (article in Italian).

Graduate student Caroline Kelsey was selected as a Jefferson Fellow (2018-2020) by the University of Virginia.

Graduate student Caroline Kelsey received the Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant!

Graduate student Caroline Kelsey received the Maury Pathfinder Award for the best M.A thesis in UVA’s Psychology department!

Graduate student Caroline Kelsey and undergraduate student Kate Haynes, as well as graduate student Meltem Yucel and undergraduate student Mitchell M. Fratus, received the renewal of their Double Hoo Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Research Grants from the University of Virginia.

Graduate student Meltem Yucel won the 2nd place prize at UVA’s Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition!

Graduate student Meltem Yucel was elected to the oldest honor society at the University of Virginia (The Raven Society).

Graduate student Meltem Yucel received the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Research Prize.

Graduate student Meltem Yucel received a Graduate Research Travel Award from the University of Virginia.

2017

Our research on young children’s understanding of norm enforcement was featured in UVA Today!

Professor Vaish received the Mead Honored Faculty Award from the University of Virginia.

Graduate student Caroline Kelsey and undergraduate student Kate Haynes, as well as graduate student Meltem Yucel and undergraduate student Madeleine F. Mitchell, received the Double Hoo Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Research Grants from the University of Virginia.

Graduate student Caroline Kelsey received the Presidential Fellowship in Data Science for her project: Mothers, Infants, Microbiome and Mental Health (MIMMs): A social neuroscience perspective of maternal-child health to unlock the potential of biobanked data. Co-PI: Caitlin Dreisbach, Ph.D. student in Nursing.

Graduate student Meltem Yucel received a Graduate Research Travel Award from the University of Virginia.

Graduate student Meltem Yucel received a Graduate Travel Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).

Graduate student Meltem Yucel received the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE Academy) Fellowship.

Graduate student Meltem Yucel was selected as a Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholar from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)!

2016

Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Janine Oostenbroek received the Postdoctoral Travel Award for Best Oral Presentation in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the Postdoctoral Research Symposium, University of Virginia!

Graduate Student Caroline Kelsey received the Doris Buffett Fellowship for a summer community outreach project.

2015

Professor Vaish was designated a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science.

2013

Our research was featured in an article on ‘Experiments to do with your baby’ in the Atlantic!

2012

Professor Vaish received the Division 7 Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association.

Professor Vaish’s research on how children respond to emotional distress was featured in Psychology Today and on PsychCentral!

Professor Vaish’s research on children’s helpful nature was featured in Pacific Standard!

Professor Vaish’s research on helpfulness and pupil dilation in young children was featured in the Huffington Post!