Somerville awarded NSF CAREER Grant

March, 2015

Leah Somerville has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. 

Somerville wins McGuigan Prize

February, 2015

Leah Somerville has been awarded the F. J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Prize on Understanding the Human Mind from the American Psychological Foundation. This prize is awarded biannually "to support research that aims to advance, both empirically and theoretically, a materialistic understanding of the human mind.”

ANDL welcomes sabbatical visitor

September, 2014

The lab welcomes Dr. Hackjin Kim, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory of Social & Decision Sciences at Korea University. He will be teaching us about decision science while we will be teaching him about development. Welcome, Hackjin!

Sheridan & Somerville receive research award

September, 2014

Leah Somerville and Margaret Sheridan (Assistant Professor, Boston Children's Hospital) received a research award through the Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative. This award will allow Drs. Sheridan and Somerville to extend the reach of the Human Connectome Project Lifespan Feasibility Study, of which they are investigators, by adding hormonal measurements and an experimental reward task.

Welcome, new lab members!

September, 2014

Welcome to Maheen, Cony, and Ana - new members of the lab!

Lab director joins editorial board of new journal

May, 2014

Leah Somerville is a member of the editorial board of new APA journal Motivation Science. Motivation Science is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes significant contributions to the study of motivation, broadly conceived.

The journal publishes papers on diverse aspects of, and approaches to, the science of motivation, including work carried out in all subfields of psychology, cognitive science, economics, sociology, management science, organizational science, neuroscience and political science.


May, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 class of ANDL graduates, Arielle Rabinowitz '14, Sophie Turnbull M.Ed. '14, & Yang Cai M.Ed '14!


March, 2014

Leah Somerville has received the 2014 Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions from the Association of Psychological Science (APS). She will receive the award at the 2014 APS meeting in May.



February, 2014

Erik Kastman, programmer and lab analyst extraordinaire, has won the highly prestigious Dean's Distinction Award in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. This award recognizes the highest-achieving FAS staff members, whose critical contributions and skillful collaboration have delivered outstanding results for the FAS in 2013. Erik will be recognized at a fancy reception at University Hall on March 6. Congratulations, Erik!

Undergraduate named Young Scholar

February, 2014

ANDL undergraduate Chiemeka Ezie will be attending the Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting as part of the prestigous Young Scholars program! Congratulations, Chiemeka and enjoy spending your spring break in Austin!