Department of Psychology, Boston College

Lab Director: Elizabeth A. Kensinger, Ph.D.


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--News Archive--


July, 2013: We say goodbye to Brendan Murray and Hallze Zucker. We wish Brendan the best in his new role as research scientist/program manager in the private sector, and we wish Halle good luck in graduate school.

March, 2013: We have lots to celebrate:

--Brendan successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Murray!

-- Congrats to Halle on her receipt of an NSF graduate fellowship!

-- We welcome Sarah Scott to the laboratory. Sarah is a new Research Assistant and recent graduate from Bridgewater State University.

-- Prof. Kensinger has been promoted to Full Professor!

-- Kelly Bennion's abstract submission to the Sleep Research Society was selected for a merit-based trainee travel award. Congrats, Kelly!

-- Eric Allard has received a Poster Award from the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. Congrats, Eric!


May, 2012: We say goodbye to Anne Krendl and wish her the best in her new position as Asst. Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington!

March, 2012: Congratulations to Alisha Holland, who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation! This summer she will begin a postdoctoral fellowship with Lila Davachi and Kevin Ochsner.

January, 2012: Katherine Mickley Steinmetz will be joining Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Congratulations, Katherine!


July, 2011: Congratulations to Jill Waring on the successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation!

April, 2011: Elizabeth was presented with a Young Investigator Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society at their annual meeting.

March, 2011: Congratulations to Katherine Mickley Steinmetz on the successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation!

July, 2011: We thank Jenny Wong for her excellent work as our lab RA. Good luck in graduate school; enjoy UT Dallas!


August, 2010: Eric Allard and Anne Krendl join lab as postdoctoral fellows.

July, 2010: Halle Zucker joins as lab manager

May, 2010: Jenny Wong joins as research assistant

May, 2010: Elizabeth Kensinger receives the inaugural Janet Taylor Spence Award For Transformative Early Career Contributions at the Association for Psychological Science meeting in Boston.

September, 2010: Elizabeth Kensinger is the recipient of the 2010-2011 F.J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize, awarded biennially by the American Psychological Foundation.


August, 2009: Katherine Schmidt joined our laboratory as a full-time research assistant.

August, 2009: Elizabeth Kensinger was awarded the Springer Early Career Award from APA Division 20 on Adult Development and Aging


Elizabeth's book, Emotional Memory Across the Adult Lifespan, is published with Psychology Press.