News & Events

April 27, 2017:

Congratulations to Quinasia Douglas for winning the College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Initiative Award!  This award will fund her research entitled: "Reactions to discrimination when it’s framed as in-group favoritism vs. out-group derogation."

March 28, 2017: Mowafak wins a Student Travel Award for the NetSci Conference at Indiana University. The conference fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in network science research across computer and information sciences, physics, mathematics, statistics, the life sciences, neuroscience, environmental sciences, social sciences, finance and business, arts and design.

March 18, 2017: Our team presents work on the neural prediction of support hubs at the Social Affective Neuroscience Conference


February 23, 2017: Sylvia visits Northwestern University and discusses her research with the Clinical Area


February 20, 2017: Congratulations to Mowafak Allaham and his team for winning first prize in Yale's Datahack competition! The competition involved solving data problems related to social network data.

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February 17, 2017:

Congratulations to Humza Khan for winning the Nancy Hirschberg Memorial Grant for Undergraduate Research! He was 1 of 3 undergraduate students to receive this award for excellent undergraduate research in the field of Psychology.

This award will fund his research entitled: "Mood and empathy: How mood induction procedures impact empathic responses."



January 27, 2017: Spring Party! 


January 20-22, 2017: The lab visits San Antonio, Texas for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference

December 6, 2016: Research assistants present all their fantastic work in the lab

November 30, 2016: Sylvia visits the beautiful campus of Loyola University and discusses her research in the Social Area Research Series


October 24, 2016: Sylvia presents new findings at Princeton University that relate trait characteristics, daily experiences, and neural responses to social network position


July 13, 2016: Josh and Mowafak join the lab


May 29, 2016: Rucha presents her poster on lay beliefs about perspective-taking at the Association for Psychological Science Convention

April 30, 2016: Monica Kullar and Ryan Carlson present posters at the Social Affective Neuroscience Conference


April 23, 2016: Sylvia & Rucha present their work and chat with collaborators at NSF Conference on Network Science in Economics

April 5, 2016:  Lab welcomes new research assistants & officially opens it's doors for data collection

January 4, 2016:  Sylvia arrives at UIC


February 8, 2016:  Rucha starts as lab manager