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Lasell Cognition and Aging Lab
Lab Director: Zane Zheng, Ph.D.
08/2023 - Professor Zheng is the recipient of the 2022-23 Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award from Psi Chi.
This international award is the highest honor Psi Chi bestows on an advisor.
03/2023 - Professor Zheng has been awarded an APA Board of Educational Affairs Grant to organize a conference on
teaching research ("Teaching Research Excellence: Education, Strategies, & Practices").
10/2022 - Psi Chi Lasell Chapter has been awarded a Chapter Activity Grant to organize a community event ("Stress
Strategies") for helping students manage their stress with the power of psychology.
08/2022 - Psi Chi Lasell Chapter has received a Model Chapter Award from Psi Chi, being one of the 28 chapters out
of all 1,150 chapters to achieve the Model Chapter status this year.
07/2022 - Professor Zheng is a recipient of the 2021-22 Unrestricted Faculty Travel Grants from Psi Chi.
07/2022 - Professor Zheng is a recipient of the 2022 APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists/National
Register of Health Service Psychologists Convention Travel Grant.
06/2022 - Professor Zheng is a recipient of the Action Teaching Grant from Society for the Psychological Study of
Social Issues , for his project titled "Exploring a PERFECT model to reduce ageism".
03/2022 - Professor Zheng is a recipient of the Instructional Resource Grant from APA Division 2 Society for the
Teaching of Psychology, for his project titled "A Relevance-centered Instructional Framework Based on a
Four-phase Model of Interest Development in Learning".
03/2022 - Professor Zheng has been awarded a Packard Grant to conduct a research project on the sense of body
12/2021 - Professor Zheng has been awarded a Provost Grant In Time to continue his research on the link between
social media and psychological well-being.
12/2020 - Professor Zheng is a recipient of an APA CABE Teaching Resources Award for his proposal titled "An
adaptive and student-centered teaching framework for Neuroscience courses based on real-life
10/2020 - Psi Chi Lasell Chapter, of which Professor Zheng is the Faculty Advisor, has been awarded a Psi Chi
Model Chapter Award.
08/2020 - Professor Zheng was invited to speak to Lasell Village residents about age-related cognitive changes
@Lasell Morning Show.
05/2020 - Our lab members, Skye Bouffard & Deanna Giglio have received the Social Science Departmental
Award for Distinction in Research. Congrats!
08/2019 - Professor Zheng was the invited speaker for the Lasell Presidential Speaker Series on December 12, 2019.
08/2019- Professor Zheng has received an APA Early Career Achievement Award.
05/2019 - Professor Zheng has joined Psi Chi's NICE (Network for International Collaborative Exchange) committee
and Psi Chi's Evaluator Team.
09/2018 - Professor Zheng has received a Teacher/Scholar Travel Award from the Society for Personality and Social
Psychology (SPSP) to present his research at the 2019 Annual Convention.
04/2018 - Our lab member, Chavelyn Santana, has received the Social Science Departmental Award for
Distinction in Research. Congrats!
05/2017 - Professor Zheng has received an APA International Conference Award to present his research in
Sweden this summer.
05/2017 - Our lab member, Samira Fahey, has received the Social Science Departmental Award for Distinction in
04/2017 - Our lab member, Lauren Hill, was accepted into the Masters program in Psychology at SUNY Stony
Brook, her hometown school. Congrats!
02/2017 - Our lab member, Samira Fahey, was accepted into the graduate program in Mental Health Counseling
at Boston College. Congrats!
01/2017 - Our lab alum, Madelyn Torres, was accepted into the MSW/MPH dual graduate program at Boston
12/2016 - Professor Zheng has received an Early Career Travel Grant by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
12/2016 - Professor Zheng discusses his Cognition and Aging Lab on Leaves. See the article here.
11/2016 - Samira Fahey presented her poster at 2016 Psychonomic Society Meeting! See some photos here.
09/2016 - Brianna Gillette and Olivia Sroka have joined the lab as Lab Manager and Research Assistant
07/2016 - Our lab alum, Mad Torres, is now the Lab Manager at USF, after working as Research Assistant at both
UC Berkeley and UCSF. Congrats!
07/2016 - Professor Zheng was invited to share his views on the field of Neuropsychology at CareersInPsychology.org
(See full interview here)
05/2016 - Our lab members, Lyndsey, Christine and Jackie presented their posters at APS conference and had
great fun in Chicago! See some photos here.
04/2016 - Professor Zheng has received a Packard grant to continue his research on self-consciousness.
09/2015 - Professor Zheng has started his 2nd term as the Faculty Fellow at Fuss Center for Aging.
05/2015 - Our lab member, Beatrice, has received the 2nd poster award at Massachusetts Gerontology Association
Annual Convention. Congrats!
10/2014 - Professor Zheng's research on voice perception was featured in the Belgian newspaper De Standaard (see
the article here).
05/2014 - Professor Zheng has received a Packard grant to study body perception and awareness.