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Reuven Hanna, PhD

Assistant Professor College of Science and Humanities
Reuven Hanna, PhD
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7144
Room: 116 Beardsley Meeting House


Dr. Reuven M. Hanna joined Husson University as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in August 2022.  He holds a Ph.D.  (2019) from South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD) specializing in Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, and granted through a joint degree program between South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD) and the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine, Division of Basic Biomedical Science (Vermillion, SD). Prior to joining the Husson University faculty, Dr. Hanna completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in translational brain mapping within the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).

Dr. Hanna’s primary research interests are focused on understanding the intersections between neural maturation and in-group vs. out-group behavior. To better understand the neural bases for intergroup relations, he has used electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging along with minimal group paradigms. While the neuroscience of social cognition is Dr. Hanna’s passion, he has also used functional neuroimaging techniques along with neuropsychological behavioral testing to better understand fundamental questions about human cognition, such as object identification/ manipulation and the neural pathways associated with language.