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  • Julie Neiworth, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences and Psychology, together with alumnus Kate Wagner (psychology '2016), and current students Alexandria Carlsen (psychology 2017) and Sarah Min (biology 2018) presented their research on dimensional category shifting by toddlers, monkeys, and adults on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) annual national conference in Boston MA.

  • Julie Neiworth, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences and Psychology, published the article "Artificial grammar learning in cotton top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) in varying stimulus contexts" in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, with co-authors Justin London, professor of music and cognitive studies, Michael Flynn, professor of linguistics, and alumni Dee Dee Rupert (2011) and Owen Alldritt (2012). The article is available online March 9, 2017, and will be in print in the May issue of the journal.

  • Julie Neiworth, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences and Psychology, received a $430,950 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year research project to study the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In her project, Neiworth and undergraduate student researchers will collect cognitive and behavioral data from a troop of cotton-top tamarin monkeys. They hope to distinguish “natural” aging-related declines in learning and thinking from declines due to Alzheimer’s-like changes in the brain. In addition to working with up to 50 undergraduate researchers during summers, winter and spring breaks, and the three academic years covered by the grant, Neiworth will track beta amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, two major markers of AD, in monkeys post mortem.

  • Lydia Henderson, '2016, and Julie Neiworth, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences and Psychology presented the research "Evidence of Similar Reciprocity and Prosocial Behavior in Cotton Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and Adult Humans (Homo sapiens)" at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, November, 2016.
  • Simon presented at SSSP

    November 5, 2016

    Stefanie Simon, Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts, along with a recent graduate Jae Eun Lee '16, gave a talk titled "Can Reframing the Label Feminist Reduce its Stigma?" at the annual conference of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) on November 5th, 2016 at Asheville, NC.

  • Putnam published a paper

    October 7, 2016

    Adam Putnam, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, published a paper titled "Optimizing Learning in College: Tips from Cognitive Psychology" in Perspectives on Psychological Science with co-authors Victor W. Sungkhasettee and Henry L. Roediger, III in Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Meerts published a paper

    October 3, 2016

    Sarah Meerts, Assistant Professor of Psychology, along with Carleton student collaborators and co-authors Jin Hong Park '15 and Ria Sekhawat '17, recently published a paper titled "Sexual experience modulates partner preference and mPOA nitric oxide synthase in female rats" in Behavioral Neuroscience.

  • Abrams published a paper

    September 28, 2016

    Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, published a paper in the recently released Proceedings of the 2015 Symposium on Field Studies. The article was titled "Inducing 'Disorienting Dilemmas' through Visits to Psychiatric Institutions in Prague." The ACM sponsored symposium was held last July in Colorado Springs.

  • Sarah Meerts, Assistant Professor of Psychology, gave a talk titled "Experience and sensory input interact to affect mating behavior in female rats" at University of St. Thomas on September 23th.
  • Ken Abrams, Associate Professor of Psychology, co-led a workshop titled "Teaching Health Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges" with Erin Henshaw (Denison University) at the Health Psychology in the 21st Century conference sponsored by the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC) and held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachussets.
  • Stefanie Simon, Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts, along with a recent graduate Jae Eun Lee '16, gave a poster presentation titled "Can Reframing the Label Feminist Reduce its Stigma?" at the annual conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) on June 24th, 2016 at Minneapolis, MN.

  • Julie Neiworth, Professor of Psychology, shared the stage with moderators Richard Lewis, Psychology and Neuroscience, Pomona College and Andrew Ward, Psychology, Swarthmore, to lead a "Discussion of Teaching Introductory Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges" at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), May, 2016, in Boston, MA.

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