Psychology Achievements

  • Sebastian, in group cage.
    was awarded an Independent Research Fellowship for her proposed research entitled the role of equity and fairness in the social behavior of cotton top tamarins . She will conduct this research with faculty sponsor Julie Neiworth during the summer of 2006.
  • was awarded an NIH AREA grant ($207,059). The grant, beginning March 1 2006 and continuing through 2009, will support student collaborators to conduct research with Julie on the perceptual processing of tamarin monkeys. Tamarins appear to be a good model of the perceptual problems experienced by autistic individuals. Further exploration of this topic may yield better diagnostic tests for aspects of autism, training programs to correct for some deficits, and a deeper understanding of how the brain evolved in connectivity and temporal binding to influence perceptual processing.

  • and Kevin Chapman, SCIC Coordinator, welcomed their new daughter, Catriona Elizabeth Chapman, on February 17.

  • was a panelist for the 2006 competition in Psychology for the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. This program will make awards to approximately 900 graduate students across all science fields to support three years of graduate study.
  • Seth Greenberg,

    January 30, 2006
    Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Psychology, was recently informed by the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Society that he has been approved for Fellow status in the APS, in recognition of his sustained outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological science.
  • Clark Ohnesorge

    January 10, 2006
    Clark Ohnesorge, visiting assistant professor of psychology, presented research with Nick Palmer, Justin Kalemkiarian & Anne Swenson (all undergraduates at Gustavus Adolphus College) entitled On the other hand: The concurrence effect and self-recognition at the 46th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Nov 10 - 13, in Toronto, Canada.
  • Seth Greenberg

    January 10, 2006
    Seth Greenberg, Chair of Psychology, presented research along with Albrecht Inhoff, Ulrich Weger, and Ralph Radach on Fixation position changes during fixations in reading at the 46th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Nov 10-13, 2005, in Toronto, Canada.
  • Julie Neiworth

    January 9, 2006
    was awarded support from the Roth Faculty Development Fund for a half-time summer research assistant for the summer of 2006 to help initiate studies to test whether monkeys respond cognitively in similar manners as do autistic children and adults.
  • Neil Lutsky

    January 9, 2006
    was awarded a Wallin fellowship for release for a term in 2006-7 to complete a textbook on personality psychology.
  • Neil Lutsky

    November 15, 2005
    Professor of Psychology, gave the invited keynote address at the annual meeting of the Iowa Teachers of Psychology in Pella, IA, November 4. His talk was entitled "Stop and Think."
  • Julie Neiworth

    November 15, 2005
    Professor of Psychology, presented research entitled "Number Discrimination in a New World Monkey Species: Assessment of Tamarins Across 3 Tasks, All Using a 2:1 Ratio" at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Nov 10-13, in Toronto, Canada. Student co-authors included Maren Sonstegard ('05), Alison Lewis ('05), Kate Whillock ('08), Aisha Kudura ('06), and Elizabeth Gray ('08).
  • Mija Van Der Wege

    September 28, 2005
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, will be appearing in six episodes of the upcoming PBS series Mental Engineering . The show features round table discussions in which comedians and academics dissect television commercials. It will air in the Twin Cities on channel 17, Saturdays at 9:00pm, starting Oct. 1.