Psychology Achievements

  • Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, presented the paper "What Aspects of Traits Correlate with Subjective Well-Being?" at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, in New Orleans on January 19.

  • Ken Abrams, Assistant Professor of Psychology, recently gave two invited talks at the University of Florence. The first was titled, "Empirically-Keyed and Factor-Analytic Methods of Personality Test Construction," and the second was titled, "Provoking Panic in the Laboratory: The Use of Respiratory Challenges to Study Why Smoking Promotes Panic Disorder."

  • Sarah Meerts, Assistant Professor of Psychology, recently gave an invited talk to the Biology Department at Wesleyan University titled "Sensory Contributions to the Display of Mating in Female Rats."

  • Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology and director of neuroscience, recently published an article, "Chasing sounds" in Behavioural Processes. It is available online now, and will soon be out in print. The article is the first publication of her tests  retracted findings by another animal cognitive psychologist.

  • Kara Sage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, published an article in the most recent issue of the journal Education Research and Perspectives. It is entitled "Exploring natural pedagogy in play with preschoolers: Cues parents use and relations among them."

  • Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, presented at the National Numeracy Network meeting at City University of New York, New York City, October 12 - 14. He presented two papers:  "The Art and Science of Developing Middle School Students' Interest in Thinking with Numbers," and "To Write Well, Reason Quantitatively; To Reason Quantitatively, Write Well."

  • Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, was invited to participate in the American Psychological Association's Science Leadership Conference. The Conference was held September 27 through 29 in Washington, D.C.

  • Julie Neiworth, Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience, was interviewed by USA Today about her latest research with students and the challenge of retesting retracted studies in science.

  • Julie Neiworth, Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience, was awarded an NIH AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) grant for $344,204.00 for the period July 15, 2012 through July 14, 2015. The title is "revisiting challenged findings to determine social and cognitive abilities in tamarins", and it was funded by the NICHD, under Award # R15HD072751.

  • Ken Abrams, Assistant Professor of Psychology, presented a poster co-authored by Emily Snyder '11 and Kelley Stevens '11, at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) annual convention titled "Does Nicotine Withdrawal Promote Panic? Findings From a Carbon Dioxide Rebreathing Challenge."

  • Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, presented the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Invited Address at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting in Chicago on May 4. His talk was titled "Psychological Literacy and its Dis-Contents." Lutsky also recently served as an external reviewer for the Department of Psychology at Creighton University.

  • Larry Wichlinski, Associate Professor of Psychology, was recently named to The Princeton Review's list of "The Best 300 Professors." The list covers all departments and fields represented at four-year institutions of higher education in the United States.