- July 13, 2012
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.
Kathleen Galotti, Professor of Cognitive Science, served as an invited external reviewer of the multidisciplinary Cognitive Science Program at Vassar College in April. Vassar College was the first undergraduate institution to offer this interdisciplinary program.
- April 16, 2012
Ken Abrams, Assistant Professor of Psychology, published a paper in the journal College Teaching titled "Student-designed public service announcement (PSA) videos to enhance motivation and engagement."
Ken Abrams, Assistant Professor of Psychology, gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, D.C. titled "Toward Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: A Sustainable Model of Inter-Institutional Collaboration." The presentation was part of an Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) sponsored symposium titled "Sustaining and Sustainable Collaboration: Making an Impact."
Neil Lutsky William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, gave an invited address to the annual Southeastern Teachers of Psychology conference held in Atlanta, February 23 through 25. His presentation was titled "Though This Be Madness, Yet There Is Method: Promoting Quantitative Reasoning in the Teaching of Psychology." In January he also presented a paper, "What's Luck Got to Do with It? Social Comparison May Account for Superstition's Effect on Performance," at the San Diego meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
- February 13, 2012
Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology and director of neuroscience, was interviewed on the radio as part of a show about awareness in primates. Click here to tune in to the recorded broadcast.
- January 30, 2012
Kathleen Galotti, Professor of Cognitive Science, recently served on a panel reviewing the Psychology Department at Oberlin College. Galotti also served as a panelist for the 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship program.
Ken Abrams, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Kelley Stevens '11 published a paper titled "The relation between premenstrual dysphoric disorder, panic attacks, and panic disorder" in Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 81. The paper represents an extension of the comps work completed by Kelley, who is first author
- November 21, 2011
Ken Abrams, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Kate Leger '10, Laura Schlosser '10, Anne Merrill '10, Molly Bresslour '10, and Avantika Jalan '10 published an article in Nicotine and Tobacco Research titled "Nicotine Withdrawal Exacerbates Fear Reactivity to CO2-Induced Bodily Sensations Among Smokers."