Psychology Ph.D alums shine

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

And speaking of great work by our post-docs and graduate students, graduates of the Franklin College’s doctoral program in clinical psychology can be found in academic and clinical settings across the nation, and two recent alumni have been honored for their work by the American Psychological Association’s Society of Pediatric Psychology:

Laura Simons, who earned her PhD from UGA in 2006 and now an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, received the Routh Early-Career Award in Pediatric Psychology for her significant contributions to the field of pediatric psychology in...

UGA psychologists focus on Facebook

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

Social media tools have the perception of keeping us all connected, but we probably shouldn't dismiss the extent to which they are also self-serving, so says a new study:

New research from the University of Georgia finds what people may really "like" about social networking are themselves.


UGA Research News

Posted 6 years 2 months ago

The UGA Office of the Vice President for Research has released the Spring 2012issue of Research magazine with several articles detailing the work of Franklin faculty, including:

Harry and Jane Willson Professor in the Humanities Bill Kretzschmar, on his work in language variations and complex systems. Associate professor of psychology Adam Goodie on the nature of pathological gambling. Responding to climate change as a research priority at UGA, featuring the work of climatologists Marshall Shepherd and Tom Mote, among others. 

The whole issue is informative and well done,...

Psychology researchers focus on consequences of binge drinking

Posted 6 years 3 months ago

It's a perennial issue on college campuses nationwide, one with heavy effects on the health and saefty of students: Binge drinking.

A doctoral candidate from psychology has published findings that suggest patterns of binge drinking establish the environment for dangerous situations.

The study, recently published in the journal Violence and Victims, found that first-year female college students who drank four or more alcoholic drinks in one day at the start of the study were 33 percent more likely to be victims of a sexual assault in the following months. Women who drank four...

Pier Francesco Ferrari

Posted 6 years 5 months ago

From body language to actual words, we pick up signals and act (or simply behave) accordingly all the time. But how does this work? Psychologists, using new and emerging technology in brain imaging to study behaviorial process in primates, have made some startling discoveries over the last two decades.

What are mirror neurons? Pier Francesco Ferrari will visit campus the week of March 20 as a Willson Center Distingushed Lecturer and present his lecture, Mirror Neurons and the Emergence of a Social Mind in Primates on March 20 at 4 pm in room 102 of the Miller Learning Center...