psychology

Amazing student: Makenzie Kitchens

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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International travel, study and service led senior double major (biology, psychology) Makenzie Kitchens toward finding her path:

UGA has provided me many opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences. I have had the privilege of being a part of the UGA cheerleading team for the last four years. We have traveled together as a team to many places to cheer on the Dawgs and represent our school. We cheer for several sporting events including football, basketball, gymnastics and volleyball. I also act as an ambassador for the university at various alumni and charity events....

Noted and quoted, January 2018

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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From the downside of smart phones to the promise of a 'super yeast' for biofuels to the creation a new island off the Georgia coast, Franklin faculty have been ready and willing to lend their expertise on the full range of issues and current events. A sample from this month:

Less smartphone time equals happier teenager, study suggests – article reference research by professor of psychology Keith Campbell in Los Angeles Times, India Today

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor J. Marshall Shepherd talks challenge of communicating science to public 16th annual...

New primate behavior study: perceiving kinetic energy

Posted 7 months 16 hours ago
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UGA behavioral scientists in the department of psychology Primate Behavior Laboratory led by Professor Dorothy Fragaszy have a long-established expertise in problem-solving, perception, manipulation, and skill learning in primates, particularly bearded capuchin monkeys of South America.

Now a new study published January 10 In the Royal Society journal, Biology Letters, presents new insights on tool making by the capuchins and how their methods might arise out of perceptual differences between monkeys and humans: 

“We examined the patterns of coordination of striking movement...

Researchers investigate personal hurricane evacuation decisions

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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An important question with relevance throughout our region is the focus of a new research collaboration: Why do some people living in the path of a major hurricane decide to evacuate while others stay put?

Prashant Doshi, a professor of computer science, and professor of psychology Adam Goodie are gathering information about residents in areas hit by hurricanes Irma and Harvey to learn more about how people make decisions in risky situations. This will ultimately help officials and emergency personnel better manage evacuations in the future.

"This research will improve our...

Noted and Quoted, November 2017

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty and students appeared in a wide variety of media during the month of November. A sample:

UGA studies how stress affects vaccine effectiveness – assistant professor of psychology Katherine Ehrlich quoted in the Red &Black

Study says public’s politics are correlated with climate change opinion. They shouldn’t be – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writes in his regular column at Forbes

Garnett S. Stokes appointed president of The University of New Mexico – UNM Newsroom, U.S. News & World Report, Missourian,...

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