psychology

Noted and Quoted, November 2016

Posted 1 year 5 months ago
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Research, opinion and more put Franklin College faculty and students in print and pixels around the world in November. A sample of the great work by our colleagues:

Chimps and bonobos had flings—and swapped genes—in the past (Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics Michael Arnold) – Science Magazine

When does skepticism become bias in science? Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in his regular column in Forbes

Do Facts Matter Anymore? Communications Studies professor Edward Panetta quoted extensively in an AJC column...

Researchers investigate how plant compounds affect brain activity

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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The power of technology is one thing, but novel uses of great tools to investigate complex questions is connecting researchers with new insights, like this new study from the department of psychology:

The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia. The research from the department of psychology is the first to use fMRI technology to investigate how levels of those compounds affect brain activity and showed that study participants with lower...

Amazing student: David Newton

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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Majoring in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry, the senior from Augusta has put the focus of his UGA experience on research, interning and community volunteering as he prepares for medical school:

My time at UGA could be characterized as a humbling yet exhilarating work in progress. I’ve had some of the most incredible experiences in my life, and the people I’ve met here have been even more incredible. Many of these friends have been featured on this page, and I am honored to be counted among them. Any successes I’ve had in college can be attributed to these students...

Noted and Quoted, October 2016

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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New research, stormy weather and narcissism were some of the headlines featuring Franklin faculty during October, among many others. A sampling of the many media stories:

Could You Spell that for Me, Please? Psychology professor W. Keith Campbell quoted in a San Diego State University News story on unique American bay names

Can familiarity build trust? A white cop moves into black Atlanta neighborhood. Geography professor Steven Holloway quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

UGA debate guru: Donald Trump faltered, Hillary Clinton didn't –  Communications Studies...

Noted and Quoted, September 2016

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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Research and expertise of Franklin faculty members mentioned widely in the media in September (plus a few notable examples from August):

University researchers discover remains of 16th century Spanish fort associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson mentioned in multiple outlets – R&B, Beaufort Gazette, The Atlantic, Kokomo Tribune, ABH, Ancient Origins

HyperSolar names chemistry professor John Stickney as scientific advisor – Yahoo! Finance

Sky-high temperatures inside "bounce houses" pose health risk (articles quote geography professors Andrew Grundstein...

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