psychology

Amazing student: Madison Miracle

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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Through volunteer work and study abroad, Madison Miracle believes that medicine can be used as an agent of change and she’s already put that belief into practice. But that’s only the beginning for the senior majoring in biology and psychology:

The summer after my sophomore year, I was awarded a scholarship from the Honors International Scholar Program to study abroad and volunteer in Peru. As a part of the UGA en España Peru Medical Maymester, I learned medical Spanish while observing physicians in the Peruvian hospitals. One of the coolest things about this program was the fact...

Dean Tate Scholar Chantal Van Landeghem

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and was named the organization's 2016 Dean William Tate Scholar:

The Dean William Tate Scholar is an award given annually to an outstanding inductee of Phi Beta Kappa, having earned a perfect 4.0 in his or her field of study. Van Landeghem, a senior studying psychology, is Georgia's first-ever student-athlete to receive the award.

"Today means so much," Van Landeghem said. "I've always taken my academics very seriously and they've been a top priority for me. To be recognized for that...

Noted and Quoted, November 2016

Posted 1 year 8 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 8 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 9 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...

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