psychology

Noted and Quoted, October 2016

Posted 1 year 9 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 10 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...

The power of mnemonics

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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While it may not ring with the poetry of 'memory,' mnemonics represent the patterns and associations that allow us to remember - and learn - and will be the topic of what sounds like a fascinating presentation this afternoon, sponsored by the department of psychology and CTL:

Henry L. Roediger III, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, will provide a quick history of interest in mnemonics and then discuss modern research. He will discuss the usual processes involved in mnemonic training and how these processes support the validity of...

Noted and Quoted, summer 2016

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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Expert voices and new research had Franklin faculty featured in the media on a range of subjects from climate change to the 'love hormone' to the discovery of a Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast. A sampling (only through July!):

Just a few more bites: Defining moderation varies by individual, study finds (Michelle vanDellen, psychology) – ScienceDaily

You can't lose weight with moderate eating – Times of India

Study reveals that eating "in moderation" is a fool's errand– Huffington Post

Eating in moderation varies by individual – Science 2.0

The...

Advancing Neuroscience

Posted 1 year 12 months ago
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Brain Trust - Unlocking the mysteries of the mind - in the current Research magazine provides an expansive take on the breadth of neuroscience research at UGA:

If the history of science has taught us anything, it is that transformational discoveries—influential findings that result in society-wide applications—are built upon a foundation of basic research. That’s a lesson well learned by neuroscientists at UGA, who recognize that we cannot understand something as complex as the brain without first identifying and characterizing its fundamental components.

“A great deal of the...

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