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The Beacon Project announces a special colloquium series: April 17th and 18th

by April 6, 2018
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The Beacon Project announces an upcoming colloquium at Hanesbrand Theater in Winston-Salem, NC on Tuesday April 17th and Wednesday 18th, 2018. Registration is required (see link below). If you would like a copy of either of the author’s books, please stop by the Beacon Project Lab Room 419.   Speakers are: Read more »

We are saddened by the loss of our esteemed colleague and friend, Professor James Schirillo

by April 4, 2018
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  We are saddened to announce that James A. Schirillo, former professor of psychology, died March 31. The memorial will be at St.Annes Episcopal Church on Friday April 20 @1:00pm. Donations can be made to St Anne’s Episcopal Church or K B Reynolds Hospice Home.” Professor Schirillo joined Wake Forest’s psychology Read more »

Professor J.V. Petrocelli’s recent research highlighted in public and professional press

by March 26, 2018
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. As noted by the Wall Street Journal (March 19th:  See BS meter copied above) In the digital age, misinformation—from nonsense to lies—spreads faster than ever and is becoming an area of serious research Understanding the causes and consequences of B.S. is a recent theme in recent research conducted Read more »

Angelica Puzio (WFU MA, 2017) receives the Judith L. Gibbons Award

by March 15, 2018
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  Angelica Puzio (WFU MA, 2017) was recently awarded the Judith L. Gibbons Award for Research on Culture and Gender.  The award was presented  at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for  Cross-Cultural Research, February 21-21, 2018, in a symposium titled: Gender Socialization in Context: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Empowerment Read more »

Professors Jayawickreme and Masicampo recognized for excellence in teaching and research!!!

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We were thrilled to learn that two or our colleagues were honored at Convocation for their excellence in research and teaching. Professor Masicampo received the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching  and Dr. Jayawickreme received the Excellence in Research Award. Congratulations to Drs. Masicampo and Jayawickeme!

Former honor student presents Faculty Distinguished Lecture – Professor Cynthia Edwards

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Professor Cynthia Edwards, a former Honor student in psychology, presented the Faculty Distinguished Lecture at Meredith College earlier this year.  Her presentation was titled: “Mix Your Own Palette: The Power of Friendships to Color Your Future” in which she will present results from her longitudinal research program on the role Read more »

Professor Terry Blumenthal named APS Fellow

by February 8, 2018
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Professor Terry Blumenthal was recently recognized as a  Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.   “Fellow status is awarded to APS Members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service and/or application.” (APS website) Dr. Read more »

Wake Forest Fellows

by January 22, 2018
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    Nine seniors will remain in the Wake Forest campus community after graduation  as Wake Forest Fellows. Six of these nine new Fellows are Psychology majors or minors. They will work across the campus, including in the offices of the President, the Provost and the Dean of the College. Read more »

Passing of Emeritus Professors Catron and Dufort

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Two of the WFU Department of Psychology founding professors passed away in the past several months. Professor Emeritus David W. Catron came to Wake Forest University in 1963 in the Center for Psychological Services. He was a founding member of the department of psychology where he taught for 33 years. Read more »

Center for Open Science Workshop held at WFU, Department of Psychology

by November 14, 2017
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On Wednesday, October 4th, the department hosted the Openness and Reproducibility in Research Workshop.  Special  thanks to Dr. John F. Rauthmann for bringing this workshop to our department! Dr. Jennifer Freeman Smith from the Center for Open Science described the benefits of open and reproducible research practices, discussed  emerging incentives Read more »

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