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Florence Robinson Neuroscience Award Winner Announced: Hope Peterson

by April 20, 2017

  We are happy to announce that the winner of the 2017 Florence Robinson Neuroscience Award, given each year to an outstanding Wake Forest student graduating with a minor in Neuroscience, is HOPE PETERSON. Congratulations Hope!! Hope is a Psychology Major working with Professor Blumenthal on a 5 year MA degree in Neuroscience. Hope Read more »

2017 ROBERT C. BECK EXCELLENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED: JESSICA JORDAN

by April 19, 2017

The WFU Psychology Department is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Robert C. Beck Excellence in Psychology Award.The winner is chosen on the basis of outstanding academic work, research experience, and community service. The winner will be honored at the May graduation Awards ceremony, will have her Read more »

David Funder, Ph. D. presents “Accuracy in Personality Judgment: A (Very) Long View”

by April 3, 2017
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WFU Psychology Colloquium series announces a presentation by David Funder, Ph.D., to be held in Greene 162 on Wednesday, April 12th. Professor Funder, a Distinguished Professor at University of California at Riverside, will discuss his influential research on the accuracy of personality judgments.  He is well known for this research and Read more »

Society for Research In Child Development announces support for March of Science

by March 28, 2017
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  PRESS RELEASE FROM SRCD:  As one of the largest international organizations focused on the Read more »

2017 Psychology Student Poster Session to be held in Chapel Hill

by March 1, 2017
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2017 PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT POSTER SESSION Saturday, April 29th – The Friday Center – Chapel Hill    To Submit An Abstract For Review & Acceptance – Deadline Wednesday, March 22nd   Please let Graduate & Undergraduate Students Know The annual psychology student poster session will be Saturday, Read more »

Inside WFU | Proposals funded (Reprint from Inside WFU)

by February 20, 2017

Proposals funded: Katula, Jayawickreme, RejeskiFebruary 20th, 2017 | Faculty News Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, who proposal entitled “HELP DI II” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by ((subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences. Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, Read more »

Sharing Opinions: What our professional organizations say about current political policies

by February 8, 2017
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As professors, educators, and social scientists, we DO believe that knowledge is power; that information is liberating; and that education is the premise of progress. In that spirit, as a faculty we decided to share the opinions and positions of the professional organizations to which members of our department belong Read more »

Studying the Morally Exceptional: The Beacon Project Announces Young Scholar Awards

by February 7, 2017

  The Beacon Project at Wake Forest University, with the help of a generous grant from The Templeton Religion Trust, welcomed proposals for three funding initiatives in the fields of Psychology, Philosophy and Theology. The project aims to support young scholars working on the study of moral exceptionality, who Read more »

“If Children Won Lotteries….” Professor Lisa Kiang ‘s latest research on materialism and gratitude

by February 6, 2017

How does materialism and gratitude affect children’s spending preferences?   Professor Kiang discussed her research on this topic in her recent blog posted on Consumerism  #Real World Research Emerald Publishing      See:  “If children won lotteries….” One child’s response to what they would do if they won a million dollars was: “Buy a HUGE Read more »

Can we grow through adversity? Update on Pathways to Character Project

by February 2, 2017
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 The Pathways to Character Project anticipates funding $2 million in research during 2017.  Their website is now  Read more »

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