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Special Beacon Project Colloquium: “How do Moral Beacons Foster Community?”

by April 28, 2018

  Do moral beacons enable people to work across differences that exist across different communities (as moral beacons such as Martin Luther King Jr. did), or does the current climate mean that our silo-ed communities are doomed to have their own moral beacons? Can “moral beacons” foster positive societal Read more »

A Stellar Spring for Professor R. Michael Furr

by April 27, 2018
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  Professor  Furr was on research leave this spring, but he has been VERY busy, indeed!     The semester began with the release of the 3rd edition of his book:  PSYCHOMETRICS. In this text, he takes a “meaning approach” to concepts,  rather than a  “how to” handbook. He Read more »

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 »

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

by March 15, 2018
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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!

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 »

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 »

Our new Assistant Teaching Professor: Dr. Melissa Masicampo

by September 10, 2017
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We are happy to welcome Dr. Melissa Masicampo in her new role as a full time Assistant Teaching Professor in the Psychology Department!   Did you know that …….Dr. Masicampo studied psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where she was first introduced to the field of Read more »

The Beacon Project Calls for Participant Applications for Seminar, 2018

by August 15, 2017
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The Beacon Project will host a seminar on Character and the Morally Exceptional in June, 2018. Below, find dates and details provided by The Beacon Project team. Read more about this project in a recent Wake Forest News article: http://news.wfu.edu/2017/05/23/good-finding-beacon-moral-growth/ Beacon Project Summer Seminar: “Character and the Read more »

MICHELLE FRANCIS WINS 2017 MELSON OUTSTANDING MASTERS STUDENT AWARD!

by May 1, 2017
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We are excited to announce that Michelle Francis, a second year graduate student in the WFU Psychology Department, is the recipient of the 2017 Melson Outstanding Masters Student Award for 2017. CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle and to her thesis advisor, Dr. Lara Kammrath. Michelle will receive this award during the Read more »

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 »

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