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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

17th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Day

by January 20, 2017

The Graduate School’s 17th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Day will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at The Wake Forest Biotech Place Conference Center, 575 N. Patterson Avenue. Form of the Submission Students and postdocs must be the primary producer of the work being presented. Posters that have already been presented at conferences Read more »

Welcome back message for a new semester

by January 10, 2017
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  January, 2017   Dear Psychology Students, The Department of Psychology sends you warm wishes for a Happy New Year and looks forward to sharing a productive and creative new semester.   At this time of beginnings, we are writing to reaffirm to you our collective commitment to the University’s Read more »

Professor Best’s advice on parenting: Explaining Trump and Santa Claus

by December 7, 2016
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  November and December, 2016.  As an expert in child development, Professor Deborah Best  is often asked by the media to comment on topics related to children and families. In the last couple of weeks, requests have centered on how to talk to children about the two men Read more »

Edward R. Hirt, Ph.D. presents on Replenishing Depleted Resources

by November 15, 2016
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      Nov 9, 2016.  Professor Edward R. Hirt’s presentation on Counteracting Depletion: Adventures in resource replenishing  was an especially appropriate colloquium topic for the day following a late night of presidential election coverage!  Professor  Hirt, from the  Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, presented his Read more »

Homecoming breakfast held to thank the Gigler family

by November 3, 2016
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      Saturday, Oct 29.   Homecoming weekend provided an opportunity for the Psychology Department to express our gratitude to Joe and Carol Gigler for their generosity in establishing the John R. Jombock Academic Fund in Psychology, named for Carol’s father.  Mr. and Mrs. Gigler have three children, Kati Read more »

Former Psychology MA Student receives Early Career Award in Clinical Neuropsychology

by November 1, 2016
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Benjamin D. Hill, Ph.D. October,  2016. We are proud to announce that Benjamin Hill, Ph.D. recently received the National Academy of Neuropsychology (2016)  Early Career Service Award for contributions to clinical Neuropsychology.  Ben received his M.A. degree in psychology in 2003; Professor Terry Blumenthal supervised his thesis work.( For publication Read more »

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