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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 »

Former honor student presents Faculty Distinguished Lecture – Professor Cynthia Edwards

by March 15, 2018
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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 »

Passing of Emeritus Professors Catron and Dufort

by January 22, 2018
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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 »

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 »

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