Dr. Smiler’s Recent Book Featured in the Atlantic

by on December 4, 2012


Growth Initiative Project

by on October 30, 2012

The Growth Initiative seeks to understand how adverse life events can lead to positive behavioral and cognitive changes. We intend to uncover the scope of this growth, and the factors that limit growth. This research program is based at Wake Forest University and the University of Pennsylvania and made possible through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Article in Wake Forest News featuring The Growth Initiative:  http://news.wfu.edu/2012/10/23/overcoming-adversity/

Dr. Jayawickreme Leads Research on Growth Following Traumatic Events

by on October 24, 2012


Brett Major Wins 1st Place at SSSP

by on October 18, 2012

Congratulations to Brett Major, who won 1st place for his poster, The additive effects of positive emotions and cognitive reappraisal on the regulation of negative emotions at the meetings of the Society for Southeastern Social Psychologists in Gainesville, FL (October 12-13, 2012).  Christian Waugh was 2nd author.

Dr. Buchanan Begins Term as Associate Dean for Academic Advising

by on August 27, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Christy Buchanan as she begins her term as Associate Dean for Academic Advising.

Dr. Blumenthal is President-Elect of the Society for Psychophysiological Research

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Terry BlumenthalCongratulations to Dr. Terry Blumenthal on being the President-Elect for the Society for Psychophysiological Research. 

Dr. Best Named Editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

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Deborah BestCongratulations to Dr. Deborah Best on being named editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

9/12 Barbara Fredrickson, Colloquium Speaker

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As part of the Fall 2012 Colloquium series, Barbara Fredrickson will be our speaker. 

More information to follow.

9/20 Joshua Clarkson, Colloquium Speaker

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Joshua Clarkson

University of Cincinnati
Lindner College of Business

“Expectations of mental restoration and the emergence of spontaneous resource replenishment”


DATE: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Greene Hall 162

Please call Janice Jennings at (336) 758-5424
prior to the event if you have any questions
or special needs.

11/14 Richard Tedeschi, Colloquium Speaker

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As part of the Fall 2012 Colloquium series, Richard Tedeschi will be our speaker. 

More information to follow.