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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 Kiang’s Article Featured in AAJP

by December 9, 2016
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  December, 2016.  Professor Lisa Kiang’s article titled, “Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2015,” has been selected as the Feature Article of the December 2016 issue of Asian American Journal of Psychology.  AAJP is  the official publication of the Asian American Psychological Association and is dedicated to research, 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 »

Former MA student Erika Carlson receives 2017 Sage Young Scholar Award

by November 28, 2016
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November 27. The Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology http://www.foundationpsp.org/ recently announced that  Erika Carlson, Ph, D. is among the recipients of the 2017 Sage Young Scholar Award. Sponsored by Sage Publications, these highly competitive awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of talented young scholars in personality and social psychology.  Erika Carlson Read more »

Highlights: Faculty Invited Presentations

by November 17, 2016
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  November, 2016  Professor Lara Kammrath presents social support research at  Harvard symposium: “Ego Networks in the Era of Network Science”   The purpose of the conference was to bring together researchers who study ego networks, which are the personal social networks of individuals. The speakers 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 »

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Awards

by November 8, 2016
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November 4-5. This weekend, two former WFU graduate students – Ashley Hawkins (’12) and Kassidy Velasquez (’16) – received research awards at the 38th annual meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists held in Asheville, NC. SSSP conference Ashley is the current research manager for the Beacon Project at 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 »

Beacon Project Receives Award

by October 18, 2016

The WFU Office Of Research and Sponsored Programs recently recognized members of the Beacon Project Team for their $3.9 million dollar grant  from the Templeton Foundation,. The Beacon Project grant is among the largest ever received for social science research at WFU.  The ORSP award recognizes those who received funding Read more »

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