The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences celebrated its new name with a zombie-themed event on Friday, October 20, 2017. Special thanks to our Department Head, Dr. Heather Lench, for lending her home and to the faculty, staff and grad students that attended. It was a great time had by all! Happy Halloween!
Archives for October 2017
Jingji Jin successfully defended her dissertation on the 19th of October. Her dissertation was titled “Neural circuits underlying contextual regulation of fear memory retrieval”. Her dissertation chair was Steve Maren. Congratulations, Dr. Jin!
Inchul Cho successfully defended his dissertation on the 28th of September. His dissertation was titled “Adopting a supervisor’s perspective to increase self-supervisor agreement in work performance ratings: The role of performance dimensions and culture”. His dissertation chair was Stephanie Payne and his dissertation committee included Winfred Arthur, Jr., Chris Berry (now at Indiana University), and […]
Previous research in terror management theory has shown that people attempt to protect themselves from the awareness of their eventual death by engaging in activities that provide “viable pathways to symbolic (e.g., culturally valued achievements) or literal (e.g., religious afterlife) immortality.” In other words, many people use personal goals to shelter themselves from the idea […]
Congratulations to Dr. Vani Mathur who has received the American Pain Society’s Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant for her project, “Social Mechanisms of Psychophysical Pain Disparities.”
Congratulations to Samantha January on earning The Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 Conference on Organizational Commitment at the Ohio State University. Sam collaborated with Dr. Mindy Bergman on a paper entitled “Exploring the Antecedents of Organizational Commitment Profiles: The Roles of Psychological Need Satisfaction and Organizational Experiences” and presented this paper on October […]
Congratulations to Dr. Adrienne Carter-Sowell who has been selected to serve on the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). This organization was founded in 1938 and historically brings together researchers to address a wide array of social problems. The Twelve SPSSI Council members represent a range of broad-based interests and concerns of […]
Congratulations to Dr. Steve Maren who has been named as a new member of the Scientific Council to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. As the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research, members of the Foundation’s voluntary Scientific Council review 1,200 grant applications each year and award grants to support scientists conducting cutting-edge […]
Several of our students have recently been selected for presentations and conference awards. These awards are usually highly competitive and a review committee selects the strongest applicants. Congratulations! Hannah Kim received a travel award to present her research at the 2017 Object Perception, Attention, and Memory conference Andrea Haugen will present her work at the […]
We are very pleased to announce that our department is now the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Over the last 30 years, the field of psychology as a whole has changed and those changes are reflected in the current research and teaching activities in the Department. The development of noninvasive technology that measures human […]