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John Dovidio
Yale Psychology Professor to Address the Subtlety of Contemporary Racism in Lecture

John Dovidio, the Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology at Yale University, will present a lecture titled “The Subtlety of Contemporary Racism:  Implications for Intergroup Perceptions, Interaction, and Policy” on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 4:15 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Vaughan Publishes MATLAB Text

Jonathan Vaughan, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology, co-authored a revised computer programming text for behavioral scientists titled MATLAB for Behavioral Scientists, Second Edition. The book, written with David Rosenbaum and Brad Wyble of Penn State University, was recently published by Taylor & Paul/Routledge.  More ...

New Faculty Appointed for 2014-15

Patrick Reynolds, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2014-15 academic year, including six tenure-track appointments, 24 visiting professors and instructors, and three teaching fellows.  More ...

Alex Mitko '16, Katie Callahan '15, Hannah Zucker '15 and Christi Westlin '15.
Oh Say, Can You See? An Examination of Visual Attention

Scrutinizing the pages of Where’s Waldo?, searching for that pesky beanie and striped shirt, your brain is working hard to spot the elusive traveler. This summer, four students are examining various components of visual attention with Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List. Katie Callahan ’15, Christi Westlin ’15 and Alex Mitko ’16 are each working on one of the three elements of the study, “Visual Attention: Failures, Dynamics and Interaction with Auditory Attention,” and Hannah Zucker ’15 is doing an interdisciplinary project.  More ...

Quirk ’16, Rees ’16 and Arcot ’16 Study Defensive Self-Esteem

This summer, Abby Quirk ’16, Becca Rees ’16 and Rohan Arcot ’16, under the guidance of Associate Professor of Psychology Jen Borton, are researching defensive self-esteem and its effect on autobiographical memory.  More ...

Kayla Cody '15
Kayla Cody ’15 Conducting Mental Health Research With Boston Professor

“It's funny how the teacher usually ends up doing the most learning,” Kayla Cody ’15 admitted in regard to her time at the New England Center for Children (NECC). According to Cody, it was her time at the Center in the spring that solidified her passion for children and mental health. This summer, Cody is conducting research with Boston University Assistant Professor of Special Education Dr. Jennifer Green on mental health care services and treatment options for children in the U.S.  More ...

Kate Cieplicki '16, outside of her internship at the William Way Community Center in Philadelphia.
A World in Transition: Transgender Research and Advocacy in Philadelphia

In May, New York State Medicare updated its services to include sex reassignment surgery for diagnosed cases of gender dysphoria, the medical term for individuals suffering from a discrepancy between their birth sex and mental gender. Although civil rights for the LGBT community are more permissive than they ever have been, much reform is still needed for this community to experience equality. Kate Cieplicki ’16, a psychology and women’s studies double major, is working in Philadelphia this summer to advance support services for LGBT individuals.  More ...

Abigail Keim '15
Abigail Keim ’15 Interns at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Abigail Keim ’15, with support from the Dan Fielding ’07 Fund, is applying her interest in psychology by interning at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence this summer. The Center for Emotional Intelligence is a research laboratory at Yale University that examines, as Keim put it, “the extent to which emotional intelligence currently affects people’s actions, experiences, and relationships.”  More ...

Rachel Hirsch '15
Help Wanted: Rachel Hirsch ’15 Interns at Warner Music Group HR

Although some job seekers complain about having to complete lengthy applications and of delayed responses from employers, finding the right person for an available position is an involved process. This summer, Rachel Hirsch ’15, a psychology major and mathematics minor, is working as a recruiting intern with the Human Resources department at the Warner Music Group (WMG) in New York City. She found the internship online and received support through the Career Center from the Joseph F. Anderson ’44 internship fund.  More ...

Hobgood ’15 and DeVinney ’15 Research ADHD Symptomatology

Courtney Hobgood ’15 and Josh DeVinney ’15 are spending the summer researching ADHD symptomatology (the set of characteristics associated with ADHD) under the direction of Associate Professor of Psychology Tara McKee. Their research focuses on college students, using data collected by Professor McKee and Hamilton College.  More ...

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