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Dr. Robert Latzman featured on public radio's The Academic Minute

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Summer 2014 Psychology Newsletter online

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Dr. Rob Latzman and Dr. Bill Hopkins examine the structure of primate personality

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Annual student awards announced

Through generous support from gifts made by donors, the psychology department recognizes outstanding graduate and undergraduate student achievements in research, teaching, and service

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Psychology researchers Elliott Albers, Michael Beran, Sarah Brosnan, Bill Hopkins, Tricia King, Diana Robins and others study positive emotions and prosocial behavior

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You're getting warmer! Psychology instructor and LRC Senior Research Scientist Charles Menzel studies chimpanzees' use of gesture

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Psychology major Samee Muhammad receives Nell Hamilton Trotter Student Leadership Award

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Distinguished University Professor Rose Sevcik delivers final lecture of Centennial Lecture Series

Developing Symbols - From Communicating to Reading and Calculating

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Winter 2013 Newsletter available

Message from the Chair; PURC 2013; Why give? Signature experiences; Did you know?; Recent PhD recipients; Where are they now?

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Student scholars discuss psychological science at the 13th Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)

Program also features keynote address by Professor Deborah Jones (University North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

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Audrey Parrish and Dr. Michael Beran explore chimpanzees' perceptions of food amounts

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Psychology researchers in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience receive grant to study prosocial behavior and positive emotions

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Dr. Tricia King and Ryan Brewster study effects of childhood brain injury

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Summer 2013 Newsletter available

Message from the Chair; Outstanding Diversity Teaching; Psychology Pipeline Project; "Faces Recognitions"; Student Research Spotlight; Psychology Tutoring Centers

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Outstanding Diversity Teaching highlighted at 2013 Psychology Recognition Reception

Professor Kelly Lewis delivers Outstanding Diversity Teaching Lecture; Professor Lindsey Cohen named the 2013 Outstanding Diversity Teaching Award recipient

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Psychology faculty promoted for 2013 academic year

Recognizing excellence in the various aspects of each faculty member's workload

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Dr. Marika Lamoreaux receives 2013 GSU Instructional Innovation Award

Recognition highlights her success in developing two psychology department tutoring centers

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UPC and DC initiate the Psychology Pipeline Project

Helping psychology majors prepare for success in subsequent graduate study

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Psychology professors Lisa Armistead and Rose Sevcik named Distinguished University Professors

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2013 Student Awards Announced

The Graduate Program Committee, Undergraduate Awards Committee, and the Clinical Graduate Program are pleased to announce Psychology Student Award recipients for 2013.

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Call for Nominations: 2013 Student Awards

Nominations must be received by February 1, 2013

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Lauren Stites and Dr. Şeyda Özçalışkan study children's understanding of metaphors

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Winter 2012 Psychology Newsletter available online

Message from the Chair; Impact through Discovery (first-authored publications by graduate students); Impact through Service; Impact through Education and Training (PURC2012, Graduations with Distinction); Impact through Giving; Congratulations!

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Dr. John Peterson studies health disparities of men who have sex with men

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Dr. Dominic Parrott receives $2.6m grant to study alcohol-attention-violence interaction

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2012 Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference a success

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Psychology celebrates Community Psychology Doctoral Program's 30th anniversary

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Summer 2012 Psychology Newsletter available online

Message from the Chair; Clinical Program Accreditation Renewed; In Search Of.....and Found; YOU Make It Possible; PURC'2011; Awards & Honors; Your Gifts at Work: Student Research Focus

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Professors Morris, Robins and King receive grant to study developmental disorder

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Dr. Kelly Lewis honored with 2012 Outstanding Diversity Teaching Award

Award recognizes a full-time regular faculty member in the Psychology Department for outstanding achievement in serving the department's diverse student body in classroom teaching, mentoring, and curricular innovation.

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Clinical psychology doctoral program recognized

American Psychological Association renews accreditation for PhD program in clinical psychology

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Psychology alumnus Stephen Garber (MA, 1972; PhD, 1974) recognized by COAS with Outstanding Alumni Award

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Psychology faculty members Sarah Brosnan and Christopher Goode honored by COAS

College of Arts and Sciences recognizes psychology faculty with Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and Outstanding Teaching Award

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Psychology students awarded grants

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Psychology well represented at the 2012 Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

Psychology students presented 35 posters at the annual GSURC, including "A new scheme for annotating contextual semantic cues to word meaning" by Elizabeth Dlouhy, Theresa Maglio, and Jonathan McNair (faculty mentors = Gwen Frishkoff and Scott Crossley) which was recognized with the 2nd-place poster presentation.

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Psychology approved for two new Second Century Initiative (2CI) cluster hires

Psychology researchers partner with faculty in other departments to produce two of the six 2CI proposals that were selected in the third round of awards

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Psychology doctoral student examines gambling by nonhuman primates

Funded by an American Psychological Association Dissertation Grant, Darby Proctor investigates whether chimpanzees and monkeys, like many humans, will risk valuable incentives for bigger payouts.

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Graduate students honored with 2012 departmental awards

Generous contributions to the psychology department make it possible to recognize the outstanding contributions of some of our students.

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Annual call for nominations for student awards

The deadline for nomination is Wednesday, 1-February-12.

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Drs. Brosnan, Beran and Wilson find that monkeys cooperate in decision making too

Humans not unique in ability to work with others in decision-making tasks, researchers find

 

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Dr. Kelly Lewis studies the reasons people bleach skin despite the health risks

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Psychology Department Summer 2011 Newsletter

Message from the Chair; Welcome to new faculty; Professor Jackson retires; New Diversity Teaching Award; GSU Commits to Psychology Growth; 2011 Student Award Recipients & Spotlight; The World as Our Classroom; Back to Kell Hall; Your Gifts to Psychology at Work

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Professor Julia Perilla honored with invitation from Vice President

Vice President Joseph Biden to host reception to mark anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

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GSU researchers recognized by JSLHR

Department of Psychology scientists Mary Ann Romski, Rose Sevcik, Lauren Adamson, Ashlyn Smith, Mike Barker, and Roger Bakeman receive 2010 JSLHR Editor's Award.

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Lisa Heimbauer, Dr. Michael Owren & Dr. Michael Beran investigate speech comprehension by a chimpanzee

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Kate Talbot and Dr. Sarah Brosnan examine the evolution of cooperation and inequity in primates

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Dr. Julia Perilla receives the 2011 Carl V. Patton President's Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award for Community Service and Social Action

Students and colleagues nominate noted clinical-community psychologist for recognition

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Psychology announces recipients of 2011 student awards

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Dr. Rose Sevcik receives 2011 Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award from College of Arts and Sciences

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Following the group: Chimpanzees show conformity to peer behavior

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Researchers examine how primates and humans cooperate to gain rewards

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Department of Psychology welcomes new chair

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Department of Psychology a partner in three of the eight new research proposals awarded by Georgia State under the Second Century Initiative

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Positive parent-child relationships lead to better outcomes for adopted children

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Language Research Center researchers receive NIH and NSF grants to study metacognition

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Heterosexual men more likely to be aggressive towards LGBT individuals while intoxicated

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Dr. Seyda Özçaliskan find first evidence of a sex difference in language in early gesture

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Psychology department a partner in $6.7 million grant for research center in health disparities, awarded to Georgia State

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Dr. Erin Tone receives grant to help better investigate PTSD in youth

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Dr. Sarah Brosnan receives Dean's Annual Faculty Fund inaugural award

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Professors Lisa Armistead and Sarah Cook help in aiding South Africa's youth and parents to talk about HIV/AIDS

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Psychology students aid farm workers in south Georgia

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Department of Psychology announces recipients of student awards

Generous gifts by doners make it possible to recognize outstanding students for their achievements.
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Jim Emshoff (Associate Professor Emeritus) helps pathological gamblers

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Sarah Brosnan featured in NSF-sponsored video

The National Science Foundation spotlights projects funded by the agency, including two projects directed by Assistant Professor Sarah Brosnan.
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9th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference a success

Dr. Laura Namy's (Emory University) keynote address highlights "Language and Literacy" theme of spring undergraduate research conference
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Lindsey Cohen recognized with GSU Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award

Dr. Lindsey Cohen, recipient of the Georgia State University Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award for 2009, discusses his research on pediatric health psychology.
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Psychologists to study prospective memory at LRC

Senior Research Scientist Michael Beran leads team of investigators who received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore prospective memory in humans and nonhuman primates.
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Psychology professor Tim Bartness receives MERIT award

Professor Tim Bartness (Biology, Psychology, and Neuroscience) has received a prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases. More >>>

Researchers find differences in how adolescent girls’ and boys’ brains react to peer interaction

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Exploring reactions to inequality

Georgia State Psychology Department's Sarah Brosnan receives NSF CAREER award to study the reactions to unequal rewards

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Cops who multitaks well less likely to shoot unarmed persons when threatened

ATLANTA – In the midst of life-threatening situations requiring split-second decisions, police officers with a higher ability to multitask are less likely to shoot unarmed persons when feeling threatened during video simulations, a new Georgia State University study suggests.

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Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging to expand brain, mind research

ATLANTA – Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are opening a new center that will provide researchers around Atlanta with a dedicated magnetic resonance imaging scanner to further study into the mysteries of the brain and mind.

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Georgia State undergrads honored for research, adding to knowledge

For anthropology major Monica Ponce, her research into the diet of our ancient human relatives using dental analysis was more than just an exploration into an interest. It was a booster of confidence that will help her in her future academic career.

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State, university to promote problem gambling awareness

ATLANTA – For most, gambling can be harmless entertainment. But for others, gambling is a problem that affects their financial well-being, their jobs, and their relationships.

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American Psychological Association honors Georgia State emeritus

Luciano L’Abate, professor emeritus of psychology, has been honored by the American Psychological Association for his work designing interactive exercises for mental health patients. He will accept the 2009 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Research at the association’s convention this August.

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Psychological hazards: Toxic waste spills damage mind as well as body

The cooling towers of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station stand just visible in the distance from the Penn State Harrisburg campus where Marci Culley earned a Master of Community Psychology degree.

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University funds initiatives in arts and in language and literacy

Arts and Sciences departments will play key roles in two major new initiatives recently announced at Georgia State. Beginning in July 2008, the university will provide funding for “Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy” and “Internationalization of the Arts at Georgia State University” areas of focus programs based in A&S.

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