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DATA News: December 2016


Administrative Updates & Announcements

We are pleased to welcome a new staff member to our Central Office – Siobhan Swiderski. Siobhan is replacing Marina McCuskey, who is now working with the Chair’s Office. Stop by when you can, and help us welcome Siobhan to the Department!

Awards & Accomplishments

As part of the "Give to the Max 2016" campaign, Professor Mark Snyder, McKnight Presidential Chair in Psychology, was interviewed for Access Minnesota (a program aired on radio stations across the state) on the psychology of giving and volunteering. Here’s a link to the interview.

Professor Bob Krueger was named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2016, in the field of Psychiatry/Psychology. "A Guide to Data Analysis in R Commander", by Viann Nguyen-Feng and Mark A. Stellmack is available for free at stellmack.psych.umn.edu. R Commander is a point-and-click interface to the R programming language that is comparable in functionality to SPSS. This guide provides instructions for downloading and installing R Commander and for performing basic statistical analyses. It is aimed at those who have completed an introductory statistics course, but it is intended to serve as a general-purpose reference for those looking to quickly navigate the quirks of R Commander.


Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduate!

Joseph Vitriol
Area: Social
Advisors: Mark Snyder and Eugene Borgida
Dissertation: The (In)egalitarian Self: On the Motivated Rejection of Implicit Racial Bias

Publish Date: 
December 1, 2016



Monica Luciana
N210 EltH - 625-7873

Patricia Frazier
Associate Chair
N571 EltH - 625-6863

Jonathan Gewirtz
Associate Chair
S245 EltH - 625-6653

Guillermo De Paz
N210 EltH - 625-7852

Missy Jones
Assistant to the Chair
S248 EltH - 626-3171 mornings
N210 EltH - 625-7873 afternoons

Marina McCuskey
Chair's Office Assistant
N231 EltH - 624-8331