DATA News: December 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:15am


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 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