DATA News: June 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 4:30pm

Awards & Accomplishments

The Department's Diversity Committee received the Joan Adlous Diversity and Public Engagement grant of $5000 to host a Diversity in Psychological Science colloquium series for 2016-2017.

Professor Gene Borgida, along with Richard L. Zweigenhaft of Guilford College, had their book titled “Collaboration in Psychological Science Behind the Scenes” recently published by Worth Publishers. The book includes insights from leading collaborative researchers.

Karla Wang and Shamni Uthayasoorian, undergraduate psychology majors, Counseling Psychology graduate students Majel Baker and Viann Nguyen-Feng, and their faculty advisor Pat Frazier received a Poster Merit Award for their recent poster at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association. The title of the poster was "Do Emotional Stability, Social Support, or Self Esteem Buffer the Effects of Childhood Emotional Abuse on Depression?"

Professor Fang Fang, a former graduate of our department, has been selected to receive the 2016 Young Investigator Award (Basic Science) by the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) on 25 July 2016 during the forthcoming 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016) in Yokohama, Japan. As a student, Fang Fang was advised by Professors Sheng He, Daniel Kersten, and Gordon Legge. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Peking University, the Director of the Beijing Key Laboratory of Behavior and Mental Health, and the Executive Associate Director of the IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research.


Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduate!
Dustin R. Meriwether
Area: CAB
Advisors: Wilma Koutstaal and Randy Fletcher Dissertation: Sequential Difficulty Effects on Task Performance: Pervasive, Persistent, and Protean