Rebecca Post ’14 and Stephanie Miller ’14 were invited to present their research as part of the Young Researchers in Developmental Psychology symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, HI, this August. They were the only undergraduates at the convention to receive this honor, with the other four papers in the symposium presented by graduate and post-graduate students. Their research, carried out under the supervision of Nancy Rader, Psychology, found that attention, as measured by pupil dilation, is orchestrated by gestures that caregivers use when they talk to their infants. A summary of the research is presented below:
Associate Professor Jeff Holmes (Psychology) presented on April 5 at the Farmingdale Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Tarrytown, NY. His presentation, a collaboration with a colleague at Simmons College in Boston, was entitled, "Cockroaches, Monsters, and Placebos: Ten Studies to Promote Student Appreciation for Research in Psychology."
Professor Barney Beins authored the third edition of his research methods book, Research Methods: A Tool for Life. The book was published by Pearson Higher Education.
Junior Exercise Science major, James Mercer, found his writing assignment from Introduction to Developmental Psychology, "The Place I am From", published in his hometown newspaper this past February. Clearly, the story he tells of living close to the events of 9-11 and then, enduring Hurricane Sandy, resonated for his small waterfront community of Rockaway, NY - so much so that a local store is selling framed copies of his poem to raise relief money for storm victims! To read the poem, go to: http://www.rockawave.com/news/2013-02-15/Top_Stories/The_Place_I_Am_From.html
Way to go, James!