An international consortium of 36 institutions set up to test the reproducibility of psychology research findings has successfully replicated 10 of 13 findings. Two of the findings could not be replicated, and one replicated weakly. These findings have been accepted for publication in Social Psychology.
Dave Wimer ('99), an Ithaca College Psychology graduate, has been nominated for the annual Penn State University Undergraduate Teaching Award. It is a system-wide award for faculty who teach at the undergraduate level.
Leigh Ann Vaughn, Associate Professor of Psychology, Abigail Dubovi ('11), and N. Paul Niño ('11) have published an article titled, " Processing fluency affects behavior more strongly among people higher in trait mindfulness," in Journal of Research in Personality. This two-study empirical paper is a culmination of work by Vaughn's Social Judgment Research Team.
Adjunct professor of Psychology Cris Haltom has been invited to present at the Conference for Eating Disorders in Alpbach, Tyrol, Austria in October. The title of her presentation is “Collaborative Professional Education for Carers of Those with Eating Disorders“
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: