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Making Technology More User-friendly

Dr. Melody Carswell, a professor of psychology and associate director of the Vis Center, explores the relationship between humans and technology.

STAR Offers Undergrads Paid Internships in Research Labs

A grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is funding a UK program that will advance research of alcohol abuse and train tomorrow's problem solvers.

Experimenting in Psychology: Loretta Williams

University of Kentucky alumni make names for themselves all across the world. Loretta Williams is now employed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, which has been consistently ranked the number one cancer care hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Williams believes in making the most of the opportunities presented to you, and credits taking a chance on an experimental psych course at UK with teaching her this lesson. In this podcast, Dr. Williams discusses her time in Lexington before and during her study at UK, the psych course that put her on the path to where she is now, and the importance of taking advantage of those opportunities.
 
This podcast was produced by David Cole and recorded by Laura Sutton.
 

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UK Alumni Association Announces Jonathan Golding 2014 Great Teacher Award Recipient

The Great Teacher Award, started in 1961, is the longest-running university award recognizing teaching. In order to receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student.

Decoding Disasters: the Psychology of Calamity with Melody Carswell

Chernobyl, the Deepwater Horizon, the Titanic... each name is associated with disaster - and human error - and UK psychologist Melody Carswell wants to examine each accident from a unique investigative perspective. In her class, A&S 300-003, "Disaster: The Human Factor," students will learn how principles of cognitive psychology can be used to identify and reduce both extraordinary and everyday errors. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Decoding Disasters: the Psychology of Calamity with Melody Carswell by Cheyenne Hohman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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