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.
Chernobyl, the Deepwater Horizon, the Titanic... each name is associated with disaster - and human error - and UK psychologistMelody 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.