Technology in the classroom is often discussed in terms of solving issues of scale—the rise of massively open online courses just being the largest of examples. Perhaps though, technology may serve the most good when it's scaled to student needs.

Psychology Professor Jonathan Golding has found this to be the case in the many classes he teaches. As he has increasing experimented with tools like Facebook and blogs, Golding has...
Published February 19, 2013

When people think of UK basketball, they tend to think of Wildcats, not lab rats... except for students in Fall 2012's Psychology 450: Learning. In the class, students used clickers and treats to train rats to pick up and 'dunk' a small ball to demonstrate how learning occurs. In this podcast, we interviewed some students from the class and watched some rat basketball from the sidelines with Kristina Pattison, the instructor. 

This podcast was produced by...

Published January 10, 2013

The Department of Psychology is excited to welcome professor Michelle Martel to its faculty!

Professor Martel joins us this fall studying preschool and childhood Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her research looks to find developmental pathways to DBD and ADHD by studying not only early markers and traits, but also biological and environmental factors.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new...

Published August 30, 2012

The Department of Psychology is excited to welcome professor Will Gervais to its faculty!

Professor Gervais joins us this fall studying how cognition, evolution, and culture interact to shape people’s beliefs about the world. His research concerns religion and supernatural thinking, examining the psychological causes and consequences of both religious belief and disbelief.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the...

Published August 29, 2012

Calvin Chan is one of the Co-Coordinators of the 2011-2012 A&S Ambassadors. Chan is also a brother of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, the Vice-President of the Psychology Honor Society (Psi Chi), and Pre-Med AMSA. He has also served as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Center for Drug Abuse and Research Translation. In this podcast, Chan discusses his role as an ambassador and how current...

Published May 1, 2012

Though we might think that our thoughts and reactions are what 'separate us from the animals,' it turns out that humans, dogs, and pigeons have some cognitive similarities. Kristina Pattison, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, has been working with animals for most of her life, and her research reflects that. In this podcast, she discusses the types of research she does, as well as some practical applications - for the animals she works with, and for us humans, too. 


Published April 5, 2012

Psychology PhD candidate Jaime Hardy recently presented her research on therapies for patients with fibromyalgia at a multidisplinary conference in Athens. Cheyenne Hohman sat down with Jaime to discuss her research at UK and her experience presenting it in Athens.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

Published April 5, 2012

Carl Nathe, host of UK at the Half, a segment that airs during each UK football game, interviewed Jonathan Golding about his recent award: 2011's Professor of the Year. Given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Golding was among 300 of the nation's top professors considered for the award. UKnow has the full story.

Published December 15, 2011

Achmad Hidayatullah, Connor Appelman and Devon Wilson, three students from A&S Wired, are organizing an event to take place during Dead Week. All Keeneland Hall residents are encouraged to study between 3pm and midnight on December 4th and 8th, 2011, for "Study for the Cure," a study-a-thon fundraiser that will benefit the Kentucky Children's Hospital.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

Published November 30, 2011

Carl Nathe recently interviewed some of our distinguished facutly from the Department of Psychology for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Professor Greg Smith, director of clinical training and head of UK's doctoral program in Psychology about the recent productivity studies of North American universities. Provost's Distinguished Service Professor Richard Milich also comments on how the...

Published October 28, 2011


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