psychology

Psychology Faculty Contribute to Open-source Textbook Project

Seven members of the UK Department of Psychology contributed to the innovative Noba Project, offering free texts on psychology to students and instructors.

Biology, Psychology Majors Among FAR Academic Excellence Award Winners

Shelby Kennard of psychology and Chelsea Oswald of biology have been recognized for maintaining a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA while competing in intercollegiate athletics.

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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HDI's Ashley Candelaria Alumbaugh Honored at National Conference

Alumbaugh, a fifth-year predoctoral intern in the UK school psychology program and longtime research assistant at the UK Human Development Institute, recently received the prestigious 2013 Anne Rudigier Award.

Freshman Psychology Major Skates to Senior Title at Collegiate Championships

Farah Sheikh, a first-year UK psychology major, won the senior ladies title at the annual U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate Championships earlier this fall in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Staff Members Honored by University

Along with 44 others, the College of Arts & Sciences' own Cheyenne Hohman and Jenny Casey received Outstanding Staff Awards for their exceptional contributions to the university.

Psychology Department to Showcase Research at Clinical Research Education Day

Chellgren Center Names 37 New Fellows: 20 in A&S

The Chellgren Fellows Program is for students with exceptional academic potential and aspirations, who are eager to participate in a special learning community designed to cultivate extraordinary achievement.

'The Joy of Pain' Explores Hidden Corner of Human Psyche

Many of us have felt it, though we don't admit it: spiteful joy in response to the pain or misfortune of others. It may stem from envy, self-esteem concerns or even a passion for justice, but whether or not we confess to it, the feeling exists universally. The good news is that psychologists believe these are natural human emotions; there are psychological and adaptive foundations to back them up.

Five UK Graduate Students Share Research at Shanghai University

The conference aimed to promote an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue about Asia’s past and present. The UK graduate students presented papers that explored specific interrelationships between Asia and the United States.

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