Most people would assert that volunteering is a good behavior and essential for the community, yet of the people who hold this belief, few actually volunteer. This contradiction is of particular importance to Professor Mark Snyder, who has spent more than 20 years studying volunteerism.
Professor Andrew Oxenham is the scientific co-director of the University’s new Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science. This center brings not only new technology to the disposal of the psychology department, but also the potential for greater collaboration between the social, physical, biological, medical and engineering sciences, and industry partners.
Professors Krueger (PI), Roisman (MPI; from the ICD) and McGue (Co-I) recently received a 5-year R-01 from the National Institute on Aging (total costs 2.9 million dollars) to study the joint influence of personality and relationships on health outcomes in aging twins.
Professor Krueger (PI) recently received a 5-year subcontract to lead a project on gene expression in a national sample, in the context of a U-19 award from the NIA that funds the Midlife in the U.S. (MIDUS) project.
The Department of Psychology is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicola Grissom to the position of Assistant Professor. Previously a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Grissom was part of our Fall 2015 Colloquium series with her presentation entitled Mouse Models of Autism: Motivated Behavior and Molecular Deficits.