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.
Psychology professor Richard Lee studies family dynamics in the United States, and in particular families who have internationally adopted Korean children. He has noticed one thing in particular—that parents “really had a hard time knowing how to talk about ethnic and racial differences in the family,” he says, “and how to help their kids deal with the racism in society that they’re going to encounter, and are encountering.”
Patients’ mental health can play a large role in their physical recovery. Professor Patricia Frazier is currently working on an online psychosocial intervention for patients with voice disorders to examine whether it can improve patient outcomes.