Throughout many science communities, there is a growing call for the results of important research to be reproduced to verify the validity of earlier studies. Within the Department of Psychology, Professor Andrew Oxenham is conducting a multi-site reproducibility study on the effects of musical training on the perception and neural coding of speech.
“I knew that my intention was to ultimately get a PhD in psychology and to be a licensed practitioner. I knew what I wanted to do, and I was ready to do what I had to do to get there.” Alum Carissa Coudray (BA ‘18) is pursuing a higher degree in her field. With the help of research opportunities in the psychology department and connections with faculty, she is able to turn her goals into a reality.
Stories can connect us, but some stories can be used as tools of suppression. Graduate student Jill Fish is empowering other members of Minnesota’s Native communities to give voice to their own strength.
On the surface, Minnesota stacks up as one of the healthiest states in the US on average. But it’s also home to some of the nation’s biggest racial and ethnic disparities. Richard Lee and his team of collaborators aim to reduce this gap by focusing on the wellbeing of some of Minnesota’s youngest residents.
What makes a winning smile? This question is of interest to social psychologists, facial reconstruction surgeons, computer scientists, everyday people, and even late-night talk-show hosts. A team of University of Minnesota researchers took to the Minnesota State Fair to find out. The findings are worth smiling about.
“It’s like playing tennis without a net. You always win,” says statistics professor Charles Geyer about conducting unethical research. Discover how Geyer and other professors at the University of Minnesota mobilize the open science movement to inspire appropriate research practices.