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Sackett Awarded Prestigious Dunnette Prize

Paul Sackett, PhD, the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota has been awarded the Dunnette Prize from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, Division 14 of APA).  Sackett, only the third recipient of the $50,000 award, was given this honor for his extensive work expanding knowledge of the role of individual differences in workplace, higher education, and military settings.  He joins Thomas Bouchard, University of Minnesota (2018) and Frank Schmidt, University of Iowa (2015) as a recipient of this award.

Betz Receives APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied...

Nancy Betz, PhD, professor emerita in the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research. This award is given to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology. The award will be presented at the APA/APF Awards Ceremony at the 2020 APA Convention in Washington, DC in August 2020. Jo-Ida Hansen, PhD, professor emerita in the counseling psychology area of the Department of Psychology will have the honor of delivering the introduction for Betz.

Graduate Student Bai’s Research in Minnesota Daily

Hui (Max) Bai, graduate student in social psychology at the University of Minnesota recently published an article which is discussed by Minnesota Daily. In the Minnesota Daily piece titled “What factors into far-right extremism? A UMN researcher wanted to find out” Bai explains his research measuring Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) and racial identity to determine factors for far-right extremism. Bai’s adviser Christopher Federico, PhD, professor in political psychology is also quoted.
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Facing the Music: Reproducibility Studies to Guarantee Scientific Validity

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.
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Ready for Research

“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.

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