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New Diversity Science in Psychology Reading Group for Graduate Students

Two UMN Psychology faculty recently began a Diversity Science in Psychology reading group for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across the department. Rich Lee (Counseling) and Moin Syed (PIB), along with Gail Ferguson in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), wanted to create a space for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to read and discuss current trends and topics in psychology that are relevant to studying diverse, minoritized populations.

Federico Gives Insight to Recent Study

A recent study published by graduate students at the University of Southern California found that Fox News viewers are slightly less likely to use COVID-19 safety precautions than CNN viewers. Christopher Federico, PhD, professor in the Departments of Political Science and Psychology at the University of Minnesota, provided insight into these findings in a CNN article titled, “Fox News viewers use fewer Covid-19 safety precautions than CNN viewers, study finds.”

Today Quotes Federico on Election Stress

2020 has been filled with many unknowns causing stressors for many Americans. One source of stress has been the upcoming election. Christopher Federico, PhD, professor in the Departments of Political Science and Psychology at the University of Minnesota, explains why the 2020 election has been so stressful for many in a Today article titled “Most Americans are experiencing 'significant' election stress. Here's how to cope.”

Tian’s Research on Personality Types Quoted in Business Insider

While taking personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs or Big Five test can be fun, research has shown that these tests might actually not be all that scientific. In a recent article by Business Insider India titled “Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change,” University of Minnesota graduate student Jingyuan (Sarah) Tian’s research on personality types was quoted.

Ones Quoted by Macau News

Deniz Ones, PhD, Hellervik Professor of Industrial Psychology and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and Distinguished University Teacher of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychology, was quoted in a news story from Agence France-Presse on police selection in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

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