Professors Monica Luciana and William Iacono are directing the Minnesota site of a fascinating new study of adolescent twins and non-twins, which promises to shed light on issues ranging from substance abuse to the impacts of screen time and energy drinks on the developing adolescent brain.
Discussions about mental health often focus on the role of stigma in preventing people from accessing mental health resources. In December 2016 the College hosted a discussion, moderated by Minnesota Public Radio News host Tom Weber, on the topic of mental health.
Senior Sophie Grieger began her journey with German much later than most who study a foreign language, but she hasn’t let that hold her back. Just one year after she started taking German language classes, Grieger earned a GSD scholarship to study abroad through the Junior Year in Munich program.
Professor Mark Snyder, McKnight Presidential Chair in Psychology, and his research on self-monitoring and social chameleons are featured in the article "Catch Us If You Can" in the online science magazine "Nautilus".
New Assistant Professor Nicola Grissom studies mice to help us understand the genetic causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, in humans. “The more we understand how the brains of people with autism are different, the more we can help them adapt to the world,” she says.