psychology

Noted and Quoted, summer 2017

Posted 6 days 44 min ago
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Algal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling:

Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from – AJC, R&B, WSB, Q & A in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Science says: Trump team garbles climate science (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd) – WTOP

Trump’s tax plan a reminder of...

The Culture of Learning

Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago
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A provocative new study from psychology researchers published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that practicing with others shapes not only what monkeys learn, but also how they learn:

Culture extends biology in that the setting of development shapes the traditions that individuals learn, and over time, traditions evolve as occasional variations are learned by others. In humans, interactions with others impact the development of cognitive processes, such as sustained attention, that shape how individuals learn as well as what they learn. Thus...

Amazing student: Sarah Caesar

Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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A passion for the sciences and people put Amazing Student Sarah Caesar on her path (psychology/biology double major) to a great UGA experience and beyond:

As a first-generation migrant to the U.S, I understand my parents had to sacrifice a lot when making the decision to venture out into this new world, where they envisioned opportunities abound and a bright future for their children. Ever since I first moved to the U.S. at the ripe age of 9, my parents had made it very clear that, no matter what it cost, they would ensure that both my sister and I received an excellent education....

40 Under 40: Dorian Lamis

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 celebrates Emory University School of Medicine faculty member and Franklin alumnus Dorian Lamis:

Dr. Lamis is a licensed clinical psychologist, completing both his internship and postdoctoral training at the Emory University School of Medicine.  His research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents, young adults (e.g., college students), and African Americans.

Dr. Lamis has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters...

40 Under 40: LeRoya Chester Jennings

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Founding Partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LeRoya Chester Jennings of Atlanta (B.S., psychology, '01) is among the University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017:

a former prosecutor who has worked in various prosecuting agencies - the City of Atlanta, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Coweta County Solicitor's Office and the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office.

Chester Jennings is also dedicated to educating her peers and the public.  In addition to lecturing on trial advocacy to prosecutors, police, and the community, LeRoya has also...

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