psychology

Researchers investigate personal hurricane evacuation decisions

Posted 5 days 9 hours ago
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An important question with relevance throughout our region is the focus of a new research collaboration: Why do some people living in the path of a major hurricane decide to evacuate while others stay put?

Prashant Doshi, a professor of computer science, and professor of psychology Adam Goodie are gathering information about residents in areas hit by hurricanes Irma and Harvey to learn more about how people make decisions in risky situations. This will ultimately help officials and emergency personnel better manage evacuations in the future.

"This research will improve our...

Noted and Quoted, November 2017

Posted 1 week 6 days ago
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Franklin faculty and students appeared in a wide variety of media during the month of November. A sample:

UGA studies how stress affects vaccine effectiveness – assistant professor of psychology Katherine Ehrlich quoted in the Red &Black

Study says public’s politics are correlated with climate change opinion. They shouldn’t be – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writes in his regular column at Forbes

Garnett S. Stokes appointed president of The University of New Mexico – UNM Newsroom, U.S. News & World Report, Missourian,...

Psychology study reveals causes of work, family stress

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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People in same-sex relationships can face considerable angst when deciding whether to disclose their sexual orientation at work, and that anxiety can affect their home life as well, according to a new University of Georgia study.

The study, "Bringing home what I'm hiding at work: The impact of sexual orientation disclosure at work for same-sex couples," was published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior as part of a special issue on LGBT issues in the workplace.

"Hiding your sexual orientation can be thought of as a demand of the job, in that you're having to hide it and...

Amazing student: Rilee Racine

Posted 3 months 3 days ago
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Franklin College double-major (biology, psychology) and future M.D. Rilee Racine will be among those cheering from the sidelines in South Bend this weekend:

I served as a biochemistry peer mentor, selected to facilitate student learning and understanding in undergraduate biochemistry under Dr. Paula Lemons. Dr. Lemons stands out among my favorite professors and it was an honor working under her as a peer mentor. Additionally, UGA offered several avenues to become involved in organizations around campus. I was invited to join Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical Honor Society and helped...

Noted and Quoted, summer 2017

Posted 3 months 4 weeks 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...

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