Antonio E. Puente, Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and UGA alum, has been elected for the Presidency of the American Psychological Association. After 35 years of leadership with the APA and other nation health organizations, Puente seeks to establish the APA as a leader in healthcare reform while holding true to its century long and rich history. Congratulations, Tony!
Psychology News - Fall 2015
Welcome to another great year in the Department of Psychology. Our annual graduation and awards ceremonies last spring highlighted some of the great work our students are doing. And this year we are joined by some great new faculty and students. We hope you enjoy this latest installment of our newsletter!
-Department Head Keith Campbell
The Leadership, Innovation, Networks, and Collaboration (LINC) laboratory, supervised by Dr. Dorothy Carter, conducts interdisciplinary research on teams, leadership, and social networks. Our research seeks to uncover the factors that enable large-scale organizational systems, composed of multiple teams, to effectively address complex challenges.
If you are an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience with the LINC lab, please fill out our Research Assistant application.
Undergraduate research assistants in the LINC lab have opportunities to gain a variety of skills including:
•Psychology Laboratory Operations
•Understanding of Psychological Constructs
•Expertise in Teamwork
In order to be a research assistant for the LINC lab, we require RAs to maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA.
Personality and Empathy Research Conducted by Dr. Brian Haas and Dr. Josh Miller Featured in UGA Today
Research Dr. Brian Haas and Dr. Josh Miller was recently featured on the UGA Today website. Their research team used fMRI technology to show that borderline personality traits are linked with reduced empathy. Great work Dr. Haas and Dr. Miller!
I currently have two research interests: one, isolating impaired cognitive abilities in psychosis using behavioral batteries and EEG, and two, using a big-data approach to construct stable biomarker profiles for psychosis. Other than science, I like the outdoors, yoga, animals, fiction, and media.
The Franklin Foundation Committee would like to congratulate psychology graduate student Jordan Pierce, the most recently named Franklin Fellow. She joins the existing Fellows, Ana Bobilev and Amanda Rodrigue, who are serving their second years. The Franklin Foundation Fellows are supported by a grant to the UGA Neuroimaging Research Group from the John and Mary Franklin Foundation.
Congratulations to all three outstanding students!