Konrad Bresin (4th year Clinical/Community Student) received a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The title of his research project is "Negative Affect and Illicit Substance Use: The Moderating Role of Self-Control."
Tue, 12 May 2015
Andrew is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University. His research examines: a) the impact of marginality on the health and life outcomes of ethnic minority populations, and b) the collective processes by which members of these populations are resilient in the face of marginality (e.g., counterspace involvement). In the fall, he will join the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Andrew was mentored by Carla Hunter, and his dissertation title was: "More than Meets the Eye: Exploring a Black Cultural Center as a Counterspace for African American College Students".
Tue, 12 May 2015
Suvarna Menon, a doctoral student in the Clinical/Community program, has been selected as a 2015 honoree by the Women's Resources Center within the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations on campus in recognition of her invaluable work on behalf of women internationally. Suvarna works with Nicole Allen and is also an Instructor/Project Coordinator for the department's award-winning Community Advocacy Project. Congratulations Suvarna!
Thu, 12 Mar 2015
The recipient of this year's Psychology Department award for "Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student" is Jorge (Ivan) Hernandez. Ivan was selected for the outstanding teaching that he has been doing for many years in PSYC 201. Congratulations Ivan!
Mon, 09 Mar 2015
Psychology graduate Andrew D. Case has been awarded the Vera S. Paster Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association. Andrew's adviser was Carla Hunter and Andrew is currently at the Duke Global Health Institute where he is a post doctoral fellow. The Vera S. Paster Award was established in 1989 to honor Ortho's 64th president. It is presented annually to individuals whose work has "significantly contributed to the social, educational, physical and/or psychological well-being of persons of color, thereby promoting their empowerment and ameliorating their disadvantages from oppression and its effects." Congratulations Andrew!
Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Congratulations to Katherine Wood! She's been awarded an NSF fellowship for her research she describes below. Katherine is a Graduate Student in the VCHP program area working with Dan Simons. Research Summary: We don't perceive everything that passes before our eyes. Often this means that irrelevant information doesn't occupy limited cognitive resources, but sometimes these failures of awareness blind us to important aspects of our environment. My research focuses on these failures of awareness, particularly on the information that gets filtered out. What kinds of objects are we most likely to miss? When are we most vulnerable to these failures of awareness? How do changes to the task or environment affect this filtering? Better understanding of how we filter information from our environment can potentially help us understand demanding real-world tasks, such as driving.
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