As a 2020 Public Engagement Project Fellow, Rebecca Ready, professor of psychological and brain sciences, will disseminate science behind the psychology of aging to the public. This will help to dispel negative stereotypes about growing older and improve decisions made by older adults and by healthcare providers who care for older adults.
We had an awesome group of alumni attend "Interdisciplinary Directions in Psychology", taught by Christina Metevier, sharing how they found a career direction they're passionate about! Thank you PBS alumni, for offering great advice and reassurance to our students as they begin a new and exciting transition after college. Several alumni have joined our Spotlights on Alumni section, and you can too! If you have an alumni story to share, fill out our easy questionnaire.
Linda Tropp speaks about her work investigating the dynamics of inter-group conflict and facilitating positive dialogue, on the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy's "Story in the Public Square."
Cierra Abellera, first-year social psychology PhD student, is one of 40 fellows to participate in the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. This week, these young science leaders will kick off their year as fellows at an in-person meeting held to coincide with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA (February 13-17, 2020).
Washington State, UMass Amherst Researchers Receive Keck Grant to Study Effects of Bacteria on Brain
With a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation, neuroscience researchers at Washington State University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will explore whether variations in brain levels of bacterial fragments can account for life’s sleep/wake and 24-hour cycles, known as circadian rhythms.