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Do we actually prefer different characteristics in new romantic partners?

Do we actually prefer different characteristics in new romantic partners?

August 3, 2021 - Liz Schondelmayer

When looking for their next romantic partners, most people would think they'd like to avoid someone who is just like their ex. But new social science research suggests that the majority of us actually do the exact opposite - or will even look for someone who reminds us of our parents. 

Dr. Mark Brandt was awarded the  Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology

Dr. Mark Brandt was awarded the Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology

July 20, 2021 - Caroline Kraft

Dr. Mark Brandt received the Jim Sidanius Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology.

A Quarter of Adults Don't Want Children and They're Still Happy

A Quarter of Adults Don't Want Children and They're Still Happy

June 16, 2021 - Caroline Brooks

Dr. Jenna Watling Neal and Dr. Zachary Neal examined differences in personality traits and life satisfaction among parents, nonparents, and child-free individuals.

Caffeine Cannot Counteract All the Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Cognition

Caffeine Cannot Counteract All the Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Cognition

May 26, 2021 - Caroline Brooks

Caffeine does not mitigate the negative effects of sleep deprivation on place-keeping during multi-step tasks.

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Dr. Robin Lin Miller discusses global barriers for sexual and gender minorities seeking HIV/AIDS care

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Dr. Robin Lin Miller discusses global barriers for sexual and gender minorities seeking HIV/AIDS care

May 17, 2021 - Robin Lin Miller; Caroline Kraft

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Dr. Robin Lin Miller discusses barriers for sexual and gender minorities seeking HIV/AIDS care in African and Caribbean countries that criminalize same-sex sexual relations.

Dr. Christina Reppucci won 2 awards for her excellence as a research supervisor

Dr. Christina Reppucci won 2 awards for her excellence as a research supervisor

May 6, 2021 - Psychology Department

Dr. Christina Reppucci won 2 awards for her excellence as a research supervisor. Dr. Reppucci won the 2021 Undergraduate Research Supervisor of the Year Award in April, and this week she won the 2021 Postdoctoral Excelllence in Mentoring and/or Teaching Award from the MSU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

How COVID May Reshape the Future of Autism Education

How COVID May Reshape the Future of Autism Education

April 28, 2021 - Caroline Brooks

Dr. Brooke Ingersoll discusses how Autism intervention methods, assessments, and compliance have changed since the pandemic began.

Erynne Dixon is the 2021 Outstanding Senior in Psychology

Erynne Dixon is the 2021 Outstanding Senior in Psychology

April 7, 2021 - Caroline Kraft

Erynne Dixon is the 2021 Outstanding Senior in Psychology.

Dr. Katharine Thakkar received the Rising Star Award from Schizophrenia International Research Society

Dr. Katharine Thakkar received the Rising Star Award from Schizophrenia International Research Society

March 18, 2021 - Psychology Department

Dr. Katharine Thakkar received the Rising Star Award from Schizophrenia International Research Society

A multi-institutional research group received an NSF grant to develop a measure of epistemic exclusion, a barrier to inclusion and retention of women and faculty of color in STEM fields

A multi-institutional research group received an NSF grant to develop a measure of epistemic exclusion, a barrier to inclusion and retention of women and faculty of color in STEM fields

December 17, 2020 - NiCole Buchanan, WE2, Caroline Kraft

Working to promote inclusion by improving scholarly valuation: A multi-institutional research group including MSU professors received a National Science Foundation grant to study epistemic exclusion, a form of scholarly devaluation, as a barrier to the inclusion and retention of women and faculty of color in STEM

MSU psychologists received additional grant funding for their Prenatal Stress Study, allowing them to follow participants until 4 years of age and examine early markers of psychopathology.

MSU psychologists received additional grant funding for their Prenatal Stress Study, allowing them to follow participants until 4 years of age and examine early markers of psychopathology.

December 9, 2020 - Caroline Kraft

MSU psychologists receive additional grant funding for their Prenatal Stress study, allowing them to follow participants until 4 years of age and examine early markers of psychopathology.

Dr. Jason Moser provides advice for managing holiday season anxiety

Dr. Jason Moser provides advice for managing holiday season anxiety

November 20, 2020 - Caroline Brooks

Dr. Jason Moser provides some tips for managing stress and anxiety this holiday season.

Drs. Jae Puckett and Kaston Anderson-Carpenter receive grant from NIMHHD to measure minority stress in transgender and gender diverse people

Drs. Jae Puckett and Kaston Anderson-Carpenter receive grant from NIMHHD to measure minority stress in transgender and gender diverse people

September 24, 2020 - Liz Schondelmayer

Drs. Jae Puckett and Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, Heather McCauley (Social Work), and Zachary Dubois (Anthropology, University of Oregon) receive grant from NIMHHD to measure minority stress in transgender and gender diverse people.

 Due to declines in funding related to the global pandemic, the Department of Psychology will prioritize providing support for our currently enrolled graduate students in our PhD programs. Therefore, we will not be accepting any new PhD graduate students for the academic year beginning in Fall of 2021.  We welcome applications for the online MA in Program Evaluation and the Certificate in Program Evaluation.

Due to declines in funding related to the global pandemic, the Department of Psychology will prioritize providing support for our currently enrolled graduate students in our PhD programs. Therefore, we will not be accepting any new PhD graduate students for the academic year beginning in Fall of 2021. We welcome applications for the online MA in Program Evaluation and the Certificate in Program Evaluation.

September 16, 2020 - Psychology Department

Due to declines in funding related to the global pandemic, the Department of Psychology will prioritize providing support for our currently enrolled graduate students in our PhD programs. Therefore, we will not be accepting any new PhD graduate students for the academic year beginning in Fall of 2021. We welcome applications for the online MA in Program Evaluation and the Certificate in Program Evaluation.

Social distancing highlights the importance of telehealth and parent-coaching models for children with autism

Social distancing highlights the importance of telehealth and parent-coaching models for children with autism

April 6, 2020 - Caroline Kraft

Social distancing highlights the importance of telehealth and parent-coaching models  for children with autism.

Maintaining Healthy Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis

Maintaining Healthy Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 19, 2020 - Liz Schondelmayer; Bill Chopik

Dr. Bill Chopik offers guidance on maintaining relationships with our loved ones and taking care of ourselves while social distancing.

Dr. Rebecca Campbell wins the 2020 MSU Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

Dr. Rebecca Campbell wins the 2020 MSU Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

February 8, 2020 - MSU GenCen

Dr. Rebecca Campbell won the 2020 MSU Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

Does political polarization make Congress more efficient?

Does political polarization make Congress more efficient?

January 30, 2020 - Caroline Brooks

Political polarization might make Congress more productive.

Dr. Miller's Research Helps to Connect youth with HIV to Proper Medical Care

Dr. Miller's Research Helps to Connect youth with HIV to Proper Medical Care

January 17, 2020 - Liz Schondelmayer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only around one-half of HIV-positive individuals aged 12-24 actually know their status. Of those who do, almost 40% are not able to receive care within the first month of receiving their diagnosis. However, thanks to Michigan State University psychology professor Dr. Robin Lin Miller (pictured left) and an interdisciplinary team of experts, that is going to change. 

Can just 20 minutes of meditation increase error recognition?

Can just 20 minutes of meditation increase error recognition?

November 11, 2019 - Caroline Brooks, Jason Moser, Jeff Lin

Jeff Lin, Jason Moser, and colleagues examined the effects of meditation on error recognition using EEG.

Faculty Voice: Defining a Problem

Faculty Voice: Defining a Problem

October 16, 2019 - Rebecca Campbell, MSU Today

Rebecca Campbell discusses the current status of untested rape kits and the implications of the results of those kits for both the victims and society at large, including ethical and privacy concerns related to DNA testing.

Studying the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on the Workforce

Studying the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on the Workforce

September 18, 2019 - Melissa Priebe, Kristen Parker, Shelia Cotten

Organizational psychologists Daisy Chang and Kevin Ford are part of a research team for a $2.49 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation studying the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the future work force.

Victims of Domestic Violence Often Stuck with Financial Debt

Victims of Domestic Violence Often Stuck with Financial Debt

September 10, 2019 - Caroline Brooks, Adrienne Adams

In this study by Adams, Littwin, and Javorka, 70% of domestic violence survivors said their partners hid financial information from them and these individuals were 3.6 times more likely to experience coerced debt

Dr. Alexa Veenema Won the 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Alexa Veenema Won the 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award

May 29, 2019 - Caroline Kraft

Dr. Veenema discusses working with undergraduates and conducting research in her lab.

Mike Morrison's Better Poster Design is Viral

Mike Morrison's Better Poster Design is Viral

May 16, 2019 - Caroline Kraft

Organizational psychology graduate student, Mike Morrison, created a poster design that is changing the way academics present their work.

Graduate Students Kristen J. Mills and Rachael Goodman-Williams won the Caldwell Land-Grant Values Award

Graduate Students Kristen J. Mills and Rachael Goodman-Williams won the Caldwell Land-Grant Values Award

May 14, 2019 - Caroline Kraft

Graduate students, Kristen J. Mills and Rachael Goodman-Williams, are award recipients.

College of Social Science Awards 3 Faculty Members

College of Social Science Awards 3 Faculty Members

April 26, 2019 - Caroline Kraft

Steve Kozlowski, Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, and Bill Chopik received awards from the College of Social Science.

Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter wins the 2019 College of Social Science Outstanding Teacher Award

April 4, 2019 - Caroline Kraft

This year's Outstanding Teacher shares some insights on teaching.

Dr. Kelly Klump Addresses Myths about Eating Disorders

Dr. Kelly Klump Addresses Myths about Eating Disorders

February 27, 2019 - Caroline Kraft

During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Dr. Kelly Klump dispels myths about eating disorders.