Student studies abroad as part of A&S initiative
Suzanna Mitchell goes on to research infants at risk for autism at prestigious Yale University.
Dr. Mark Peffley co-authors award-winning book, "Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and Whites"
Psychology professor Monica Kern among educators honored in Teachers Who Made a Difference program.
Holly Miller, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, has recently received a lot of press for her research, which uses dogs as experiment subjects to test the effects of glucose on self-control. Miller's research addresses the physiological reasons for failures in self-control, but her conclusions are not just useful to understanding dog psychology, since expending glucose affects all mammals, including humans.
Christia Brown, a professor in the Department of Psychology, focuses on childhood psychology, specifically looking at gender and ethnic discrimination among children. Brown and her team work within Fayette County Schools to gather information about the sources of discrimination--sources which are often difficult to pin down.
Betty Lorch, associate dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks about the value of an Arts and Sciences education.
Michael Bardo, a professor in the Department of Psychology and the director of CDART (the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation), is dedicated to finding out the biological phenomena that underlie behaviors associated with drug abuse and to finding ways to make that research useful to programs that develop and provide prevention services. Bardo discusses his findings and ideas for how to enhance drug abuse education in the future.
A child’s ability to focus on a videogames is not necessarily the type of focus parents should look for when determining attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.