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Professor Petrocelli’s research on Bullshitting discussed in Psychology Today

by July 12, 2018

Professor’s Petrocelli’s research on the personality and situational antecedents of “bullshitting” was recently discussed in a psychologytoday.com article . His scientific work on this topic was published recently published:  Petrocelli, J. V. (2018). Antecedents of bullshitting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 249-258,   What a bunch of bull: The art and science Read more »

Special Beacon Project Colloquium: “How do Moral Beacons Foster Community?”

by April 28, 2018

  Do moral beacons enable people to work across differences that exist across different communities (as moral beacons such as Martin Luther King Jr. did), or does the current climate mean that our silo-ed communities are doomed to have their own moral beacons? Can “moral beacons” foster positive societal Read more »

Professor Kiang Receives Multiple Honors from AAJP

by November 13, 2017

      Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Kiang who was recently appointed as Associate Editor of the Asian American Journal of Psychology!!   Professor Kiang received her PhD from the University of Denver and joined our department in 2006.Her area of research is in cultural identity and social relationships, Read more »

Our new Assistant Teaching Professor: Dr. Melissa Masicampo

by September 10, 2017
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We are happy to welcome Dr. Melissa Masicampo in her new role as a full time Assistant Teaching Professor in the Psychology Department!   Did you know that …….Dr. Masicampo studied psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where she was first introduced to the field of Read more »

The Beacon Project Calls for Participant Applications for Seminar, 2018

by August 15, 2017
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The Beacon Project will host a seminar on Character and the Morally Exceptional in June, 2018. Below, find dates and details provided by The Beacon Project team. Read more about this project in a recent Wake Forest News article: http://news.wfu.edu/2017/05/23/good-finding-beacon-moral-growth/ Beacon Project Summer Seminar: “Character and the Read more »

Stress in the Cities- Dr. Waugh offers his insights for WalletHub.com

by August 6, 2017
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  WalletHub’s recently asked experts, including Professor Christian Waugh,to discuss factors that are associated with stress in our nation’s largest cities, including Winston-Salem. Beginning with a distinction between positive and negative stress, Professor Waugh offered perspectives on managing stress in the workplace and in our day to day lives. From Read more »

2017 John R. Jombock Award Recipient: Dr. John V. Petrocelli

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Each year, WFU students nominate psychology professors for the John R. Jombock Award in Psychology, which recognizes exceptional student-faculty engagement. This summer it was announced that the 2017 recipient is Dr. John V. Petrocelli – a professor who has a strong track record of going above and beyond for his Read more »

A Rising Star: Former M.A. Student Kira McCabe Shines at The Biennial ARP Conference

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We are happy to report that Kira McCabe, a graduate from our MA program in 2009, was recognized as a Rising Star at a recent ARP conference!  The Association for Research in Personality recognizes up and coming scholars during their Rising Star Symposium each biennial conference. This year Kira McCabe, Read more »