WFU graduate named the first Chief Scientific Officer of APA

December 4, 2018   REPRINT OF ARTICLE AT: https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2018/12/shilling-chief-officer.aspx APA Names Shilling as New Chief Scientific Officer Brings broad experience as researcher, administrator WASHINGTON — Russell D. Shilling, PhD, has been named the first chief scientific officer of the American Psychological Association, responsible for leading and implementing  the association’s transformational science…

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

  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 change?…

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Professors Jayawickreme and Masicampo recognized for excellence in teaching and research!!!

We were thrilled to learn that two or our colleagues were honored at Convocation for their excellence in research and teaching. Professor Masicampo received the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching  and Dr. Jayawickreme received the Excellence in Research Award. Congratulations to Drs. Masicampo and Jayawickeme!

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Our new Assistant Teaching Professor: Dr. Melissa Masicampo

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 biopsychology. After…

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The Beacon Project Calls for Participant Applications for Seminar, 2018

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 Morally Exceptional: Empirical…

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Florence Robinson Neuroscience Award Winner Announced: Hope Peterson

  We are happy to announce that the winner of the 2017 Florence Robinson Neuroscience Award, given each year to an outstanding Wake Forest student graduating with a minor in Neuroscience, is HOPE PETERSON. Congratulations Hope!! Hope is a Psychology Major working with Professor Blumenthal on a 5 year MA degree in Neuroscience. Hope will…

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Society for Research In Child Development announces support for March of Science

  PRESS RELEASE FROM SRCD:  As one of the largest international organizations focused on the science of child development, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about child development and to evidence-based policy. For these reasons, the Executive Committee of the Governing…

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