Dr. Samantha Farris assisting in COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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20 April 2020 News & Announcements, Faculty

Dr. Samantha Farris assisting in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

In an effort to lend a helping hand, Dr. Samantha Farris is a volunteer with The Medical Reserve Corp of New Jersey. This group along with Dr. Samantha Farris conducted a drive-through style site for COVID-19 test administration at Quakerbridge Mall in Mercer County. This specific site has administered tests for up to 250 symptomatic individuals per day. As a department, we embrace the spirit of giving back to the community during these uncertain times and wholeheartedly thank Dr. Farris for

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Dr. Diana Sanchez's Research Featured in The Washington Post
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17 April 2020 News & Announcements, Faculty

Dr. Diana Sanchez's Research Featured in The Washington Post

The Psychology Department's Dr. Diana Sanchez's research was recently featured in an article entitled, Many men avoid doctors. That can be dangerous, even deadly, for them. Dr. Sanchez’s work on masculinity has shown that men who highly endorse masculine ideals may be at elevated risk for psychological and physical health problems yet avoid healthcare services or under-report their symptoms to healthcare providers. Dr. Sanchez's work suggests that the pursuit of self-reliance to prove

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Dr. Julien Musolino Receives the Chancellor’s Award for Impacts in Teaching
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04 March 2020 News & Announcements, Faculty

Dr. Julien Musolino Receives the Chancellor’s Award for Impacts in Teaching

The Psychology Department's very own, Dr. Julien Musolino has been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Impacts in Teaching. This honor carries an institutional award of $5,000. The award will be presented to honorees at the Chancellor’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence, taking place Thursday, September 24,  2020, from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Rutgers Club. Congratulations and thank you, Dr. Musolino, for continuing to push for academic excellence. 

Bonita Holt-Griffith and Cremilde Roman; Psychology's MVPs
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13 February 2020 News & Announcements

Bonita Holt-Griffith and Cremilde Roman; Psychology's MVPs

Bonita Holt-Griffith and Cremilde Roman; Psychology's MVPs

Bonita Holt-Griffith and Cremilde Roman:  Psychology's MVPs.  Bonita and Cremilde of our Tillett office have received the SAS Staff Excellence Award.  This is a small token of appreciation from the Department for the decades of commitment to excellence and exemplary work.  Thank you Bonita and Cremilde for your hard work and continued dedication to the Psychology Department, we greatly appreciate you.

Dr. Evan Kleiman Named a Rising Star by the Association For Psychological Science
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03 January 2020 News & Announcements, Faculty

Dr. Evan Kleiman Named a Rising Star by the Association For Psychological Science

Congratulations to Dr. Evan Kleiman, recently named by APS as one of their rising stars. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions. Check out his acknowledge on the Association For Psychological Science's website. 

Data Blitz
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24 December 2019 News & Announcements, Students

Data Blitz

During the Data Blitz, the psychology department's Dr. Tracey Shors challenges graduate students to provide a well-detailed synopsis of their research on merely one visual slide. If that isn't difficult enough, she also challenges them to explain the intricacies of their research within a five-minute verbal presentation. This exercise proves to be a positive learning experience for the graduate students in methods of getting their research's most important concepts conveyed to others in a

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Julien Musolino speaks to Vogue (Portugal) [November issue]
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24 December 2019 News & Announcements, Faculty

Julien Musolino speaks to Vogue (Portugal) [November issue]

It is with great pleasure to announce Julien Musolino's interview with Vogue Portugal. Attached is the cover photo and the interview [in Portuguese]. Some rough translations are posted below:

They are more and more, and these, where I include myself, no longer have the petulant boldness to say 'doesn't exist and that's it'. Is there absolutely conclusive evidence of all that might have to do with the soul? No. But it is good to refer to one of the fundamental laws of science, which for many of

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Rebecca Cipollina Awarded APF Scholarship
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12 November 2019 News & Announcements, Students

Rebecca Cipollina Awarded APF Scholarship

It is a pleasure to announce that our graduate student Rebecca Cipollina was awarded the American Psychological Foundation (APF) COGDOP Graduate Student Research Scholarship. She will be using her scholarship to fund her research, investigating how disclosers' (specifically, people with concealable stigmatized identities) motivations for disclosure shape disclosure outcomes through shaping disclosure communication styles. Rebecca is working with Diana Sanchez to conduct her current research,

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J.P. de Ruiter speaks on Medical Hypocrisy and Effectism in Cognitive Science
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06 November 2019 News & Announcements

J.P. de Ruiter speaks on Medical Hypocrisy and Effectism in Cognitive Science

 

J.P. de Ruiter of Tufts University visits Rutgers to share his knowledge of medical hypocrisy and effectism in cognitive science.

Summary of the colloquium: In psychology, our most common way to empirically support theories is to collect empirical data and then demonstrate the presence of a statistically significant "effect" that would be predicted by our theory. The statistical significance of the effect is usually assessed using Null Hypothesis Significance Testing. Many psychologists assume

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Masters Day 2019
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05 November 2019 News & Announcements, Students

Masters Day 2019

Masters Day provides our psychology students the opportunity to showcase their riveting research and ideas to others.

Here are some photos from Masters Day 2019.