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  • February 2016

    Awards & Accomplishments

    Professor Bob Kruger, and his co-authors (Craig Rodgiruez-Sejas and Nicholas Eaton), had their paper, "How Transdiagnostic Factors of Personality and Psychopathology can inform Clinical Assessment and Intervention," selected as the winner of the 2015 Martin Mayman Award, which is awarded by the Society for Personality Assessment annually for the best theoretical paper published in the journal during the 2015 calendar year.  Congratulations!

    Social area Graduate Student, Keven Joyal-Desmarais, was awarded a 4-year doctoral scholarship starting last fall. The award was from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. The SSHRC announcement can be found here.
    Congrats Keven!

    Dr. Zhicheng Lin has been named an APS Rising Star. Zhicheng obtained his Ph. D from our CAB program, mentored by Professors Sheng He and Dan Kersten. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Ohio State University.


    Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduates!

    Jordan Sparks Waldron
    Area: CSPR
    Advisor: William Iacono
    Dissertation: The relationship between adolescent alcohol use and functioning in later-young adulthood: Disentangling confounding influences from causal processes using a twin sample

    Cheng Qiu
    Area: CAB
    Advisors: Daniel Kersten and Cheryl Olman
    Dissertation: Modulation by visual context beyond local features

    Lily He Wang
    Area: CAB
    Advisor: Wilma Koutstaal
    Dissertation: Does bilingualism confer cognitive benefits? A tale of three probes


    Professor Jeff Simpson and his colleagues received a grant from the Australian Research Council titled "Caring for older parents: Determining the role of attachment security." The $427,000 grant will run through 2019.

    February 1st, 2016

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Monica Luciana
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Moin Syed
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Jonathan Gewirtz
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Guillermo De Paz
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