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Petr Janata: In the Groove

Petr Janata: In the Groove

Cognitive neuroscientist studies the psychology of music.

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Rick Robins named new Associate Editor at PSPR

Rick Robins named new Associate Editor at PSPR

Rick Robins will start his term as Associate Editor at Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR) in January 2018. PSPR is the premiere outlet for original theoretical papers and conceptual review articles in all areas of personality and social psychology.

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Chris Hopwood and Wiebke Bleidorn receive Animal Advocacy Research Fund grant

Chris Hopwood and Wiebke Bleidorn receive Animal Advocacy Research Fund grant

The Animal Advocacy Research Fund grant awarded funding to Chris Hopwood and Wiebke Bleidorn to study motives for ethical eating.The purpose of this project is to develop a model of individual and group differences in motives for ethical eating so that animal advocacy groups can tailor campaigns and maximize their impact on groups and individuals with different motives for plant-based diets.

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Rick Robins receives NIA grant to study psychosocial risk factors for cognitive decline and Alzheimer's Disease

Rick Robins receives NIA grant to study psychosocial risk factors for cognitive decline and Alzheimer's Disease

Rick Robins and Angelina Sutin (Florida State University) were awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging to study midlife psychosocial risk factors for cognitive decline and Alzheimer's Disease in Mexican-origin adults.

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Visual Attention Drawn to Meaning, Not What Stands Out

Visual Attention Drawn to Meaning, Not What Stands Out

Findings by Professor John Henderson Overturn Widely Held Ideas of Visual Attention

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Oxytocin Turns Up the Volume of Your Social Environment

Oxytocin Turns Up the Volume of Your Social Environment

Before you shop for the “cuddle” hormone oxytocin to relieve stress and enhance your social life, read this: A new study from behavioral neuroscientists Natalia Duque-Wilckens and Brian Trainor suggests that, sometimes, blocking the action of oxytocin in the brain may be a better option.

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Susan Rivera's research highlighted in ScienMag

Susan Rivera's research highlighted in ScienMag

Her new findings may help develop a marker to identify anxiety in children with fragile X syndrome and other developmental disorders, and open avenues for future treatment options.

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Slate article spotlights Bleidorn research

Slate article spotlights Bleidorn research

Study looks at motherhood and self-esteem.

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 Journal issue focuses on brain plasticity

Journal issue focuses on brain plasticity

“Current Perspectives on Neuroplasticity in Human Development,” a special issue of the journal Cognitive Development edited by Professor Susan Rivera, is available for free online access until Sept. 29.

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Visual Attention Paper Tops a Google Classics List

Visual Attention Paper Tops a Google Classics List

A paper co-authored by John Henderson, a professor in the Department of Psychology and at the Center for Mind and Brain, tops a Google Scholar list of most-cited articles from 2006 in the field of cognitive science.

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Researchers Receive Grant to Model Human Memory and Learning for Machines

Researchers Receive Grant to Model Human Memory and Learning for Machines

A multi-university study led by Professor Charan Ranganath aims to develop a computer model of how the brain forms, stores and retrieves complex memories.

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Nolan Zane receives 2017 UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award

Nolan Zane receives 2017 UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award

Nolan Zane has been chosen by the Committee on Public Service as one of the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award. This award is presented annually to recognize significant contributions to the world, nation, state and community.

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Joanna Scheib's Research Featured in Egghead Blog

Joanna Scheib's Research Featured in Egghead Blog

Scheib's article in Fertility and Sterility receives mention.

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Paul Eastwick receives 2017 Janet Taylor Spence Award from APS

Paul Eastwick receives 2017 Janet Taylor Spence Award from APS

Paul Eastwick has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Janet Taylor Spence Award from APS. This award recognizes transformative early career contributions to psychological science.

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Gail Goodman selected for two honors

Gail Goodman selected for two honors

University of Oslo and American Psychological Association to recognize Goodman's career contributions.

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Research On Scientific Success Expands On Dean Simonton's Findings

Research On Scientific Success Expands On Dean Simonton's Findings

A new study points to a combination of personality, persistence, intelligence and luck as leading to success. Scientists say those same forces are at play at all levels of a discipline — from student to longtime professional.

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Lecturer positions 2017-2018

Lecturer positions in the Department of Psychology for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Wiebke Bleidorn Wins EAPP Early Achievement Award

Wiebke Bleidorn Wins EAPP Early Achievement Award

The European Association of Personality Psychology has awarded Associate Profressor Wiebke Bleidorn with the 2016 Early Achievement Award.

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Ross Thompson Begins Term as President of the Board of Directors of Zero to Three

Ross Thompson Begins Term as President of the Board of Directors of Zero to Three

This year Ross Thompson, a distinguished professor of psychology, has begun a three-year term as president of the board of directors of Zero to Three.

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Keck Futures-Funded Research Could Help the Musically Challenged

Keck Futures-Funded Research Could Help the Musically Challenged

Making music together can deepen social bonds, fostering compassion and empathy among the players. But not everyone is ready, or physically able, to join a drumming circle or even clap along. A UC Davis cognitive neuroscientist who studies the psychology of music is leading a team in developing an assistive device to help the musically challenged synch their sounds.

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Are You and Your Town a Good Match?

Study: A City's Personality Can Affect Your Self-Esteem

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Neuroscientists Get a New Look into How We Read

In a key advance, neuroscientists at UC Davis have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading.

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