IN THE NEWS
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Student News
PBS UNVEILS A NEW INTERACTIVE LIGHTING DISPLAY AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING.
Social psychologist Mary Murphy sets out to explore how environmental cues shape women’s participation in STEM disciplines
Former PBS staff member Jerry C. Forshee (MA ’74) ushered PBS into a new technological era. Now with a remarkable gift he will continue to make this happen.
HUNTINGTON'S IN FOCUS
ROBOTS AND INFANTS
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus George Rebec offers a new theory that broken communication between cells underlies the symptoms of Huntington's disease.
Using robot and infant participants, a new study tested the role that the position of the body played in the mapping of names to objects.
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A study on the formation of academic
partnerships and the best way to ignite them.
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Published “Solving the Password Problem,” on the security risks of passwords in Roll Call, a major news source for Capitol Hill.
was interviewed in the January 22 issue of Fast Company on why girls often “lose their voice” when they hit adolescence and what to do about it. The story followed an earlier article on girls and self-esteem in October.
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Named the winner of the 2015 Howard Crosby Warren Medal for his lifelong contributions and groundbreaking new work in psychological science.
Selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
Receives the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award
Receives the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology
THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS
Snapshots of 2015 Graduates
Four graduate school interviews. Four acceptances.
A double major in psychology and philosophy at IU, “This fall,” says Alex, “I’ll be heading to the University of Minnesota to pursue my PhD in psychology, focusing on visual perception, attention, and memory, using psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques.”
Together we'll tackle this problem.
As a graduate student in the lab of Mary Murphy, Evelyn Carter looked at differences in the way whites and blacks recognize and perceive racism and sought to find ways to create dialogue between the two groups. It’s what she will continue to explore when she leaves Murphy’s lab to work as a post-doctoral student at Purdue.
Job offer at Fortune 500 company. Before the start of senior year.
While many college seniors spend their final year hunting for a job Jacob Shalen entered his senior year with a job offer on the table. This summer he will be moving to Chicago to work in sales at Frito Lay, a unit of PepsiCo.
Building a foundation for the future.
A senior studying psychology and neuroscience, Eva Kahn has built the foundation for her future through her work in a PBS behavioral neuroscience lab and her involvement with numerous campus organizations--from College Mentors for Kids to Phi Delta Epsilon International Pre-Medical Fraternity to Crimson CORPS, which promotes awareness of mental health issues.
Working to improve the lives of
Isaac is a sixth year clinical science PhD student in psychology, studying bio-psycho-social mechanisms in children’s development using longitudinal designs.
At PBS he studied brain functioning in the development of behavior problems among 2-3-year-olds to help identify at-risk children at early ages, when interventions are most effective. Isaac graduates in May and will begin his clinical psychology internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
EACH MONTH STAFF MEMBERS NOMINATE OTHER STAFF
MEMBERS IN APPRECIATION FOR WHAT THEY DO AND HOW THEY
DO IT. HERE ARE THE WINNERS FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY,
ALONG WITH SOME OF THE REASONS THEY WERE CHOSEN.
Office coordinator Sheryl Mobley was born and raised in Indiana, and has worked at PBS for thirty years. When a new employee arrives, they are told to bring any questions to Sheryl, who will undoubtedly have the answer, or at least know where to find it. PBS Chair Bill Hetrick points to the countless times that Sheryl has stepped in to help fill a need for additional support or guidance. An invaluable resource to faculty and staff, she is such a beloved figure to students that when they return to visit, they often make sure to stop in on Sheryl. Her positive attitude, approachable demeanor— and regularly stocked candy dish—are only a few of the reasons Sheryl is a beloved member of the PBS family. Her outstanding reputation as one of the most dedicated employees precedes her.
Research machinist Rick Moore has worked for PBS for about a year, but in that short time has impressed the department with his exemplary work ethic and willingness to help. Facilities Manager Lee Deckard calls Rick a “model employee,” and cites his crucial role in building the “wheel baby” device for Tom James’ Perception and Neuroimaging Lab. It’s a device that allows subjects to touch various objects without seeing them and allows
the experimenter to rotate them around on wheel. The project was, Lee says, a clear example of Rick’s flexibility, creativity and unwavering dedication. His patient disposition and ability to remain focused in stressful situations make Rick truly enjoyable to be around and a great addition to PBS.