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Sep. 09, 2021

We know more than we ever learned: Processes involved in accumulation of world knowledge

Dr. Patricia J. Bauer, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Psychology, in Child Development Perspectives.

Sep. 07, 2021

Left-wing authoritarians share key psychological traits with far right, Emory study finds

"Having clarity about the appeal of authoritarianism may be relevant to help better understand what's going on in the political landscape today," says Thomas Costello, an Emory graduate student of psychology and first author of the study.

Aug. 12, 2021

Evolutionary theory prediction: Response rate as a joint function of reinforcement rate and reinforcer magnitude

Emory Psychology Professor Dr. Jack McDowell in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Jul. 30, 2021

Developmental differences in reactivation underlying self-derivation of new knowledge through memory integration

The first author on this research article is Dr. Hilary Miller-Goldwater who is a postdoctoral fellow in the Bauer Memory Lab. Published in Cognitive Psychology.

Jun. 30, 2021

Genetic risks for nicotine dependence span a range of traits and diseases

"Genetic studies may help reduce some of the stigma society has against substance use disorders, while also making treatment more accessible," says Victoria Risner, first author of the new study on nicotine dependence, who did the work as an Emory undergraduate.

Jun. 17, 2021

Scott Lilienfeld memorialized as 'one of the most influential figures in contemporary clinical psychology'

His contributions were prodigious and spanned psychopathy and personality disorders, psychiatric classification and diagnosis, dissociation, memory and trauma, neuroscience, and cultural sensitivity.

Jun. 08, 2021

Study shows adaptive brain response to stress, and its absence in people with depression

"Learning more about how acute stress and chronic stress affect the brain may help in the development of treatment targets for depression," says Jessica Cooper, first author of the study and a post-doctoral fellow in Emory's Department of Psychology. Nature Communications published the research by scientists at Emory University.

May. 24, 2021

Even children think money can be 'dirty' money, study finds

Experiments led by Emory psychologist Arber Tasimi found that children prefer non-stolen money offered by a "bad" person over stolen money offered by an "okay" person.

May. 11, 2021

Dr. Jessica M. Barber named a 2021 Honoree of the Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

This award is presented annually as part of Commencement to faculty members in each of Emory’s four undergraduate schools. It recognizes a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and was established by Emory Williams, a 1932 Emory College alumnus and longtime trustee

Apr. 23, 2021

Integration of Evidence across Human and Model Organism Studies: A Meeting Report

Dr. Rohan Palmer et al. in Genes, Brain, and Behavior

Mar. 30, 2021

Screams of 'joy' sound like 'fear' when heard out of context

Mar. 26, 2021

Dr. Philip Kragel is designated an APS Rising Star

The APS Rising Star designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Mar. 21, 2021

Heritable traits that appear in teen years raise risk for adult cannabis use

Feb. 17, 2021

Continuity and Stability of Parenting of Infants by Women at Risk for Perinatal Depression

Sherryl H. Goodman et al.

Feb. 04, 2021

Multi-omic and multi-species meta-analyses of nicotine consumption

Dec. 03, 2020

How the brain decides to make an effort: Emory research provides new view of the human mind at work

Oct. 16, 2020

In Memoriam: Dr. Scott O. Lilienfeld (1960-2020)

Our colleague, friend, and scholar.

Oct. 13, 2020

Gender parity review of psychological science shows progress and problems

Sep. 14, 2020

Experiments reveal why human-like robots elicit uncanny feelings

May. 26, 2020

Behavioral studies in era of COVID-19 raise new concerns about diversity


Relating a picture and 1000 words: Self-derivation through integration within and across presentation formats

First author is Dr. Alena Esposito (Assistant Professor of Psychology, Clark University). Dr. Esposito was a postdoctoral fellow at Emory in 2018. This paper was co-authored with Bauer Memory Lab members Katherine Lee and Dr. Jessica Dugan. Dr. Jillian Lauer is an alum of Emory Psychology and a postdoctoral fellow at NYU.

Attentional bias for faces, not scenes: neural and behavioral evidence

First author is Emory Psychology Alum Dr. Andrew Persichetti. Co-authored with the Dilks Lab. Published in Journal of Vision.

A Broad Internalizing Dimension Accounts for the Genetic Associations between Personality and Individual Internalizing Disorders

Emory Psychology Alumni, Dr. Holly E. Poore, Dr. Ashley L. Watts, and Emory Professor, Dr. Irwin Waldman,

Alum Emily Brown Wins Learning and Behavior's 2021 Best Article Award

Dr. Emily Brown, an alum of Dr. Robert Hampton's Laboratory of Comparative Primate Cognition, has won Learning and Behavior's 2021 Best Article Award for 'Cognitive control of working memory but not familiarity in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)', published in issue 4, vol 48. The Psychomomic Society will formally present the award at the 2021 Psychonomic Society annual meeting in New Orleans.

Optogenetic stimulation of the basolateral amygdala accelerates acquisition of object-context associations

The first author on this research is Lauren DiFazio who was a Research Specialist in the Manns Lab. Published in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying improvement of prosocial responses by a novel implicit compassion promotion task

This paper, published in NeuroImage, is authored by Shin Ah Kim and Sang Hee Kim (Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University) in collaboration with Emory Professor Stephan Hamann. Sang Hee Kim is an alum of the Hamann Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.

Multi-polygenic Analysis of Nicotine Dependence in Individuals of European Ancestry

BGA Lab (Emory alum Victoria Risner, current post-doctoral fellow Chelsie Benca-Bachman, current graduate student Lauren Bertin et al.)

Self-compassion and dissonance-based interventions for body image distress in young adult women

Emory alumni Dr. Aubrey M. Toole and Dr. Devon LoParo

Maternal Childhood Adversity Associates With Frontoamygdala Connectivity in Neonates

Recent alum Cassandra L. Hendrix

The mouth matters most: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of how dogs perceive inanimate objects

Recent alum Ashley Prichard

Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) monitor evolving decisions to control adaptive information seeking

Recent alum Ryan J. Brady

Evolving Views on Cognition in Animal Vocal Communication: Contributions from Scream Research

Recent alum Jay W. Schwartz