Synapses: News Stories about the Department

 Synapses features major news stories about the Psychology Department.

It’s not all in your head — it’s in your gut, too

William & Mary researchers found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms, with the effect being greatest among those at genetic risk for social anxiety disorder as measured by neuroticism.

Psychology Diploma Ceremony

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Phi Beta Kappa Hall. For more details, please visit the link above.

Symposium showcases work of more than 150 graduate students

William & Mary’s 14th annual Graduate Research Symposium brought graduate students in Arts and Sciences together with their counterparts from 16 other colleges and universities to share progress on their research projects.

Healthy Beginnings receives March of Dimes grant

The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project has received a $12,000, one-year grant from the March of Dimes to offer Baby Basics Moms Clubs to pregnant, incarcerated women.

Four projects receive Creative Adaptation funding

Four projects designed to improve the quality, scope and/or efficiency of programs at William & Mary were made possible this semester with support from the provost's Creative Adaptation Fund.

W&M announces 2014 recipients of Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence

An international leader in the field of neuroscience, one of the country's foremost legal thinkers on children's rights and family law, and an internationally renowned ethnomusicologist whose latest work focuses on the music of Oman are among this year's recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.

Dickter to receive Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

Lauded for mentoring student research, under Dickter’s supervision W&M students are co-authors on 16 papers that have been published or are currently under review.

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Congratulations to Professor Pamela Hunt

Congratulations to Professor Pamela Hunt who has has been named the 2013-2014 President, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP).

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Psychology Homecoming 2013

The Psychology Department celebrated Homecoming 2013 with a talk given by alumnus Martie G. Haselton, and a wine & cheese reception.

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Homecoming 2013

William and Mary Alumnus Martie G. Haselton, Ph.D., professor in the departments of Psychology, Communication Studies, and Institute for Society and Genetics at UCLA, will give a talk at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 25 in Andrews Hall, Room 101.

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Welcome Back Professor Peter Vishton

The William and Mary Psychology Department would like to welcome back Professor Peter Vishton after 3 years working as program director at the National Science Federation in Washington, DC.

W&M project impacting incarcerated, pregnant women and their babies

Approximately 70 women have received help from the William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project over the last year. The project aims to provide nutritional support and counseling to incarcerated, pregnant women, and its founders are already seeing positive results.

10 EVMS/W&M collaborative research projects funded

Ten research projects involving faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School will each receive $10,000 in funding as part of a program to foster collaboration between researchers at the two institutions.

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Video Interview with Dr. Paul Kieffaber

Dr. Paul Kieffaber discusses his research interests and current research with his students at the College of William and Mary.

Graduate Research Symposium

Four of the Psychology Graduate students will present their research March 22-23 at the Sadler Center.

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Interview with Dr. Joanna Schug

Dr. Joanna Schug discusses how she became interested in Psychology and her research interests.

Homecoming 2012 Pictures

The Psychology Department held a talk and a reception for homecoming on October 26.

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Dr. Cheryl Dickter Video Interview

Dr. Cheryl Dickter discusses her research interests and research with students in the Psychology Department.