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Synapses: News Stories about the Department

 Synapses features major news stories about the Psychology Department.

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.

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).

Psychology Homecoming 2013

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

Martie Haselton
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.

Peter Vishton
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.

Over 150 graduates received degrees in Psychology

Despite the foreboding weather forecast for the weekend, the sun shone for over 150 graduates of the Psychology Department who received degrees in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience on May 12, 2013.

Creating inclusive classrooms for students with autism

Since 2012, the Neurodiversity Working Group has been working to explore and celebrate the neurological differences in the College's population. Last year, a University Teaching Project grew out of the group, with the aim to focus on the classroom experience for students.

small grants 2013
Schroeder Center Awards Grants to Faculty

This spring, the Schroeder Center awarded its first set of Small Grants Program awards to four faculty members for research in health policy. The new program will increase support for faculty-led health policy research projects at William & Mary, an important objective of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy.

Larry Ventis and the Study of Humor at William and Mary

While most of us like to think we have a good sense of humor and enjoy the occasional joke, few of us have thought about the functional significance of humor, and its role in our society; that is until they enroll in Professor Larry Ventis's Psychology of Humor class at William & Mary.

Paul Kieffaber
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.

14th Annual Honors Colloquium-Aylin Kaya

On February 26 at 2PM in Blow Hall, Room 201, Psychology honors student, Aylin Kaya will present her honors research titled, Perceptions of Criminals as a Function of Race, Stereotypicality, and Media.

Interview with Dr. Joanna Schug

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

W&M alumna nominated to lead SEC

President Barack Obama nominated Mary Jo White ’70 to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has an instrumental role in implementing Wall Street reform.

The Polish Connection

John Nezlek describes his Research Interests in Cross Cultural Psychology

Homecoming 2012 Pictures

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

Cheryl Dickter
Dr. Cheryl Dickter Video Interview

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

The Best Talk Goes To...

Jennifer Poon won the "Outstanding Research Presentation" award the 120th Annual American Psychological Association Convention.