Eduardo Salas, the Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair & Professor of Psychology, is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award presented annually by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Salas received the award at a ceremony during the organization’s annual meeting.
Rice psychology professor Michelle “Mikki” Hebl is the winner of Baylor University’s 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, one of the country’s top collegiate teaching honors. The award program is designed to honor great teachers, stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching and encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers.
Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can “fan the flames” of depression, much like throwing gasoline on a fire, according to a new paper from psychologist Chris Fagundes. In addition to being linked to numerous physical health issues, systemic inflammation is linked to mental health issues such as depression.
Fred Oswald, a professor in the Department of Psychology, has been
elected president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational
Psychology (SIOP) for 2017. He will assume the role in April 2017.