Dr. Fred Oswald was elected to become president of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2017.
Dr. Fred Oswald (Associate Editor) and Dr. Mike Byrne (Contributing Author) are both featured in December 2016 special issue of Psychological Methods on Big Data
Dr. Fred Oswald chaired the July 2016 National Academy of Sciences Workshop on Personnel Selection in Forensic Science: Using Measurement to Hire Pattern Evidence Examiners. Read more information here.
Dr. Fred Oswald became Fellow of Division 8 (Personality and Social Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in August 2016. Read more information here.
Team at Rice builds machine to transform the way we voteA prototype of the system, dubbed STAR Vote, sits in an engineering lab at Rice University, and bidding is open for manufacturers who want to produce it wholesale.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: Parents at higher risk of dying after child's deathResearch is beginning to suggest that for some parents, and especially mothers, the loss of a child can be too much. A team of researchers at Houston's Rice University, meanwhile, is trying to learn more about why grief takes such punishing physical toll.
Congratulations to Margaret Beier who has just been named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science!To read more about it click here.
Jennifer Gucwa has received the Graduate Student Association Faculty/Staff Service Award for 2013-14
Naomi Fa-Kaji received the William C. Howell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
Jennifer Cole received the John W. Brelsford Award for Superior Scholarship, Leadership, or Service
Heather Dial has won the Social Sciences Division Award at the Second Annual Graduate Student 90 Second Thesis Competition
Rice to create lab for the study of recovery from brain damageThe T.L.L. Temple Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant for the establishment of a neuroplasticity research laboratory at the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative. Psychology professor Randi Martin will lead the research team.
Denise Harvey won first place in the Rice University Psychology division of the 20th Annual Neuroscience Poster Session hosted by UT Health Sciences Center.
Heather Dial and Denise Harvey won the Cognitive Neuropsychology Student Travel Prize, which provides funding to attend a conference.
Congrats to Jim Dannemiller who received a Research Professorship Award from the Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI).
Congrats to Fred Oswald who received a Research Professorship Award from the Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI).
Heather Dial has won the Outstanding Achievement Award in the "Letters" category at the First Annual Graduate Student 90 Second Thesis Competition
Yingying Tan and Denise Harvey received a dissertation improvement grant from the Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI).
Corinne (Allen) Pettigrew has won the Gardner Award for the best dissertation in Social Sciences for 2013
Julie Walker Hughes has won the Laughery Award for the best master's thesis in Psychology for 2013
Jingyi Geng has been awarded a Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship for 2013-14
Susan Xie received the William C. Howell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
Jenny Wen received the John W. Brelsford Award for Superior Scholarship, Leadership, or Service
Professor Mikki Hebl wins LGBT awardProfessor Hebl was jointly awarded the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Committee's Research Award (2013) by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for best peer reviewed submission focusing on LGBT issues.
Psychology Major receives Watson FellowshipRice news reports that senior psychology major Jenny Wen is one of 40 students across the country to be awarded with a prestigious Watson Fellowship.
Conscientious people are more likely to have higher GPAs In a recent meta-analysis published in the APA journal Psychological Assessment, graduate student Sam McAbee and Professor Fred Oswald found that higher levels of conscientiousness consistently predict higher GPAs.
Test-taking may improve learning in people of all ages In a new study published in the APA journal Psychology and Aging, recent graduate Dr. Ashley Meyer and Professor Jessica Logan found that testing and feedback improve information retention in both young college students and older adults.
Professor Randi Martin has been invited to be a discussant in the Nijmegen Lectures series at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Professor Martin gave a talk on the history of the neurobiology of language since 1950 at the annual lecture series in January 2013.
Denise Harvey won the best student paper award at the Academy of Aphasia 50th Annual Meeting.
Debshila Basu Mallick won first place in the Rice University Psychology division of the 19th Annual Neuroscience Poster Session hosted by UT Health Sciences Center.
Enrika Ruggs has been awarded a Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship for 2012-13
Rice alumna Virginia Moyer '74 was named one of Time Magazine's "People Who Mattered" in the 2011 "Person of the Year" edition Dr. Moyer earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Rice. Read more at the Rice press release or visit her profile on Time's website.
Roberta Diddel has been selected as a co-recipient of the Texas Psychological Association 2011 Outstanding Contribution to Public Service Award The award will be presented on November 18 at the TPA Annual Convention.
Professor Randi Martin has been elected as the Chair of the Governing Board for the Academy of Aphasia This is a three-year appointment.
Professor James Pomerantz has been invited to deliver the next Kanizsa Lexture in Italy Each year the Department of Psychology at the University of Trieste celebrates the work of the pioneeer visual scientist Gaetano Kanizsa with the Kanizsa Lecture. Kanizsa (1913-1993), whose name is widely known from the illusory figures and contours he created such as the famous Kanizsa Triangle, was an influential cognitive psychologist working in the Gestalt tradition, but he was also an artist. He was the founder of the Institute of Psychology of Trieste. Previous Kanizsa lecturers include Irvin Rock, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Philip Johnson-Laird, Richard Gregory, Elizabeth Spelke, Melvyn Goodale, and Steven Palmer.
Professor Randi Martin delivered the Broadbent Keynote Lecture at the 17th meeting of The European Society for Cognitive Psychology in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. On Friday, September 30, 2011, Professor Martin delivered her keynote lecture, "Working memory and language processing: An updated multiple-components view." This is a high honor for Professor Martin, and one that recognizes her significant and substantial contributions to our understanding of language processing and working memory. The list of previous Broadbent Lecturers shows that Professor Martin is in esteemed company. Broadbent Lecturers: Donostia-San Sebastian 2011 - Randi Martin Krakow 2009 - Annette Karmiloff-Smith Marseille 2007 - C. Bundesen Leiden 2005 - D.L. Schacter Granada 2003 - P. Johnson-Laird Edinburgh 2001 - I. Biederman Gent 1999 - W.J.M. Levelt Jerusalem 1998 - A.M. Treisman Wurzburg 1996 - M.I. Posner Rome 1995 - W Prinz Lisbon 1994 - A. Baddeley For those interested, a brief overview of Donald Broadbent's work is included in his obituary at JSTOR. Amy Crook has been selected for the American Psychological Association's Division of Experimental Psychology 2011 New Investigator Award in Experimental Psychology: AppliedGunes Avci has won the Gardner Award for the best dissertation in Social Sciences for 2011Anna Cragin has won the Laughery Award for the best master's thesis in Psychology for 2011Amy Crook has been awarded a Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship for 2011-12Lanita Martin has received the Graduate Student Association Faculty/Staff Service Award for 2011
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