Recent Awards 

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.


Link between heart disease risk factors and depression is biological, not behavioral

Biology, rather than personal behavior, may be responsible for the link between depression and risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study from Rice University.

Study identifies factors that lead to greater college success

Educational attainment is a national priority because it creates both economic and personal gains: higher incomes, better individual and family health and deeper civic engagement. U.S. college enrollments are increasing, suggesting greater educational attainment; however, national college completion rates are lagging behind other developed nations.

Nine recognized with award for superior teaching

Nine faculty received the 2017 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice instructors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years. Congratulations to Sandra Parsons, assistant teaching professor in psychology, for receiving the award.

New method for analyzing brain activity helps understand stroke impact

A new method developed by Rice University psychologists for analyzing brain activity may help better understand what happens to the brain following a stroke.

New tool available could revolutionize social sciences research

“Well, what does the research say?” People ask this question when they want science to inform their interests, and academics ask this question when figuring out what to study next.Thanks to metaBUS, a free new online research tool, this question can now be answered more easily.