2013 Research News
department of psychology
Gene Heyman’s paper, "Quitting Drugs: Quantitative and Qualitative Features," was recently published in the 2013 Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. It evaluates theories of addiction in light of recent epidemiological trends, animal research, and historical events that transformed American drug use.
Halle Zucker, lab manager in Elizabeth Kensinger's lab, was awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Graduate student James Dungan and incoming graduate student Lily Tsoi, both in Liane Young's lab, have received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
Sindy Cole, postdoctoral fellow in Gorica Petrovich's lab, recently had a Journal Club review, "Recruitment of Multiple Pathways to Ventral Tegmental Area during Cocaine-Seeking Behavior," published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Joe Pochedly, Sherri Widen, and James Russell have published an article in Emotion on the influence of experimental context on how children and adults interpret the prototypical "disgust face." The "disgust face" is labeled as disgusted when it is preceded by a prototypical "angry face", but is labeled as angry when preceded by a facial expression conveying sickness.
Sherri Widen, research associate, and James Russell have a forthcoming article in Psychological Bulletin called “Children’s Recognition of Disgust in Others.” Although children have an elaborated concept of disgust, the majority do not associate the standard disgust face with disgust until they are 9 years of age or older.
Laura Young, doctoral student, has a new paper with Sara Cordes and Ellen Winner called “Heightened Incidence of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents Involved in the Arts.” The article appears in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts and is featured in this press release from the American Psychological Association.