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2014 Research News

department of psychology

Research on creativity and the arts is featured in the June 2014 APA Monitor. Studies by Sara Cordes, Jen Drake, Thalia Goldstein, Laura Niemi, and Ellen Winner are described. Posted 5/30/14.

Laura Niemi and Liane Young published a paper, Blaming the Victim in the Case of Rape, in Psychological Inquiry: An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory. Posted 5/23/14.

Liane Young provides an overview of her research in the February 2014 issue of the APS Observer. Posted 3/12/14.

Alexa Veenema has been awarded a three-year NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15): Sex and Age Differences in the Neural Regulation of Social Recognition. Posted 1/13/14.

Drew Linsley and Sean MacEvoy have published a paper in the journal Cerebral Cortex entitled "Encoding-stage Crosstalk Between Object- and Spatial Property-Based Scene Processing Pathways." Using perceptual experiments and fMRI, they show that two types of visual information people commonly use to recognize their whereabouts, scenes' 3D layouts and their object contents, are consolidated at a surprisingly early stage of scene processing. Posted 3/10/14.

Josh Rottman, Deb Kelemen, and Liane Young's research on our moral response to suicide featured in The Atlantic. Posted 1/9/14.