Psychology

Outstanding Faculty Awards 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Faculty Awards: Lindsey Cohen, professor of Psychology; Nicola Sharratt, assistant professor in Anthropology; Carmen Eilertson, senior lecturer in Biology; Kyle Frantz, professor of Neuroscience; Cassandra White, associate professor of Anthropology; Christy Visaggi, lecturer in Geosciences; Sarah Brosnan, associate professor of… more »

Georgia State Announces Funding for Eight Faculty Proposals as Part of Next Generation Initiative

Georgia State University will fund eight faculty proposals as part of its Next Generation faculty program, a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be about $2 million in the next year. more »

Spring Break Study Abroad Programs

Posted On March 8, 2016

Spring Break study abroad programs are unique study abroad experiences that open up the opportunity to study abroad to a wide variety of GSU students. Have you ever thought to study abroad sounded great but there’s a long list of reasons that it “just isn’t for me”? The program costs are too high? Can’t take that much time… more »

Genetics and Brain Regions Linked to Sex Differences in Anxiety-Related Behavior in Chimpanzees

Genetics and specific brain regions are linked to sex differences in chimpanzees’ scratching behavior, a common indicator of anxiety in humans and others primates, according to a research study led by Georgia State University that shows chimpanzees can be models of human mental illness.

The researchers investigated genetic and neuroanatomical links to individual variation… more »

No Genetic Link Between Smaller Subcortical Brain Volumes and Risk for Schizophrenia, Researchers Find

There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of schizophrenia.

That was the key finding in a collaborative study involving nearly 600 researchers from more than 350 institutions, including Georgia State University, and… more »

Georgia State Partners with Local Organizations to Improve School Safety

Georgia State University, in partnership with WestEd and Atlanta Public Schools, has received a nearly $7.5M National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant led by WestEd to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive school safety initiative in Atlanta Public Schools. 

The goal of the school safety initiative is to create supportive learning environments where students… more »

Consuming Sweets Forms Memories That May Control Eating Habits, Neuroscience Study Finds

ATLANTA—Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

The findings, published online in the journal Hippocampus, show that neurons in the dorsal hippocampus, the part of the brain that is critical for episodic memory,… more »

Undergraduate Psychology Program on the Rise in the South

Georgia State University’s undergraduate psychology program has been ranked fifth among up-and-coming undergraduate psychology programs in the South by Best Psychology Degrees.

Best Psychology Degrees is an online guide to the top psychology degree programs. The site provides students with psychology program rankings, degree programs and career assistance.

“The Psychology Department is honored to be… more »

Monkeys Perceive Visual Illusions the Same Way Humans Do, Psychology Study Finds

Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition in August, indicate humans and monkeys perceive and misperceive the world similarly, which reflects resemblances in these species’ perceptual systems and… more »

Childhood Brain Tumors Affect Working Memory of Adult Survivors

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University.

The findings, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society in August, report that adult survivors of pediatric posterior fossa brain tumors performed significantly lower than controls on standardized… more »