SOC News

April 18, 2018

Tessa Dover, 2017 alum and Assistant Professor at Portland State, is featured in the May issue of INSIGHT into Diversity: Read more about her work here: http://www.insightintodiversity.com/past-issues/.

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April 18, 2018

Zoe Liberman and Dan Conroy-Beam were named APS Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science.

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April 09, 2018

Phil Ehret, 6th year PhD student in social psychology, has won APA Division 34's (Population and conservation psychology) Graduate Student Award for the best graduate student led paper.

Ehret, P. J., Van Boven, L., & Sherman, D. K. (In press). Partisan barriers to bipartisanship: Understanding climate policy polarization. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Phil will be recognized for this award at the 2018 APA Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.

March 02, 2018

Kyle Ratner examines the psychological effects of over-the-counter pain meds

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Dan Conroy-Beam
January 08, 2018

Dan Conroy-Beam and Zoe Liberman have been named 2017 Association for Psychological Science Rising Stars. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD.

Professor Mackie
November 28, 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science — has named PBS professors Diane Mackie and Brenda Major among its new fellows for 2017.

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Prof. Heejung Kim
August 30, 2017

Professors Heejung Kim and David Sherman have been appointed Co-Editors of Personality and Social Psychology Review, the field's most prestigious and high-impact-factor journal.

October 24, 2016

A new study by UCSB social psychologist Brenda Major suggests the reason many white Americans support Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what’s typically considered a national strength: diversity.

But as it turns out, according to UC Santa Barbara psychologist Brenda Major, not all Americans value the country’s multicultural ethos.

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