SOC News

David Hamilton & Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs
June 13, 2014

Each year, on Commencement and Reunion weekends, Gettysburg College and its Alumni Association recognizes exemplary graduates for their personal and professional accomplishments. Gettysburg College’s Distinguished Alumni Award is given to those who have achieved outstanding professional or civic accomplishments as Gettysburg alumni.

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Shelly Gable
May 29, 2014

Article by Brigitte Naughton, Science Editor of Daily Nexus, see original article posted on May 28, 2014

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Brenda Major
May 01, 2014

UCSB Social Psychologist Brenda Major has been awarded the Scientific Impact award by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), along with Jennifer Crocker of Ohio State University.

The Scientific Impact Award honors the authors of a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.

Heejung Kim
December 11, 2013
Professors Kim and Sherman team with Bren School & Political Science faculty and graduate students for UCSB Graduate Division Crossroads Project
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December 06, 2013

Social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects.

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Joni Sasaki
October 16, 2013

Joni Sasaki, who earned her Ph. D. in 2012 in Social Psychology from UCSB Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences was the 2013 recipient of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Dissertation Award. Joni is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada.

August 30, 2013

In a recent study, researchers from University of California at Santa Barbara hypothesized that science, as a notion, “contains in it the broader moral vision of a society in which rationality is used for the mutual benefit of all.” As such, it “facilitates moral and prosocial judgments and behaviors.” Based on this premise, the researchers predicted that simply thinking about science leads individuals to behave in a more moral way. To investigate this potential link between exposure to science and moral behavior, the researchers set up four experiments.

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May 23, 2013

Headed by Prof. René Weber (Ph.D, M.D.), researchers from the Department of Communication have founded the Media Neuroscience Lab ( in the Department of Communication at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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April 03, 2013

Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to new findings by psychologists at the University of Washington and other universities.

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