Emily Willroth, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, has received the SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Social and Personality Psychology.
The Association for Psychological Science has recognized three members of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis — Calvin Lai and Renee Thompson as fellows and Jessie Sun as a “Rising Star.”
Two Washington University professors — Julie Bugg and Leonard Green — have been named fellows of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
Jeffrey Zacks, the Edgar James Swift Professor in Arts & Sciences and a professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, has begun a two-year term as president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows profiles on dating apps that indicate a sense of purpose are rated more attractive than those without. The study was published in the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology.
Older adults spend less time worrying and more time staying on task, according to a new study by WashU psychological and brain sciences researchers Matt Welhaf and Julie Bugg in Arts & Sciences.
María Isabel Dabrowski, AB ’18, discusses science outreach, the importance empathy and how she launched a career in environmental conservation.
A multi-institutional research project led by Todd Braver, a professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received an $8.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study attention control and strategies to improve it.
A sense of purpose in life — whether it’s a high-minded quest to make a difference or a simple hobby with personal meaning — can offer potent protection against loneliness, according to research from Patrick Hill in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University researchers found that how children’s brains process emotional cues typically is set by the time they are school age. They studied brain scans from hundreds of children ages 5 to 15 who watched videos that dealt with emotional topics.