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Published: 12/05/2013
Winter 2013

Happenings

Faculty Accomplishments

Eliot Brenowitz
Eliot Brenowitz

In October, Eliot Brenowitz points out the different ways that birds show masterful intelligence in a commentary published by the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/opinion/lets-give-birds-the-respect-they-deserve.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

Jonathon Brown
Jonathon Brown

In May, Jonathon Brown has been selected to receive the SESP Scientific Impact Award for 2013 in recognition of the paper "Illusion and well-being: A social psychological perspective on mental health."

He co-authored this paper with Shelley Taylor.  The award was designed to honor the authors of a specific article or book chapter published in the last 25 years that has been particularly influential.

Sapna Cheryan
Sapna Cheryan

In August, Sapna Cheryan’s research on stereotypes was featured in Columns, UW’s Alumni Magazine and UW Today.

http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/06/25/more-women-pick-computer-science-if-media-nix-outdated-nerd-stereotype/

Shannon Dorsey
Shannon Dorsey

In August, Shannon Dorsey was referenced in an article about foster children and at-risk youth titled Fostering Resilience.

http://crosscut.com/2013/07/24/Kidsatrisk/115566/resilience-in-foster-kids/?page=single

Cheryl Kaiser
Cheryl Kaiser

In August, Cheryl Kaiser was elected as a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Fellow status is a special tribute to those who have made outstanding contributions to personality and social psychology.

Randy Kyes
Randy Kyes

Dr. Randall Kyes recently received a Fullbright Specialist Grant. 

Kyes traveled to Indonesia at the end of June for a one-month program that involved giving lectures and conducting short training programs focusing on “conservation biology & global health - at the human-environment interface.”  During the program, Kyes worked with colleagues at the Univ. of Indonesia in Java; Hasanuddin Univ. and Tadulako Univ. in Sulawesi; and Andalas Univ. in Sumatra.  This award extends the collaborative partnerships that were established during a special Fulbright recharging program conducted by the Univ. of Washington this past fall 2012 that involved hosting 14 senior scholars from Indonesia.   

http://depts.washington.edu/cgfs/UW-Fulbright-DIKTI/index.htm

Marsha Linehan
Marsha Linehan

Congratulations to Marsha Linehan who recently received two awards. 

The first comes from her Alma Mater, Loyola University, Chicago - The Graduate School Damen Award.  Named after Loyola University’s primary founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., this award is granted to an alumnus(a) from each of Loyola's schools and colleges. It recognizes the qualities of leadership in industry, leadership in community and service to others.  The second award is the 2013 International Academy for Suicide Research (IASR) Morselli Medal.  The Morselli Medal, which is named in honor of Enrico Morselli, an Italian psychiatrist (1852 -1929) from the University of Genoa who was a pioneer in suicide research, is the Academy's most distinguished award and is given every 2 years to individuals who have made outstanding and important lifetime contributions to the study of suicide, suicidal behaviors or suicide prevention.

Kate McLaughlin
Kate McLaughlin

In October, Kate McLaughlin was awarded the 2013 ISTSS Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

This award recognizes excellence in science or research in the field of traumatic stress by an individual who has completed his or her training within the last five years.

Also in October, Kate McLaughlin was quoted in a Washington Post article about children’s trauma post-Westgate. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/after-kenya-mall-attack-parents-struggle-to-help-children-cope-with-trauma/2013/10/13/818a66ec-33fb-11e3-89db-8002ba99b894_story.html

Kristina Olson
Kristina Olson

In October, The Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology just announced that Kristina Olson was selected to be one of this year’s honorees for the Sage Young Scholar Award. 

This award recognizes achievements of young researchers in personality and social psychology that place them at the forefront of their field.   Kristina will receive a research award that will be formally presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Foundation.  She is the second of our faculty to receive this award in recent years.  Cheryl Kaiser was the recipient of this same award in 2009.

Frank Smoll
Frank Smoll

In September, Frank Smoll was interviewed for a ParentMap article about competition for kids. 

http://www.parentmap.com/article/competition-how-much-is-too-much-for-kids

Also in September, Frank Smoll was interviewed about the Mastery Approach to Coaching and Parenting by XTRA Sports Radio, Phoenix.

http://www.psych.uw.edu/newsattach/media/Smoll2.mp3

Andrea Stocco
Andrea Stocco

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Chantal Prat
Chantal Prat

In August, the research of Andrea Stocco, Rajesh Rao, and Chantel Prat on brain to brain human communication gained enormous attention from news sites such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post since it was first mentioned in UW News. 

The video hit over 1,000,000 YouTube views in a week and, according to the UW News team, the UW piece received over 240,000 views, making it the most viewed UW Today piece of all times.  Here are just a few of the articles:

UW News: http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/08/27/researcher-controls-colleagues-motions-in-1st-human-brain-to-brain-interface/

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/28/health/brain-interface/index.html?iref=allsearch

The NY Times: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/researcher-controls-another-persons-brain-over-the-internet/?_r=0

The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/experiment-lets-man-use-his-mind-to-control-another-persons-movements/2013/08/29/42bc646c-10bd-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html