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Published: 05/05/2014
Summer 2014

Happenings

Faculty in the news

Jonathon Bricker
Jonathon Bricker

Jonathan Bricker was interviewed by KOUW's Ross Reynolds about apps for treating addictions. Here is that interview: http://kuow.org/post/apps-kick-addictions-sound-too-good-be-true

Steve Buck
Steve Buck
Steve Buck was selected as one of 18 faculty across the three UW campuses for the Teaching Technology Fellows Institute to be held in June 2014. He will develop a hybrid online/classroom version of Psych 333, Sensory and perceptual processes, that will use online resources to prepare students better for in-class discussion and activities that go beyond what has been possible with traditional lecture format.
Jaime Diaz
Jaime Diaz
Jaime Diaz was also selected as a Teaching Technology Fellow in the June 2014 cohort. Dr. Diaz plans to develop a hybrid version of Psychology 322, a course on the effects of drugs on behavior. Developing a hybrid course should significantly enhance the learning experience of his students, and it should make more efficient use of TA resources,
Anthony Greenwald
Anthony Greenwald
Wondering what you'll look like when you get older? Check out this profile of Anthony Greenwald's work - http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023564592_agingsoftwarexml.html
Cheryl Kaiser
Cheryl Kaiser
Cheryl Kaiser was elected to Fellow status in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Fellow status recognizes outstanding contributions in areas related to the application of research on the psychological aspects of important social issues to public policy solutions.
Marsha Linehan
Marsha Linehan
Congratulations to Professor Marsha Linehan. She is one of the 2014 James McKeen Cattell Fellows for the Association for Psychological Science. This award recognizes a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the science of psychology. Marsha's development of dialectical behavior therapy continues to have increasingly broad impact on seemingly intractable disorders such as borderline personality disorder. She will be speaking at this year's APS Annual Convention in May. You can learn more about Marsha's award here. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/obsonline/making-mindfulness-work-for-patients.html
Kate McLaughlin
Kate McLaughlin
NPR featured a story about Assistant Professor Kate McLaughlin's research looking at neural markers that predicted the onset of PTSD in kids and adolescents after the Boston Marathon bombings. http://nepr.net/news/2014/04/18/marathon-bombing-study-makes-link-between-brain-and-trauma/
Kristina Olson
Kristina Olson
Kristina Olson and colleagues from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania recently conducted a study that discovered how preschoolers from different countries often don't view the stealing of ideas as negative. Both UW Today and Smithsonian.com wrote articles about the study. You can read them here: UW Today - http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/03/11/no-one-likes-a-copycat-no-matter-where-you-live/ Smithsonian.com http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/copy-cats-are-universally-looked-down-upon-worlds-children-180950077/?no-ist
Dr. Olson's work was also featured in Slate - http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/the_kids/2014/03/teaching_tolerance_how_white_parents_should_talk_to_their_kids_about_race.html
Ron Smith
Ron Smith
Ron Smith has been chosen by the American Psychological Association to represent APA in a series of Distinguished Scientific Contribution addresses to be given at the 2014 Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The multidisciplinary speakers represent medical and scientific organizations from the United States and Europe.
Jessica Sommerville
Jessica Sommerville
The UW Today featured Jessica Sommerville's research called "Babies prefer fairness - but only if it benefits them - in choosing a playmate." You can read that article here: http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/04/14/babies-prefer-fairness-but-only-if-it-benefits-them-in-choosing-a-playmate/The APA Monitor featured an article on Jessica Sommerville's research titled Not-so-blank states: What do infants understand about the social world? More than you think. You can read that article here: http://www.apamonitor-digital.org/apamonitor/201404?folio=32#
Wendy Stone
Wendy Stone
Wendy Stone's research on autism was in the news several times in the last 6 months. Articles appeared the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative twice. The first article, Streamlined Autism Screen Speeds up Diagnosis can be read here https://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2014/streamlined-autism-screen-speeds-up-diagnosis.
The second, Repetitive Behavior in Toddlers May Signal Autism , is available here - http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2014/repetitive-behavior-in-toddlers-signals-autism?utm_source=Autism+research+news+from+SFARI.org&utm_campaign=e59d0c0d7b-SFARI_Newsletter_140325&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0a60ccb345-e59d0c0d7b-381155578

Closer to home, The Daily wrote an article about Wendy Stone and her research on autism titled Making Contact. You can read the article here: http://dailyuw.com/archive/2014/02/05/science/making-contact#.UyjSsKy66yI. King 5.com Children's Healthlink ran a piece about Wendy Stone's research on autism. You can watch the show here: http://www.king5.com/health/childrens-healthlink/UW-researchers-closer-to-understanding-autism-240210271.html

Finally, Wendy Stone, as well as Professors Paul Yoder and Zachary Warren of Vanderbilt University, received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study communication interventions for younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can read more about this here: http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/03/autism-nih-grant/?utm_source=myvupreview&utm_medium=myvu_email&utm_campaign=myvupreview-2014-03-19