NPR’s Audie Cornish interviews John Horgan, a professor at Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute, who studies how ISIS inspires “lone wolf” supporters.
Marise Parent, a professor in the Neuroscience Institute, in a story about her research that shows eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal.
John Horgan, a psychologist and terrorism expert, in a story about how the FBI uses undercover agents and sting operations to round up Islamic State (ISIS) recruits in the U.S. Critics say such tactics also catch ‘fake’ terrorists who otherwise would not have taken action, further alienating the Muslim community. Friends and family members could… more »
A survey on sexual assault and misconduct that included responses from more than 150,000 students at 27 universities shows that nearly a quarter of women reported nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation while enrolled at a university.
“The common thread here is that recruits are led to believe that they achieve something far greater with their lives by being part of this project than by simply staying at home,” says John Horgan, a psychologist and radicalization expert at Georgia State University.
“Our goal was to identify the neural mechanisms underlying working memory difficulty in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors,” said Tricia King, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Georgia State.
“These results, along with others, show that humans and monkeys share similarities in their perceptual systems,” said Audrey Parrish, a graduate student at Georgia State who conducted the research as part of her doctoral dissertation.
ATLANTA—Chimpanzees’ personality traits are linked to the anatomy of specific brain structures, according to researchers at Georgia State University, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Copenhagen.
“They are very sensitive topics, and it’s not easy to assess correctly,” said Kevin Swartout, a Georgia State University professor overseeing the results of ARC3’s surveys. “You can’t just ask a student, ‘Have you ever been raped?’ or ‘Have you ever committed rape?’ They’re never going to endorse it even if it has happened, because… more »
Dr. Ciara Smalls-Glover, an associate professor of psychology at Georgia State University, shares tips with parents on how to motivate their kids going back to school.
Kevin Swartout, assistant professor of psychology and public health, was interviewed about a study that tested the “campus serial rapist assumption,” an idea that campus perpetrators are often serial offenders.
Kevin Swartout, assistant professor of psychology, and his colleagues found in two samples including more than 1,600 men that 75 percent of college men who committed rape did so only during a single academic year.
The work was the outcome of ENIGMA, from the Schizophrenia Working Group that is co-chaired by Jessica Turner, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Georgia State, and Theo van Erp, assistant research professor in psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine.
The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.
Rebecca Williamson, an assistant professor in psychology, was featured in a story about her research into how toddlers grasp ideas they can’t observe just by looking. For instance, Williamson has explored when children begin to grasp concepts like weight and sound.