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.