Robert Latzman, an associate professor of psychology, in a story about a new study that confirms chimpanzees in the wild have personalities similar to those in captivity, and both strongly overlap with traits that are familiar in humans.
John Horgan, professor of global studies and psychology, in an opinion piece about how disillusioned extremists are enlisted as credible voices against terrorism and put to work persuading others to rethink their flirtation with political violence, even though there is little to no credible data to back up that it works.
Neuroscientist Robert Latzman, a clinical psychologist, has worked with children and adolescents for much of his career. He and his team have been looking at the personality traits of psychopathy and whether they occur in chimpanzees.
Dr. Dominic Parrott, co-author of the study states, “Our findings shed light on one way that alcohol may cause intimate partner aggression, particularly among people who are already at high risk for perpetration.”
Marise Parent, a professor in the Neuroscience Institute, in a story about studies that show people who chronically consume high levels of sugar also have short-term memory issues.
Sarah Brosnan (PI), professor of psychology and philosophy, and Michael Beran (co-PI), associate professor of psychology, “Impacts of social context and ecology on strategic decisions in dynamic interactions.” National Science Foundation, $415,292.
Vonetta Dotson (GSU PI), associate professor of psychology, “Dissociating Components of Anhedonia: Pilot Behavioral and fMRI Data for the Effort Expenditure for… more »
John Horgan (professor of global studies and psychology), “Psychology of Terrorism: Introduction to the Special Issue.” American Psychologist (APA) 2017, Vol. 72, No. 3: 199-204; doi: 10.1037/amp0000148.