Eyal Aharoni, PhD: If you had the power to foresee who will commit a crime by peering into their brain, would you use it? Cognitive scientist Eyal Aharoni’s cutting-edge research with New Mexico’s Mind Research Network forces us to confront uneasy questions about the proper role of emerging “neuro-prediction” technologies in decisions to punish, release,… more »
Sarah Brosnan, professor of psychology, in an article about a study that shows rhesus macaques and capuchin monkeys can find a stable solution when playing a competitive game in which one opponent always does better than the other, but only humans can find a solution that benefits both competitors equally, turning a competitive situation into… more »
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.
Sarah Brosnan, awarded $900,000 ($33,821 GSU), National Science Foundation; Chris Henrich awarded $91,329, GSU, WestEd; Tricia King awarded $50,000, GSU
Sarah Cook, professor and associate dean, in an opinion piece about how common sexual harassment and rape are in the United States.
The study, which was conducted in hamsters, was led by Dr. Elliot Albers, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Regents’ professor of Neuroscience at Georgia State, and graduate student Joseph I. Terranova.
Georgia State psychology professor Page Anderson has developed a new technology to help people with social anxiety by using virtual reality.
Lindsey Cohen, professor of clinical psychology, in an article about how more children who are used to getting drops in their nostrils to prevent the flu are going to get needles in their arms instead this season.
John Horgan, professor of global studies and psychology, in a story about how in the wake of terrorist attacks around the world Americans are primed to think in terms of mass killings and active shooters when they hear a loud bang or screams or see a crowd break into a run. Yet crime statistics show… more »