psychology

New Eye-tracking Technology for Addiction Research

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). One in every 12 adults, 17.6 million people, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. Several million more engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems. Looking into the reasons individuals become addicted to alcohol is why Dr. Mark Fillmore came to the University of Kentucky 17 years ago.

Fillmore’s research is a combination of psychology, behavioral neuroscience, biology and pharmacology. Looking at the differing ways individuals react to drugs of abuse, whether the drug be alcohol, marijuana, or some other drug of abuse, may give clues to why some people become dependent on a drug over time. 

For more information about psychology department go to: psychology.as.uky.edu/

 

 

College of Arts and Sciences Inducting Five Into Hall of Fame

Celebrating the accomplishments of distinguished alumni and faculty, the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences will induct five new members into the its Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 9.

The 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients Announced

There will be an Awards Ceremony to honor the recipients of these and other College awards on Wednesday, April 22 at 4 pm in the WT Young Auditorium. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Bardo Receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Each award winner will become his or her university’s nominee for the 2015 SEC Professor of the Year Award and will receive a $5,000 honorarium from the SEC. The SEC Professor of the Year, to be named later this month, receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized at the SEC Awards Dinner in May and the SEC Symposium in September.

UK Students Win Kentucky Academy of Science Research Competitions

Thirteen University of Kentucky students took home top honors at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting in November, including eight students in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Diversity of Interests: Drew Myers

Drew Myers is a psychology major and award-winning Army ROTC cadet whose hobbies range from hunting and fishing to playing the ukulele. His primary academic and professional interest is in the field of human factors – a combination of human psychology and product design.

Sexual Assault Can Inhibit Student Success

Recent research by faculty and students in the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women sheds light on the impact sexual assault can have on student performance.

We're All Friends Here

Chellgren Center Honors 43 New Fellows

Translating Research into Policy & Practice: The OPSVAW with Carol Jordan

Looking toward a future that protects women and decreases violence, in 2014 the College of Arts & Sciences created the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women (OPSVAW) to the College. The OPSVAW, headed by Carol Jordan, delves into research associated with gendered violence and seeks to use this research to improve policy and the lives of women. In this podcast, Carol Jordan discusses the OPSVAW, its goals, and how it will work as a part of the College of Arts & Sciences.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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