APA's Psychology: Science in Action "educates the public about how the science and application of psychology benefit society and improve lives. It shows the breadth and depth of psychology and the varied settings in which psychologists work, including research, education, clinical and organizational settings." This month features Jeff Lockman, and his work on infants' development of tool use.
Julie Markant (Ph.D. 2010, University of Minnesota) joins the faculty as an assistant professor with interests in developmental neuroscience, selective attention, and infancy.
Damian Murray (Ph.D., 2013 University of British Columbia) joins the faculty as an assistant professor in social psychology, with specific interests in evolutionary psychology, disease avoidance, and interpersonal relationships.
Shereen Naser (Ph.D. 2014, Tulane University) is a visiting assistant professor in the field of school psychology.
Why are people startled by the sound of a car backfiring? What causes them to turn their attention away from what they are doing and toward the location of the sound? Edward Golob, an associate professor of psychology at Tulane University, is the principal investigator on a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health that will study how such auditory spatial attention, which scientists believe is vital to the survival of both humans and animals, operates in the brain.
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