Department of Psychology

20 significant research stories of 2020

Posted by on December 9, 2020

There’s a lot about 2020 that many of us would rather forget. Despite the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri S&T researchers advanced the frontiers of technical, scientific and scholarly discovery in many ways in 2020. Here are 20 examples. Combating COVID-19 The global pandemic led researchers everywhere to seek ways to detect the […]

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Dr. Amber Henslee is Missouri S&T’s 2020 Woman of the Year

Posted by on November 4, 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology honored Dr. Amber Henslee, associate professor of psychological science, as the 2020 Woman of the Year today (Wednesday, Nov. 4) during a virtual ceremony.  The Woman of the Year award is given annually to a female full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member in recognition of her efforts to improve […]

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Merilee Krueger named S&T Women’s Advocate of the Year

Posted by on November 4, 2020

Merilee Krueger, teaching professor of psychological science, at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award at Missouri S&T. She was honored during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The award is given to any Missouri S&T employee, regardless of gender or […]

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Researchers say job candidates are rated lower in virtual interviews

Posted by on September 22, 2020

Many of us have wondered how a job interview conducted via Zoom or another video-mediated communication (VMC) tool would hold up against face-to-face interviews with other applicants. And that sneaking suspicion that the video interview is somehow lacking, is turning out to be true.

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Researchers say job candidates are rated lower in virtual interviews

Posted by on September 3, 2020

New research provides some of the first solid evidence that people who watch a virtual job interview rate the candidate substantially lower than those who watch the same interview in person.

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to improve efficiency in kidney transplant network

Posted by on August 24, 2020

Tens of thousands of people are on the kidney transplant waiting list. Less than a third of them will receive a kidney this year, and thousands of kidneys are discarded because matches are not made while the donor kidney is viable. Researchers at Missouri S&T are using artificial intelligence to improve workflow efficiency within the transplant network to speed up the process and give patients a better chance of receiving a transplant.

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The game of bias

Posted by on July 8, 2020

Teaching about hot-button topics like gender bias can be a challenge because those topics often threaten the way students view themselves and provoke defensiveness.

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Researcher’s work a step toward “playlist” for testing neurological disorders

Posted by on June 18, 2020

Psychologists and medical researchers for years have used familiar tunes to study brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, but they’ve never had a common set of songs to draw from. A new study by a neuroscientist at Missouri S&T may give those researchers a list of “greatest hits” to aid in their future […]

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S&T researcher examines if AI have a mind of their own

Posted by on May 18, 2020

Most people encounter artificial intelligence (AI) every day in their personal and professional lives. Without giving it a second thought, people ask Alexa to add soda to a shopping list, drive with Google Maps and add filters to their Snapchat – all examples of AI use. But a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is examining what is considered evidence of AIs having a “mind,” which will show when a person perceives AI actions as morally wrong.

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Missouri S&T faculty earn awards from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Posted by on May 1, 2020

Nine faculty members from Missouri S&T who are affiliated with the university’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) have been recognized for their positive influence on the lives of students and in the community at large. This is the first year for the slate of awards, which will be presented annually.

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