Tag: psychology

Missouri S&T Renaissance Student Award goes to Raelynn Twohy

Posted by on May 11, 2021

Raelynn Twohy, a senior in biological sciences and psychology from St. Peters, Missouri, has earned Missouri S&T’s Renaissance Student Award for 2021. The award was presented Thursday, May 6, in a virtual ceremony hosted by the department of arts, languages, and philosophy, and includes a $1,000 prize.

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S&T to host talks on workplace bullying, leading during a crisis

Posted by on April 26, 2021

Missouri S&T’s global learning department will host two virtual talks this spring with the topics covering how to identify workplace bullying and lessons learned from leading during a pandemic.

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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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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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Psychology pioneer

Posted by on July 25, 2019

Dixie Finley is a trailblazer. When the retired middle school counselor crossed the stage to receive her diploma in 1968, she became Missouri S&T’s first psychology graduate. Finley was part of a significant academic expansion in S&T’s history. When S&T became a standalone university in 1964, its curriculum was expanded to include programs in liberal […]

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Missouri S&T researcher finds another good reason to trust your gut — and your ear

Posted by on July 16, 2018

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Within seconds, we make personal choices daily, such as what clothes to wear or what music to play in the car on the way to work. A cognitive neuroscientist at Missouri University of Science and Technology says gut-level decisions are important, and that intuition tends to be accurate for revealing our true preferences.

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New text highlights application of psychology in design

Posted by on October 6, 2017

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In order to design a user-friendly world, you have to understand how humans use, think about and react to things in their environment, says Dr. Nancy J. Stone, a Missouri University of Science and Technology psychological science professor who recently co-authored a new textbook focused on the field of human factors. Introduction to Human Factors: […]

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S&T industrial-organizational psychology program ranked second in the nation

Posted by on September 27, 2017

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The online master of science degree program in industrial-organizational psychology at Missouri University of Science and Technology is ranked second in the nation by the website AffordableColleges.com.

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