Tag: psychology

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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Helping make a difference

Posted by on July 26, 2017

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Counseling others can be a weighty service, even if it’s just listening to a friend or family member. The difficulty ramps skyward when you help guide children living in foster care, living with autism or adjusting after parents’ divorce proceedings. Tim Hakenewerth saw a need for greater mental health and decided to help where he could.

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Susan Murray named chair of psychological science at Missouri S&T

Posted by on May 17, 2017

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Dr. Susan L. Murray has been named chair of psychological science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Murray had served as interim chair since July 2015. Her appointment takes effect July 1.

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S&T awards first master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology

Posted by on May 12, 2016

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Missouri University of Science and Technology will award its first master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology on Saturday, May 14.

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S&T offers master’s in industrial-organizational psychology

Posted by on January 22, 2014

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To help meet the growing need for human resources and talent management professionals, Missouri University of Science and Technology is offering a new master of science degree program in industrial-organizational psychology beginning spring 2014. The program was approved by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education in December.

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