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Apr 16, 2015
Wright State researchers find that petting for as little as 15 minutes a day is instrumental in reducing stress of dogs in animal shelters.
Mar 30, 2015
Kevin Smith, who bounced around the foster care system for nearly 10 years before being adopted, is poised to graduate and hopes to combine psychology with political science.
Mar 27, 2015
Wright State psychology major Jasmine Spradley was crowned the 2015 Ms. Wheelchair Ohio and will represent the state at a national competition in Iowa.
Jan 21, 2015
Psychology professor Nathan Bowling’s research on counterproductive work behaviors will be published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.
Dec 1, 2014

African American Psychology (PSY 2000-03)
Is NOW being offered at Wright State University!  Various topics to be covered include:

  • Theoretical Approaches to African American Psychology
  • Racial Identity Development and Racial Socialization in the United States
  • The Psychological Impacts of Education, Economic, and Health Disparities
  • Religion and Spirituality in African American Community...
Oct 9, 2014
Dr. Culotta and Dr. Dowling

Two new faculty have joined the Department of Psychology this fall focused on teaching undergraduate psychology courses.

Sep 24, 2014
Dr. Assaf Harel

The Wright State University Department of Psychology welcomes Dr. Assaf Harel.

Dr. Assaf Harel is a cognitive neuroscientist investigating the neural basis of visual recognition. Dr. Harel will head a new lab in the Psychology Department, the Human Neuroscience and Visual Cognition Lab, which will employ a host of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (such as fMRI and EEG) to study how we perceive and think about the world around us, and how these processes are substantiated in our...

Sep 22, 2014

Virtual reality is poping up almost everywhere in mainstream media, with companies like Oculus VR and Sony creating a new generation of affordable hardware and software aimed squarely at the mainstream and the future for virtual environment research and technologies is bright.  The new Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications, Second Edition Edited by Kelly S. Hale, Kay M. Stanney extensively covers the primary areas of research and development in...

Jul 18, 2014

Tony Aretz received his M.A. in Human Factors from Wright State University and his Ph.D. in engineering psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Tony has been the president of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 2008.

Matt Smith received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Wright State’s HF/IO program and is currently a senior human factors scientist at the Delphi Electronics and Safety Division in Kokomo, Indiana.

Megan...

Jun 10, 2014
Cover of "And WE Remained"

Junaid Asad, who earned a Master of Science in Psychology (Human Factors) from Wright State University in 2005, just released his first novel "And WE Remained".  Set in the 1990's, it follows a group of friends as they deal with the socio-economic and cultural transformations taking place in Bangalore, India.

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