Psychology

NCAS Researchers Examine How People Deal With Setbacks

Associate Professor Mauricio Delgado and Post-doc Fellow Jamil Bhanji, of NCAS' Psychology Department, recently published a study in the journal Neuron, looking at how subjects react to upsetting news.

NCAS Graduate Uses Own Experience to Comfort Terminally Ill Patients and Their Families

Lawrence Lerner
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Taji Reisch remembers a pivotal moment when her past and present, her personal and professional lives, collided.

It was January, and she was doing field work for her Psychology senior honors project at Broadway House, a long-term care facility in Newark for people living with HIV/AIDS, most of whom struggle with substance abuse, depression and other ailments.

NCAS Faculty Honored for Teaching, Research, Service and Diversity Initiatives

Four NCAS faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in the classroom and their discipline were honored during a May 2 reception at the Rutgers University Visitor Center, in New Brunswick.

They were honored along with a host of additional Rutgers University faculty.

Major Study by NCAS Psychology Professor Looks at "Positive Bias" in Teaching

Carla Capizzi
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By Carla Capizzi

Remember that teacher you grumbled about back in your school days, the really tough one who made you work so hard, insisted you could do better, and made you sweat for your A’s? The one you didn’t appreciate until after you graduated and realized how much you had learned?

Minority students in the U.S. might have fewer of those teachers, at least compared to white students, and as a result they might be at a significant learning disadvantage.

NCAS Psychology Professor Named Dean of Rutgers-Newark Graduate School

Helen Paxton
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By Helen Paxton

Philip Yeagle, interim chancellor of Rutgers University in Newark, has announced the appointment of Dr. Maggie Shiffrar, professor of psychology, as dean of the Graduate School, effective July 1, 2012.