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Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

July 1, 2007

Bob Knight, Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and professor of psychology, will receive the Retirement Research Fund Distinguished Contribution Award in Applied Gerontology from the American Psychology…

Escaping the Inner Caveman

Escaping the Inner Caveman

April 1, 2007

It’s a metaphor with power even as repetition has rendered it cliché: America is the world’s melting pot. A nation where virtually all trace their lineage to immigrants, the U.S. indeed plays host to…

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

September 1, 2006

John Horn, psychology professor in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, passed away on Aug. 18, 2006. He was 77.Horn was best known for his groundbreaking work in the field of psychometrics, the measurement of…

Bringing Up (Cyber)Baby

Bringing Up (Cyber)Baby

September 1, 2006

Meet Joseph. He turned 18 this summer. In the fall, this honor student will be attending a very selective university on a baseball scholarship. An ever-inquisitive child, he showed an early aptitude for math and science and…

Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

July 1, 2006

The Gerontological Society of America has selected USC College psychologist Margaret Gatz as the 2006 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award.The annual honor is given to GSA members who display the highest standards for…

Method Man

Method Man

May 1, 2006

Sometimes Jack McArdle can feel like a man in-between. “In a multidisciplinary way, I’m in the middle of many things,” said the USC College psychology professor. “When I’m with the statisticians…

Memory: The Long and Short

Memory: The Long and Short

March 1, 2006

New book explores memories made, stored and lost By Eva Emerson March 2006 “Memory is the most amazing phenomenon in nature. The fact that we can remember literally billions of bits of information — facts,…

Marijuana and Depression

Marijuana and Depression

December 1, 2005

Marijuana smokers are less depressed than those who never smoke, purports the largest-ever study of its kind, co-authored by a USC College psychology researcher. The conclusions surprised even the study’s co-author. …

Liars' Brains Wired Differently

Liars' Brains Wired Differently

September 29, 2005

A USC study of pathological liars shows first evidence of structural differences in the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse. By Usha Sutliff A USC study has found the first proof of structural…

Passings

Passings

February 1, 2005

February 2005 Psychologist Ward Edwards, a former faculty member in USC College’s department of psychology and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Daniel J. Epstein department of industrial and systems…