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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…

Creative Minds

Creative Minds

January 1, 2005

Damasios join faculty By Nicole St. Pierre January 2005 When it comes to creativity, USC College has the market cornered. In fall 2005, Antonio and Hanna Damasio, two eminent neuroscientists, will join USC as professors…

USC Professor to Lead APA Division

January 1, 2005

By Steve Linan, USC News Service January 2005 In his new role, Gerald Davison will serve as president of the clinical division of the American Psychological Association. Gerald C. Davison, professor and chair of psychology…

Nutrition Key to Aggressive Behavior

Nutrition Key to Aggressive Behavior

November 16, 2004

Early malnutrition may lead to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, says a new USC study. The work is an important first step in identifying early risk factors for adult violence and developing programs to prevent it. By…