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Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, is one of 20 new faculty members at USC College.

Meet New College Faculty

October 16, 2009

View all of the new USC College faculty members. Wendy Wood Gives New Meaning to "Old Habits Die Hard" Wood, passionate and articulate about her research, is a highly regarded social psychologist who studies attitude and…

As director of the Office for At-Risk Individuals, Daniel Dodgen ’86 helps to provide psychological support to individuals affected by natural and man-made disasters.

‘In the Midst of Chaos, There Is Hope’

September 3, 2009

As he drove along the Gulf Coast from Mobile, Ala., to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, USC College alumnus Dr. Daniel Dodgen witnessed destruction the likes of which he had never seen."The scope of the disaster was…

Mystery Loves Company: A Discussion with the Kellermans

It’s a Family Affair

August 26, 2009

Suspense novelist Jonathan Kellerman ’74 and his wife, novelist Faye Kellerman joined their son, novelist and playwright Jesse Kellerman and their daughter, budding novelist Aliza Kellerman in a fascinating conversation…

Antonio Damasio Featured in Discover Magazine

Antonio Damasio Featured in Discover Magazine

January 28, 2009

Antonio Damasio, holder of the David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology in USC College, was featured in an article titled "Speed Freaks," which appeared in Discover Magazine's special…

Mind Games

Mind Games

December 1, 2008

These days older adults are turning to a variety of methods to keep their brains active and maintain their cognitive abilities: Crossword puzzles. Sudoku. Nintendo has even created “Brain Age,” a video game billed…

Meet the Class of 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

December 1, 2008

One student likens conducting scientific research to playing the violin. Another found research inspiration in his adolescent acne. Still another, awed by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and intrigued by the artist’s…

Translating Research into Action

Translating Research into Action

November 1, 2008

For three decades, Gayla Margolin has painstakingly researched family conflict, producing valuable data that policymakers can use to curtail domestic violence. At this stage in her meritorious career, one might expect…

Developing Minds

Developing Minds

October 1, 2008

“How does it happen when you figure out what your life’s work is going to be? What are the roots to that? How do you make those choices?” Frank Manis, professor of psychology in USC College, posed these…

Matrimony and the Healthy Heart

Matrimony and the Healthy Heart

September 1, 2008

“Type A” men, if married, appear to be less at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study by USC College psychologist Biing-Jiun Shen. Previous studies have shown that angry, hostile or type-A…

Worrying May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Worrying May Be Hazardous to Your Health

January 1, 2008

Longstanding anxiety markedly increases the risk of heart attack, even when other common risk factors are taken into account, according to Biing-Jiun Shen, assistant professor of psychology in USC College. “Older men…