Political Ideology


Peter Ditto, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, will participate in a press briefing on January 27, 2012 at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting in San Diego to discuss the latest findings on political ideology. Despite widespread beliefs to the contrary, Americans are no more polarized than in times past, and the left and right are similarly motivated when they go to the polls, according to recent research by social psychologists. Exploring the latest findings from 40 years of data about American political attitudes, as well as from the 2008 Presidential election, the press briefing will look at how people's moral convictions shape their beliefs about policy issues and what that could mean for the 2012 election.

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
School of Social Ecology's Honoree

Beth Cauffman

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
School of Social Ecology's Honoree

Angela Lukowski

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Institute for Clinical & Translational Science

Roxane Silver


Loftus Receives Scientific Freedom Award

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus is this year’s recipient of the Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her pioneering research on human memory, which has had a profound impact on the administration of justice in the United States and abroad.

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Professor Silver Receives Two Awards

Roxane Cohen SilverPlease join us in congratulating Roxane Cohen Silver, the recipient of two recent awards:

2010 Public Advocacy Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, which is given for outstanding and fundamental contributions to advancing social understanding of trauma, and

2011 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Senior Career) from the American Psychological Association

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Silver Aids Chile With Earthquake Recovery

Professor Roxane Silver uses her expertise to help Chileans recover from psychological impacts of the earthquake.

She will collaborate with colleagues on projects including:
-A national study of the quake’s psychological impact
-Teaching coping skills to healthcare workers and first responders
-Developing psychological interventions and disaster-preparedness programs for residents

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