Reid’s Paper Selected as Most Impactful

A first-authored article that Allecia published in 2016 in the journal Social Science & Medicine was selected by the editors as one of the most impactful articles of the year. Here is a link to the journal’s announcement: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/social-science-and-medicine/social-science-medicine-most-impactful-articles. This publication addresses discrimination as a possible factor that contributes to excessive weight gain in pregnant...

Sheets Receives Spencer Foundation Grant

Erin Sheets, assistant professor of psychology, received a Spencer Foundation grant to continue her research on social belonging. The grant is titled “Evaluating a Brief Group Intervention to Improve Social Belonging, Mental Health, and Academic Performance in Disadvantaged College Students,” and Sheets was awarded approximately $50,000 for a three-year period. Her work on this grant...

Arterberry Receives Grant to Support Students’ Conference Travel

Martha Arterberry secured funds from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to support undergraduate travel to the International Conference for Infant Studies. The initiative, co-directed with Sam Putnam of Bowdoin College, is focused on supporting interest in development science in students who are underrepresented in the field....

Soto Reviews Personality and Behavior in NPR Essay

In an NPR commentary, Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto examines why people act as they do. His essay, “Personality Can Change over a Lifetime, and Usually for the Better,” was published June 30 on NPR’s “Shots” page, which covers health news. “The nature, development and consequences of personality traits remain hot topics of research,...

Tenure Granted to Jennifer Coane

On Friday January 29, 2016, Jen Coane learned that she will be granted tenure at Colby as of September 2016 and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. This is another outstanding achievement for Jen, and excellent news for the department, and for Colby!  CONGRATULATIONS!

Jennifer Coane receives $600,000 grant!

Jennifer Coane is a recipient of a 2015 Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The $600,000 award will support her lab’s research on how new information is integrated into existing memory stores and knowledge systems. For more information.