Christina Minford Receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising

The Virginia Tech Department of Psychology would like to recognize Academic Advisor Christina Minford for being the recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising. Congratulations, Christina and thank you for your many contributions to the Psychology Department!

Jungmeen Kim-Spoon Achieves Fellow Status in Two National Organizations

Congratulations to Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon for achieving fellow status in both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Sciences. 

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VT Psychology's Sam Kempker-Margherio hosts Brain Day: Just Say KNOW for Elementary School Students

Dr. Samantha Kempker-Margherio and collaborator Dr. Aparna Shah of the School of Neuroscience hosted a Brain Day: Just Say KNOW field trip for 55 fifth graders from Falling Branch Elementary. The students learned about the brain, methods to study the brain, and the effects of substance abuse on the brain. This project was funded through Dr. Shah's VT Engage grant and Dr. Margherio and Dr. Shah's Center for Peace Building

Jasmine Lewis Selected for the ADAA 2024 Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program

The Virginia Tech Department of Psychology would like to recognize CNB student Jasmine Lewis for being selected for the ADAA 2024 Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program in the Basic Neuroscience/Clinical Research Track, as well as selected to receive a BIPOC Membership Scholarship. Congratulations Jasmine on this achievement! 

CNB Student Erica Shafer Selected for Graduate Student Award at 2024 Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting

The Virginia Tech Department of Psychology would like to recognize 2nd year Cognitive Neuroscience & Biopsychology student Erica Shafer for being selected for a Graduate Student Award at the 2024 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Congratulations Erica on this achievement! 

VT Psychology's Dr. Lee Cooper Acknowledged by American Psychological Association

The VT Psychology Department would like to recognize faculty member Dr. Lee Cooper for being acknowledged by the APA's Commission on Accreditation Chair regarding his work as a site visitor in the most recent site visit cycle for the doctoral PhD program in Clinical Psychology at University of Pennsylvania. The site visit process enables the APA to fulfill its obligation to the US Department of Education and to the

Meagan Brem and team receive grant to study alcohol-fueled acts of violence among intimate partners

Beer pong. Quarters. Flip cup. The drinking games college students play can seem like an alcohol-laced version of intramural sports.

When college-aged drinkers imbibe too heavily, the risk for physically harming a romantic partner rises considerably.

What if there was a way for heavy drinkers to monitor their alcoholic intake and blood-alcohol levels in real time, before an intimate situation cascades into physical violence

Girls Launch! Program Presents on Science Topics to Kindergarteners

Faculty members Vanessa Diaz and Sam Kempker-Margherio, and psychology graduate students Madeline Netto and Sahar Hafezi visited three kindergarten classrooms at Eastern Elementary in Giles County.

This visit was part of the Girls Launch! Program, a long term collaboration between Faculty member Vanessa Diaz and the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech. The program brings female scientists to present on