Monthly Archives: January 2022

PSY receives two DUOS awards

Congratulations goes to two graduate-undergraduate research teams and their faculty advisors, who are receiving DUOS (Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity Scholarships), supporting psychology research projects conducted between undergraduate-graduate student pairs working together under the supervision of a faculty member in a Miami doctoral department.

Dr. Anna Radke, Faculty Advisor
Sean Monroe, Graduate Student Mentor
Cambria Beane, Undergraduate Student, Psychology Major 2024
The Role of Cholinergic Neurons in Fentanyl Consumption

Dr. Jennifer Quinn, Faculty Advisor
Brianna Minshall, Graduate Student Mentor
Catherine Wasylyshyn, Undergraduate Student, Psychology Major 2022
Effects of Acute Early Life Stress and Adult Fear Conditioning on CRH2 Receptor Expression in Adult Rats

Congratulations to Cambria, Sean, and Anna, and congratulations to Catherine, Brianna, and Jenn!

Beth Loftus talk scheduled for March 7

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, Univ. of California at Irvine, will be presenting her talk entitled, “The Fiction of Memory,” on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 7 p.m. on zoom. Loftus’s pioneering work over several decades has explored the fallibility of memory and people’s susceptibility to contextual factors that systematically alter recall of events.

Here is a blurb for her talk: Nationally, roughly two-thirds of DNA-based exonerations of wrongfully convicted persons involve misidentification of perpetrators by eyewitnesses. In this lecture, Elizabeth Loftus, recently described by the New Yorker as “the most influential female psychologist of the twentieth century,” will discuss the state of knowledge regarding eyewitness misidentification and the implications for criminal justice policy and practices.

Dr. Loftus’s lecture is part of the lecture series, entitled the “Dialogues on Democracy” series, that Miami’s Menard Family Center for Democracy is sponsoring again this spring semester. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to intend, but pre-registration is required: