In this article, we argue that a growing body of evidence from developmental neuroscience suggests the role of basic processes, namely attention and approach/avoidance build to form more complex social abilities, like morality.
Cowell, J. M., Calma-Birling, D., & Decety, J. (2017). The developmental social
neuroscience of prosocial thought and behavior. Current Opinions in Psychology.
Great classroom intervention, the result of an Honors study. Getting students to be mindful for 5 minutes led to greater scores on a class quiz.
Calma-Birling, D., & Gurung, R. A. R. (in press). Does a brief mindfulness intervention impact quiz performance? Psychology of Learning and Teaching.
If you dress according to societal dress codes (and those of work and school) you are perceived to be smarter and more conscientious. All students worked on this as part of a research assistantship.
Gurung, R. A. R., Brickner, M., Leet, M., & Punke, E. (in press). Dressing ‘In Code’: Clothing rules, propriety, and perceptions. Journal of Social Psychology.
Changing even one button on a work blouse resulting in negative perceptions of the women viewed. Shines light on clothing and objectification. All students worked on this as part of a research assistantship.
Gurung, R. A. R., Punke, E., Brickner, M., & Badalamenti, V. (2017). Power and provocativeness: The effects of subtle changes in clothing on perceptions of working women. Journal of Social Psychology.
We compared changes in students’ cultural competence after taking a course in cross-cultural human development vs. completing a study abroad program.
Senzaki, S. Senzaki, S. McChesney, M.*, Schwery, A.*, & Steele, T.* (accepted). Can you teach cultural competence in cross-cultural human development class? Proceedings of the 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan.
A theoretical article of the impact of social media on adolescents’ views about death.
Cupit, I.N., & Kuchta, O. (2016). Death v. 2014: How children and adolescents are learning and grieving in cyberspace. In R.G. Stevenson & G.G. Cox (Eds.), Children, adolescents, and death: Questions and answers. Baywood Publishing.