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Faculty Research: Flashcard Techniques


We examined the effectiveness of a newly developed studying method, Flashcards-Plus, in order to help students increase their retention, comprehension, and application of the material.

Senzaki, S., Hackathorn, J., Appleby, D. C., & Gurung, R. A.R. (in press). Reinventing
flashcards to increase student learning. Psychology Learning and Teaching.

Faculty Research: Culture and Cognition


We reviewed recent findings illustrating how culture shapes human cognition, by highlighting socialization practices that mediate cultural influences on the developing mind.

Wang, Q., & Senzaki, S. (2017). Culture and Cognition. In D. Matsumoto & H. Hwang (Eds.), The Handbook of Culture and Psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Faculty & Student Research: Mindfulness and Quiz Performance

DCBDr. Gurung

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.

Faculty Research: Effects of Textbook Pricing on Learning

Dr. Gurung

Free textbooks help you save money but are they as good as what you pay big bucks for? This study with a large sample says not really.

Gurung, R. A. R. (in press). Predicting learning: Comparing an open education research and standard textbooks. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Faculty & Student Research: Dress Code Perceptions

MichaellaMLEPDr. Gurung

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.

Faculty & Student Research: Power and Provocativeness

MichaellaEPvinceDr. Gurung

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.

Faculty Research: Teaching Health Psychology

Dr. Gurung

What are the main topics discussed in health psych around the nation? This survey answered this question and points to future directions for the field.

Panjwani, A., Gurung, R. A. R., & Revenson, T. (2017). The teaching of undergraduate health psychology: A national survey. Teaching of Psychology, XX, 1-6. doi: 10.1177/0098628317712786

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