Psychology & Behavior

New Survey for Military Elite to Help Transition Process

The survey, commissioned by the Naval Warrior Foundation, is for the most elite members of the U.S. military, such as Navy SEALs and Army Rangers.

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The Science of Knowing What We Don’t Know

Recent research from a new Florida Tech psychology professor examines the brain activity behind the famous Dunning-Kruger Effect.

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Fabulous Fossils Still Vertical

Welcome to the second season of this eminent series, featured in the School of Psychology's Journey newsletter, in which I provide proof-of-life that the faculty under which you thrived—or suffered—back when you were young are still more-or-less vertical and doing interesting things. 

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The Balancing Act of Understanding Concussions

Florida Tech researchers are analyzing better ways to evaluate college student-athletes by looking at balance performance before and after brain injuries.

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Dr. Chavez featured in Public Radio’s Academic Minute

Dr. Felipa Chavez was featured on National Public Radio’s Academic Minute – she discusses how social media has increased anxiety in children and how parents can help.   Felipa Chavez, Florida Institute of Technology – Anxiety in Children

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First Virtual Psychology Graduation

On May 9th, 2020 the School of Psychology held the very first virtual graduation ceremony for our Spring 2020 undergraduates.  You can view this historical event in the link below.  Congratulations to our students!

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Heroes in Your Home: Finding, Encouraging, and Celebrating Them

Written by Thomas G. Szabo, Sarah Richling, Dennis Embry, Tony Biglan, & Kelly G. Wilson. Over the past fifty years, behavior scientists have amassed a wealth of knowledge about ways to empower children, aid their learning, generate everyone’s cooperation in the home, ensure safety, and most importantly, have fun as a family. An overwhelming number of studies show that simple…

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How Do I Explain This Pandemic to My Child? (Part Two)

In part two of this series, Florida Tech assistant professor of child psychology Felipa Chavez offers guidance on explaining the COVID-19 pandemic to kids.

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Psy.D. Alumna Named 2020 Emerging Scholar

Apryl Alexander ’09 M.S., ’12 Psy.D., is many things: a clinical assistant professor at University of Denver (DU), co-founder of the DU Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI), a TEDxMileHigh speaker, a first-generation black college student, a proud Panther and, most recently, one of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine’s 2020 “Emerging Scholars.” But if you ask her, she is, simply,…

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How Do I Explain This Pandemic to My Child? (Part One)

Florida Tech assistant professor of child psychology Felipa Chavez offers guidance on explaining the COVID-19 pandemic to children in a two-part series.

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