Research by Dr. Laurie O'Brien and colleague Mary Lee Hummert is discussed in a July 18, 2006 New York Times science article entitled A 'Senior Moment' or a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? The research demonstrates that late middle age adults (48-62) performed poorly on a memory task when they believed that their performance would be compared to adults 70+ years of age (relative to a control group and to a group who expected comparison to 20-year olds).
Congratulations to the 2006 award recipients in Psychology and in Neuroscience:
Descriptions of the awards may be found on our website.
Dr. Beth Wee received the 2006 Newcomb College Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award. Emily Caster, who presented the award, aptly captured Dr. Wee's talents and dedication as a teacher and advisor.
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