The calendar does not lie, yet somehow it seems impossible to be at the end of my first year as chair of the Department of Psychology. When I reflect on this year, I see a department whose members have worked tirelessly in the pursuit of outstanding research and teaching. It has been an exciting year with many accomplishments made possible by the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students as well as generous donations from our alumni. Here are a few highlights: Read More »
Almost exactly 8 years ago Andreas Keil
joined the Psychology Department at the University of Florida, which marked a major transition personally and professionally. Having grown up in rural southern Germany, Keil was given the opportunity to return to a place he already knew and loved: In the spring term of 2000, just after graduating, the then-new Dr. Keil used an award from the German Psychophysiology Society to seek training with Drs. Lang and Bradley at the UF Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA), a world-renowned laboratory devoted to exploring the Psychophysiology of human behavior in health and in psychiatric disease. After an "unforgettable" 3 months at UF Keil started a Position as Assistant Professor at his Alma Mater in Germany, but as he says "3 months were enough to make me want to come back if I ever get a chance, and I came back at least for a week or month or so as often as I could".
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Our undergraduate and graduate students have received numerous awards this semester. Undergraduate Research Forum On April 9th, the Psychology Graduate Student Organization and the Psychology Department hosted the 2015 Undergraduate Research Forum. We had over 20 submissions from undergraduate authors covering the breadth of psychological research in the department. Undergraduates had the opportunity to present Read More »
Our faculty have been productive and visible, both in the field of psychology and in the media, as illustrated below. Grants Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD develops in a subset of people who undergo a traumatic event, with a higher prevalence amongst members of the U.S. military returning from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq than Read More »
It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the untimely deaths of two of our undergraduate students during the previous year and express our condolences to their families. Emily Elizabeth Aultman was a junior psychology major. Halie Lynn Guelfi was a senior double major in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience and biology.