• Stephanie Wu
    Growing up in Hong Kong, Stephanie Wu ‘18 hardly thought about race at all. When she came to the United States to study psychology at Colgate, she was in for a new experience. “My race was suddenly so salient,” Wu said. That profound shift in the way Wu experienced her racial identity has prompted her […]
    December 6, 2017
  • Wan-chun Liu, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, teaches a class.
    In his lab, neuroscience professor Wan-Chun Liu modifies gene expression in songbirds’ basal ganglia, a region of the brain that plays a vital role in early language learning. The work could further understanding of human communication disorders like autism or Huntington’s disease. Liu’s affection for these tiny twittering birds has driven a varied academic career, […]
    October 18, 2017
  • Erin Cooley research
    Spot the difference: A group of people or people in a group? While these phrases might seem interchangeable at first glance, recent research by Erin Cooley, assistant professor of psychology, shows that humans interpret these similar statements in unexpected ways. Cooley’s research investigates the topic of mind perception — the idea that we can ascribe […]
    July 20, 2017
  • Lisa Heller '18
    Lisa Heller ’18 has reached out to the world through her music, and the world is reaching back.
    March 2, 2017
  • Olin Hall at Colgate University
    When New York Magazine planned an article on presidential temperament, they went to psychology professor Rebecca Shiner, the editor of the Handbook of Temperament for her thoughts on the subject. The article is titled “What Is ‘Presidential Temperament,’ Anyway?” and it analyzes the history, science — and political implications — of temperament. Temperament is an […]
    October 17, 2016
  • Plastic bag floating in the ocean.
    Does seeing an image of plastic bags floating in the ocean influence people to be more environmentally friendly? That’s what Bob Turner, professor of economics and environmental studies, hopes to find out with his new research. In Turner’s study, participants are asked a set of questions designed by psychologists that assesses their opinions on the […]
    October 5, 2016
  • Laynie Dratch ’17 (left) and Meghan Healey ’11
    Colgate students have fanned out across the globe to apply their liberal arts know-how in a variety of real-world settings. They are writing back to campus to keep our community posted on their progress. This article was written by Laynie Dratch ’17, a neuroscience major from Ambler, Pa., conducting research at the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration […]
    June 23, 2016
  • Name: Kalani Byrd Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Major/Minor: Peace & Conflict Studies/Psychology Campus activities: Research assistant for Professor Jennifer Tomlinson in the psychology department Student caller for the Office of the Annual Fund Student employee in the merchandising department of the Colgate Bookstore Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma with service on its philanthropy committee Vice president of […]
    May 12, 2016
  • With candidates knitting their brows, pouting, barking at hecklers, making sweeping hand gestures, and wearing high-heeled boots, the 2016 primary season is a true wild west show. “I’ve never seen an election quite like this one, where stage presence has meant so much,” said Colgate University Professor of Psychology Carrie Keating. “So what are the […]
    March 7, 2016
  • Olin Hall and the Robert H. N. Ho Science Center
    Editor’s note: Wondering what’s happening in the classroom at Colgate? Here’s a real-time glimpse into academic life on campus — a syllabus from a course underway this semester. PSYC 364 Human Motivation Regina Conti, Associate Professor of Psychology TR 9:55-11:10, Olin 104A Course Description: The energy behind all of our actions is motivation of one form […]
    February 26, 2016