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Melissa Sturge-Apple named vice provost and University dean of graduate education

Melissa Sturge-Apple named vice provost and University dean of graduate education

June 6, 2019

Melissa Sturge-Apple ’92, dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in Arts, Sciences & Engineering and professor of psychology, has been named vice provost and University dean of graduate education.

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Love people, not pleasure

Love people, not pleasure

July 18, 2014

In 2009, researchers from the University of Rochester conducted a study tracking the success of 147 recent graduates in reaching their stated goals after graduation. Some had “intrinsic” goals, such as deep, enduring relationships. Others had “extrinsic” goals, such as achieving reputation or fame.

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The strange social science of the color red

The strange social science of the color red

July 13, 2014

“I don’t think it’s the case that women who wear red are always advertising sexual interest,” says Adam Pazda, a social psychologist at University of Rochester who led the study. “But there is evidence that people make judgments about other people in general based on clothing. You can see how color might easily fit into that.”

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5th International Conference on Motivation Begins

5th International Conference on Motivation Begins

June 27, 2013

University of Rochester experimental psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan will deliver the opening talks on Thursday.

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Aslin Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Aslin Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2013

Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging at the University of Rochester, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in […]

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Men Are from <del>Mars</del> Earth, Women Are from <del>Venus</del> Earth

Men Are from Mars Earth, Women Are from Venus Earth

February 1, 2013

A new study shows that it’s time for the Mars/Venus theories about the sexes to come back to Earth – no matter how strange and inscrutable your partner may seem, gender is probably only a small part of the problem.

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CNN: Backpacking for the Mind, Body and Soul

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

“A variety of studies show that even relatively brief experiences in nature can enhance feelings of energy and vitality,” said Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry and education.”

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