Psychology Graduate Student’s Research Explores Ways to Improve Memory

Andrea Kalchik

The key to improving human memory, Notre Dame psychology graduate student Andrea Kalchik believes, is understanding the circumstances that cause us to forget. “Everyday forgetting is something that impacts everyone to some extent,” she said. “My research has the potential to help improve all people’s lives. I hope that I can make that difference.” Kalchik, a Presidential University Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology’s Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Area, is focusing her research on brain processes—metamemory, episodic future thinking, and prospective memory—that are essential components of human brain function.

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Psychologist Wins Early Career Award for Research on Sleep and Stress

Jessica Payne

Jessica Payne never dreamed of becoming a rising star in the science of sleep. In fact, until midway through graduate school, she didn’t think much about the subject beyond her own off-and-on problems getting some shut-eye. Now, she can’t keep it off her mind. Payne’s tireless work recently earned her the "Psychonomic Society’s Early Career Award, given to individuals who have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers.

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Psychology Professor Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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University of Notre Dame psychologist Scott Monroe, an expert in depressive disorders, has been awarded a 2014 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From a group of almost 3,000 applicants, the foundation awarded 177 fellowships this year to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” Monroe, William K. Warren Foundation Professor of Psychology, was one of just three psychologists selected this year. 

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Psychology Professor Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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University of Notre Dame psychologist Scott Monroe, an expert in depressive disorders, has been awarded a 2014 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationFrom a group of almost 3,000 applicants, the foundation awarded 177 fellowships this year to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” Monroe, William K. Warren Foundation Professor of Psychology, was one of just three psychologists selected this year. 

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Ke-Hai Yuan’s Groundbreaking Quantitative Work Propels Psychology Program

Ke-Hai Yuan

Structural equation modeling and factor analysis might be difficult concepts to grasp for most people outside the world of statistics, but one thing should be crystal clear: Professor Ke-Hai Yuan’s groundbreaking work in these areas is a driving force behind the nationally recognized success of the quantitative psychology program in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.…

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Psychology Professor Seeks Clues to Psychiatric Disorders in DNA

Gitta Lubke

Data, data everywhere. In genomics research, there is a data deluge, and so innovative ways to analyze all that information will play a critical role in future breakthroughs.

Gitta Lubke, associate professor of psychology at Notre Dame, is at the forefront of developing new statistical methods to help find DNA markers that are related to psychiatric disorders—and spur further research regarding individual patients’ conditions.…

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