On this page you will find recent news regarding the Social and Cognitive program in addition to links to news stories both internal and external to the university. Announcements regarding honors/awards/recognition will move to the Recognition page after some time
Jeff Stevens has created the Canine Cognition and Human Interaction lab focusing on dog cognition and dog-human interaction. A number of links to lab publicity appear below in the links section
Congratulations to Rich Wiener for receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Congratulations to Maital Neta who received an NSF Career Award (Functional brain networks mediating positivity bias in healthy aging)
Congratulations to Abbey Riemer for receiving the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for Research Mentoring
Congratulations to Jeff Stevens who is a co-recipient of a new partnership seed funding program in the College of Arts and Sciences
Congratulations to Hazel Delgado who received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant- Awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Science Program. Motivation through GAS: A new frontier for risk management in adult probation
Congratulations to Melanie Fessinger who received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2017-2022
Congratulations to Kate Hazen who was elected Chair of the American Psychology and Law Society Student Committee (APA, Div. 41)
Congratulations to John Kiat who received a 2017 UNL Dean’s Fellowship
Congratulations to Catie Brown who was a Science Slam Finalist (You can find the video of Catie's talk here: https://youtu.be/Hrgpt6C3VYU)
Congratulations to Eve Brank who received funding from the Spaulding for Children, U.S. DHHS Administration for Children and Families: Evaluation of the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation, Private/International Adoptions ($172,474 for 1.5 years)
Congratulations to Mike Dodd who received a 2017 Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award (ORCA) from the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Congratulations to Maital Neta who received the 2017 Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Congratulations to Maital Neta who received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, R01 (2017-2022). “Functional brain networks mediating individual differences in valence bias.” PI: Neta, Co-I: Nim Tottenham (Psychology, Columbia University) Funded: $1,781,034
Congratulations to Jeff Stevens who received funding from the National Science Foundation (2017-2021), “Similarity as a process model of intertemporal choice” PI with Leen-Kiat Soh (NSF-1658837, $655,373) – Jeff Stevens
Jeff Stevens' research featured in the Daily Nebraskan
Rich Wiener interviewed by the APA Monitor on Psychology discussing problem-solving courts
Jeff Stevens discusses calming anxious canines (especially relating to fireworks) with Nebraska Today.
Graduate student Nick Harp discusses inclusivity in STEM-fields with the Daily Nebraskan.
Sarah Gervais featured in Nebraska Today regarding new faculty leadership program.
Ashley Votruba featured on NET discussing her research on the death penalty.
Maital Neta discusses aging and positivity with NET
Maital Neta's Faculty Early Career Development Program Award featured in UNL Today: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/project-explores-why-aging-brains-stay-on-the-sunny-side/
Jeff Stevens' seed grant funding featured in the CAS news: https://cas.unl.edu/new-cas-partnership-awards-fund-projects-global-impact
Abbey Riemer and Sarah Gervais' research featured in UNL Today: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/study-confirms-beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beer-holder/
John Kiat's research featured in UNL Today: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/study-shows-how-brain-anticipates-social-exclusion/ and the Lincoln Journal Star: http://journalstar.com/lifestyles/misc/say-my-name-unl-study-measures-how-a-person-s/article_7fc49d87-b1e8-5868-b057-430d8876200d.html
Maital Neta and Catie Brown's research featured in UNL Today's Pocket Science: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/surprise-researchers-explore-links-between-stress-decision-making/
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda featured in the Member Spotlight section of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology: http://spsp.org/member-spotlight/cynthia-willis-esqueda
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda featured in a story in the Omaha World Herald: http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/native-americans-push-to-end-columbus-day-not-so-fast/article_d50b7d8f-6a43-5a72-83da-21d770735722.html
Abbey Riemer among students receiving NSF Fellowships: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/graduate-students-earn-nsf-fellowships/
Lori Hoetger, Kate Hazen, and Eve Brank's research featured on UNL Today: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/researchers-explore-impacts-of-sibling-rivalry/
Maital Neta's research featured on UNL Today: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/study-documents-scale-of-error-based-brain-activity/