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  • Women Face Implicit Stereotypes when Interviewing for Jobs, Says Researcher’s Study March 24, 2015
    Ioana Latu, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden, teams with researchers Marianne Schmid Mast and Tracie Stewart in an eye-opening new study examining the roles of interviewers’ and applicants’ implicit and explicit stereotypes in predicting women’s job interview outcomes. The researchers document their findings in the forthcoming issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • Researcher Explains The Science Behind the “Ambiguously Colored Dress” February 27, 2015
    As reported by numerous media outlets, a debate has been feverishly heating up the Internet regarding the true color of a blue – or maybe it’s a white? – dress. Sarah Allred, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers University–Camden, explains the science of color perception behind “the ambiguously colored dress.” For more about Allred’s […]
  • Graduate to Publish Study Linking Energy Drinks and Later Alcohol Use Among Adolescents February 6, 2015
    Elisa Miyake, a 2012 graduate of Rutgers–Camden with a master’s degree in psychology, explores the possible negative outcomes of energy-drink consumption among adolescents in a groundbreaking study.
  • Mobile App Puts Researcher’s Tips and Tools for Sustainable Health Management into Action January 26, 2015
    Charlotte Markey, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University–Camden, has helped to develop the innovative new SmartenFit app, an easy-to-use tool to help individuals navigate a path toward sustainable health, as a companion to her new book, Smart People Don’t Diet.
  • Roses are Red? Rutgers–Camden Researcher Explores Complex Relationship Between Color Perception and Memory January 21, 2015
    Sarah Allred, an assistant professor of psychology, explores the relationship between color perception and memory, and the research techniques for studying these processes, in a new research article, titled “Relating Color Working Memory and Color Perception.”
  • Make New Year’s Resolutions a Long-Term Endeavor January 6, 2015
    Charlotte Markey, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University–Camden, offers practical advice for adopting a healthy lifestyle as a long-term endeavor in her new book Smart People Don’t Diet from Da Capo Lifelong Books.
  • Outstanding Female and Male Student Veterans Honored November 20, 2014
    Loria McGruder and Henderson Tyrrell, psychology majors at Rutgers University–Camden, have been named outstanding female and male student veterans for the 2014-2015 academic year. The students were formally recognized and presented plaques acknowledging their achievements at Rutgers–Camden’s sixth annual veterans day luncheon, held on Nov. 6. “It is an honor to receive such a prestigious […]
  • A Friend in Deed: Piccoli Plans to Serve as Advocate for Veterans May 2, 2014
    Joshua Piccoli, a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, will graduate on May 22 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He plans to earn his law degree and serve as an advocate for fellow veterans.
  • Rutgers–Camden and LEAP Academy Students Collaborate on Psychology Research Projects May 1, 2014
    Rutgers University–Camden and LEAP students in Mary Bravo's Experimental Psychology Lab conducted experiments while participating in engaging and rewarding collaborations.
  • Study Defines Link Between Depression and Obesity March 19, 2014
    Depression and obesity have long been associated, but how they relate over time is less clear.  New research from a Rutgers University–Camden professor shows that adolescent females who experience one of the disorders are at a greater risk for the other as they get older. “Adolescence is a key developmental period for both obesity and […]