A Century of CMU Psychology
Over the past year, the Psychology Department celebrated its past, present and future.
“The most gratifying part about being a teacher is watching your former students succeed. In the Psychology Department, we are spoiled. Our graduates are at the top of many different industries and fields, and that is our real legacy,” said Professor Marcel Just.
Student Writing Contest
High school and college students throughout western Pennsylvania are encouraged to submit their poetry and prose to CMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards.
Both personal narratives about cultural differences and reflections on Dr. King’s legacy will be accepted.
Watching the Brain Do Math
A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems.
Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more effective classroom instruction – particularly in the form of improving cognitive tutors by creating models that match the brain activation and thinking patterns used to solve these problems.
Honors Fellows Confront Fear of Failure
Scott Sandage knows failure. Throughout the 13-year process of writing “Born Losers: A History of Failure in America,” the CMU historian experienced personal and professional setbacks that intersected with his research.
He recently spoke with the Dietrich College Honors Fellows about his own struggles with failure and how to confront their fears.
Werner Herzog Film Featuring CMU Scientists To Screen July 29
The latest trailer for Werner Herzog’s new documentary features an interview with CMU’s Marcel Just in which he speculates on the potential to someday “tweet” thoughts.
Just, the D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology, is one of several CMU scientists highlighted in “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.”