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Welcome to Psychology at Georgia Tech.
Welcome to the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech. As you roam our webpage, you’ll notice that psychology at GaTech is rather unique in a number of ways. You already know that we are embedded in one of the leading science and engineering institutions of higher education in the world. Unlike many of our peers, our home college is the College of Science, which also houses the likes of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Math. You’ll see we have a structure of 5 programs which include Industrial Organizational, Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Quantitative and Engineering Psychology that help us manage the research efforts and provide focused training to our graduate students, but I can tell you that all of the faculty move easily between areas. Finally, you may notice that we are small, intentionally. It allows us to focus our research and our training in a way that has made us exceptional.
I hope you enjoy visiting us virtually, and hopefully someday in person. The Faculty, Grad Students, Undergraduates, and Staff are eager to meet you.
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News and Notes
Could the absence of spectators — and their cheers — impact the performances of Olympic athletes in Tokyo competing in the Summer Games? Psychology professor Bruce Walker says much depends on whether the athlete hears spectator sounds as distractions, or "white noise" that helps them focus.
In a fiscal year indelibly marked by the pandemic, College of Sciences researchers kept busy with projects and teaching, grant applications, and a number of significant funding wins.
Leavey, named assistant dean for Faculty Mentoring in the College, is a principal academic professional in the School of Biological Sciences, director of the Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project, and coordinator of science and sustainability educational activities for the College. Shepler, who joins the Dean’s Office as assistant dean for Teaching Effectiveness, also serves as principal academic professional in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, focusing primarily on undergraduate program initiatives.
Cadonati, a professor in the School of Physics and director of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, has also held leadership positions in LIGO — including leading its data analysis and astrophysics division at the time of the discovery of gravitational waves, which led to the 2017 Nobel prize in Physics to the founders of the project.
New findings could point the way to a therapeutic treatment for Alzheimer's with the potential to slow the incurable disease's advance, thanks to a study led by Annabelle Singer (Coulter BME) that examined whether a technique of flickering lights and sound — which has been found to reduce Alzheimer's in mice — was viable to try with humans. Qiliang He, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Psychology, is first author for the study.
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