Research Roundup: 7 Quick Facts from our Faculty

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

A few weeks ago, our faculty shared snippets of their current research at the faculty blitz. Here are a few of the highlights:

Rob Chavez: “How we think about the similarities of other people in our social group depends on the differences among people as well as the difference between them and ourselves. Each of these processes are represented in different parts of the brain.”

Mariah Kornbluh: “Power is a relational phenomenon. Children's awareness of relational power within their everyday setting may illuminate long-term understandings of social injustice.”

Brice Kuhl: “When we remember a past experience, the neural activity pattern evoked by the memory is a systematically transformed version of the neural activity pattern evoked by the initial experience.”

Chanel Meyers: “People perceive Black crowds of faces as more angry than White crowds of faces. Furthermore, these biases are most evident in emotionally ambiguous contexts (where emotions are mixed, some happy and some angry).”

Alayna Park: “Of various ideas for promoting youth mental health (e.g., increasing funding, training diverse mental health professionals, advocating for mental health policies), community stakeholders - including mental health professionals, youth, and parents - thought it was most important to provide families with effective mental health services.”

Sara Weston: “Preliminary data suggest that the degree to which a US immigrant fits, psychologically, with their community is positively associated with their well-being.”

Amalia Skyberg: “I am proposing to study epigenetic regulation of gene expression as a biological marker underpinning the development of social and emotional behaviors and disorders in adolescence.”