College of Natural Sciences Colorado State University Department of Psychology

Department Newsletters

Fall 2017

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Publications and Awards

Braunlich, K., Liu, Z., & Seger, C. A. (2017). Occipitotemporal category representations are sensitive to abstract category boundaries defined by generalization demands. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(32), 7631-7642

Canetto, S. S. (2017).  Suicide: Why are older men so vulnerable? Men and Masculinities, 20, 49-70.

Canetto, S. S., Tatum, P. T., & Slater, M. D.  (2017).   Suicide stories in U.S. media: Rare and focused on the young. In T. Niederkrotenthaler & S. Stack (Eds.), Media and suicide: International perspectives on research, theory, and policy (pp. 27-39).Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Deana Davalos: “We were recently awarded a $200,000 Catalyst for Innovative Partnership (CIP) grant through the Office of the Vice President for Research.  The project titled, “Enriched Environments for the Healthy, Aging Brain”, which is a collaborative effort of faculty from Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS), Occupational Therapy, Design & Merchandising, Sociology, Music Therapy and a local virtual reality (VR)  start-up called Blue Penguin, focused on extending a community-based project called the BSHARP Project.  The BSHARP Project was initiated in 2015 as a collaborative effort between the departments of Sociology, Music Therapy and Psychology.  The program is a community-based intervention, which strives to provide psychological and cognitive benefits to those with dementia and their caregivers (PI: Davalos).”  

Witt, J. K., Tenhundfeld, N. L., & Tymoski, M. J. (in press).  Is there a chastity belt on perception? Psychological Science.

Witt, J. K. (in press).  A role for control in an action-specific effect on perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

King, Z.R., Tenhundfeld, N. T., & Witt, J. K. (in press).  What you see and what you are told: An action-specific effect that is unaffected by explicit feedback.  Psychological Research.

Witt, J. K. (2017).  Action Potential Influences Spatial Perception: Evidence for Genuine Top-Down Effects on Perception.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24(4), 999-1021.

Tenhundfeld, N. T., & Witt, J. K. (2017).  Distances on hills look farther than distances on flat ground: Evidence from converging measures.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(4), 1165-1181.

Witt, J. K. (2017).  Replicability, response bias, and judgments, oh my! A new checklist for evaluating the perceptual nature of action-specific effects.  In B. H. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Vol 66, pp. 117-165). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press. 

Past Newsletters

Spring 2017 (in PDF)

Fall 2016 (in PDF)


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