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Psychology professor publishes new research on sound-meaning associations in foreign languages

Dr. Sayuri Hayakawa, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University, recently published a novel-study in the journal Nature Communications Psychology titled, “Sound-meaning associations allow listeners to infer the meaning of foreign language words.”
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Four College of Arts and Sciences seniors receive top honors from the OSU Alumni Association

Wed, Mar 08, 2023

Four seniors from Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2022-2023 Outstanding Seniors by the OSU Alumni Association. The Outstanding Seniors award recognizes students who show excellence through academic achievement; campus and community involvement; academic, athletic or extracurricular honors or awards; scholarships; and work ethic during their time at OSU. The College of Arts and Sciences 2022-2023 honorees are Jacquelyn Harsha, Manoj Jagadeesh, Morgyn Wynne and Sarah Ziehme.

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Psychology student leads research into how parents of higher-weight children are judged

Fri, Mar 03, 2023

Oklahoma State University clinical psychology doctoral student Devanshi Patel and psychology assistant professor Jaimie Arona Krems, Ph.D., recently published a peer-reviewed article exploring parental blame and judgment over children’s heavier weights.

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CDIS major named Fall 2022 CAS Orange Gown Graduate

Mon, Nov 28, 2022

The College of Arts and Sciences has once again selected an impressive student to be the December 2022 Orange Gown Graduate. Liesl Melnick, communication sciences and disorders major and psychology minor, will wear the bright orange robe at commencement on Dec. 17 in recognition of her achievements as an Oklahoma State University undergraduate.

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OSU psychologist finds an aversion to swearing may lead to incorrect word pronunciation

Fri, Nov 11, 2022

A new study by Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Sarah Kucker and the University of Miami’s Dr. Lynn Perry examined how socially taboo words change how we say new words. In the study, participants read aloud made-up words that were spelled to either rhyme with a swear word, such as “kuck,” or rhyme with a neutral word, like “wug” rhyming with “rug”.

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OSU psychology professor advances novel theory about moral judgment

Thu, Oct 27, 2022

Dr. Daniel Sznycer, an assistant professor in Oklahoma State University’s Department of Psychology, recently published research on moral judgment in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. “This paper shows the first proof that dilemmas trigger a well-designed cognitive system for making tradeoffs between conflicting moral values,” Sznycer said.

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OSU psychology professor studying perception of Native communities

Fri, Oct 21, 2022

When studying health trends in a community, it’s easy to focus on the bad things and areas that need improvement. While fixing those problem areas does work, Dr. Ashley Cole, is hoping to change how we look at health inequities.

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OSU touts world-leading center for the study of human nature

Mon, Oct 17, 2022

Throughout human history, social interaction has made the world go around, whether it was for advancement through invention or tragedy through war. The current global landscape is more interconnected but also more divided than ever. A team of Oklahoma State University researchers is using evolutionary psychological science to look to the past for answers that could help us understand each other today. The Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary ANalysis (OCEAN) is one of the top institutions in the world in this rapidly growing area.

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