Most studies of psychological mechanisms involve watching those mechanisms in action and then devising a theory for how they work.
Kristen Kelly exudes confidence as she quickly strides across the University of Pennsylvania campus. Through her academic pursuits and the relationships she’s developed at Penn, the native Philadelphian is comfortable with her multi-racial identity and with her place in the world.
By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts people’s cognitive flexibility.
Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.
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Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about reports indicating a relatively mild flu season.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School talks about the importance of the unemployment rate for the jobs report.
David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on why some prospective breast reduction patients are referred to psychologists.
David Asch of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and co-author Roy Rosin of Penn Medicine are highlighted for their article “Innovation as Discipline, Not Fad.”
Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Pinar Yildrim and graduate student Yanhao Wei of the Wharton School are cited for co-authoring a paper on social network scoring.
Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effects of acupuncture on coping with hot flashes.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on Donald Trump using the Trump Tower interior as a branding tool for his presidential candidacy.