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News 2006

OSU Psychology Faculty Research in the News 2006

The Washington Post, October 30th, featured Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Russ Fazio, in an article "In Elelction Polls, Reponse Time Speaks Louder than Voters' Words".

Chicago Tribune
, October 26th and October 29th, reported on Professor Hal Arkes' research that suggests persistent failure leads to more investment to solve problems, even beyond where a rational person would cut their losses. Professor Arkes' work has helped define the sunk-cost fallacy.

Columbus Dispatch (October 17th), Newsday (September 12th), London Daily Mail (August 11th), United Press International (August 10th), all reported on Assistant Professor Tracy Tylka's research that found many men feel pressure to have muscular bodies that can lead to symptoms of eating disorders, pressure to use steroids, and an unhealthy preoccupation with weightlifting. OSU's Research Story

Toledo Blade (October 26th) and United Press International (October 19th) reported on Assistant Professor Lisa Libby's research that found people who imagined themselves being seen voting are more likely to actually vote. OSU's Research Story

October 2006, several media outlets are reporting on Professor Gary Wenk's research on new evidence suggesting that marijuana may contain compounds that slow the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, including:
New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Columbus Dispatch, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union Tribune, Reuters, Forbes, and New Scientist. OSU's Research Story

Baltimore Sun,
October 13, 2006, interviewed Professor Randy J. Nelson, regarding his research on body measurement symmetry being possible indicators of athleticism, aggressive tendencies and even the likelihood of finding a mate, in their article, Measure of Success. OSU's Research Story

Washington Post interviewed Professor Hal Arkes for their October 2nd story on Iraq War Naysayers May Have Hindsight Bias.

Buffalo News (September 19th), Prevention (August), NBC News "Today Show" (May 4th), New York Times (April 18th), Times of London (April 15th), and United Press International (April 11th), all covered Teaching Fellow Aaron Wichman's, research that provides some of the best evidence to date that birth order really does not have an effect on intelligence. OSU's Research Story


Seattle Post-Intelligencer (September 4th), Toronto Star (September 1st), TImes of London (September 11th), and United Press International (August 11th), all covered Assistant Professor Tracy Tylka's research that found women to accept their bodies the way they are seem to be more likely to follow principles of health eating. OSU's Research Story

Self Magazine (June), Prevention (May), Newsday (April 15th), Washington Post (January 10th), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January 9th), Portland Oregonian (January 18th), Toronto Sun (January 23rd), and United Press International (January 3rd), reported on Professor Charles Emery's research that found regular exercise may speed up wound healing by as much as 25 percent in older adults. OSU's Research Story

Denver Post, June 29th, interviewed Professor Mark Pitt for their article on how the rate at which a person talks can affect how well others can understand him or her. OSU's Research Story

United Press International, June 21st, reported on Professor Steven Reiss' research that found mental retardation does not lessen the likelihood that a patient will benefit from a kidney transplant. OSU's Research Story

United Press International, May 2nd, reported on Professor Mark Pitt's work on developing the Buckeye Speech Corpus, a collection of recordings of conversations by central Ohioans. The corpus will help researchers who study speech. OSU's Research Story

Scripps Howard News Service, March 1st, reported on Professor Charles Emery's research that found obese people may be more sensitive to pain than people who are not obese. OSU's Research Story

Toronto Sun, January 25th, article mentioned Professor Gifford Weary's research that suggests pessimists can temper their negative outlook when judging others - but only if their mind is focused on the task and not distracted with other thoughts. OSU's Research Story

ABC's "Good Morning America", January 24th, discussed Professor Randy Nelson's research that suggests hamsters may suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression during the dark days of winter, just as humans do. OSU's Research Story


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