Welcome New Graduate Students
The MACLab welcomes two new graduate students to our lab this year, Paige Kemp (left) and Sydney Smith (right). Sydney began as an undergraduate research assistant in our lab in May 2018 and applied to the terminal masters program for experimental psychology after attaining her B.S. of psychology at UNCG. In her first year, Sydney has decided to study lag effects in memory performance, retroactive interference, and change detection. Paige is new to the Greensboro area, coming all the way from the England. She completed her B.S. in psychology at Stetson University and is on the Ph.D. track for experimental psychology. In her first year, Paige will be studying the effects of interpolated testing and the misinformation effect. Congratulations Paige and Sydney!
Graduate Students Deliver at Graduate Research Colloquium
MAC Lab graduate students Sydney Cody and Tim Alexander presented their first year projects at the annual Graduate Research Colloquium hosted by the UNCG Psychology Department. Sydney presented her work on the roles of detecting and recollecting change in retroactive effects of memory for older and younger adults. Tim presented his work on the roles of detecting and recollecting change in the continued influence of misinformation from fake news. Both talks were engaging and very well received by our local research community.
Nice work Sydney and Tim!
McNair Summer Research Experience
During the summer of 2018, McKayla Bohannon completed a supervised research experience in the MAC Lab as part of the UNCG McNair Scholars Program. The McNair program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to prepare undergraduate students from underrepresented groups (minority, low income, or first generation) for doctoral training. This program allows students to participate in an 8-week Summer Research Institute, in which they work closely with a faculty member on a research project. McKayla worked closely with Dr. Wahlheim and Sydney Cody, on a project examining differences in older and younger adults’ episodic memory. This experience culminated in McKayla giving poster and oral presentations of preliminary results at the first annual UNCG Summer Research Symposium. McKayla will continue to investigate related issues in the 2018-2019 academic year as a senior research assistant in the MAC Lab.
Undergraduate Researcher wins URCA
Caroline Infante Arismendi, an undergraduate researcher in the MAC Lab, has been awarded a prestigious Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award (URCA) from the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office at UNCG. The award will support Caroline's summer research activities in the MAC Lab. Her research will examine older and younger adults' perception and memory for naturalistic event changes. She will present the results from her project at the annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo.
Congratulations, Caroline, on a job well done!