Are you the next….Psychology Idol?

Psychology Majors – Submit your psychology electronic portfolio* to the Psychology Idol contest

Win Fame……..and $50, $250, or $500!

See http://people.clemson.edu/~bstephe/PsychIdol.html for more info

I. Audition Round – April 6 deadline to email ** electronic portfolio* URL to Psychology Idol Panel to determine “Top Tier”.

II. Elimination Round – April 8 -April 9

Votes from all psychology majors, faculty and staff will determine the “Top Five” from the “Top Tier”

III. Finalist Round  – April 12

Votes from all psychology majors, faculty, and staff will select the top two “Finalists” from the “Top Five”

IV. Final Round – April 14

Votes from all psychology majors, faculty, and staff will determine the Psychology Idol!
We will announce the Psychology Idol on April 15

*The psychology electronic portfolio should showcase your knowledge, skill, interests and abilities within psychology.  The epotfolio may also showcase psychology-related, other academic, and extrcurricular activities.  A psychology electronic portfolio is required in “Senior Lab”, PSYCH 492, but this competition is not restricted to students who have taken (or are currently taking) PSYCH 492. The eportfolio must be located at a URL that is publicly viewable, such as Google Sites.

**The email address for submission of your URL is: bstephe@clemson.edu

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HF Discussion Group: Rick Tyrrell

For this week’s HF Discussion Group Rick Tyrrell will discuss issues surrounding drivers’ ability to see that there are pedestrians are out there at night.  He’ll show off some new data from Australia and some still-pretty-fresh data from Clemson.  He won’t be following a script but will be hoping that the crowd shares plenty of ideas, interruptions, and interesting interpretations.

As usual, we will meet Friday at 2:30 in the Psychology Conference Room, 419 Brackett Hall (accessible through room 418, across from the top of the ‘angled’ atrium stairs).

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No HF discussion group today

Cancelled today due to Spring Break

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Christie Kelley: Perceived Organizational Support (POS) as a Predictor of Stigma…

A Master’s Thesis Defense by Christie Kelley
March 26, 2010
4:00 pm, Brackett 419

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Phillip Lipka: Sexual Minorities in the Workplace…

A Dissertation Defense
By Phillip Lipka
Friday, March 26th at 11 AM
419 Brackett Hall

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Departmental Awards for 2010

Congratulations to the following recipients of departmental awards:
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iTiger research and development project

For this week’s discussion group, Jenna and Nate has arranged for the iTiger team to present their research and development project, which is in need of human centered design and usability testing expertise.  This presentation will allow us as a department to explore an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and new possibilities for courses and credit.  The iTiger team is made up of computer science, information management, and business graduate and undergraduate students.  Currently the students are enrolled for 1 credit hour of Creative Inquiry, but plan on increasing this to two or three credit hours in the future.  We will discuss and demo their technology as well as how their departments are dealing with interdisciplinary projects/classes such as this in their curriculum. Continue Reading →

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Rachel Rosenberg: The Effects of Headlight Intensity and Clothing Contrast on Pedestrian’s Estimates…

“The Effects of Headlight Intensity and Clothing Contrast on Pedestrian’s Estimates of their own Visibility at Night” by Rachel Rosenberg.

Thursday, January 28, 2010
9:00 AM
Brackett 419

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Linnea Smolentzov’s Paper Chosen as Outstanding Paper at SC Aging Research Day

HF student Linnea Smolentzov’s paper, “Older and Younger Adults Perceptions of ‘Smart’ Furniture”, was chosen as outstanding paper at the 6th Annual Aging Research Day, South Carolina.

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Microsoft User Experience (UX) Research Group

A few researchers from the Microsoft User Experience (UX) Research Group will be visiting the Clemson Psychology Department next week, Thursday and Friday, February 11 and 12.

At our Human Factors Discussion Group on Friday 2/12, they will give a presentation about UX Research at Microsoft and answer questions from the faculty and students.

If anyone has specific topics that they would like the Microsoft researchers to cover, send your request to Lee Gugerty in advance (gugerty@clemson.edu) and he will relay them to the Microsoft folks. Of course, you can also ask informal questions during the talk.

IMPORTANT TIME NOTE: HFDG next week, February 12, will be held at a DIFFERENT TIME than usual: 2:00 – 3:15 PM (but in the usual location, 419 Brackett)

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