psychology

Morality and risk-taking research continues during Summer Research Project

The connection between morality and risk-taking has long interested psychology professor Blair Gross.... READ MORE >>

‘Let It Go’: Summer Research examines how children construct musical meaning

The popularity of the Frozen movie franchise among children, and the ubiquity of its signature song, Let It Go, presented a unique opportunity for Randolph professor Sara Beck.... READ MORE >>

BestColleges features Tatum’s honor code research in article

Holly Tatum

The research of Holly Tatum, Randolph’s Mary Sabel Girard Chair in Psychology, was recently featured in a BestColleges article about honor codes. ... READ MORE >>

Students present at Virginia Association of Psychological Science Conference

A group of Randolph students presented their research projects during the Virginia Association for Psychological Science’s spring conference last week. ... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Stephanie RiCharde

RiCharde, who is joining Randolph’s psychology department as a visiting assistant professor this fall, has worked as a mental health counselor and in emergency mental health, a job that required her to collaborate closely with law enforcement, the legal system, and emergency department staff.... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Rabiea Ashraf ’21

Ashraf, a psychology and religious studies major, will be heading to Columbia University next fall to earn a dual master’s degree in Islamic studies and Muslim cultures.... READ MORE >>

‘A unique privilege’: Randolph student explores College’s psychology collection

Haley Mundy’ 22 has been immersed in the Randolph College Psychology Collection this summer as part of an experiential internship, under the supervision of retired psychology professor Rick Barnes.... READ MORE >>

Beck writes blog about benefits of active music-making

Sara Beck

Psychology professor Sara Beck published a blog for the Center for Scholars & Storytellers, a youth-centered organization that bridges the gap between social science research and media creation, this spring. Don’t Just Listen! The Social Benefits of Active Music-Making for Children appeared on the site in April. Beck wrote about how active music-making with young... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2020-21 Academic & Leadership Awards

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2020-21 award winners ... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Blair Gross published in ‘Frontiers in Psychology’

Blair Gross

Blair Gross, a Randolph psychology professor, published the article, “Cognitive Processes Unfold in a Social Context: A Review and Extension of Social Baseline Theory,” in Frontiers in Psychology in March 2020. For the article,Gross and Sara Medina-DeVilliers review research supporting social baseline theory, which argues that our default state in physiological, cognitive, and neural processing... READ MORE >>