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Faculty Mention: Gil Einstein Archive

Memory’s surprising role in child death trials

Furman University psychology professor Gil Einstein goes on record in The Crime Report about a form of forgetting that leads to tragic consequences. Einstein and fellow researcher Mark McDaniel say that the act of unintentionally leaving a child in a vehicle isn’t about bad parenting. Rather, it’s a catastrophic failure of prospective memory–the part of […]

The Truth About Brain Games

Early this year, the company that created the Lumosity “brain training” program agreed that it “preyed on consumers’ fears about age-related cognitive decline.” That came as no surprise to Furman psychology professor Gil Einstein.

Duke Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Elizabeth Marsh speaks October 27

Duke University Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Elizabeth Marsh will speak at 4:30 p.m. October 27 at Johns Hall 101 on the topic, “Believing that Humans Swallow Spiders in their Sleep: Understanding the Acquisition of Misconceptions.” Marsh will share current research on understanding learning and memory and the processes that make memory accurate in […]

Harrison named graduate student of the year

Furman alumnus Tyler Harrison ’10 has been selected as the Graduate Student of the Year at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Harrison, a Columbia native who received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Furman, will receive his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology this fall. While at Georgia Tech, Harrison has worked closely with Psychology Professor Randall […]

Psychology Club lends a hand at Project Host

Furman University’s Psychology Club participated in the Lib Nanney Service Project this past Sunday. They cooked and served lunch at The Project Host Soup Kitchen. The service project, held for the first time this year, will be held annually in memory of Lib Nanney, who worked in the Psychology Department for 29 years. From left, are […]

Hicken wins SCICU teaching award

Leslie W. Hicken, Professor of Music at Furman University, has been awarded a 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award from the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) organization. SCICU annually recognizes one faculty member from each of its 20 member schools with the teaching awards. President Elizabeth Davis praises Hicken’s career for “enriching the musical life of the Upstate and for mentoring many of the leading band directors in the state.”

Psych professor Gil Einstein to give talk Jan. 28

Furman University psychology professor Gilles Einstein, Ph.D., will give a post-sabbatical talk Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 on campus. His talk, “Remembering to Perform Intended Actions: Implications for Aging and Remembering Your New Year’s Resolution,” is sponsored by the Research and Professional Growth Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean. Einstein has served as a Furman faculty member for 38 years.

Powers receives SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award

Alicia Powers, Associate Professor of Health Sciences at Furman University, has been awarded a 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) organization. SCICU annually recognizes one faculty member from each of its 20 member schools with the teaching awards. Each recipient is given a $3,000 professional development grant […]