Rutgers University Hosting NASSLLI 2016
The North American Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) is a summer school that meets approximately every other summer. It is geared towards gradaute students and advanced undergraduate students in fields such as Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. Instructors are senior researchers who have helped to found and advance the research in these fields, as well as junior researchers helping to expand upon previous work and shape new directions of these fields. One of the strongest aspects of NASSLLI is an excitement about interdisciplinary research that brings people across these fields together.
Who Gets a Transplant Organ?
Imagine 12 patients who need new kidneys, and six kidneys available. How would you allocate them? New research by Rutgers social psychologists suggests your answer would depend on how the patients and their situations are presented to you.
In research recently published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Gretchen Chapman and Jeff DeWitt of Rutgers and Helen Colby of the University of California-Los Angeles found that people make dramatically different decisions about who should receive a transplant depending on whether the potential recipients are presented as individuals or as part of two separate groups.
USA Today ranks a Rutgers NB Psychology major 10th in nation.
Rutgers University is one of the top public research schools in the country and serves as the flagship campus for the state university of New Jersey. This school works to provide students with a quality education through access to state-of-the-art academic centers and institutes.
Of its many excellent academic programs, the psychology program is one of the best. It is dedicated to helping student understand the connection between the way we think and our behavior. Students take classes in behavioral and systems neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology and social psychology.
A degree from Rutgers helps graduates land jobs earning an average starting salary of $38,000 and mid-career salary of $80,000.
Medical Decision Making Lab Featured in the News
On June 17, 2015, the Medical Decision Making Lab was featured in a press release on the Association for Psychological Science (APS) website, titled "Medical Resources Allocated Equally Across Groups, but More Efficiently Across Individuals". Click here to read the press release on the APS website (opens a new window)
Prof. Elizabeth B. Torres awarded The Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excelence
On May 5th, 2015 Prof. Elizabeth B. Torres was awarded The Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence in recognition of her important and original contributions to our understanding of the neural control of movement and of the interrelations between motor and cognitive phenomena.