How to better detect social differences in autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is currently diagnosed, treated and tracked by observation alone. Subjective interpretation and symptoms-based treatments make all aspects of autism more an art than a science. At present, a diagnosis defined by issues with social interactions only accounts for the child’s reactions to prompts by an examiner, but provides no account on the roles of the examiner and the dyad as a whole in the final score labeling the child.

At the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Caroline Whyatt, the Postdoctoral Associate from Elizabeth Torres Lab presented work on the first steps towards correcting the current way to detect autism through the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)...

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Rutgers University Hosting NASSLLI 2016

Logic, Language, and Information cube iconThe 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.

NASSLLI 2016 will take place July 9-16, 2016. Click here to go to the NASSLLI 2016 website.

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.

Click here to read the entire article on the Rutgers Today website.

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.

degree from Rutgers helps graduates land jobs earning an average starting salary of $38,000 and mid-career salary of $80,000.

Click here to read the entire article on the USA Today Website.