Emory University http://wamc.org en Dr. Harold Gouzoules, Emory University - Psychology of Screaming http://wamc.org/post/dr-harold-gouzoules-emory-university-psychology-screaming <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Harold Gouzoules of Emory University explains the psychology of screaming in humans and other primates.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 81960 at http://wamc.org Dr. Harold Gouzoules, Emory University - Psychology of Screaming Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Most Likely to Blow Your Mind http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-francis-emory-university-most-likely-blow-your-mind <p><strong>This week we’ll be featuring five winners of The Academic Minute’s Third Annual Senior Superlatives.</strong><br /><br />Dr. Andrew Francis of Emory University was awarded the Most Likely to Blow Your Mind prize for offer a new take on which pill actually ushered in the Sexual Revolution.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 80475 at http://wamc.org Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Most Likely to Blow Your Mind Dr. Berry Brosi, Emory University – Flowers and Bee Fidelity http://wamc.org/post/dr-berry-brosi-emory-university-flowers-and-bee-fidelity <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Berry Brosi of Emory University explores the impact of pollinator loss on bee behavior and fidelity to their favorite flowers.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 74813 at http://wamc.org Dr. Berry Brosi, Emory University – Flowers and Bee Fidelity Dr. Darby Proctor, Emory University – Fairness in Chimpanzees http://wamc.org/post/dr-darby-proctor-emory-university-fairness-chimpanzees <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Darby Proctor of Emory University shares research indicating a innate sense of fairness in chimpanzees.</p><p><br>Darby Proctor is a postdoctoral fellow at the <a href="http://www.yerkes.emory.edu/">Yerkes National Primate Research Center</a> at Emory University where her research examines the decision-making processes of nonhuman primates under circumstances of risk. She is currently working on a series of gambling style tasks to elucidate risk preferences in chimpanzees. She holds a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:17:19 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 60902 at http://wamc.org Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Penicillin and the Sexual Revolution http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-francis-emory-university-penicillin-and-sexual-revolution <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Francis of Emory University explores the role antibiotics played in fueling the sexual revolution.</p><p>Andrew Francis is an associate professor of economics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His research interests include the economics of marriage, family, education, human rights, law, health, and sexuality. In particular, recent projects on sexuality have examined the ways in which sexual behavior responded to the AIDS epidemic.&nbsp; He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 59844 at http://wamc.org Dr. Andrew Francis, Emory University – Penicillin and the Sexual Revolution Dr. Samuel Sober, Emory University – How Birds Learn to Sing http://wamc.org/post/dr-samuel-sober-emory-university-how-birds-learn-sing <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Samuel Sober of Emory University reveals how birds listen to themselves to get their songs right every time.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Sam Sober is an assistant professor of biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His current research on singing behavior in finches investigates the relationship between neural activity, muscular activation, and task performance by using a range of techniques to describe how neural circuits drive vocal output. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California San Francisco.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 58298 at http://wamc.org Dr. Samuel Sober, Emory University – How Birds Learn to Sing Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University – Boldness and Presidential Success http://wamc.org/post/dr-scott-lilienfeld-emory-university-boldness-and-presidential-success <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld of Emory University reveals the traits shared by psychopathic individuals and successful U.S. presidents.</p><p></p><p>Scott Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His research is focused on the causes and assessment of personality disorders (especially psychopathic personality) and personality traits. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.</p><p><a href="http://www.psychology.emory.edu/clinical/lilienfeld/index.html">About Dr. Lilienfeld</a></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 52954 at http://wamc.org Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University – Boldness and Presidential Success Dr. Andrew Miller, Emory University – Evolutionary Persistence of Depression http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-miller-emory-university-evolutionary-persistence-depression <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Miller of Emory University explains why natural selection has not eliminated genetically predisposed depression.<br /><br />Dr. Andrew Miller is William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University and Director of Psychiatric Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute.&nbsp; His work focuses on the impact of the activated innate immune system on behavior and health. Dr. Miller has published over 120 manuscripts in scholarly journals and has edited a book entitled Depressive Disorders and Immunity.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 38201 at http://wamc.org Dr. Andrew Miller, Emory University – Evolutionary Persistence of Depression