University of Missouri

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Dr. Ken Sheldon, University of Missouri - Sports Contracts

Today's Academic Minute takes us inside the world of professional sports.

Professional athletes are very well paid. Their skills on the field can be parlayed into huge contracts. But as Ken Sheldon, Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri, explains, many players have trouble living up to expectations after the deal is signed.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Dr. Brian Houston, University of Missouri – Texting and Deployed Military Personnel

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brian Houston of the University of Missouri reveals how modern communication technology is changing how military families deal with deployment. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Dr. Brick Johnstone, University of Missouri – Neuropsychology of Religion

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brick Johnstone of the University of Missouri explains efforts to pinpoint the location of the religious experience through brain imaging.

Brick Johnstone is a professor of health psychology at the University of Missouri. His research interests include the neuropsychology of spiritual experiences and the recovery process following traumatic brain injuries. His findings have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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