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February

The Department of Psychology is honored to welcome three new faculty members.

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April

"Who hasn't looked at his or her paycheck and imagined how much better life would be with a lot more numbers after that dollar sign?"

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"Because of Yelen's invaluable assistance the course is a success! She is a superb teacher and leader in education" - Domitila Fox

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July

Dr. Michel's article “A Comparative Test of Work-Family Conflict Models and Critical Examination of Work-Family Linkages,” was selected as one of the Top 20 nominated articles in the annual competition for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

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Yelen Nunez was a shining star when she represented the State of Florida at the Future Business Leaders National Competition held in Orlando on June 23-26, 2011. Her experience, confidence and passion for teaching earned her first place in the nation in the category “Teaching a Business Course”.

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Laurie Shrage, professor of philosophy and director of the Women's Studies Center at FIU, will be spending a year in residence at Princeton's University Center for Human Values. Shrage was awarded a coveted Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowship this spring and will begin her year-in-residence this fall.

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September

Drs. Suzanna Rose (Director, SISH), Asia Eaton (Psychology | Women’s Studies), Yesim Darici (Director, Women's Studies Center | Physics ), and Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (Chair, Earth & Environment) have been awarded the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE grant to assist FIU in hiring, retaining, and promoting excellent women scientists and mathematicians.

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October

Researchers working on metacognition, problem solving, decision-making, metamemory and rationality have coined the term “epistemic feeling” to refer to a particular kind of experience that one undergoes when confronted with cognitive tasks. Examples include the feeling of knowing and of forgetting, the feeling of confidence or of uncertainty, the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon, and others. For more information...

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November

Dr. Shannon Pruden Dick was tweeted by the White House on November 9, 2011 for her research showing that learning words about size and shape improves children's readiness for STEM education.

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