Dr. Barton Poulson, Psychology

Q: What is your research focus?BP: Data Science Training and Service (data science is essentially the combination of statistics and computer programming in applied settings)Q: What current research projects are you working on, if any?BP: 1. I am developing a wide range of tutorials and courses on data science to be delivered online2. I run an […]

Dr. Chris Anderson, Psychology

Name: Chris AndersonDepartment: Behavioral ScienceQ: What is your research focus?CA: Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, PedagogyQ: What current research projects are you working on, if any?CA: Currently I am working to develop a questionnaire related to weight management practices for use by health care providers to help patients reach goals. I am planning on converting the questionnaire […]

Dr. Russ Warne

Q: What is your research focus? RW: Advanced academics (Advanced Placement, grade skipping, gifted education etc.) and human intelligence. Q: What current research/creative projects are you working on? RW: I’m wrapping up a project on grade skipping, and I am about to write another article on the AP program. I’m starting a project with the School of Education about the […]

Keith Rayner (1943-2015)

Today, I discovered that a researcher I held in high esteem has passed away. My world is shaken, and I feel awful because I only discovered now that he has been dead since January 2015. Keith Rayner, although I missed your passing, I thought of you often.Keith’s full memorial: http://raynerlab.ucsd.edu/people/rayner/

Dr. Anton Tolman, Psychology

We at HPL/BaCN approached faculty in the Behavioral Science Department at Utah Valley University to see (1) what they’re working on and (2) what advice they have for undergraduates. Here is what we learned.Q: What is your research focus? AT: Interests include teaching and learning in higher education, risk evaluations for dangerous offenders, psychopathy, and the […]

UVU Behavioral Science Faculty Highlights

We here at HPL/BaCN are excited to announce that we’re kicking off our fall 2015 semester blogging activities with highlights of the research and creative activities of the faculty within the Behavioral Science Department at UVU. We hope that these posts will help UVU students connect with faculty doing work that interests them. Happy researching, […]

Fun Research Websites? Is that Even Possible?

Sometimes, as I’m hunting for interesting internet tidbits for my students, I encounter a truly interesting, science-focused site. I’ve compiled a small sampling of my favorites (or those suggested by colleagues). I hope you enjoy!NeuroskepticDiscover magazine hosts a blog called Neuroskeptic. The name would lead you to believe that the site is dedicated to skeptical inquiry into […]


Journey to Grad School

As if completing my undergraduate degree, working on group research, conducting independent research and staying on top of my GPA was not enough; I recently learned that preparing for graduate school entails more, much, much more! The much more to which I am referring is fellowship applications. I stumbled upon this concept while researching graduate […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Studying

There’s a new book out called “Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.” According to the authors, those awesome study habits you have… well, they’re not so awesome. You might be thinking,“What??? They’ve worked so far!”If you want what you’ve learned to last for more than a few days, then it’s time to do something different! […]