Dr. Rachel Wu (PI) and Dr. Strickland-Hughes (Co-PI) Awarded NSF RAPID Grant to Study Impact of Social Distancing Across Adulthood
The Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a RAPID grant for COVID-19 related research to Dr. Rachel Wu (PI) and Dr. Carla M. Strickland-Hughes (Co-PI) for the amount of $132,474. The title of the proposed research is Older Adults' learning and adaptation as resilience processes to counter social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional details available on the Pacific Newsroom.
Think You're Too Old To Learn New Tricks?
Dr. Rachel Wu and Dr. Carla Strickland-Hughes published an editorial in the Scientific American on the benefits of learning multiple new skills in adulthood.
Mercedes Ball, Kezhia Barba, Lluvia Garnica, and Sebastian Getman received Research Awards, and Breanna Moreira received an Experiential Learning Award at the Psychology Department lunch celebration following commencement. These awards require faculty nomination and are based on GPA and engagement in research and experiential learning over multiple semesters.