Dr. Strickland-Hughes was the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode local chapter of the Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA). The FCA s a non-profit, non-sectarian consumer education program that aims to educate the public on issues regarding affordable funeral costs (see the facebook page for news). The title of her talk was Memory (and Aging) Myths (and Tips). Attendees reported enjoying information about not blaming aging, instead that we can keep learning, how to move more useful information from temporary working memory to long-term memory, and practices for memorizing.
Funeral Consumers Alliance
San Joaquin County and the Mother Load local chapter
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.
ACT Lab Presents at Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research, and Mercedes Ball Wins Best Poster Award
Mercedes Ball, Kezhia Barba, Lluvia Garnica, and Sebastian Getman presented at the 49th annual Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research (WPCUR) at Saint Mary's College. Mercedes Ball won Best Poster Award. See the Presentations page for prints of their three poster presentations.