FSU Department of Psychology

Psychology Professor Anders Ericsson — the world’s top expert on expertise — dies

Florida State University Professor K. Anders Ericsson, an internationally renowned psychologist who pioneered the concept that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, died June 17. He was 72. Ericsson, the Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology, spent much of his career studying what makes the world’s top athletes, chess players, […]

Parenting during COVID-19? FSU psychology researchers offer their advice

While there is currently no hard data accessible to fully understand the effects COVID-19 has on young children, researchers from the Florida State University Department of Psychology feel that children seem to be coping, on average, quite well during this time. “There are major stressors that children are experiencing, such as the inability to attend […]

FSU neuroscience program confers first undergraduate degree

Florida State University’s Neuroscience program is celebrating a major milestone with its first student set to earn a degree in the new undergraduate major. Austin John Burns, a 22-year-old senior from Weston, Florida, will cross the stage at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on Friday, Dec. 13, during the first of two FSU fall […]

Making sense of morality: FSU researchers advance the study of ethical decision-making

What would you do? The brakes on your car have been sabotaged and you are racing down the road toward a crowd of pedestrians. If you do nothing, the car will stay on its course and kill five people. If you sharply turn the steering wheel, the crowd will be saved, but someone else on […]

FSU research highlights the love-hate relationship between testosterone and marriage

Conflict in marriage can trigger testosterone surges in men, but not women, and these divergent hormonal reactions may highlight why marital arguments can escalate and cause chronic relationship problems. That’s according to first-of-its-kind research from Florida State University’s Anastasia Makhanova, a doctoral student in FSU’s Department of Psychology. The study, published in the journal Hormones […]

U.S. Military looks to FSU to develop revolutionary machine-learning tool to address upsurge in suicides

An alarming spike in suicides among U.S. military service members and veterans over the past 15 years is prompting the Department of Defense to turn to Florida State University’s renowned suicide research program to find solutions. A new federal grant will support innovative research led by Jessica Ribeiro and Joseph Franklin, both assistant professors in […]

FSU psychologist receives $2M NIH grant to test nonmedication treatment for ADHD

Florida State University researchers are seeing promising results from “video games” they created as a potential new option to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder without medication. It’s a unique idea. There’s nothing else like it worldwide — a patent is pending — and encouraging preliminary results have captured the attention of the federal government. The National Institutes […]