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 Faculty News

2016 - 2017 Publications

Young, S., Thorstenson, C.A., & Pazda, A.D. (in press). Facial expression moderates the effects of facial redness on perceived healthiness and anger. Cognition and Emotion.

Thorstenson, C.A., Pazda, A.D., Elliot, A.J., & Perrett, D.I. (in press). Facial redness increases men's perceived healthiness and attractiveness. Perception.

Prokop, P., & Pazda, A.D. (2016). Women's red clothing can increase mate guarding from their male partner. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 114-117.

Pazda, A.D., Thorstenson, C.A., Elliot, A.J., & Perrett, D.I. (2016). Women's facial redness increases their perceived attractiveness: Mediation through perceived healthiness. Perception, 45, 739-754.

Pazda, A.D., & Elliot, A.J. (2016). Processing the word red can influence women’s perceptions of men’s attractiveness. Current Psychology. doi:10.1007/s12144-016-9420-8.

2016 SEPA Early Career Research Award Winner

Dr. Meredith Elzy

Emotional Invalidation: Definitional and Measurement Challenges. Meredith Elzy, University of South Carolina Aiken and Marc Karver, University of South Florida


2015 SEPA Early Career Research Award Finalist

Dr. Alexandra Roach

The Role of Vascular Risk Factors in Age-Related Inhibitory Control Deficit. Alexandra Roach, University of South Carolina Aiken; Samual Lockhart, University of California Berkeley; and Charles DeCarli, University of California Davis

Book Publications

Weed, K., Nicholson, J., & Farris, J. (2015). Teen pregnancy and parenting: Rethinking the myths and misperceptions. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.


Book Cover for Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

Student News


INBRE Biomedical Research Scholars

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University News 

Behavioral Intervention Team Information
August 29, 2018

All faculty and staff on campus should have received the attached brochure about the Behavioral Intervention Team (or BIT for short) via campus mail last week, but I also wanted to send it out ...

ASPIRE 2018 recipients
April 29, 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff Members,

Congratulations to our most recently announced ASPIRE award winners (listed by PI). They are:


Discover USC - Wonderful Job By Our Students and Faculty
April 23, 2018

This past Friday, we had 45 students participate in the annual undergraduate research event, Discover USC, in Columbia. Our students were wonderful and did such a great job! Kudos to all our ...

USC Aiken Magellan Scholars - Summer - Fall 2018
April 12, 2018

Please congratulate our new USC Aiken Magellan Scholars when you see them on campus. These students were chosen for this award for summer-fall 2018.

They are:


USC Aiken Scholars Tapped for Magellan Program
December 14, 2017

Several University of South Carolina Aiken undergraduate students have been chosen for the Magellan Scholars program.

"This was another great year of success for our students with the ...

USC Aiken Boasts 7 More Magellan Scholars
February 15, 2017

The University of South Carolina Aiken announced its newest cohort of Magellan Scholars, which includes seven students from a variety of disciplines.

The Magellan Scholars Program is ...

Congratulations to our newest Magellan Scholars!
January 31, 2017

Please congratulate our 7 new USC Aiken Magellan Scholars when you see them on campus.

They are:

Kenneth Glenn, Senior, Biology Major

Mentor:  Dr. April ...

Students, Graduates, and Faculty Present at the 2016 American Psychological Association Convention
August 16, 2016

University of South Carolina Aiken students, graduates and faculty made several presentations at the 2016 American Psychological Association Convention in Denver, Aug. 4-7. 

"This is ...

Student Success
April 21, 2016

Please congratulate our four newest Magellan Scholars when you see them on campus: David Hodges, Biology Major Mentor: Dr. Kristina Ramstad, Department of Biology and Geology Mating dynamics and ...

SRNL Awards Inaugural University Scholars Program to USC Aiken STEM Students
November 9, 2015

Aiken, SC – USC Aiken hosted corporate leaders and scientists to its campus from Savannah River National Laboratory. The event highlighted a new initiative, The Savannah River National ...

USC Aiken Psychology Master's Degree Re-Accredited
November 6, 2014

Aiken, SC – The University of South Carolina Aiken Psychology Department Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology graduate program has received re-accreditation from the its ...