Two UCR Psychology Professors Recognized by the Association for Psychological Science

Association for Psychological Science names Franchak and Wu as Rising Stars

John Franchak and Rachel Wu

John Franchak and Rachel Wu

John Franchak and Rachel Wu, both professors of psychology, have been honored as 2015 Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D. The APS said it recognizes those whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Franchak developed a head-mounted eye tracking method to study mobile infants, which has led to findings about what children see and attend to during everyday situations. And, Wu’s research investigates how we learn across the lifespan, specifically comparing infant/child and adult learning approaches to mitigate cognitive decline during aging.

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