A local lego robotics team recently reached out to psychology faculty member, Dr. Jessica Wildman, to learn about psychology in space and to talk about their competition project proposing a virtual reality system to help combat the problem of loneliness in space. The group of 9 to 11 year olds asked questions about the biggest problems experienced during long duration spaceflight and how their virtual reality idea might help with those issues. Dr. Wildman shared stories from a NASA-funded project in which she interviewed astronauts and other spaceflight experts about the importance of issues like loneliness and boredom.
Adele Hall is the administrative assistant for the School of Psychology in charge of uploading the Psychology Science minutes. The authors of the minutes are listed in the written portion. The Psychology Science Minutes are coordinated by Juanita N. Baker, Ph.D., faculty emerita, and reviewed by former Dean Mary Beth Kenkel, faculty emerita.