Talk to Touch on Psychological Benefits of Fidgeting

Do you find yourself pacing or taping your foot when you feel nervous? Relax. The next Psychology Graduate Research Series talk will discuss how fidgeting may actually help us focus. The event is co-hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS).

“Fidget to Focus: The Benefits of Fidgeting”
Psychology Graduate Research Series | Kelsey Grodner, M.S. in Experimental Psychology student
Faculty Adviser: Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., assistant professor at the college

Wednesday, Apr. 16
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Parker Building | Room 338

About the Talk
Previous research suggests that there is controversy over the effects of fidgeting. One side finds fidgeting is associated with inattention. However, this talk will examine how suppression or activation of fidgeting can influence attention and working memory.

This talk is free and all are welcome to attend. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of psychology research at the college, or Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D., associate professor at CPS.

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Are you looking to further develop your psychology research ideas and skills? Consider the college’s M.S. in Experimental Psychology program. This degree will not only equip you with comprehensive skills in scientific inquiry and research methodology, but you’ll also have the opportunity to test your hypotheses and share your findings with the public. Whether your interests are in the area of behavioral neuroscience, social psychology, or somewhere in between, the M.S. in Experimental Psychology will prepare you for a rewarding career.

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