5 of our Psychology and Neuroscience Honor undergraduates, Phylicia Currence, Isai Garcia-Baza, Jihane Jadi, Elizabeth Reeder, and Elena Scialabba, are the recipients of the 2016 David Bray Peele Award.

The Peele Award honors David Bray Peele, who received his Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Psychology in May 1975 and worked with Dr. Mark Waller on an Honor’s Thesis. He completed his graduate work at the American University in Washington. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Peele returned to North Carolina to work at the Neurotox Division at the Environmental Protection Agency. He used innovative behavioral methods in his research to demonstrate toxic effects in rats. Dr. Peele passed away suddenly in 1990. After his death, his family remembered how his Honors work at UNC Chapel Hill has opened so many opportunities for him and decided to an establish a fund that would bear his name. The Peele Award supports our undergraduate students in psychology and their Honors projects.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Award Winner

Honors Project
Phylicia Currence
“Black Students’ Experiences with Stress at PWIs”
Isai Garcia-Baza
“Thinking and Talking About My Future”
Jihane Jadi
“Onset and Time Course of Semantic Priming in Spanish-English Bilinguals”
Elizabeth Reeder
“What Are We Really Measuring with the Author Recognition Task?”
Elena Scialabba
“The Effects of Equifinality Set Size and Goal Monitoring on Goal Pursuit”



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