Health psychology Professor Deborah Wiebe is the 2018 recipient of the Dennis Drotar Distinguished Research Award in Pediatric Psychology. This yearly award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology (a division of the American...


Professor Heather Bortfeld recently attended MexNIRS, the first neuroimaging conference on near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in Mexico. The focus of the conference was "Global NIRS", the potential for NIRS to address issues in underserved and...


Like anyone starting a Ph.D. program, Anna Ankirskaia had her doubts.

But, like anyone who ultimately completes their Ph.D., Ankirskaia had to conduct her own research and get it published. With support from Professor Patricia LiWang in the Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) program,...


It’s not easy to be a college student these days.

Rising tuition has made obtaining a degree feel like more of a dream than reality for many students. Yet, now more than ever, a college degree is a prerequisite for even entry-level jobs — the bachelor’s is the new baseline.


Developmental psychology professor Jeff Gilger has recently partnered with Decoding Dyslexia California to create a series of educational workshops on dyslexia.


In a series of recent papers, a team of researchers from the Interpersonal Development Lab led by professor Eric Walle explored the factors that influence our perceptions of emotions.


Dyslexia is a neurobiological condition that about 5 percent to 7 percent of people struggle with, yet it remains under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Adolescence can already be a stressful time for many families, and coping with a chronic illness provides an added stressor that can negatively impact parent-adolescent relationships and health.

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A study by professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook (Health Psychology) and her collaborators was recently featured in the New York...


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