Research by Nikko Da Paz, a Psychological Sciences doctoral candidate, was recently featured in the Merced Sun-Star.  The news article highlights Nikko's current research on the mental and physical distress faced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.


In a paper recently published in the journal Infancy, Developmental Psychology Professor Eric Walle found that the onset of walking is linked to language development in both English-speaking American infants and Mandarin-speaking Chinese infants.


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Two Psychological Sciences professors were honored yesterday with awards from the UC Merced Academic Senate. Professor Jack Vevea received the Senate Faculty award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, which recognizes individual excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Professor...


UC Merced Ph.D. student Holly Rus will present the results of a study on social media and health communications this week during the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of...


In a recent paper published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology professor Matthew Zawadzki found a that liesure time activities have a number of immediate psychological and health benefits. This exciting research has appeared in local news outlets, and was recently featured...


In honor of her appointment to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Nikko Da Paz was invited to attend two receptions with the Governor of California.


Health Psychology graduate student Patty Cabral received an Honorable Mention for her application for the Ford Foundational Fellowship, a prestigous and highly-competitive 3-year award. In recognition of this achievement, Patty will receive a $5000 Graduate Dean Fellowship from UC Merced....


Assistant Professor Alexandra Main and Professor Deborah Wiebe published a new study investigating the impact of parent-child relationship quality on type 1 diabetes management and depressive symptoms in Latino and Caucasian adolescents.  Notably, this study is one of the first to investigate...


On March 26th, Professor Jan Wallander will be giving an address to the Faculty of Psychology and Education at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, titled "Critical Issues in Quality of Life Assessment and Conceptualization." Additional details about the event can be found at ...


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