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May 25, 2022
As a first-generation Latina, Linda Barreto says she understands the importance of perseverance and determination to prevail in life. It’s a mindset that has led her to become the youngest and first Latina in Fresno County to pass the California Legal Specialist Exam in Immigration Law. The Legal...
May 23, 2022
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of parents struggling to find baby formula have resorted to dangerous feeding practices for their infants, which could negatively impact the health of their young children, according to a new study conducted by the UC Merced Lactation Attachment...
May 7, 2022
The 2nd cohort of students in the Psychological Sciences Honors Program presented their research findings at our annual poster session. The poster session was well-attended by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Everyone agreed that our honors students did an excellent job of...
May 7, 2022
Ihnwhi Heo has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the Graduate Student Opportunity Program. Congratulations to Ihnwhi and his advisors Sarah and Fan! The Graduate Student Opportunity Program (GSOP) forms an important link in the continuum of support for academically promising graduate...
April 27, 2022
Sarah Depaoli published an article in Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal. This work comprised a portion of Sonja Winter's dissertation, who is now a postdoctoral scholar at University of Missouri. The article examines the impact of Bayesian prior specification on newly...
April 27, 2022
Sarah Depaoli published an article in Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal. This work was from Marieke Visser's CP. The article presents method for detecting and handling local dependence in latent class modeling. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/NEGNZV5UMJQQQJ7BTZQE/...
April 27, 2022
Haiyan Liu and Sarah Depaoli published a paper with their graduate student, Lydia Marvin on the performance of the deviance information criterion for detecting the correct model in Bayesian structural equation modeling. Many pitfalls of this popular index are detailed, as well as potential...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger published an article in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (IF = 4.376) reporting 12 experiment showing that perceptions of auditory loudness is bidiractionally linked to feelings of interpersonal closeness (e.g., warmth, comfort, inclusion). This article was with his former...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger was made Fellow of the Society for Behavioral Medicine at the recent Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society in Baltimore, Maryland, April 6-9. Fellow status is a distinction conferred by SBM on full members in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the...

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