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Understanding Behavior: From Neurons to Societies

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January 11, 2022
It’s one thing to push the frontiers of discovery through research into complex subjects. It’s quite another to align your work with the funding priorities of numerous federal programs, especially when seeking center-level funding to continue that research. Enter UC Merced’s Office of Research and...
December 28, 2021
This book offers researchers a systematic and accessible introduction to using a Bayesian framework in structural equation modeling (SEM). Stand-alone chapters on each SEM model clearly explain the Bayesian form of the model and walk the reader through implementation. Engaging worked-...
November 9, 2021
What happens if you take a person's happy face, put it on an angry-looking body and place that in front of a disgusting scene? What do people see? What emotion do people perceive when you mix and match these different cues? These are some of the questions Department of Psychological Sciences...
October 1, 2021
UC Merced's Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC) and the American Heart Association are hosting a free webinar to provide insight on generating media coverage and helping change public perceptions on a variety of issues in the Central Valley. "Policy and the Media - How to Influence Change...
September 29, 2021
It's no surprise that a good night's rest is one of the most important factors for a person's well-being, but not everyone can say they have the luxury of being able to sleep for eight hours a night. New research from UC Merced is shedding light on the problems this can cause, specifically for the...
September 28, 2021
UC Merced's Health Sciences Research Institute (HSRI) has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to study the effects of vehicle emissions on public health and the environment. This award is part of a $10 million program by the California Department of Justice to support research on the effects of...
June 4, 2021
A UC Merced professor is collaborating with faculty from UCLA and the University of Illinois in a study that aims to find how people might best deal with COVID-19 at home. Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a professor of health psychology and the director of the Lactation Attachment Technology and...
June 3, 2021
A UC Merced professor is collaborating with faculty from UCLA and the University of Illinois in a study that aims to find how people might best deal with COVID-19 at home. Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a professor of health psychology and the director of the Lactation Attachment Technology and Child...
May 29, 2021
This study on smoking during COVID-19 published by a team of scientist including, among others, Anna Epperson, Dianna Halliday, and Anna Song was featured in a recent UC Merced news feed: https://news.ucmerced.edu/news/2021/smokers-light-more-cigarettes-following-california-covid-19-lockdown-order-...
May 26, 2021
A number of psychology graduate students have received awards recently in campus-wide competitions. The recipients were:  Janice Disla, President's Dissertation Year Fellowship Avia Gray, Fletcher Jones Fellowship Bianca Hinojosa, Fred and Mitzie...

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