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November 2, 2015
Young people who are neither employed nor pursuing an education are vulnerable to mental health issues like depression and anxiety, but their commitment to finding work is surprisingly strong according a recent study coauthored by UC Merced Professor Sidra Goldman-Mellor. Long interested in the...
October 6, 2015
While many young women her age are thinking about their favorite shoes or who they’ll go with to the winter formal, Callie Nance, 15, is thinking about her favorite science organizations and her future as a physicist. That’s why the Dinner with a Scientist event at UC Merced last week was so...
September 8, 2015
Banning smoking in the workplace and increasing taxes on cigarettes have discouraged teens and young adults from taking up smoking, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Merced.  The study, published today (Sept. 8) in JAMA Pediatrics, used data from the Bureau of Labor...
August 20, 2015
Professor Jan Wallander receives the 2015 Dennis D. Drotar Distinguished Research Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.  This award recognizes excellence and significant contributions in establishing the scientific base of pediatric psychology.
August 20, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015
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. You can learn more about Professor Walle's work...
May 2, 2015
Psychological Sciences student Anna Epperson visited the state Capitol on April 28th along with UC President Janet Napolitano and 21 other UC graduate students. The group is promoting the value of graduate research to state lawmakers for the annual Graduate Research Advocacy Day....
April 24, 2015
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 Will...
April 24, 2015
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 Behavioral Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. Working with Professor Linda Cameron, Rus conducted an...
April 23, 2015
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 on...

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