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April 7, 2015
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. Organized by the Legislative Women's Caucus, the California Legislative African American Caucus, and the office of...
April 4, 2015
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....
March 27, 2015
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...
March 26, 2015
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...
March 13, 2015
On Saturday, March 14th, UC Merced will host the second annual symposium on the Child and Family. The conference provides local educators with information on the latest research on child development. The event is jointly organized by the Early Childhood Education Center and faculty from...
March 13, 2015
This week several Psychological Sciences faculty were featured in the Merced Sun Star. Health Psychology professor Jitske Tiemensma was interviewed about a research study that was recently published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The article also featured the upcoming symposium on the...
March 4, 2015
Congratulations to Katie Coburn, Jennifer Mendiola, and Holly Rus on being selected to participate in the GradSLAM finals! The GradSLAM competition challenges students to present their research to a general audience in a three-minute talk. The final competition will take place on April 7th. For...
February 7, 2015
An article by Linda Cameron and Marisa Loft, a former PhD student from the University of Auckland, was selected as one of the three most downloaded articles in the journal Work & Stress in 2014 and is therefore being made available for free  access for the next month:   http://...
November 5, 2014
A group of UC Merced professors, led by Psychological Sciences Professor Jan Wallander, have received a NIH grant to form University-community partnerships aimed at fighting obesity in local communities. You can read more about the project in this article in the Merced Sun Star.
October 22, 2014
Professor Jitske Tiemensma's research on the psychology of healing has recently been featured in the Merced Sun-Star!  She was also selected as a 2014 Hellman Fellow, which is supporting her innovative research into the connections between better chemotherapy tolerance and emotion...

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