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September 2, 2014
Psychology Professor Jeff Gilger and Blum Center interim Executive Director Steve Roussos are leading a two-year project to deveop a virtual center to support parents and caregivers, as well as health and other professionals in detecting and treating Merced County children with developmental...
May 16, 2014
The UC Merced Psychological Sciences program will be strongly represented at the 26th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society. The faculty and students will give 17 presentations at the convention, which takes place May 22nd through May 25th. The speakers are presentations are:...
May 9, 2014
Nikko Da Paz, a PhD student in Health Psychology, has been awarded the Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship. This fellowship will support Nikko's work with parents of children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nikko is working with Professor Jan Wallander to develop an intervention that will...
May 9, 2014
Sarah Scott, a PhD student in Health Psychology, has been awarded the President's Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2014-2015. Sarah received this fellowship for her dissertation work entitled "Resilience against depression over time in diverse youth: A multigroup latent curve modeling...
May 9, 2014
Two Psychology faculty members were selected as recipients of the 2013-2014 Senate Awards. Professor Linda Cameron was awarded the Senate Award for Distinguished Scholarly Public Service. This award recognizes a faculty member who has energetically and creatively applied his or her professional...
May 2, 2014
UC Merced PhD students, Patrice Cobb and Nicole Zelinksy, have been awarded fellowships by the University of California Educational Evaluation Center. The Center's Research on Evaluation Student Paper Competition invited UC graduate students to submit research proposals for studies in the field...
April 18, 2014
Research by developmental psychology Professor Eric Walle was recently featured in a story by the Merced Sun Star. The piece focuses on his recent finding that language development is linked to the onset of walking in infancy. You can read the story here.
February 7, 2014
On Jan. 25, UC Merced hosted a half-day conference for local early childhood educators entitled “Child Triumphs and Troubles: Language and Learning in the Early Years.”  Organized collaboratively by the Early Childhood Education Center and the Gateway Association for the Education...
January 30, 2014
Kristina Allen has recently been appointed the UC Merced campus representative to the Association for Psychological Sciences' Student Caucus (APSSC).
December 4, 2013
Anna Epperson just had her first paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Her paper is titled "Associations Among Body Size, Body Image Perceptions and Weight Loss Attempts Among African American, Latino and White Youth: A Test of a Mediational Model."