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October 3, 2017
Like anyone starting a Ph.D. program, Anna Ankirskaia had her doubts. But, like anyone who ultimately completes their Ph.D., Ankirskaia had to conduct her own research and get it published. With support from Professor Patricia LiWang in the Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) program, she’s made...
October 3, 2017
It’s not easy to be a college student these days. Rising tuition has made obtaining a degree feel like more of a dream than reality for many students. Yet, now more than ever, a college degree is a prerequisite for even entry-level jobs — the bachelor’s is the new baseline. Here in California, many...
September 22, 2017
Developmental psychology professor Jeff Gilger has recently partnered with Decoding Dyslexia California to create a series of educational workshops on dyslexia. These workshops will share up-to-date information on dyslexia symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment with parents, educators, and health-...
September 21, 2017
In a series of recent papers, a team of researchers from the Interpersonal Development Lab led by professor Eric Walle explored the factors that influence our perceptions of emotions. In one paper, they examined how emotion is perceived in distinct body postures. The...
September 18, 2017
Dyslexia is a neurobiological condition that about 5 percent to 7 percent of people struggle with, yet it remains under-diagnosed and under-treated. The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development and the grassroots organization Decoding Dyslexia of California are sponsoring a...
September 14, 2017
Adolescence can already be a stressful time for many families, and coping with a chronic illness provides an added stressor that can negatively impact parent-adolescent relationships and health. Psychological Sciences faculty Alexandra Main and Deborah Wiebe have collaborated on two papers...
September 12, 2017
By James Leonard, University Communications (jleonard3@ucmerced.edu) The University of California, Merced, is the No. 1 public university in the nation for financial aid given to first-year students — and a strong performer in graduation and retention rates — according to the U.S. News...
September 7, 2017
A study by professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook (Health Psychology) and her collaborators was recently featured in the New York Times. The paper, which was recently published in the journal Pediatrics, tackles the hot-button issue of why there are such dramatic racial disparities in...
September 7, 2017
Geraldy Martin-Gutierrez, a graduate student in Health Psychology, recently had her first journal article accepted for publication in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The paper, which was based on Geraldy's pre-candidacy project, examines a broad range of health outcomes in Latina youth. Their...
August 30, 2017
Sarah Depaoli (Associate Professor, Quantitative Psychology) made significant contributions to Bayesian statistics in Psychology through a series of recently published papers. Together with Jitske Tiemensma (Assistant Professor, Health Psychology), a paper was published in Health Psychology Review...

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