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February 16, 2018
Health psychology professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook was one of four speakers who participated in UC Merced's fifth annual symposium on the Child and Family on February 10th, where she presented the latest findings on post-partum depression and its relationship with breastfeeding. A discussion of...
January 29, 2018
Health psychology Professor Deborah Wiebe is the 2018 recipient of the Dennis Drotar Distinguished Research Award in Pediatric Psychology. This yearly award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology (a division of the American Psychological Association) recognizes "excellence and...
November 15, 2017
Professor Heather Bortfeld recently attended MexNIRS, the first neuroimaging conference on near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in Mexico. The focus of the conference was "Global NIRS", the potential for NIRS to address issues in underserved and hard to reach places due to its...
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...

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