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April 27, 2022
Haiyan Liu and Sarah Depaoli published a paper with their graduate student, Lydia Marvin on the performance of the deviance information criterion for detecting the correct model in Bayesian structural equation modeling. Many pitfalls of this popular index are detailed, as well as potential...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger published an article in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (IF = 4.376) reporting 12 experiment showing that perceptions of auditory loudness is bidiractionally linked to feelings of interpersonal closeness (e.g., warmth, comfort, inclusion). This article was with his former...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger was made Fellow of the Society for Behavioral Medicine at the recent Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society in Baltimore, Maryland, April 6-9. Fellow status is a distinction conferred by SBM on full members in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger published an article in Behavior Research and Therapy (IF = 4.473) reviewing the contribution of psycholological theory to predict, understand, and change COVID-19 preventive behaviors (e.g., vaccination, physical distancing, face-mask wearing). Published with collaborator, HSRI...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger invited to submit an article to Annual Review of Psychology (IF = 24.14) on Psychological Determinants of Health Behaviors for Volume 76 of the journal in 2023-2024. Annual Review of Psychology is a leading review journal in psychology in publication since 1950, and covers the...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger was awarded a research grant of €130,000 from the Finland Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture for a collaborative theory-based intervention to promote physical activity among sedentary parents and their children (ProAct). Dr. Hagger is the Lead Principal Investigator in...
April 27, 2022
Martin Hagger published an article in PLoS ONE (Impact Factor = 3.240). The article introduces the Vaccination Concerns in COVID-19 Scale (VaCCS) and describes its development and validation for use as a full scale or as individual sub-scales. The article is co-authored with UC Merced HSRI member...
April 27, 2022
Deb Wiebe was awarded a 5-year $3.3 million NIH grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases titled "Improving self-regulation and social support for type 1 diabetes management in emerging adults" (R01 DK124719). Dr. Wiebe is one of three Multiple PIs...
April 11, 2022
Most people are familiar with the adage "a picture is worth a thousand words." However, the message conveyed by an image may not always be factual. Authors of a study recently published in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control said that was the case with Natural American Spirit (NAS) brand cigarettes....
April 4, 2022
UC Merced Psychology program ranked #88 in "Best Psychology Schools" by the US News and World Reports. UC Merced Psychology program now ranks 88 out of 331 psychology programs in the United States, a place roughly at the top 26.5% of the programs in the U.S. See the ranking here...

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