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March 15, 2019
Graduate students Katie Alegria, Sara Flezar, Jacky Hua, Hope Reuschel, and Maria Ramirez Loyola received accolades at the recent meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Their paper titled "How Socioeconomic Status and Acculturation relate to Dietary Behaviors Within Latino...
March 15, 2019
In a paper recently published in the journal Obesity, health psychology graduate student Kay Kim and Professor Jan Wallander found that parents' monitoring and general awareness of their adolscents' activities has effects on adolescents' weight and weight-related activities. These...
March 11, 2019
The majority of people who die by suicide do so with firearms, and there were more firearm suicides in America in 2017 than there were homicides committed by any method. Combined. Those shocking numbers from the FBI and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are the impetus for two UC Merced...
March 5, 2019
Certain aspects of children's social cognition ripple throughout their lives, including whether small children can understand that other people’s minds are different than their own. That understanding plays a critical role in relationships, cooperation with other people and even in academic...
November 27, 2018
Research by developmental psychology professor Alexandra Main was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. The article, which focused on parent-teen interactions, discussed Professor Main's recent work on the conditions under which adolescents are likely to disclose to the parents.
October 30, 2018
Psychology Professor Eric Walle ’s Interpersonal Development Lab will recruit local infants and mothers as an important and unique part of a large-scale study focusing on the development of young children. Led by scientists at New York University and Pennsylvania State University, the...
September 24, 2018
UC Merced psychology Professor Anna Song and biology Professor Jennifer Manilay had a special dinner with UC President Janet Napolitano at her Oakland home recently to honor the faculty members for their work on first-generation student initiatives. All faculty in attendance, including...
August 24, 2018
Quantitative psychology professor Jack Vevea has been elected as the next president of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.  SRSM is an elected-membership society limited to 85 members that focuses on meta-analysis and research synthesis. Past presidents include other highly...
July 23, 2018
UC Merced has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to establish the UC Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC), positioning UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley region as a leading center for the study of public health and policy matters related to tobacco and marijuana. “Awarding of this...
June 20, 2018
Though illustrations have been used to convey ideas and information since before language existed, after Benjamin Franklin published the world’s first editorial cartoon in 1754, comics emerged a distinct avenue for visual storytelling. Now, comic art has come into classrooms at UC Merced...

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