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April 4, 2022
Dylan Richardson was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Dylan is a first-year graduate student in developmental psychology, advised by Dr. Elif Isbell.
March 29, 2022
Twelve of UC Merced’s graduate programs and one of its schools are among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, according to results released March 29. “It is exciting to see that our graduate programs continue to gain national recognition;...
March 14, 2022
UC Merced's Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC) and California State University, Stanislaus, are partnering on a large project as part of California Endgame's goal to end tobacco use in the state by 2035. The two universities have been awarded a $1.4 million Smoke and Vape Free Scholars...
March 5, 2022
Martin Hagger published an article in Health Psychology (Impact Factor = 4.267). The article is a meta-analysis of research on a seldom tested hypothesis of the theory of planned behavior. The article is co-authored with long-time collaboratorand and UC Merced HSRI member Dr. Kyra Hamilton (...
March 5, 2022
Elif Isbell published an article in Developmental Psychobiology (3.04). This article examines how methodological choices affected the data quality of neural assessments, specifically event-related potentials (ERPs), in a large sample of kindergarteners (N=170) whose data were collected in public...
March 5, 2022
Martin Hagger was awarded the Paper of the Year Award in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports (Impact Factor = 4.221) for an article testing his trans-contextual model in the context of sport injury. The award-winning article was co-authored with his former doctoral advisee,...
March 5, 2022
Alexandra Main published an article in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Impact Factor = 3.19). The article is a study of parental empathic accuracy during conflict discussions in parent-adolescent dyads in which the adolescent has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and how empathic accuracy...
March 5, 2022
Sarah Depaoli and Haiyan Liu co-edited an E-book on using informative priors in the context of Bayesian estimation.
March 5, 2022
Article Published by Adi Fish, based on the Growing Up in New Zealand project. Fish-Williamson, A., Hahn-Holbrook, J., Hobbs, M., Wallander J., & Morton, S.M.B. (in press). Prenatal antibiotic exposure in pregnancy and early child socioemotional development. JCPP Advances
March 5, 2022
Sarah Depaoli published an article in Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal. This work comprised a portion of Sonja Winter's dissertation, who is now a postdoctoral scholar at University of Missouri. The article examines the impact of missing data on newly developed model...