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March 23, 2017
A recent article by health psychology Professor Jan Wallander and his colleague Thomas Jozefiak has been named the Article of the Year in 2016 in Norwegian Psychiatric Clinical Research for Child Psychiatry by the Sommers Foundation, Oslo. The article entitled, "Perceived family...
March 14, 2017
At just 12 years old, the graduate programs at the University of California, Merced, are already among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings. UC Merced’s School of Engineering made its second appearance in the graduate school...
February 8, 2017
Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced Professor Rose Scott. Previous research suggested that children younger than 4 years old could not recognize when people held beliefs different from their...
December 20, 2016
UC Merced will host its fourth annual Symposium on the Child and Family from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, offering a day of talks by researchers on the theme of “Strong Families: Fostering Healthy Parent-Child Relationships and Child Development.” The symposium is designed to be of interest to...
November 17, 2016
During this year’s Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving held each year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving — UC Merced will honor Professor Will Shadish with a new graduate student fellowship fund. On Nov. 29, donors can direct their gifts to the Will Shadish Memorial Graduate...
October 28, 2016
Nikko Da Paz, who earned her PhD in May, has succeed in getting her Candidacy Review Paper accepted for publication by Clinical Psychology Review. The paper is titled: Interventions that Target Improvements in Mental Health for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A...
October 27, 2016
A fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration between Dr. Sarah Depaoli (Quantitative Psychology) and Dr. Jitske Tiemensma (Health Psychology) resulted in several papers in Health Psychology Review and the European Journal of Endocrinology. Together with several of their graduate students (James...
June 13, 2016
When Nikko Da Paz decided to go to graduate school, she didn’t limit herself to one degree — or even one campus. The mother of two young children with autism enrolled at UC Merced in 2011, and in May she became the university’s first African-American student to earn a Ph.D. While completing her...
May 13, 2016
Katie Coburn, a Quantitative Psychology Doctoral Candidate, received the 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA).  Each year, a select number of UCM graduate students receive the OTA for demonstrating valuable contributions to teaching and pedagogy.
May 11, 2016
An article recently published by Health Psychology Doctoral Cadidate Holly Rus and Professor Linda Cameron in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine was highlighted by the CDC in their recent Health Communication Science Digest. This digest is distributed by the CDC to bring...

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