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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...
September 7, 2017
A study by professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook (Health Psychology) and her collaborators was recently featured in the New York Times. The paper, which was recently published in the journal Pediatrics, tackles the hot-button issue of why there are such dramatic racial disparities in...
September 7, 2017
Geraldy Martin-Gutierrez, a graduate student in Health Psychology, recently had her first journal article accepted for publication in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The paper, which was based on Geraldy's pre-candidacy project, examines a broad range of health outcomes in Latina youth. Their...
August 30, 2017
Sarah Depaoli (Associate Professor, Quantitative Psychology) made significant contributions to Bayesian statistics in Psychology through a series of recently published papers. Together with Jitske Tiemensma (Assistant Professor, Health Psychology), a paper was published in Health Psychology Review...
August 22, 2017
Professor Jan Wallander just returned from a sabbatical leave spent at University of Auckland, New Zealand. In addition to providing seminars and guest lectures, he developed collaborations with an interdisciplinary team of researchers conducting the Growing Up in New Zealand study, a longitudinal...
July 27, 2017
UC Merced alumna Linda Barreto always wanted to become a lawyer, but an experience in college helped reinforce her career path. While driving, Barreto was pulled over and cited for failing to stop before making a left turn. She decided to fight the citation in court because there was no requirement...
June 23, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of Americans use some form of social media, according to a Pew Research Center survey. There is little doubt it affects our daily lives — but how? UC Merced Ph.D. graduate Holly Rus recently defended her dissertation on social media and well-being. She and her advisor, Professor...
May 1, 2017
Health Psychology graduate student Patty Cabral recently participated in the University of California's 2017 Graduate Research Advocacy Day. Cabral was part of a delegation of UC graduate students who traveled to Sacramento on April 19 to talk about their research, and encourage lawmakers...

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