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May 5, 2016
Parents who reciprocate their children’s negative emotions are less likely to find satisfying resolutions to conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Merced. In a study published online today (May 5) in the journal Emotion, a team led by UC Merced Professor Alexandra...
April 25, 2016
Last fall, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Education launched an internship program with the goal of providing undergraduate students an opportunity to build experience and skills related to their career ambitions and to integrate them with their academic learning....
April 21, 2016
We are really excited that Yang Liu has received two dissertation awards:  one from the Psychometric Society, and one from the American Educational Research Association (Division D).  This represents significant recognition for the research he did as a graduate student.
April 20, 2016
Doctoral student Patricia Cabral, who studies adolescent health risk behaviors in the Psychological Sciences graduate group, recently won a highly-competitive Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship — the first of its kind awarded to a UC Merced graduate student. The $72,000 fellowship will fund...
April 20, 2016
Parents, caregivers and community members in the Merced area have a new resource for information about childhood development and disorders. The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development, in downtown Merced, is a place where people can make connections, find resources and learn...
April 15, 2016
Congratulations to Psychological Sciences graduate student Arturo Durazo, the winner of this year's UC Merced GradSLAM! competion! Arturo will go on to represent UC Merced in the systemwide GradSLAM! event, which will be held at the LinkedIn campus in San Francisco on April 22. To read...
April 15, 2016
Arturo Durazo, winner of this year’s UC Merced GradSLAM! competition, has a personal connection to his research. The fifth-year Ph.D. candidate studies the psychological effects of debilitating illnesses. Most recently, he has been researching the way thoughts and emotions guide behaviors that...
April 15, 2016
UC Merced will host its third annual Symposium on the Child and Family on April 30, offering hours of talks by researchers on the theme of “The Developing Child in a Developing World.” The symposium has grown throughout its three years, said co-organizer and Professor Jeff Gilger, and this year is...
April 14, 2016
Quantitative Psychology Professor Sarah Depaoli has received the high honor of being elected to serve as a member of the Society of Experimental Psychology (SMEP). With only 65 active members, SMEP is a highly selective organization of researchers interested in multivariate quantitative...
April 5, 2016
Home-based interventions that teach parents to engage children in playful interactive learning activities can close the cognitive development gap between disadvantaged children and higher-resource peers, according to a new study led by UC Merced Professor Jan Wallander. The study, published this...

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