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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...
March 12, 2016
Third year Psychological Sciences (Health Psychology) graduate student Patricia Cabral was awarded a prestigious summer fellowship from the UC Global Health Institute Center of Expertise for Migration and Health. Patricia was in competition with graduate students from all 10 UC campuses. Funding...
March 8, 2016
Dr. Jack Vevea, associate professor of quantitative psychology, was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal American Psychologists. This is the official journal of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is among the most widly circulated and presitgious...
January 8, 2016
UC Merced Psychology Professor Sarah Depaoli has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. According to the APS,...
January 6, 2016
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Jennifer Mendiola and her coauthors for writing an op-ed article featured in the LA Times.  This is the first op-ed article written by a Psychological Sciences graduate student.  In the op-ed piece, Jennifer and her coauthors discuss their research...
December 21, 2015
Before Spider-Man became Spider-Man, he was Peter Parker, an orphan living with relatives of modest means, and a bullying victim forced to cope with the murder of his uncle. Not many kids in those circumstances will develop superpowers from a bite by a radioactive spider, but a UC Merced...

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