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May 2, 2015
Psychological Sciences student Anna Epperson visited the state Capitol on April 28th along with UC President Janet Napolitano and 21 other UC graduate students. The group is promoting the value of graduate research to state lawmakers for the annual Graduate Research Advocacy Day....
April 24, 2015
Two Psychological Sciences professors were honored yesterday with awards from the UC Merced Academic Senate. Professor Jack Vevea received the Senate Faculty award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, which recognizes individual excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Professor Will...
April 24, 2015
UC Merced Ph.D. student Holly Rus will present the results of a study on social media and health communications this week during the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. Working with Professor Linda Cameron, Rus conducted an...
April 23, 2015
In a recent paper published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology professor Matthew Zawadzki found a that liesure time activities have a number of immediate psychological and health benefits. This exciting research has appeared in local news outlets, and was recently featured on...
April 7, 2015
In honor of her appointment to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Nikko Da Paz was invited to attend two receptions with the Governor of California. Organized by the Legislative Women's Caucus, the California Legislative African American Caucus, and the office of...
April 4, 2015
Health Psychology graduate student Patty Cabral received an Honorable Mention for her application for the Ford Foundational Fellowship, a prestigous and highly-competitive 3-year award. In recognition of this achievement, Patty will receive a $5000 Graduate Dean Fellowship from UC Merced....
March 27, 2015
Assistant Professor Alexandra Main and Professor Deborah Wiebe published a new study investigating the impact of parent-child relationship quality on type 1 diabetes management and depressive symptoms in Latino and Caucasian adolescents.  Notably, this study is one of the first to investigate...
March 26, 2015
On March 26th, Professor Jan Wallander will be giving an address to the Faculty of Psychology and Education at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, titled "Critical Issues in Quality of Life Assessment and Conceptualization." Additional details about the event can be found at...
March 13, 2015
On Saturday, March 14th, UC Merced will host the second annual symposium on the Child and Family. The conference provides local educators with information on the latest research on child development. The event is jointly organized by the Early Childhood Education Center and faculty from...
March 13, 2015
This week several Psychological Sciences faculty were featured in the Merced Sun Star. Health Psychology professor Jitske Tiemensma was interviewed about a research study that was recently published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The article also featured the upcoming symposium on the...

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