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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...
December 9, 2015
Congratulations to Psychology graduate student Carmen Kho on her accomplishment of receiving the Dr. Donald and Effie Godbold Fellowship! This merit-based fellowship is awarded to a single UC Merced PhD student each year. It is designed to recognize the unique challenges that...
November 13, 2015
In its most positive form, deception — when used in moderation — can be critical to maintaining social relationships. The ability to recognize and use deception is considered point of demarcation in a young person’s growth and maturation. UC Merced Professor Rose Scott, a developmental psychologist...

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