Department News

Psychology Features in the Arizona Daily Star College of Science Special Section

Our department has FIVE featured stories in this year's College of Science special section in the Arizona Daily Star - LouAnn Gerken, Stephen Cowen, Heidi Hamann, Bob Wilson and a special feature on one of our brightest and best young undergrads working in Carol Barnes' lab - Alison Comrie. Congratulations to our featured researchers.

Published Date: 
01/31/2017 - 09:06

Psychology Alum becomes President of Palo Alto University

One of our former Psychology graduate students, Dr. Maureen O’Connor (Ph.D., JD, Bruce Sales), has just been named president of Palo Alto University. She will be joining another of our grad alums, Dr. Amanda Faniff (Ph.D., Judith Becker), who is on faculty at Palo Alto and is going up for tenure this year. Another example of the excellence of our graduate program and the success of our alums.

Published Date: 
02/09/2016 - 15:54

Learning with the Lights Out

Researchers are uncovering the link between sleep and learning and how it changes throughout our lives. Drs. Rebecca Gómez and Jamie Edgin study sleep and memory formation in children of different ages. Gómez finds that naps are crucial for infants to retain a memory a day later. Edgin, who specializes in learning disorders, finds that children with better long-term sleep have enhanced learning outcomes. Edgin and her former graduate student Dina Spanò, are investigating sleep and memory formation in children with Down syndrome.

Published Date: 
03/03/2016 - 15:46

Dave Sbarra and Matthias Mehl Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Drs. Sbarra and Mehl on their promotion to full professor – a very well-deserved tribute to their contributions to Psychology, the University of Arizona, and the broader community. We are fortunate to have both of them as faculty.

Published Date: 
05/03/2016 - 15:40

Lauren Nguyen Awarded 2016-17 Theodore H. Koff Scholarship

Congratulations to graduate student Lauren Nguyen who has been awarded the prestigious Theodore H. Koff Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding UA graduate students who are pursuing studies in Aging and Gerontology. Lauren is in the Clinical Psychology program conducting research on various factors affecting healthy aging. Particularly, investigating the effects of blood pressure variability on brain structures and cognition in healthy aging.

Published Date: 
08/09/2016 - 15:22

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