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In Memorandum: William H. Ittelson

University of Arizona Emeritus faculty member Bill Ittelson passed away after a long and influential career that spanned many of the traditional boundaries within Psychology.  Regarded by many as the founder of the field of Environmental Psychology, much of his work focused on how our environment influences cognition and behavior.  The scope of his work was broad and interdisciplinary, ranging from topics in visual perception (such as why mirrors reverse images along t

Published Date: 
09/20/2017 - 07:09

May 4, 1920 – September 20, 2017

Kids in High-Stress Environments May Develop Unique Skills

Children who grow up in high-stress environments, such as dangerous neighborhoods or financially insecure households, often are described in scientific literature as being at high risk for learning and behavioral deficits.

Yet, a new research article involving the University of Arizona proposes that greater attention also should be paid to what's right with children who grow up in high-stress environments in order to help them succeed.

Published Date: 
07/10/2017 - 11:12

UA Research: Brains Evolved to Need Exercise

Mounting scientific evidence shows that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. Yet, exactly why physical activity benefits the brain is not well understood.

In a new article published in the journal Trends in Neurosciences, University of Arizona researchers suggest that the link between exercise and the brain is a product of our evolutionary history and our past as hunter-gatherers.

Published Date: 
06/27/2017 - 13:23

Readmission

Congratulations on wanting to return to the UA!

Applying for readmission to the UA and the Department of Psychology, is a two step process that is also dependent on whether or not you left on probation or after being disqualified from the UA. 

Returning after being disqualified/dismissed from the UA: 

NOTE: 12 units of coursework at a 3.0 GPA average, from another institution, is required before completing the readmission application. Please make sure you've done this before applying. 

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Save Yourself From Tedious Small Talk

What seems like banal banter can turn into something more meaningful—and even help your career—if you know how to steer the conversation. 

This Wall Street Journal Article references the research of Matthias Mehl and a replication project by postdoc Anne Milek.

Read the full story:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/spare-yourself-from-tedious-small-talk-1495551562

Published Date: 
05/25/2017 - 13:09

Bouldering Envisioned as New Treatment for Depression

UA researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer was involved in a study finding that bouldering can help people avoid a mental avalanche in life. The study provides evidence that a bouldering psychotherapy can be effective for reducing symptoms of depression and that the alleviation of depressive symptoms can be enhanced through physical activity.

Published Date: 
05/24/2017 - 13:03

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