Study Finds Naps May Help Preschoolers Learn

Research has shown that naps play an important role in sustaining new learning in infants. A new study from the University of Arizona suggests naptime could have a similar effect on language learning in preschool-age children.

Researchers studied verb learning in 3-year-olds and found that those who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours later.

Published Date: 
02/10/2017 - 15:55

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 Undergrad Awarded Fall 2016 College of Science Outstanding Senior

Congratulations to Kristina Stepanovic who earned the Fall 2016 College of Science Outstanding Senior Award!
Kristina represents the best of what our psychology majors can accomplish in academics, research, and service before they graduate and move on to the next stage of their careers. Her record demonstrates the highest level of initiative, skill, and resourcefulness among this semester's graduating class. - Ashley Jordan, Ph.D., Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Published Date: 
12/16/2016 - 11:39

Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity

Research by MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. UA running expert David Raichlen, an associate professor of anthropology, co-designed the study with UA psychology professor Gene Alexander, who studies brain aging and Alzheimer's disease as a member of the UA's Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.

Published Date: 
12/14/2016 - 10:24

John Allen Earns Humboldt Research Award for Work on Depression

Congratulations to John Allen on receiving the prestigious Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. “The award is granted in recognition of a researcher whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.”

Published Date: 
11/28/2016 - 16:01

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