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

Virtual Reality, Real Jealousy

Learning to handle jealousy can be especially beneficial because it’s so easy for a partner, intentionally or not, to induce the feeling in us. Just how easy? A virtual-reality experiment conducted at the University of Arizona offers some insights.

A study by Assistant Professor Mary-Frances O'Connor, Graduate Student Austin Grinberg and Jesus Serrano Careaga (BS Psychology) is featured in the November issue of Psychology Today!  

Published Date: 
11/02/2016 - 12:57

Do you believe in ghosts? UA researcher explains the science of spirits

Gary Schwartz, director of the laboratory for advances in consciousness and health, has been looking into the existence of ghosts for 18 years.

Read the Full Story on Cronkite News:
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2016/10/31/do-you-believe-in-ghosts-we-explain-the-science-of-spirits/

Published Date: 
10/31/2016 - 11:31

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