dave sbarra

Dr. Dave Sbarra receives the 2018-19 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

sbarra_dave_151029-7513.jpgDr. Dave Sbarra was one of two winners of the 2018-19 Graduate College Teaching and Mentoring Awards. Dr. Sbarra's nomination packet - created by his colleagues and students - demonstrated his outstanding commitment to effective, engaged and superlative teaching and mentoring of his students. This is a very prestigious award at the University of Arizona and one that is clearly well-deserved by Dr.
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02/22/2019 - 08:09

Could your smartphone be affecting your relationship?


TUCSON- All relationships are different, but a recent study looked at how your smartphone is affecting your relationship.

“In a large study of over 3000 people of Pew Research Center investigation of people who use smartphones 82 percent of people report frequent disturbance of in-person interactions by virtue of the phones,” said University of Arizona psychology professor David Sbarra.

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02/13/2019 - 10:23

Smoking and Lack of Exercise Linked to Early Death After Divorce

A growing body of research links divorce to a wide range of poor health outcomes, including greater risk for early death. However, the reason for the connection is not well understood.

A new study by the University of Arizona points to two possible culprits: a greater likelihood of smoking after divorce and lower levels of physical activity.

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05/29/2018 - 09:46

Narrative Journaling May Help Heart's Health Post-Divorce

Journaling after divorce could improve your cardiovascular health — but only if you do it in a way that tells a story, new University of Arizona research suggests.

The findings, to be published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, are based on a study of 109 separated or divorced men and women who split from their partners about three months, on average, before the start of the research.

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05/08/2017 - 06:34

How Your BMI Might Affect Your Brain

There are plenty of reasons it's important to maintain a healthy weight, and now you can add one more to the list: It may be good for your brain.

Researchers from the University of Arizona have found that having a higher body mass index, or BMI, can negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults.

How? They say inflammation is to blame.

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10/18/2016 - 13:36

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.

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05/03/2016 - 15:40
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