How Young Women View Men Affects How They Imagine Their Future Selves

Whether young women picture themselves as the primary caregiver or primary breadwinner for their future families may depend on how they believe men's roles in society are changing – or not changing – according to a new study from the University of Arizona.

Published Date: 
12/06/2018 - 11:55

UA Psychologist to Lead New Core Effort of Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center

More than 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, and a large population of aging baby boomers could potentially triple that number in the coming decades. As this public health crisis escalates, researchers are working fervently to better understand the disease and who is most at risk for developing it, as well as to find ways to detect it earlier and to slow or halt its progress. Increasingly important in all of these efforts are brain imaging and fluid biomarkers.

Published Date: 
11/05/2018 - 14:10

Engagement course brings together undergrads and older adults

Elizabeth Glisky’s new Adult Development and Aging class this past Spring connected 20 senior undergrads with older adults in the Tucson community. The students visited with residents of retirement communities to learn about their lives. The students wrote up the life stories and published them in a book with individually-designed covers and photos, and presented them to each of their senior friends at the end of the semester.

Published Date: 
10/21/2018 - 09:35

Researchers Test Autobiographical Memory for Early Alzheimer's Detection

UA psychologist Matthew Grilli found that people who carry a gene variant that increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease have greater difficulty describing detailed memories of past events.

Testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help medical professionals make early predictions about who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Arizona.  

Published Date: 
08/23/2018 - 09:27

Existential Isolation: Why Is It Higher Among Males?

Humans are hyper-social. Everything we think, feel, and do is influenced by our social experiences. This is the case even when we are alone as past, current, and future social experiences and culture itself continue to shape us. 

What I am basically saying is there is no cognition, emotion, or action independent of a social component for humans. That might sound like an extreme view, and maybe it is, but I honestly can't imagine an argument that could counter it. 

Published Date: 
06/29/2018 - 10:26

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