Displaying items by tag: Department of Psychology

A new UAB study found no significant difference in driving performance between young adults with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing peers. It's the first lab-driven research on a topic that's gaining in importance as a new generation of teens with ASD reaches driving age.
Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council has established regional networks throughout Alabama to centralize resources for those with autism spectrum disorder, and for their families.
Dr. Rajesh Kana and his graduate students have collected a large database of about 150 children and adults with autism whom they’ve scanned. In two studies that he and his team have published, they used a computer algorithm to analyze the data.
A study by researchers led by a Department of Psychology alumnus and including psychology faculty suggests exercise may be the key to curbing your appetite after a long day at the office.
A pilot grant was recently awarded to UAB to investigate a noninvasive method of detecting neuroinflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.
Aaron Landis will work with researcher Robert Sorge and explore Birmingham as one of the inaugural recipients of the President's Summer Research scholarships.
May 19, 2016

Gulf War Illness Study

The UAB Neuroinflammation, Pain & Fatigue Lab is looking for male veterans with Gulf War Illness, Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and healthy Gulf War veterans to participate in research studies.
A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients.
The facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing a major public health issue that is a leading cause of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.
Read the Spring 2016 edition of the Psychology Update, a newsletter written for students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UAB Department of Psychology.
UAB researchers uncover new information about drivers’ likelihood to participate in risky roadway behavior.
Developmentally appropriate activities conducted by parents with their child during the first three years after birth reduce childhood cognitive delays in low-resource families.
Zina Trost, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2016 John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award from the American Pain Society.
UAB Graduate School hosted its 2016 Graduate Student Research Days research presentation competition March 9 through 11 in the Hill Student Center Ballrooms. 
Jarrod M. Hicks is looking for a smarter way to sharpen aging minds. Combining algorithms and brain scans, this senior math and neuroscience major in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences is trying to understand how cognitive training strengthens neural networks. 
Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the Routh Early Career Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.
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