Displaying items by tag: Department of Psychology

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.
A new study from UAB indicates that adolescents who experience sleep problems and longer sleep duration are more reactive to stress, which could contribute to academic, behavioral and health issues.
Sufferers of chronic pain are more susceptible to prolonged and pronounced health issues when practicing poor diet habits, according to new research published by UAB researcher Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team in the Journal of Pain.
Jarred Younger, Ph.D., hopes to establish Alabama’s first research and clinical care center specializing in fibromyalgia and related conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness.
September 09, 2015

Catching the Neuroscience Bug

Meet Nate Harnett, a member of the UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program who exchanged music studies for a science career.
New research by UAB researcher and psychology professor Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team published today in Nature Neuroscience online challenges the common belief that males and females process pain in the same way.
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