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Displaying items by tag: Department of Psychology

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.
Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, UAB researchers have found. Hello.
The summer months often mean more time spent at home for kids. While the break from the books can be enjoyable, one UAB expert says there is one lesson both children and parents still need to learn: how to prevent poisoning.
In a paper recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, David Schwebel’s team in the Youth Safety Lab translated findings from a series of studies into distinct steps manufacturers could adopt to reduce the risk of accidental poisonings.
Shannon Cheryl Woods and her mom Kirsten Woods will both graduate with degrees from UAB on April 25. Kirsten is graduating with a degree from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology
April 13, 2015

Gaining on Pain

Three faculty members in the Department of Psychology — Dr. Burel Goodin, Dr. Robert Sorge and Dr. Jarred Younger — are getting ahead in the race to end chronic pain.
April 13, 2015

Safety First

Psychology Faculty members Dr. Despina Stavrinos, Assistant Professor, and Dr. David Schwebel, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Sciences, put safety first as they teach behaviors and practices to ensure the public’s well being.
April 10, 2015

Meeting of the Minds

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, came to UAB at the beginning of a three-day visit to Birmingham in October 2014 to learn about neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to change, grow, and repair itself.
For several years, Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., director of UAB’s Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory, has been using a detailed driving simulator to study how participants respond to distraction.
Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues are the first to combine three different measures of the brain to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from matched, typically developing peers.
This past summer, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases tapped clinical neuropsychologist Luke Stoeckel, Ph.D., a UAB alumnus, to lead its new Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience of Obesity and Diabetes Program.
University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor Robert Sorge, Ph.D., recently published findings in Nature Methodsthat indicate the smell of male researchers causes a stress response that suppresses pain in mice and rats, while women have no effect on the test subjects.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is launching a research project that will provide therapy to wounded veterans and active-duty personnel at no cost through a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Chronic pain and fatigue syndromes that plague individuals are difficult to diagnose and treat. These conditions, which go by names such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, may affect more than 200,000 individuals in Alabama.
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