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Displaying items by tag: Department of Psychology

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.
Ameen Barghi of the University of Alabama at Birmingham was elected to the Rhodes scholar Class of 2015 on Saturday. He is one of 32 outstanding U.S. students who will start their all-expenses-paid, graduate educations at Oxford University next fall.
Haley Johnson, a psychology doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was selected as this year’s sole recipient of the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant. Johnson was chosen from a pool of 19 elite applicants, and she joins her mentor, Assistant Professor Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., and Professor David Schwebel, Ph.D., as a winner of this award.
While Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children and teenagers, it also presents challenges for parents concerned with safety. Halloween can be safe and fun for all involved.
UAB scientists like Jarred Younger, probing the full capability of the brain, are interested in teaching it new ways of interacting with the human body.
Lindsay Sutton could have taken her UAB doctoral degree in developmental psychology, accepted a job offer in Washington, D.C., and spent her career following the typical path of most developmental psychologists into government or academia. Instead, she took a more colorful, unconventional route, signing up with an advertising agency.
Take a video tour of the Biobehavioral Pain Research Lab at UAB with director Burel Goodin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.
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