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Displaying items by tag: Department of Psychology

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.
Pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of death in children in the United States and around the world, and a pedestrian simulator developed by University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor David Schwebel is helping area children learn how to cross the street in a safe environment.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have published a study showing that sleep-deprived adolescents are in greater danger crossing the street than their better-rested peers.
Fun in the summer often means kids spending time in the water, whether at a pool, the beach, a lake or river. A pediatric safety expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) stresses proper training and supervision to avoid drowning and other injuries.
David Schwebel, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and professor of psychology, has been selected as recipient of the 2013 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
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