Displaying items by tag: department of psychology faculty news

UAB experts offer ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.
The Birmingham City Council Transportation Committee provides funding for the UAB TRIP Lab’s current driving safety community outreach efforts.
Riding bicycles is a fun and healthy way to get around efficiently. Know the rules and keep yourself safe while riding.
April 03, 2018

Across the Spectrum

Four female faculty members in the Department of Psychology study and treat Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Driving assessments and experience in diverse driving situations could lead to fewer crashes among young drivers.

The Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time regular faculty members of College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.

On November 14, 2017, Dr. Edward Taub’s colleagues held a celebration in his honor at the Spain Rehabilitation Center entitled A 30 Year Milestone: Celebrating the Advances in CI Therapy.

The American Art Therapy Association introduced Christianne Strang, Ph.D., as 2017-2018 board chairperson last month.

As temperatures drop, take a trip to the beach—and visit a UAB course that uses the sunny, sandy Alabama Gulf coast to teach neuroscience. Faculty and students shed light on the subject’s unique links to the sea, and explain how the three-week experience builds knowledge and camaraderie for scientific success.

One project, led by Sylvie Mrug, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of the Department of Psychology, will study whether early life stress — age 20 and younger — can change DNA in a way that contributes to obesity, and if this changed DNA can be inherited by future generations.

UAB psychologist David Schwebel is partnering with Hand in Paw to study the role therapy dogs may have in improving a patient’s overall outcome from physical or occupational therapy.

This fall, we welcomed several new faculty members, a new chair for the Department of Sociology, and three interim chairs. We are proud to have all of them in leadership and academic positions and are excited to see what they accomplish at UAB.

The findings from the NIH-funded study will have implications on targeted interventions and policy changes in distracted driving.
Dr. Fred Biasini and Dr. Sarah O’Kelley, professors in the Department of Psychology, are part of a new Alabama regional autism network.
Dr. David Schwebel, professor in the Department of Psychology and associate dean for research in the sciences, receives multiple honors.
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.
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