Displaying items by tag: department of psychology faculty news

A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients.
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.
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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.
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.
Across campus, UAB students, faculty and staff are engaged in partnerships that are offering opportunity and healing for veterans, and helping to prepare and protect those who serve in harm’s way.
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.
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.
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.
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