Department of Psychology

  • How to handle the emotional stress associated with tornadoes, severe weather threats

    Severe weather threats can cause stress for many, but how can you deal with it?

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  • Phenomenal year for undergraduates presenting research on the big stage

    Five UAB students will present at the World Conference of Undergraduate Research in Oldenburg, Germany.

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  • Jeffrey Mogil to speak at April 17 PAINTalk lecture

    UAB PAIN Collective presents a spring lecture of the PAINTalks speaker series.

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  • Study: Low-carb diet provides relief from knee osteoarthritis

    The diet increased quality of life, and it decreased serum levels of the adipokine leptin and a marker of oxidative stress.

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  • Celebrate Women's History Month with the women who shape UAB

    From traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

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  • Analyzing data from more than 1 million teenagers sheds new light on how teens learn to drive

    Researchers use new methods to understand how teenagers learn to drive.

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  • 8 grants awarded to promote innovative teaching

    The proposals, which support new approaches to instruction and learning in a team environment, reflect the "incredible diversity of creative scholarship" at UAB.

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  • Weightlifting could improve cognition, according to new study

    Attention, reasoning and memory could be improved with resistance exercise, according to a UAB study. 

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  • Celebrate 23 books authored by Arts and Sciences faculty in 2018

    This past year, CAS faculty wrote books on everything from technology in James Bond fiction to globalism in higher education.

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  • Taub named as AAPB honorary fellow

    A psychology professor is recognized for contributions to the fields of psychophysiology and biofeedback.

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  • Difference in brain connectivity may explain autism spectrum disorder

    UAB researchers work toward finding the biomarkers of autism for earlier diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Researcher receives prestigious award for discoveries in applied psychology

    The American Psychology Association recognizes Schwebel’s research in child injury prevention with the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.

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  • Student Demo Day features new student startup companies

    Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ventures to the Birmingham business community following a 10-week training program.

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  • Tune in to local public television station to learn more about caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease

    A psychology professor discusses Alzheimer’s disease signs and  symptoms and the caregiving experience on television show “Second Opinion.”

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  • UAB Psychology ranks in top 50 nationally for Federal R&D expenditures

    Strategic hiring, support for faculty research and multidisciplinary collaboration propel UAB’s Department of Psychology to a 12 percent increase in federal funding.

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  • Does having autism make you more vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks?

    UAB study suggests individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not be more prone to cyber phishing attacks compared to those without the disorder.

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  • Alumni honored at the 2018 UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 event

    We are proud to announce that eight College of Arts and Sciences alumni were honored as members of the 2018 class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25.

    We are proud to announce that eight College of Arts and Sciences alumni were honored as members of the 2018 class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 on Friday, June 21, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.

    These deserving graduates were among 25 UAB alumni recognized for their success at a company they founded, owned, or managed. The UAB National Alumni Society, with the help of Birmingham-based accounting firm Warren Averett, has ranked and verified the nominated companies based on the annual growth rate for the three most recent reporting periods.

    Companies being considered for an Excellence in Business Award must meet the following criteria:

    1. The company must be owned, managed or founded by a UAB graduate (or group of graduates) who meets one of the following:
      • Owned 50 percent or more of the company during the most recent eligible period.
      • Served on the most senior/division leadership team (chairman, CEO, president, partner, vice president, broker, etc.) during the eligible period.
    2. The company has been in operation for a minimum of three years prior to December 31, 2017.
    3. The company has verifiable revenues of at least $150,000 for its most recent 12-month reporting period.

    Congratulations to our deserving graduates!

    ADAM ALDRICH

    Aldrich is the President and Co-Founder of Airship, a software development firm in Birmingham. Airship deploys a wide array of technologies to service clients in 11 states and across a range of industries, including healthcare, construction, retail, insurance, real estate, non-profit, and fitness. Aldrich graduated with a bachelor's in computer and information sciences in 2008.

    DR. CHARLES D. BISHOP

    Dr. Bishop is the owner of Metroplex Endodontics & Microsurgery in Dallas, Texas, where he is in practice with his wife. He graduated in 1991 with an M.S. in biology and in 1998 with a Ph.D. in biology, before receiving his D.M.D. from the Baylor College of Dentistry.


    JOHN BURDETT

    Burdett is the CEO of Fast Slow Motion, a Birmingham-based firm that provides support for companies and organizations using Salesforce, a cloud computing firm specializing in customer relationship management. Burdett graduated with a bachelor's in computer and information sciences in 2000.

    CINDY IRWIN

    Irwin is the Human Resources Director for Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management, based in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The independent investment firm was founded more than 25 years ago; as HR director, Irwin directs human resources as well as support services and public relations/marketing. She graduated in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.


    DR. MARY DICKERSON LEE

    Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc. is a Mobile-based community health clinic founded in 1975 with a goal to provide quality healthcare to underserved communities. Dr. Lee is the Chief Dental Director at the clinic and graduated with a B.A. in natural science in 1989 and a D.M.D. from the UAB School of Dentistry in 1992.

    JOE MALUFF

    Maluff and his brother David bought the original Full Moon Bar-B-Que restaurant in 1997 and have been growing the business steadily ever since. Full Moon now has 14 locations across the state with ideas on expansion to other states in the future. Maluff graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in psychology.


    BLAKE PRIME AND LANCE RHODES

    Prime, who graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2006 with a B.S. in biology and in 2011 with an M.B.A. from the Collat School of Business, is the director of adult fitness at Godspeed Elite Sports Academy in Hoover. Rhodes, a 2008 graduate with a B.A. in history, is the owner of Godspeed and the director of athletic performance.

     



    In addition to our eight honorees, two alumni won top honors in Fastest Growing Companies with annual revenues under $10 Million: Adam Aldrich, CEO of Airship, 75 percent growth; and John Burdett, CEO of Fast Slow Motion, 71 percent growth.

    And in the Fastest Growing Companies with annual revenues over $10 million, the top winner was alumnus Joe Maluff of Full Moon Bar-B-Que with 35 percent growth over the previous year.

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  • Trost’s new book puts cutting-edge pain research ‘in a social context’

    Psychology’s Zina Trost and several international colleagues have compiled a valuable resource for clinicians, students and researchers studying the practice, management, processes and psychology of pain.

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  • UAB fall doctoral hooding, commencement ceremonies are Dec. 14, 15

    Approximately 1,627 students are scheduled to graduate from UAB this fall.

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  • Student entrepreneurs win big at Blazer Innovation Challenge

    Jared Sluss hopes to use prize money to establish a nonprofit organization that helps those who are homeless find a home.

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