Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This instant trauma takes most victims by surprise, and if they survive, their lives can be permanently changed. After hospitalization, most survivors return home and are cared for by loved… Read more
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
This summer, associate professor Chad Woodruff and his colleagues concluded another successful Neuroscience of Compassion Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Sponsored by Northern Arizona University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Psychological Sciences, the program trains eight students each summer how to conduct research into the cortical, physiological and psychosocial underpinnings of compassionate… Read more
In addition to combat-related health risks such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military personnel face ongoing stressors such as separation from family and frequent relocation. When coping resources fall short, they are at risk for negative personal and occupational health outcomes such as sleep disturbance, health behaviors and anxiety.
Improving the quality of… Read more