Steven Barger, Professor of Psychological Sciences, presented at the American Heart Association Sessions on Epidemiology and Prevention in Phoenix. He compared the cardiovascular risk across persons with high and low social relationship resources as a function of 10-year, 30-year and lifetime cardiovascular disease risk estimates.
Michelle Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological Sciences and a President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at NAU, was the keynote speaker at Columbia University’s recent Celebration of Teaching and Learning. The event, hosted by the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning, brought together faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Columbia University community, to celebrate the ways that faculty and graduate students are transforming their courses and pedagogies. Read more
The Sedona Film Festival, now in its 26th year, draws cinephiles from throughout the globe. In additional to shorts, documentaries, animations, and foreign films, the festival includes workshops, seminars, and panel discussions on an eclectic mix of topics. The festival’s 2020 “Conversations” series will feature distinguished faculty from NAU addressing topics in a conversational format. Dr. Emily Patch, of the Department of Psychological Sciences, will be presenting a session titled, “Sex, Intimacy and the Senior Citizen” on Wednesday,… Read more
Emily Patch, Ph.D., and coauthor Eileen McGrath, Ph.D., of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, had their original research exploring mothers’ recall of infant data and maternal health published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. The authors found that, while mothers were accurate in their recollection of gestational age and infant birth weights, they were much less so in reporting their own medical diagnoses. The findings of this research can help medical professionals communicate key information… Read more
Professor Steven Barger and three graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences program, Timothy Broom, Michael Esposito, and Taylor Lane, had their manuscript” Is subjective well-being independently associated with mortality? A 14-year prospective cohort study in a representative sample of 25 139 US men and women published in BMJ Open,” a peer-reviewed, online open access journal. The primary study goal and analysis plan for this original research were preregistered at the Center for Open Science in December… Read more
Ann Huffman, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychological Sciences, began her term as Chair of the Board of Convention Affairs of the American Psychological Association (APA) on January 1, 2020. Dr. Huffman has been a member of the Board since 2017 and was elected Chair in 2019. The Board is responsible for planning and executing the organization’s annual convention, which last year welcomed over 10,000 attendees from more than fifty countries. At the 2019 convention, the Board initiated “Psych-Sciences in 3”… Read more