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.
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
Carlee Gilbert, a first-year student in the Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences program, departs this month for the Netherlands, where she will spend 20 weeks serving as a research assistant with the Psychology Scholarship and Teaching Exchange Program (PsychSTEP) program. PsychSTEP facilitates faculty and graduate student relationships between psychological… Read more
Three psychological sciences projects were recently announced as recipients of 2019–2020 Hooper Undergraduate Research Awards.
Chandler Barteau, Brooke Cox, and Emma Stanley (Faculty Mentor: Nora Dunbar, Ph.D.)
The Importance of Safe-Spaces for LGBTQ+ Individuals.
Sarah Kline (Faculty Mentor: Chad Woodruff, Ph.D.)
Determining Factors of Beta Enhancement and Suppression.
Dakota Moore (Faculty Mentor: Larry Stevens, Ph.D.)
Cultural Meaningfulness as a Moderator of the Relationship between Compassion and the Experience of Suffering.
Michele Lee, a second-year student in the Master of Arts in Psychology Sciences degree program was selected for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award in the Student category. This award honors a Northern Arizona University student who has made outstanding contributions to women’s leadership development and towards advancing the status of women at Northern Arizona University.Read more