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Dr. Paul Slovic wins Bower Award!

May 12, 2022 — Dr. Paul Slovic has recently joined Marie Curie, Orville Wright, Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein as a Franklin Institute Award laureate. The Franklin Institute Awards Program, dating back to 1824, is the oldest one in the United States. Each year a committee chooses a different field for the Bower Award, which is the only Franklin Institute award with a monetary prize as well as a gold medal. Given the field chosen for 2022 – decision making, it comes as no surprise to most of us that Dr.

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Dr. Nick Allen

Dr. Nick Allen weighs in on adolescent mental health

April 21, 2022 — Professor Nick Allen used his expertise in adolescent mental health and social media to weigh in on a few important conversations covered in the New York Post and Healthline. The New York Post article delves into the potential impact of Mark Zuckerburg's metaverse on mental health. It describes a number of potential benefits (e.g. increased accessibility to therapy) and potential harms (e.g.

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Dr. John Myers will join us in the fall as new methods instructor!

April 21, 2022 — Students can expect a new face in the department this fall as Professor Myers will be teaching Scientific Thinking, Research Methods, and Statistics. Any who take these classes can expect a dynamic teacher, as his favorite part of teaching is interacting with his students, both in the classroom through discussions and outside of the classroom. He's currently teaching at the Northern Arizona University, but this fall won't be the first time that he's been on the UO campus. Dr. Myers actually completed both his undergraduate and masters programs at the University of Oregon.

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Dr. Melynda Casement

Dr. Melynda Casement funded to study how sleep impacts mental health in adolescents and young adults!

April 8, 2022 — Got enough sleep lately? Well two newly-funded projects from Dr. Melynda Casement will evaluate whether insufficient sleep and stressful life events contribute to symptoms of depression and alcohol use disorder (AUD). In order to examine this, they will enhance sleep duration and timing and measure its impact on reward- and stress-related brain function. These projects will be the first to run in the new “sleep pods” in the basement of Straub Hall.

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RAPID-EC Project Nears 100M Impressions

October 27, 2020 —  The Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development - Early Childhood Study (RAPID-EC) led by Prof Phil Fisher of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, is an ongoing survey of the pandemic's effects on families with young children. The RAPID-EC study provides high-quality, quantitative evidence about how the pandemic is increasing stress in children and families, particularly in low-income and underserved communities.

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Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development Led by Prof. Fisher

October 27, 2020 — A group of Psychology faculty led by Professor Philip Fisher are leading a study to measure the effect of the coronavirus epidemic on young children and their families:

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Do We Become More Selfless As We Age? Prof. Mayr Weighs In

October 27, 2020 — Professor and Department Head Ulrich Mayr wrote an article in The Conversation addressing the question of whether people become more prosocial with age. He writes:

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DuBrow Wins Sloan Research Fellowship

October 27, 2020 — Assistant Professor Sarah DuBrow has been named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow! The Sloan Fellowships are prestigious awards given to outstanding early-stage scholars in the natural sciences. Congratulations, Dr. DuBrow!

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