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UO Researchers in Cambodia testing benefits of maternal Vitamin B1 supplementation for infant development!

August 11, 2022 — Dr. Jeffrey Measelle and Dr. Dare Baldwin, along with a team of UO graduate and undergraduate students, collaborated on a clinical trial led by Dr. Kyly Whitfield testing the efficacy of thiamine (Vitamin B1) supplementation in promoting developmental thriving for infants. Thiamine deficiency, common in Cambodia, is a threat to infants’ survival and well-being, putting them at risk of impaired neuro-cognitive development. Dr. Baldwin, Dr. Measelle, and their team helped to train Cambodian staff to collect measures of neuro-behavioral functioning and caregiver-infant interactions.

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Exciting Research from our Honors Students!

May 11, 2022 — Research is at the heart of psychology, allowing you to engage with topics that you care about and expand on the existing knowledge. I was reminded of this while interviewing Serena Agterberg and Madeleine Smith, two wonderful scholars in our Honors Program, who are both incredibly passionate about their Honors research.

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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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Prof Freyd’s DARVO Concept Featured on South Park

October 27, 2020 — Professor Jennifer Freyd's concept of "Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender", or DARVO, in a perpetrator's response to accusation was featured in a recent episode of the Comedy Central show South Park. Now that's what we call effective Science Communication! Congrats, Professor Freyd, on your conceptualization reaching the mainstream!Watch the episode clip here!

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