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2021

April 15th, 2021

Stephanie Reyes was selected as one of two Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Psychology for the 2020-2021 year. Go Stephanie!

April 15th, 2021

Maya Changaran Kumarath received a Conference Travel Award to present her research on early adverse experiences and the cortisol awakening response at the Western Psychological Association. Go Maya!

March 10th, 2021

Amber Arroyo advanced to the finals of UC Merced’s Grad Slam competition. Amber presented on her work of how smartphones apps can be better designed using behavior change techniques to improve sleep. Congrats to this achievement. See her talk here: https://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu/gradslam/2021/finalists

2020

 

May 1st, 2020

Matthew Zawadzki was quoted, and his research cited, in a New York Time article discussing the benefits of having a hobby. Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/well/mind/coronavirus-health-benefits-drawing-art-hobbies.html?referringSource=articleShare

 
May 1st, 2020

Larisa Gavrilova was elected as the Climate, Diversity, and Equity Officer for the Graduate Student Association. Read more here: https://gsa.ucmerced.edu/events/graduate-student-association-elections/gsa-executive-board-candidates

April 30th, 2020

Esther Lapite was selected as one of two Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Psychology for the 2019-2020 year. Go Esther!

April 20th, 2020

Carmen Kho successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Soci-Emotional Development in the Context of Close Relationships: The Role of Culture.” Congrats Dr. Kho!

April 10th, 2020

Amber Arroyo received a Certificate of Quantitative Methods demonstrating advanced training and proficiency in quantitative methodology.

April 5th, 2020

Larisa Gavrilova received a Certificate of Quantitative Methods demonstrating advanced training and proficiency in quantitative methodology.

March 31st, 2020

Amber Arroyo and Deanna Halliday advanced to the finals of UC Merced’s Grad Slam competition. Amber presented on her work examined if smartphone apps are helpful or harmful for sleep. Deanna presented on her work examining how nicotine cravings influence beliefs about smoking. Congrats to this achievement. See their talks here: https://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu/node/19401

March 12th, 2020

Amber Arroyo and Larisa Gavrilova received the Will Shadish Leadership and Service Award given by Psychological Sciences to those who have make significant contributions to the Psychological Sciences program, the UC Merced camps, and the scientific fields. Thanks Amber and Larisa for your service!