Department of Psychology

Theory explaining addiction wins Grawemeyer psychology award

Theory explaining addiction wins Grawemeyer psychology award

University of Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson have won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for explaining how our brains process “liking” versus “wanting” and how neural sensitization of the “wanting” system plays a key role in drug addiction.

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Asthma and Anxiety

Asthma and Anxiety

Could there be a psychological component to the cause of asthma? Alison McLeish (Psychological & Brain Sciences) has done studies on anxiety and its impact on asthma sufferers. She joined Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss her research on the matter.

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Eating disorders need personalized treatment, UofL researchers say

Eating disorders need personalized treatment, UofL researchers say

Researchers at the University of Louisville’s Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) Lab think understanding the causes behind eating disorders could lead improved and personalized treatment.

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Profs. Rosen and Fogelman on Kids and ADHD

Profs. Rosen and Fogelman on Kids and ADHD

Paul Rosen and Nick Fogelman are doing research on kids with ADHD and ways to control their emotions.

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A&S doctoral student's findings on Alzheimer's and dementia

A&S doctoral student's findings on Alzheimer's and dementia

Is there an easy way to screen for alzheimer's? What's the difference between alzheimer's and dementia? Lauren Flaherty is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences who has studied these memory issues. Lauren discusses the issue on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

Winners of the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards include an expert on African genocide, the founder of black liberation theology and a psychologist who explains the many types of intelligence. Learn more about these experts and see a schedule for the 2018 Grawemeyer Award presentation and dinner.

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ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.

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Lectures highlight broad variety of humanities and science research

Lectures highlight broad variety of humanities and science research

A fall luncheon lecture series will feature University of Louisville researchers whose worksites range from Cave Hill Cemetery to a campus clinic, and whose topics range from water politics in India to animal research in Siberia.

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Resiliency project aimed at helping Louisville's homeless

Resiliency project aimed at helping Louisville's homeless

Professor Lora Haynes (Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences) talks about a resiliency project aimed at Louisville's homeless and the residents of Flint, Michigan on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Vision relies on attention to the environment

Vision relies on attention to the environment

Prof. Zijiang He (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and his team found that perceived target location was more accurate only when both the textured surface was on the ground and the observers directed attention to the lower visual field. An ambient attention mechanism in the environment selects the ground surface (our terrestrial niche) to use as bases and scaffolds to form the vast visual world.

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Meet Mind-Body Researcher Jenn Altman

Meet Mind-Body Researcher Jenn Altman

Altman is a Psychological and Brain Sciences, Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program. Her research focuses on the clinical application of mindfulness as it relates to the body. Read more about what she is doing in the College of Arts and Sciences as a graduate student.

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Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

From Chemistry to Comparative Humanities, new professors bring an array of research and teaching interests. Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2016.

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Peace and Psychology in Northern Ireland

Peace and Psychology in Northern Ireland

Undergraduates studying abroad in Northern Ireland not only learn about the physical walls separating citizens, they learn about the emotional barriers that continue to affect the descendants of those involved in “The Troubles.”

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I think, therefore I SUPPORT

I think, therefore I SUPPORT

Meet Senior Specialist Prof. Suzanne Meeks, Aging & Mental Health Researcher in Psychological & Brain Sciences.

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Scientist, authors receive 2016 Grawemeyer Awards

Scientist, authors receive 2016 Grawemeyer Awards

In the College of Arts & Sciences, Prof. Woody Petry (Psychological & Brian Sciences) chairs the committee that administers the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, which is given to those who are responsible for works that present new and creative ideas with clarity and power—ideas that substantially impact the field of psychology.

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