02/27/2019 - In many societies, teenagers are repeatedly told – by adults, peers and popular media – that teens are more likely than younger children to take risks, ignore their parents, skip schoolwork and succumb to bad influences. But stereotypes are not destiny, a new study of Chinese middle school students suggests.
01/28/2019 - Student characteristics play a crucial role in the attention and enthusiasm directed toward learning.
01/17/2019 - Heidemarie's project title is: "Neurobehavioral Effects of Prenanta Mindfulness Training on Maternal Love".
01/17/2019 - The title of his project is "A Novel, Trauma-Informed Screening Approach for Teen Dating Violence Perpetration in Racially Diverse Adolescents: A Multi-Site Study".
- Aron Barbey is Co-Investigator on a R56 grant from the National Institute of Aging titled "Cognitive Enrichment and Aging: An Ecological Framework" (PI: E. Stine-Morrow)
- Heidemarie Laurent received a R01 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
01/16/2019 - The purpose of this study is to determine how mothers’ depression calibrates their babies biological sensitivity to stress over time, and how this calibration translates into child emotional and behavioral problems.
01/16/2019 - Josh's American Psychological Foundation grant is titled "Age-of-onset and sex as vulnerability factors for relapse to methamphetamine-seeking via NMDA-NR2B receptor dysfunction in rats". His NIH grant is titled "Mechanisms of metabolic and cognitive dysregulation after combined alcohol and THC use."
- Ranxiao Frances Wang is Co-Investigator on an NSF Grant, "SYNDROME: Synergetic Drone Delivery Network in Metropolis" (PI: N. Hovakimyan)
01/16/2019 - Congratulations to Ranxiao Frances Wang for being a Co-Investigator on the NSF Grant, "SYNDROME: Synergetic Drone Delivery Network in Metropolis." If you would like to read more information on his
01/16/2019 - We are delighted to announce that Prof. Nicole Allen has received a grant from the Champaign County Mental Health Board.
01/16/2019 - The proposed research examines language comprehension differences across the two cerebral hemispheres and as a function of age in order to understand what factors characterize and promote effective language processing, not only for immediate comprehension but for the longer-term retention of verbal material.
12/10/2018 - In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 16-year-old students in middle-track schools decide whether to stay in school to pursue an academic career or enroll in a vocational training program. A new study offers evidence that the path they choose influences their personality years later.
12/07/2018 - We are delighted to announce that Prof. Jessica Montag has received three grants.
12/07/2018 - We are delighted to announce that Prof. Joshua Gulley and Prof. Nu-Chu Liang have received grant R21 DA045175 from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
- Dolores Albarracin and Sally Chan (Co-Investigator) receive R01 from NIMH titled "Mining Social Media Messages for HIV Testing & Prevention Communication"
12/06/2018 - Dolores Albarracin and Sally Chan (Co-Investigator) receive R01 from NIMH. Congratulations!