Department of Psychology

Psychology Professor Honored for Contributions to Geropsychology

From the October 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Forrest Scogin, a professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, received the American Psychological Association Committee on Aging’s Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging at its annual convention in August. Scogin, whose primary concentration is clinical geropsychology, researches mental health and aging, as well as psychotherapy and… Read more »

A&S in the News – September 16-22

UA Theatre Department to produce “Doubt” / UA to hold High School Theatre Festival WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 14 The curtain goes up next week on UA’s first big theatrical production of the season. The cast and crew and sure you will enjoy “Doubt”. The play won a Tony on Broadway, and the screen… Read more »

A&S in the News – August 5-11

What if we never named the shooters? NBC 9 (Denver, Colo.) – Aug. 6 It’s a question that psychologists and journalists increasingly wrestle with: Are the people who engage in public violence trying to become famous, and would it help if the media stopped naming and showing them? … There are many theories about the… Read more »

Resisting Tuberculosis Testing

From the August 2016 Desktop News | When the rate of tuberculosis in Marion, Alabama, spiked in 2014 and 2015, killing four people and infecting more than 150 others, public health officials offered free testing and treatment to stop the outbreak—but few were willing to participate until monetary compensation was offered as an incentive. The resistance perplexed… Read more »

Student Receives Google Policy Fellowship

From the August 2016 Desktop News | With the help of a prestigious $7,500 Google Policy Fellowship, given to university students who have an interest and aptitude for internet and technology policy, UA doctoral student Jessica Mendoza spent her summer interning with the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, called iKeep Safe, in order to help youth, their parents,… Read more »

A&S In the News – July 15-July 21

Five options for Sen. Jeff Sessions after Trump’s VP pick Anniston Star – July 15 This week, Alabama almost actually mattered in a presidential general election. Until Republican nominee Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions seemed a likely pick as Trump’s potential vice president. Trump may… Read more »

A&S In the News – July 8-July 14

To Live and Die on Facebook The Atlantic – July 11 The present remains quite grim. “It’s an extremely tragic moment in American life,” according to Utz McKnight, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama. For the Philando Castiles of the world, if there’s any solace to be found in these moments… Read more »

UA Psychology Professor Receives NIH Research Award

From the July 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Ian McDonough, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has been named a winner of the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors, a paper competition of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. McDonough, an associate of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging, investigates the mechanisms underlying… Read more »

Students Receive Truman, Hollings, and Fulbright Awards

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Each year students from the College of Arts and Sciences prove themselves nationally, and with two Truman scholars, two Hollings Scholarships, and four Fulbright Awards, this year is no exception. Fulbright Awards The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually-designed research projects or for English-teaching… Read more »

Scholarships Matter: Halle Lindsay Finds Herself by Helping Others

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of one university-wide scholarship and one College-wide scholarship—the Hill Ferguson and Joseph W. Sewell Endowed… Read more »