Department of Psychology

Researchers Collaborate with Head Start

Can what you teach preschool students have lasting effects on them and on their family’s health and well-being? That’s what a group of University of Alabama researchers, in collaboration with Community Service Programs of West Alabama, hopes to determine. With a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for… Read more »

Pain at the Dentist

From the June 2014 Desktop News | How can doctors make patients more comfortable during dental and other medical procedures? A University of Alabama alumnus recently received an award for exploring just such a topic. Dan McNeil, a New College alumnus who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from UA, and a current faculty member at… Read more »

Psychologist Receives $573,000 Grant

From the June 2014 Desktop News | A University of Alabama researcher is seeking to identify the factors creating growing disparities in mental health care across the country. Dr. Giyeon Kim, assistant professor in the Center for Mental Health and Aging and the Department of Psychology, has received a $573,000 career development grant from the National Institute… Read more »

Building New Homes for Tornado Survivors

From the April 2014 Desktop News | More than a dozen students traveled to Moore, Okla., during spring break to participate in tornado recovery. The students worked with Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity to build homes for survivors of an EF5 tornado that struck the areas surrounding Moore in May 2013. It was the deadliest… Read more »

Lochman Receives Award from American Board of Professional Psychology

From the March 2014 Desktop News | Dr. John Lochman, professor of psychology and the Doddridge Saxon Chair of Clinical Psychology, is the 2014 recipient of the American Board of Professional Psychology’s Distinguished Service Award, given annually to a certified specialist who has made outstanding contributions to the science and profession of psychology throughout his… Read more »

Baumeister Estate and Departmental Gifts Establish Psychology Support Fund

The Professor Alfred A. Baumeister Endowed Support Fund has been established with a $5,000 gift from Dr. Alfred A. Baumeister’s estate, along with additional funds from the Baumeister family and other donors. The fund will be used for undergraduate research and activities in the Department of Psychology and preference will be given to disadvantaged students… Read more »

Can Information Beat Chronic Pain?

Psychologists Say Improving Health Literacy Can Help Patients Treat, Manage Pain From the April 2013 Desktop News | Chronic pain can be managed by developing alternative ways of thinking and perceiving it through cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). But in the health care system patients with a low literacy or educational level experience a disadvantage in learning and using… Read more »

Psychology to Host “Through the Doors” Event Highlighting Diversity in Psychology

From the March 2013 Desktop News | The Department of Psychology will host a student poster presentation on March 15 as part of “Through the Doors,” the year-long commemoration of The University of Alabama’s 50th anniversary of desegregation. The event’s title, “Integration now, integration tomorrow, integration forever,” hearkens back to former Alabama Governor George Wallace’s infamous quote. The… Read more »