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Kersten quoted in MN Daily

Daniel Kersten, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychology shared his appreciation for Ken Holderman, a student who has made a commitment to life-long learning. An MN Daily article titled “Going back to school — at 74 — to pick up where Einstein left off” profiles Holderman who took Kersten’s course on Introduction to Neural Networks. Both Kersten and Holderman continue to benefit from the relationship they forged in the class.
Robert Krueger

Social upheaval and the enduring impact on mental well-being

Clinical psychologist Robert Krueger, PhD, can help us understand the impact of large-scale crises on the health and well-being of a society and its individuals, providing us with data that can drive decisions about public policy initiatives that help people in need while also being fiscally responsible.  The COVID-19 pandemic poses significant challenges to our society and our ability to respond because of how variable the impact has been across the country and within communities.

Federico and Others in the Washington Post on Politics and the Virus

Recently, Chris Federico and colleagues wrote a piece for the Washington Post discussing what research shows about the long-term chances that the current 'big government thinking' being embraced by conservatives might persist once the CORVID-19 pandemic subsides. These political psychology researchers suggest that 'yes' the 'thinking' may persist because programs supporting economic security are actually more in line with other conservative values such as order, stability, and traditionalism. If conservative leaders signify that government intervention in the economy is necessary for a sound and secure US, the 'new' normal may be 'new' indeed.

Luciana and Iacono Secure Millions in NIH Funding for the Study of Adolescent...

Professors Monica Luciana and William Iacono have secured a multi-million dollar grant extension from 2020 to 2027 for the landmark ABCD Study® - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development℠. The University of Minnesota is one of 21 national sites involved in the study funded by the National Institutes of Health. ABCD is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever conducted in the United States (see The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) houses the study at the U of M.
Portrait of Deniz Ones sitting at a desk with bookshelves in the background

Early Detection of COVID-19 using Unobtrusive, Wearable Sensor Data

Due to the prevalence and transmissibility of COVID-19, healthcare workers face significant risk. A study led by Professors Deniz S. Ones and Michael Cullen is exploring how wearable technology can be used for early detection of COVID-19, as well as for understanding the consequences of infection indicators for psychological resilience and job performance.

Mann and Lenne Research Profiled by Forbes

Forbes recently profiled the research done by Traci Mann, PhD, professor and Richie Lenne, PhD, alum of the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. The Health and Eating Laboratory has been working on what might be the best strategy to help people reduce their sugar intake through coffee. The research article titled “Reducing sugar use in coffee while maintaining enjoyment: A randomized controlled trial” expands on the process and conclusions of this research.

Thai Awarded a MnDRIVE Research Fellowship in Neuromodulation for the 2nd Time!

Michelle Thai, graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Is now a two-time awardee of the MnDRIVE Research Fellowship in Neuromodulation. Thai received this award for her clinical research in neuromodulation--a developing transdisciplinary field focused on the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders with technology-based interventions.

COVID-19/Coronavirus xenophobia and racism -- taking a stand and providing resources

In the midst of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, Asian and Asian Americans at the university, in Minnesota, throughout the country, and across the world have been racially targeted directly and indirectly. These xenophobic and racist acts are deplorable and cannot be tolerated. Below are some recent racist and xenophobic events on campus, in the Twin Cities, and across all of Minnesota.