Department of Psychology

Tanesia Woody

Tanesia Woody says she’s stubborn. As she tells it, she only decided to become a cryptologic language analyst for the Air Force after the recruiter suggested that she shouldn’t try because roughly 50 percent of prospective linguists fail out of the program. “When he told me it was the program most people failed out of, […]

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Michael Moore

Alumnus Michael Moore is about to disrupt the world of biopsies. As the CEO and co-founder of Med Kairos, Moore and his colleagues have created an algorithm-based camera that identifies and counts cancerous cells from biopsy samples—a process that was previously done manually. The camera is expected to save hospitals and their patients both countless […]

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Chelsea Lenzner

What began as Chelsea Lenzner’s passion project to bring together anime and gaming fanatics for a night of meeting, dancing, and fun in the Ferguson Center is now the largest annual anime convention in the state. Each year, the three-day Kami-Con—replete with anime screenings, cosplay contests, tabletop games, dodgeball tournaments, and even a rave—boasts roughly […]

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A&S in the News: May 6-12, 2018

Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for postdoctoral research, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the Alabama Greece Initiative, and more. […]

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Tweaking Therapy for Disadvantaged Patients Improves Chronic Pain

From the April 2018 Desktop News |  Adapting cognitive behavioral therapy and group pain education for disadvantaged patients improved their chronic pain, according to a study led by psychologists at The University of Alabama. It is the first rigorous trial to test if cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for patients of low socioeconomic status.Held at community […]

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A&S in the News: March 18-24, 2018

#MeToo What it’s like to watch #MeToo when it is you, too: FiveThirtyEight – Mar. 18 On average, more than 300,000 Americans experience rape or sexual assault each year. When the #MeToo movement makes headlines, those survivors are reading … “We think that social support is a key protective factor against the development of PTSD,” said […]

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A&S in the News: March 4-17, 2018

Knap-In Knap-In features demonstration of ancient tool-making skills: Tuscaloosa News – Mar. 5 The ancient Native American art of making tools out of stone, bone or antler using only rocks will be on display this weekend at the 18th annual Moundville Knap-In. The event will be held Friday and Saturday at The University of Alabama’s Moundville […]

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A&S in the News: February 25-March 3, 2018

Actor’s Charitable Theatre Lend a Hand: Musical brings Dr. Seuss’ message of hope: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 25 A portion of the proceeds generated by the Actor’s Charitable Theatre’s production of “Seussical the Musical” will benefit Success By Six, an early childhood initiative of United Way of West Alabama. . . . Maggie Butler, a student […]

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New Mothers, Affluent Areas Drive ‘Anti-Vaccine’ Sentiment on Twitter

From the February 2018 Desktop News | The anti-vaccination crowd is thriving on Twitter, where the negative sentiment clusters geographically across the United States, according to a recent study by an autism researcher at The University of Alabama. Dr. Theodore S. Tomeny, UA assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues used a machine-learning algorithm to examine nearly a […]

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An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

From the January 2018 Desktop News | People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University of Alabama. In a review of more than a dozen sleep studies going back more […]

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