Category: Psychological Sciences

David Rollock

Head of Psychological Sciences honored by APA for contributions to African American community

Friday, August 9th, 2019


Professor David Rollock is the recipient of the Charles & Shirley Thomas Award from the American Psychological Association.

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Ghosting, enabled by social media, is still just version of ostracism

Saturday, July 6th, 2019


Purdue psychological sciences researcher Dr. Kipling Williams recently spoke to Parade Magazine about ‘ghosting,’ which is ostracism that is enabled by technology and social media.

Diet sodas increase sugar and calorie consumption in children

Study: Soft drinks, including diet sodas, contribute to increased sugar intake and total calorie consumption in children

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019


Children who enjoy sweetened soft drinks consume more total calories and sugar compared with their water- and milk-drinking peers, according to a new study by Purdue Psychological Sciences researcher.

Psychological Sciences professor wins Trailblazer Award

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019


Sébastien Hélie, associate professor of psychological sciences, wins award for mid-career excellence and impact in research & scholarship.

Abused kids use text-based services to seek help

Abused kids use text-based services to seek help, study shows

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019


Early disclosure, combined with explicit language, may suggest at least a portion of young victims are actively seeking safe ways to talk about their experiences with abuse via SMS text messages.

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019


A long-distance telehealth study at Purdue University could help researchers identify autism symptoms in infancy, which could ultimately help children receive targeted therapy earlier.

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Advancing Autism Research

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


The College of Health and Human Sciences, through the multidisciplinary Purdue Autism Cluster, is breaking old barriers in autism research and forming collaborations unheard of a generation ago. The pioneering Autism Cluster brings together a group of diverse Purdue thinkers who deliberately cross academic boundaries to help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their […]

uncovering dementia - research at Purdue University

Uncovering Dementia

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


A new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds, according to the World Health Organization. Chances are you know someone whose life is touched by dementia, which is overwhelming physically, psychologically and economically for those who have it and also for their families and caregivers. For decades, Purdue University researchers within the College of […]

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Money buys happiness only to certain a point

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019


There is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, and that amount varies worldwide, according to research from Purdue University.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking at Purdue

“Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took Giant Leaps

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019


January 15, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson” crash landing, piloted by Purdue alumnus Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

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New Year for Making Lives Better

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019


Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences is Making Lives Better through world-class research. As we begin 2019 and celebrate 150 years of Giant Leaps at Purdue, we will showcase our research throughout the year—highlighting global advancements in health, longevity, and quality of life. Whether you have a New Year’s resolution or prefer to […]

Dan Foti

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

Monday, December 31st, 2018


Eat healthier. Exercise more. Quit smoking. Lose weight. Watch less television. As we welcome 2019, most of us will make a New Year’s Resolution to improve our lives. But how can we stick to it? Dan Foti, an associate professor of clinical psychology and neuroscience who studies changes in human brain function and moods at […]

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