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2015 Psi Chi: New Officers & Advisor

The Psi Chi officers this year are Camas Gazzola - president; Halle Jarnigan - vice-president; Alan Harrison - treasurer; Kenneth Hammett - secretary.  On behalf of the Psi Chi chapter and PY faculty at UAH, we thank Dr. Price for her 7 …


UAH student – and cancer survivor – examines power of words

When Monique Whitaker decided to delve into the psychological ownership of cancer for her senior research project at UAH, her interest was more than just intellectual. The former nurse and Ohio native is, as it turns out, a breast cancer …


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Non-traditional UAH student achieves academic goals – with honors

Next month, psychology major Deanna Nicholas will graduate with honors from UAH. It's a milestone anyone would be proud of, but for Nichols, it takes on an even greater significance given the many obstacles she has faced along the …


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Three UAH students win awards at Mid-South Psychology Conference

Cassandra Baldwin, Monique Whitaker, and Kelly Arnold, all psychology majors from UAH, attended the Mid-South Psychology Conference held March 1 at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. And all three came back with an award for their …


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More mature, confident teen girls less likely to risk sex, study shows

Girls and young women ages 14-19 who are focused on their futures have higher levels of maturity and more confidence in their beliefs and are less likely to be sexually active, a study by a UAH senior psychology student …


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Non-traditional student at UAH overcomes incredible obstacles to help others

Non-traditional students are not uncommon at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), whether they're veterans returning to complete their degree after a tour of duty or parents who have taken time off to raise their children before …


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National leadership conference inspires two UAH students to host a local version

Among the 700+ women who attended this year's National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in Washington, D.C., two were from UAH: Kenya Wallace, a Ph.D. student in materials science, and Karelohn Williams, a junior in …


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Flexibility just as important as preparation in an emergency

Be prepared. That's what we're taught in the event of a disaster. But Dr. Marita O'Brien, an assistant professor in the Psychology Department of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), is conducting research that shows preparation is only …


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Structured reflection on roles and tasks improves team performance, UAH study finds

Maybe the boss' staff meeting shouldn't be such a boring snooze, but rather a more structured event to improve the performance of the team, new basic research at UAH …


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UAH professor conducts study of psychology behind disaster decisions

We all know about preparations typically made ahead of time for disasters – filling our gas tanks, stocking up on batteries and food, retrieving our weather radios. But what about the psychology behind our decision-making when a disaster …


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