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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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NSF award for Dr. Carpenter

Dr. Sandra Carpenter, along with co-PI Dr. Feng Zhu of Computer Science, have been awarded a 3-year grant for $464K by the National Science Foundation to investigate methods for mitigating psychology …


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UAH media psychologist examines effects of technology rich world


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UAH professor to discuss the psychology of disaster decision-making.

11:10 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 2 Psychology professor Dr. Marita A. O'Brien will examine and discuss the "Psychology of Hazardous Weather Warnings," next month on the campus of The University of …


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