Tag: Psychology

Being kind to oneself and others during a crisis
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Being kind to oneself and others during a crisis

Ben Stocking is the University of Miami Counseling Center psychologist who is staying with students at the university shelter during Hurricane Irma. These are his tips for coping with a crisis like a hurricane. Acknowledge the feelings Crisis situations can bring about feelings of distress, guilt and worry. Stocking says “be present” with those emotions…

Neuroscience Building houses modern technology
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Neuroscience Building houses modern technology

While some may be thrilled about the University of Miami’s new eateries, students and faculty in the psychology department are more excited about a different addition to campus – a magnet that is 60,000 times stronger than the  Earth’s magnetic field. The magnet is the main component of UM’s new Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)…

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Campus adds research facility

The year 2013 will not only welcome the new Student Activities Center but also a new research facility called the Neuroscience and Health Annex. Also called the Neuroscience Building, it will serve as an addition to the Cox Science Center near the Ungar Building. The 40,000 square feet facility will feature three floors with state…

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Drinking increases as unemployment rises

Binge drinking is increasing as more people lose their jobs, dispelling the notion that high unemployment rates have left people too poor to afford expensive drinking habits, according to research conducted at the University of Miami. Health economics professor Michael French, along with his partners Maria Davalos and Hai Fang, investigated this unusual connection. “We…

Non-experts used in study
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Non-experts used in study

The term “non-expert” often does not coincide with scientific research, but the psychology department here at the University of Miami is finding a way to link those two concepts.

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