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Dr. Lauren Hallion and colleagues are among the few psychologists in this Washington Post article offering tips for how to reduce excessive worrying. A mindfulness technique called the "focused attention approach" decreased worrying the most for the participants of their small study. See Worrying.
Faculty Members Awarded $25,000 for the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh)
Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley, Dr. Jamie Hanson, and Dr. Jennifer Silk along with three of their colleagues were awarded $25,000 for their TeenBrainOnline submission to the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh). The PInCh solicited the Pitt community for bold ideas to solve important health problems. TeenBrainOnline is "a novel neuroimaging task to measure teen brain response to social media. This tool will address a need to study the impact of social media on rising teen depression and suicide rates." See Submission Video
2019 Merle Moskowitz Graduate Student Teaching Award
Congratulations to Christie Musket and Lindsay Taraban for winning the 2019 Merle Moskowitz Graduate Student Teaching Award!
2019 Pitt Honors Fellowships Awarded to Six Psychology Undergraduates
Six undergraduate students in the psychology department were awarded with prized Honors Fellowships for the Fall 2019 semester. Applications for the Spring 2019 semester open soon!
Caitlin Convery “The Impact of Parents’ Use of Math Elicitations on Children’s Math Performance”
Adwoa Imbeah “Influences on Children's Ability to Spontaneously Focus on Number”
Amanda Makara “Investigating Impulsive Behaviors and Corresponding Brain Regions in Bulimia Nervosa (BN)”
Anisha Venkatesh “How Parents’ Attitudes and Activities in Math Affect Children’s Math Performance”
Sarah Pitulski “Quality Analysis of Parent-Child Interactions and the Relation to Mathematical Achievement”
Josephine Coyle “Peer Workshops and Lab Work”