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Psychology Major Josh "JB" Burnes earns prestigious 2021 Pat Tillman Scholarship
[June 30, 2021]

Army veteran Josh "JB" Burnes is one of only 60 scholarship winners and the only student in the state of Florida to be awarded a 2021 Pat Tillman Scholarship.

8 Psychology Majors honored for perfect grades at Spring 2021 Commencement
[May 9, 2021]

At USF’s May 8 commencement ceremony, 8 psychology majors were named King O’Neal Scholars. These students were recognized by the Alumni Association for having earned 4.0 overall grade point averages. They are Sumeyye Erdem, Amanda Fritz, Christiana Hancock, Natalie Italiano, Dana Kellman, Jessica Newman, Joshua Nusekabel, and Nicole Ritenour.

Psychology Undergraduates Earn Academic Recognitions
[April 29, 2021]

Five Psychology students have been inducted into USF's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. They are Otttavio Barbanente, Siena Ho Shue, Nataliya Kuzmin, Brian Long, and Kendall Paris. Thirty eight students have been inducted into USF's chapter of Psi Chi, the Psychology honor society. They are Ashley Accius, Moet Bailey, Gabrielle Baudoin, Asianna Blount, Nicole Brown, Rachel Bucek, Sachin Dhulipalla, Caleb Edney, Victoria Estevez, Lewis Evans, Alexa Goldblum, Daimarelys Gonzalez, Vittoria Gonzalez, Kate Gray, Owen Hastings, Margo Hebert, Milca Jaime Brunet, Avisha Jais, Emily LaLiberte, Stephanie Lang, Magdelin Lopez, Kaitlyn Maxey, Courtney May, Miguel Mockabee, Taylor Mosley, Jacey Napoli, Whitney O'Keeffe, Wren Orteneau, Abigail Piervil, Sebastian Ponce Perez, Abriella Richards, Carolina Rittenhouse, Rebecca Rodriguez, Ellie Rowe, Samruddhi Shinde, Priya Singh-Collins, Jeremiah Siplin, Ariel Skinner, Linnea Week

St. Petersburg campus psychology professor cited in New York Times article about drinking problems during the pandemic
[April 24, 2021]

An article published in the New York Times on drinking problems during the pandemic cites Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez, an Associate Professor of Psychology on the St. Petersburg campus. In the article, Dr. Rodriguez discusses findings from a study she conducted on the impact of COVID-19 on drinking patterns, which are published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

Jennifer O'Brien talks about her Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training study
[April 23, 2021]

Dr. O'Brien appeared on a Tampa news station to discuss and seek participants for the NIH-funded study of whether cognitive training can help prevent Alzheimer's Disease. She and her collaborators need over 3000 volunteers over the age of 65 from the Tampa and Lakeland areas for this phase of the study.

Recent alumnus Jimmy Enobabor reports on his internship on mental health with the Carter Center
[March 8, 2021]

Jimmy Enobabor and a fellow intern share their experiences attending a mental health task force meeting in February.

Family Study Center receives $3.7 million federal grant to support vulnerable families
[January 21, 2021]

A collaborative team led by psychology professor James McHale, director of the Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and strengthen relationships between family members to create safe and supportive households.

Tammy Allen discusses her research on remote work during the pandemic
[December 25, 2020]

Tammy Allen discusses some of the results of her longitudinal study of employees doing remote work during the pandemic and offers predictions and recommendations.

Kamala Harris 'Nude' Google Searches After Debate Speak Volumes About Women in Politics
[October 8, 2020]

Jamie Goldenberg was interviewed by and quoted in a Newsweek article regarding the objectification of women in politics. 

To cope with pandemic stress, many women turned to alcohol, continuing a worrying trend
[October 1, 2020]

Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez was quoted in an NBC news article about the pandemic.

People with high cholesterol should eliminate carbs, not saturated fat, study suggests

Psychology Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Collaborate on Pediatric HIV Prevention and Treatment Research
Fear and Stress about COVID-19 is Related to More Drinking, Survey Finds

USF professor wins national grant to study coronavirus effect on telecommuting
Dr. Tammy Allen on Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Remote Work in the COVID-19 Era
Tammy Allen provides APS backgrounder on working remotely during COVID-19.

Judy Bryant offers advice to parents for helping their children deal with the Covid 19 situation
Judy Bryant offers advice to parents for helping their children deal with the Covid 19 situation.
Alumna Dr. Maria Brea-Spahn Wins Prestigious Faculty Award at NYU
In February, Dr. Maria Brea-Spahn received a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award at NYU. Dr. Brea-Spahn is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of the Bilingual Extension Program in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through teaching excellence, leadership, social justice activism, and community building. Dr. Brea-Spahn received her PhD from USF in 2009.
How 'They' Became The Word Of The Year
Jane is featured on University Beat today discussing her two decades of research on the use of “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun.  
I spent half my life on antidepressants. Today, I’m off the medication and feel all right.
Jon Rottenberg is quoted in this WaPo article.

Why do people wind up back in jail? In Pasco, USF researchers try to find out
A recently-published study co-authored by Edelyn Verona and doctoral student Lauren Fournier (along with criminology professor Bryanna Fox) is described in today’s Tampa Bay Times.

The research explored risk factors for incarceration in inmates in Pasco County jails.