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Dr. Mena Receives APA Division 45 Emerging Professional – Contributions to Service Award

Dr. Jasmine Mena, recently received the APA Division 45 Emerging Professional – Contributions to Service Award at the 2015 APA conference in Toronto!!   Dr. Mena also won a 2015 URI Multicultural Center Diversity Award for Faculty Excellence in Leadership and Service, as well as the 2014  Women of Color Psychologist Award from the National Association for Women in Psychology for her paper “I love […]

School Psych Grad Wins National Fellowship

  Amanda Ramirez, a school psychology doctoral candidate, was recently awarded the APA Minority Fellowship at the 2015 APA Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Information regarding her experiences as a psychology student can be found in the URI News.     For more information regarding the fellowship, please visit the APA MFP website.

2014-2015 Publications

  Every year, Dr. Joseph Rossi, compiles a list of publications by both students and faculty. Even though the list does not include posters or presentations at conferences, we are continually amazed by the work and productivity of those within the department. Here’s the latest list. Authors include current and former graduate students: Steve Babbin, Leslie Brick, Heather Bullock, Suzanne […]

Clinical Grad Student Receives Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Award

    Hailee Dunn, a psychology graduate student, is the winner of the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women’s Health Issues in 2014, for her study “Association between Sexual Behaviors, Bullying Victimization and Suicidal Ideation in a National Sample of High School Students: Implications of a Sexual Double Standard”. Dunn was […]

Behavioral Science Grad Receives 2015 URI Diversity Award

  Bing Chen, a Behavioral Science graduate student, was recognized at the 2015 Multicultural Awards Ceremony for her research on gender and sexual orientation. Chen currently works at URI’s Gender and Sexuality Center, leading a variety of programs ranging from substance abuse prevention, safe sex, HIV prevention and temporary housing for students in crisis. Her research […]

URI Big Thinker: Lisa Weyandt

URI Big Thinker: Lisa Weyandt

Impulsive behavior, restlessness, and the inability to sustain attention describe the 3 to 7 percent of this country’s school-age population diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This chronic neuro-developmental disorder also causes academic and social challenges for college students, says URI Psychology Professor Lisa Weyandt, a leading researcher on the effects of ADHD on […]

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