Advancing the Science of Psychology from Infancy to Old Age
Dr. Carol Barnes elected to the National Academy of Sciences
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Carol Barnes has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
No one deserves this highest of all scientific honors more than Carol. Carol has not only made groundbreaking contributions to the study of the aging brain, but her research literally established the field. At a time when most people simply equated “aging” with “deteriorating”, Carol showed us that the aging brain is resilient – it’s constantly adapting, reshaping, and rewiring. Disorders like dementia are not the inevitable endpoint of aging. This is an incredibly important and positive message that we owe to Carol’s work. Carol has been faculty in the Psychology Department for more than 25 years. She is not only an amazing scientist, but she is also a wonderful colleague and a dedicated mentor and educator. Many young neuroscientists around the globe – in particular, women neuroscientists – are indebted to Carol for her guidance and encouragement.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Barnes on this distinguished and much-deserved accomplishment!
-Lee Ryan, Professor and Head
Psychology students impact the local community with food donations
Students in Professor Jeff Stone's class recently went out to the Tucson community to educate people about food insecurity on campus and request donations for UA's Campus Pantry, which mission is to alleviate hunger in the UA Wildcat community by providing food assistance to those in need. The PSY461 course "The Social Psychology of Attitudes" requires students to apply course material in real-life situations. Students developed their own sales campaigns and took their campaign door-to-door. The results were impressive, collecting over 400 pounds of food and almost $200 in cash donations. Thank you to Professor Stone and his class for making a difference in our community! For information on how you can support UA's Campus Pantry, visit http://campuspantry.arizona.edu/donate.
May 24, 2018
Research once suggested small talk makes us unhappy - here's why that's not true
Few people admit to liking small talk. A banal conversation about the weather or repeating tales about your weekend to your colleagues may be fine in the office kitchen, but it's not how we'd want the majority of our conversations toRead More
May 29, 2018
Smoking and Lack of Exercise Linked to Early Death After Divorce
A growing body of research links divorce to a wide range of poor health outcomes, including greater risk for early death. However, the reason for the connection is not well understood. A new study by the University of Arizona points toRead More