Department News

Krutika Rathod Receives 2023 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship from American Psychological Foundation

Congratulations to Krutika Rathod (Clinical Area) for receiving the 2023 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship from the American Psychological Foundation (APF)/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship program, as well as the Junior Scientist Fellowship from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) and Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. These awards recognize outstanding trainees to help them begin successful research […]

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Maine Scholars Strategy Network Retreat on May 31st

Maine Scholars Strategy Network will once again be holding their annual retreat to assess and strategize about the important work of connecting research with policy, journalism, civic organizations and broader public discourse. Co-directed by our own Dr. Jordan LaBouff, the Scholars Strategy Network is an organization that helps connect academics with policymakers so their research can […]

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Curtis Wojcik Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award

The National Science Foundation award is a significant national accomplishment and graduate student Curtis Wojcik has developed a highly innovative research program as part of this award. The planned project includes two studies aimed at exploring anhedonia—a prevalent symptom seen across several psychiatric disorders that involves a loss of pleasure and disinterest in typically rewarding […]

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Graduate student Raegan Harrington Received Research Grant from Psi Chi

Graduate student, Raegan V. Harrington, M.A., was awarded a 2022-2023 Spring Graduate Research Grant from Psi Chi, an international honor society in psychology. The grant will support direct costs of her dissertation project, Show Me You Care: Adolescent Empathy and Friendship, which is mentored by Dr. Schwartz-Mette in the Peer Relations Lab. The project will help […]

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Effort to recruit, retain more UMaine clinical psychology students from diverse backgrounds earns national award

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) named UMaine the 2022 recipient of its Student Diversity Initiative Award, which includes $2,500 for the recruitment and retention project. Patricia Goodhines, an assistant professor of clinical psychology, and Liv Valö, a Ph.D. student who chairs the doctoral program’s graduate student Diversity Committee, are leading the effort […]

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Congratulations to Zoe Prat and the CARE Lab Team

Congratulations to undergraduate student and first author, Zoe Prat, and the team of graduate and undergraduate students in the CARE Lab (PI:  Dr. Rebecca MacAulay), for their poster “No More Excu-SES: It’s Time to Address Class and Cognitive Function” presented at the UMaine symposium.

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Angel Boeve presents at the UMaine Symposium

Congratulations to Angel Boeve in the CARE Lab (PI:  Dr. Rebecca MacAulay), for her poster presentation “Investigating The Mechanisms Linking Regular Sleep Patterns With Daytime Physical Activity In Older Adults”  at the UMaine symposium.

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Amy Halpin awarded UMSS22 Best Graduate Presentation in Social Sciences and Humanities

Graduate student, Amy Halpin, was awarded the UMSS22 Best Graduate Presentation in Social Sciences and Humanities for her poster presentation entitled: Now or Later? Decision-Making Preferences in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Congratulations Amy and the team of graduate and undergraduate students in the CARE Lab (PI:  Dr. Rebecca MacAulay) who worked on this project!  

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CARE Lab research with older adults featured in the article titled, “Rural Aging in the oldest state” in UMaine Today

Care for Maine’s older adults  A KEY COMPONENT of the University of Maine’s contribution to research on healthy rural aging in Maine is the Cognition Aging Resiliency and Enhancement (CARE) Lab. It is directed by assistant professor of psychology Rebecca MacAulay, whose research focuses on understanding factors that increase risk and resilience to cognitive decline […]

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