Department News

UMaine ascends to highest tier of national research universities

Maine’s research and innovation reputation takes a monumental step forward as the state’s public research university earns an R1 Carnegie Classification, UMaine joins the ranks of the nation’s top 146 doctoral research universities engaged in “very high research activity.” Read the article in UMaine News here.

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Dr. Rebecca MacAulay’s CARE Lab shows mindful adults age with better mental health

The study was recently featured in UMaine News. The CARE Lab, led by Dr. Rebecca MacAulay, an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, recently published an article in the Journal of Aging and Mental Health that found that trait mindfulness mediated the relationship between perceived stress and inhibitory control in older adults. Additionally, trait mindfulness […]

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UMaine Clinical Psychology to collaborate on WellNurse research

A $1.5 million award launches WellNurse, a research collaboration between the Clinical Psychology Program, the School of Food and Agriculture, and the New Balance Rec Center. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology,  Dr. Rebecca Schwartz-Mette,  is a co-investigator and will lead the psychological intervention aspect of the project, which involves implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of […]

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Learn “Why representation matters, from Sesame Street to Maine Street” in Dr. LaBouff’s op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Jordan LaBouff, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Honors, titled “Why representation matters, from Sesame Street to Main Street.” LaBouff is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their policy implications. Labouff […]

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