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    Steve Maren

    Psychological & Brain Sciences and PTSD Research

    Dr. Steve Maren and his researches discuss their research on PTSD that they have been working on in The Emotions & Memory Lab.  Read full story

    A Port In the Storm | A Story of Veterans Returning to Civilian Life.

    One in two veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan wars say they know a fellow service member who attempted or committed suicide. Learn about what former College of Liberal Arts English student, Stephen O’Shea ’13 and US Navy Veteran Taylor Grieger are doing to reach out veterans getting out of the military to help them adjust to civilian life and lessen effects of PTSD.

    Psychologists Find Smiling Really Can Make People Happier

    Researchers at Texas A&M and the University of Tennessee examined almost 50 years of data and found that changing your facial expression can alter the emotions you feel.   Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a paper for Psychological Bulletin. The paper, coauthored by researcher Heather Lench at Texas A&M University and […]

PSYC Talk

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

      According to the American Psychological Association (APA), industrial-organizational psychology (I/O psychology) is the study of human behavior in organizations and the workplace. I/O psychologists focus on principles of group and organizational behavior and problem solving to help individuals on the job work better.   I/O psychologists may focus on increasing employee productivity, develop assessment […]

  • Engineering Psychology

    Engineering psychology focuses on the relationship between humans and products or machines that we use every day. Specifically, these psychologists focus on how we interact with, perceive, and are influenced by various devices and products. Engineering psychologists can also help in the design and production of new products to make them more functional and enjoyable. […]

  • Quantitative Psychology

    Quantitative psychologists study and develop methods and techniques for the measurement of human behavior and other attributes. Their work involves the statistical and mathematical modeling of psychological processes, the design of research studies, and the analysis of psychological data. Students trained in quantitative psychology may focus their work on improving research methods, exploring various applications […]