Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst
New insight into the challenges of emergency care for mental health and substance use disorder patients
UMass Amherst social psychologist concludes 'broad public and institutional changes' are needed
Social Brown Bag | Andrei Cimpian PhD12:00pmSocial Psychology
How a Parent’s Experience at Work Impacts Their KidsMany employers are increasingly cognizant of the ways in which employees’ experiences on the job can impact their lives outside of work. But what about the lives of their children?
Research Shows Female STEM Students Are Positively Impacted by Female Near-Peer MentorsUMass Amherst researchers track the effects of near-peer mentors on first-year female engineering majors in first-of-its-kind longitudinal study.
Research Findings Show Older Adults Live Longer in Counties With More Age BiasOlder adults living in counties with greater age bias had better health outcomes than those living in areas with less age bias, according to UMass Amherst researchers, who were surprised at the findings.
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Community Psychology in Practice and PolicyAlumni Profile: Rachel Siegal '16
Alumni Profile: Heather Kirkorian ‘07PhDLaura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison
Bill Knecht '65, LCSW, BACSPrivate Practice Therapist, Social Work Supervisor
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