Psychology

Florida State University researchers have identified a link between two key parts of the brain that play significant roles in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and depression.

Psychology, Neuroscience

Oxytocin’s role in regulating and influencing social behavior is well known. Numerous ongoing clinical trials are focusing on the levels of the hormone in the brain, but now a Florida State University research team has found evidence that oxytocin receptors outside of the brain may play an important role in shaping social behavior.

Psychology, Neuroscience

With a new year comes New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions provide a way to begin the year with a fresh start and individual goals to improve life in a variety of ways — from health and wellness to finances to education. One popular resolution is the goal of quitting smoking.

Psychology

An FSU interdisciplinary research team, led by Dr. Zhe He, has received the Best Interdisciplinary Research Award from the 2021 Aging and Health Informatics Conference (AHIC) for its presentation “Machine Learning-Based Predictions of Older Adults’ Adherence to Technology-Based Cognitive Training.”

Computer Science, Psychology, Florida State News

When Ariaunna Sahagun came to Florida State University in 2018 as a transfer student after earning her associate of arts from Miami Dade College, she knew she wanted to pursue a degree path that would help make a difference in her community. When Sahagun graduates on Friday, she does so with a double-major in psychology and social work, and hundreds of hours of community service under her belt.

Psychology

Recent news reports and a whistleblower’s testimony on Capitol Hill have put a spotlight on the harmful effects social media is having on the health of its users.

Psychology

America’s military servicemembers are often asked to put their personal lives on hold to serve their country at home and abroad, a sacrifice that can strain marital relationships. Now, a Florida State University social psychologist has received a grant from the U.S. Army to investigate interventions that may help these families cope with the stressors inherent to military life.

Psychology

Johanna Marquez Diaz is a senior majoring in behavioral neuroscience in the FSU Program in Neuroscience and minoring in chemistry, both programs that are part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Neuroscience, Psychology

When Florida State University senior Grayson — Gracie to her friends — Delong walks across the stage at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center this Friday along with about 1,600 of her fellow Seminoles, she will turn the page on an undergraduate experience marked by exceptional academic performance.

Neuroscience, Psychology

Six graduate students from Florida State University are among seven students in the state of Florida to earn prestigious Scholar Awards from the Philanthropic Educational Organization. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs.

College News, Florida State News, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biological Science

The World Health Organization confirms that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975, with 39 percent of adults considered overweight and 13 percent considered obese as of 2016.

Psychology, Neuroscience

Lily Lamb is a sophomore majoring in behavioral neuroscience, part of the interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, a joint effort of the Department of Psychology, the Department of Biological Science, and the FSU College of Medicine.

Neuroscience, Biological Science, Psychology