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Matrimony and the Healthy Heart

Matrimony and the Healthy Heart

September 1, 2008

“Type A” men, if married, appear to be less at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study by USC College psychologist Biing-Jiun Shen. Previous studies have shown that angry, hostile or type-A…

Worrying May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Worrying May Be Hazardous to Your Health

January 1, 2008

Longstanding anxiety markedly increases the risk of heart attack, even when other common risk factors are taken into account, according to Biing-Jiun Shen, assistant professor of psychology in USC College. “Older men…

Skills for Life

Skills for Life

December 1, 2007

What do a psychologist in the Pacific Northwest, a human resources executive in L.A. and a promotions supervisor for a wine retailer in New York City have in common? They’re all Trojans who participated in the…

Gatz Updates Alzheimer’s Findings

Gatz Updates Alzheimer’s Findings

September 1, 2007

Margaret Gatz, professor of psychology, gerontology and preventive medicine, is lead researcher of an ongoing study on dementia in Swedish twins that last year revealed a genetic cause in up to 80 percent of Alzheimer’s…

Richard Thompson Wins Lashley Award

Richard Thompson Wins Lashley Award

September 1, 2007

Richard Thompson, holder of the William M. Keck Chair in Biological Sciences in USC College and one of the leading behavioral neuroscientists in the world, will receive the 2007 Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American…

Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

July 1, 2007

Bob Knight, Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and professor of psychology, will receive the Retirement Research Fund Distinguished Contribution Award in Applied Gerontology from the American Psychology…

Escaping the Inner Caveman

Escaping the Inner Caveman

April 1, 2007

It’s a metaphor with power even as repetition has rendered it cliché: America is the world’s melting pot. A nation where virtually all trace their lineage to immigrants, the U.S. indeed plays host to…

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

September 1, 2006

John Horn, psychology professor in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, passed away on Aug. 18, 2006. He was 77.Horn was best known for his groundbreaking work in the field of psychometrics, the measurement of…

Bringing Up (Cyber)Baby

Bringing Up (Cyber)Baby

September 1, 2006

Meet Joseph. He turned 18 this summer. In the fall, this honor student will be attending a very selective university on a baseball scholarship. An ever-inquisitive child, he showed an early aptitude for math and science and…

Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

July 1, 2006

The Gerontological Society of America has selected USC College psychologist Margaret Gatz as the 2006 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award.The annual honor is given to GSA members who display the highest standards for…