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Mind Games

Mind Games

December 1, 2008

These days older adults are turning to a variety of methods to keep their brains active and maintain their cognitive abilities: Crossword puzzles. Sudoku. Nintendo has even created “Brain Age,” a video game billed…

Meet the Class of 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

December 1, 2008

One student likens conducting scientific research to playing the violin. Another found research inspiration in his adolescent acne. Still another, awed by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and intrigued by the artist’s…

Translating Research into Action

Translating Research into Action

November 1, 2008

For three decades, Gayla Margolin has painstakingly researched family conflict, producing valuable data that policymakers can use to curtail domestic violence. At this stage in her meritorious career, one might expect…

Developing Minds

Developing Minds

October 1, 2008

“How does it happen when you figure out what your life’s work is going to be? What are the roots to that? How do you make those choices?” Frank Manis, professor of psychology in USC College, posed these…

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…