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January

FIU Psychology Professor Dr. Asia Eaton was interviewed with WPBT2's Helen Ferre on the legalization of same sex marriage in Florida.

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Summer Treatment Program Counselor positions are available for students who are interested in working with children in Pre-Kindergarten, elementary, and adolescent age groups.

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February

Bloomberg Business article describing interrogation methods over decades of research.

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March

FIU psychologist Dr. Eliza L. Nelson and her team analyzes various points in hand structure of Spider monkeys.

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April

The 2015 Top Scholars Awards Ceremony honoring FIU faculty took place April 27 at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House. Eight SISH faculty from Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Psychology, were recognized for their distinctive achievements by President Rosenberg.

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Dr. Gutierrez is featured in an interview conducted in Spanish discussing resources for families of children with autism.

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Sarah Helseth, Ph.D. student in psychology, was awarded Graduate Student Outstanding Paper or Project and Dr. Leslie Frazier, Outstanding Graduate Program Director of Psychology.

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May

Canadian registry to track thousands of pot smokers. The data could answer questions about safety, efficacy, and dosage of cannabis.

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With summer vacation around the corner, FIU psychologist Paulo Graziano offers some tips for parents and their children on how to stay healthy over the summer.

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June

Dr. Bruk-Lee appears in an interview focused on the importance of creating and promoting a healthy work culture. The interview discusses the impact of workplace stress on well-being, value of workplace design, and support on promoting engagement.

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FIU psychologist Zoe Klemfuss discusses the causes of children's emotions and what parents can do to help their children navigate their memories and emotions.

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Dr. Asia Eaton discusses Caitlyn Jenner's influence on the transgender community.

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Dr. Raul Gonzalez discusses research on one of the chemical components of cannabis, cannabidiol, or CBD.

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August

The new undergraduate advising system, faculty, and resources are discussed.

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Dr. Bruk-Lee discusses the topic of breastfeeding in the workplace.

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The Minority Biomedical Research Support - Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) Program at FIU is sponsored by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. The goal of the RISE program is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral research who enter into and successfully complete Ph.D. programs in these fields.

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The Brain and Behavior Research foundation awards Dr. Raiker with the NARSAD Young Investigator Grant which provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research.

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September

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development. The award, for the first five-year cycle of the research study, is the single largest NIH award ever received by FIU faculty.

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Dr. Hart discusses three ideas to motivate children to read in a Univision article.

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Dr. Katie Hart among other professionals discuss a back to school checklist to ease the process for parents.

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Dr. Dionne Stephens explains the thought processes of individuals partaking in black market surgeries.

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October

A laboratory study led by FIU psychologist Jacqueline R. Evans shows that an emotional approach to questioning is more effective in collecting information from both guilty and innocent participants.

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November

Please see our Fall 2015 Psychology Graduate Student Newsletter which includes new student profiles, student accomplishments, alumni updates, and more.

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December

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Psychology Professor Bennett L. Schwartz probes into why we love the Star Wars series.

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If you would like to make a contribution, we have a collection box in the Psychology main office (DM 256).

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