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January

Dr. Bagner received the Stephen R. Boggs Research Excellence Award from PCIT International in recognition and appreciation for significant contributions to the advancement of research in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

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Dr. Soto received the 2016 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of animal learning and behavior. He was also selected as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS, see http://www.psychologicalscience.org/rising-stars/stars.cfm).

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The article discusses how terrorism coverage may be responsible for growing anxiety among school-aged children.

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February

A new study led by Dr. William E. Pelham Jr. revealed that most children with ADHD who started with low doses of behavioral treatment first instead of medication, significantly improved their behavior. Follow the link above for the full story.

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Dr. Musser's article, "Overly critical parenting linked with persistent ADHD in kids" was featured in the Washington Post. Click the link above for the full story.

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As people across the United States express outrage over the interrogation methods used to question Steven Avery’s intellectually disabled nephew Brendan Dassey in the the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” Malloy reminds readers not to forget the countless numbers of children who face interrogations every day.

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March

Dr. Soto's research is discussed in an FIU News article. Please follow the link above for the full story.

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April

Stephanie Morris, a senior undergraduate psychology major and research assistant with the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM), was one of only two students awarded the Kaplan Prize on April 7th during FIU’s 2016 Outstanding Student Life Awards. Please follow the link above for the full story.

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A team of researchers, including FIU legal psychologist Nadja Schreiber Compo, are the first to study blind interviewing through observation, a technique contrary to what is recommended by the National Institute of Justice.

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May

Dr. Jeremy Pettit, professor of psychology and psychiatry at FIU, shares some warning signs parents should look out for if they believe their child or adolescent may be at risk for suicide.

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Psychology student Daniela Salinas graduates FIU with World's Ahead honors. Please follow the link above for her story.

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June

Dr. Comer was interviewed on CBS regarding the tragedy in Orlando.

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July

Worlds Ahead means going beyond what is expected, taking the opportunity you are given and doing something great with it. The first Clinical Psychology Ph.D. graduates will be recognized for their achievements at the SISH Summer Commencement on August 8, 2016. Congratulations!

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September

At FIU in Washington, D.C., Professors Raul Gonzalez and Angie Laird hosted their research collaborators from across the country involved in NIH's historic Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.

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November

The Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service (Alexander Award) award was established in 2005 to recognize early career excellence in scholarship as well as in service. For this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions to the psychological study of social issues, while service is defined as professional and/or community service. Congratulations to Dr. Asia Eaton!

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