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UK Psychology Grad Wins Major Yale Fellowship

Suzanna Mitchell goes on to research infants at risk for autism at prestigious Yale University.

Dogs and Self-Control: Holly Miller

Holly Miller, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, has recently received a lot of press for her research, which uses dogs as experiment subjects to test the effects of glucose on self-control. Miller's research addresses the physiological reasons for failures in self-control, but her conclusions are not just useful to understanding dog psychology, since expending glucose affects all mammals, including humans.

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Learning from Kids: Christia Brown

Christia Brown, a professor in the Department of Psychology, focuses on childhood psychology, specifically looking at gender and ethnic discrimination among children. Brown and her team work within Fayette County Schools to gather information about the sources of discrimination--sources which are often difficult to pin down.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Interdisciplinary & International: A&S in 2020 with Betty Lorch

Betty Lorch, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks about the value of an Arts and Sciences education.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Drug Use and Adolescents: Michael Bardo

Michael Bardo, a professor in the Department of Psychology and the director of CDART (the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation), is dedicated to finding out the biological phenomena that underlie behaviors associated with drug abuse and to finding ways to make that research useful to programs that develop and provide prevention services. Bardo discusses his findings and ideas for how to enhance drug abuse education in the future.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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ADHD & Reading Comprehension: Richard Milich

Richard Milich, a professor in the Department of Psychology here at UK, has been doing research on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) for decades to learn how ADHD affects learning. With support from a colleague and a new grant, Milich hopes to continue to help ADHD children improve their reading comprehension skills.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Research

  • Annual Research Funding – over $4.3 million
  • The Department of Psychology at UK is ranked first nationally in percent growth in external research funding bringing in $4.5 million
  • There are over 30 faculty members in the department and currently 16 are either principal investigators or co-investigators different grants.
  • Faculty research programs are supported by a wide variety of external national agencies,  including NIH, NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA, NICH, NIA, and U.S. Department of Education.

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