psychology

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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UK Psychologists Featured in New York Times story on ADHD

A child’s ability to focus on a videogames is not necessarily the type of focus parents should look for when determining attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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.

Graduate Resources

General Resources

Specific Resources

Please Note: For access to the fulltext of online journals, use the Online Fulltext Electronic Journals Database

Financial Aid

All of our graduate students are automatically considered for teaching and/or research assistantships

Facilities

The Department of Psychology is housed in Kastle Hall, a large, three-story building that is devoted entirely to the Department of Psychology. Kastle Hall is centrally located on the University of Kentucky campus; it is adjacent to buildings for physical and biological science, and a well-equipped computing center, and the main library is only 100 yards away.

Scholarships and Grants

Outstanding Psychology Major Award
The recipient will be given a certificate and $150.00.

Eligibility:
Applicant must be a junior or senior Psychology Major currently enrolled at the UK/Lexington campus.

Application Materials:

Students can either be nominated by a faculty member or submit a self-nomination to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr. Andrea Friedrich) at andrea.friedrich@uky.edu. Self-nominations should include:

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