Department of Psychological Sciences

Traumatic injuries are the third leading cause of death nationally and the first in Americans age 44 and younger, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Level I trauma rooms are intended to stabilize and save the lives of patients with the most severe traumatic injuries.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

Food allergies can be as dangerous as firearms for children who don’t have the skills to react responsibly to when they’re exposed to them. A Kent State University researcher with a background in safety training models — and a very personal motivation — has devised a method to help some children with food allergies stay safe, and the...

Science is complex, and it’s difficult to discuss it with children under the best circumstances; it’s even more difficult when they are hungry.   Two Kent State University researchers may have cooked up a way to solve both of those problems, and the National Science Foundation just awarded them a three-year, $1.3 million grant to determine...

After his 53 years as a faculty member at Kent State University, Professor David Riccio will retire in June 2019. Over the course of his career, Professor Riccio has taught thousands of students in the classroom, and mentored countless others in research, empowering and encouraging them to realize their potential . It is fitting to name in his...

The way in which a parent responds to a child’s injury often impacts how upset the little one becomes. A panicked parent often means a crying, hysterical child. A calm kiss on the boo-boo and a quick return to regular business, though, and the child is likely to forget about the incident. This age-old bit of parenting wisdom is one component of a...

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Psychological Science and Health Kent State University’s Department of Psychological Sciences has an open-rank, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2019.  We seek candidates who conduct interdisciplinary research on the interactions of biological, psychological, or social factors in health and disease....

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Behavioral Neuroscience   Kent State University’s Department of Psychological Sciences seeks applicants for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Behavioral Neuroscience beginning in Fall 2019.  Applicants should have expertise in systems/circuit-level neuroscience research that involves a behavioral component....

Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression. Even in high-income countries, nearly 50 percent of people with depression do not get treatment. Depression, like other affective disorders including anxiety and...

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