Department of Psychological Sciences

A Kent State University epidemiologist has refuted some age-old assumptions about depression in heart attack patients. Studies have shown that people who suffer from depression are more likely to have heart disease or heart attacks in their lifetime. Worse still, similar research shows that heart patients who have depression face lower survival...

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti) Four Kent State University graduate students in the Department of Psychological Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. Liz Baker, Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca and Logan Stigall represented Kent State against five other teams from Arizona State...

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti) Four Kent State University graduate students in the Department of Psychological Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. Liz Baker, Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca and Logan Stigall represented Kent State against five other teams from Arizona State...

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti) Four Kent State University graduate students in the Department of Psychological Sciences, in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. Liz Baker, Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca and Logan Stigall represented Kent State against five other teams from Arizona State...

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti)     The UCSB Current   Viral Fear UCSB researchers find a correlation between fear of Ebola, xenophobia By Jim Logan Friday, May 20, 2016 - 09:30 Santa Barbara, CA iStock_000050051048_Large.jpg Photo Credit: ROBERTHYRONS Updegraff-Kim-Sherman-crop.jpg John Updegraff, Heejung...

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti) Three Kent State University faculty members were honored with the 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony that took place on April 5 in the University Library. This year’s recipients were selected from a large number of nominees by the University Research Council chaired by Françoise Messardier-Kenney, Ph.D., director of...

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti) Since the time of the early Buddhist kings, Tibetan monks have practiced analytic meditation - where they memorize a Buddhist text and then attempt to deepen their understanding of this material by joining in debate pits lead by a senior monk, known as the challenger. “The challenger is sitting on a mat or cushion as he poses questions to a...

Kent State graduate students (left to right) Karly Cochran, Haylee DeLuca, Liz Baker and Logan Stigall won the prestigious Sloboda and Bukoski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research’s annual conference. (Photo credit: Ida Cellitti) Organizing prescription medications in a traditional pill dispenser is not effective enough when patients are taking up to 20 different drugs seven to nine times a day.  Not taking the medication at the right time or taking too much results in 700,000 emergency room visits a year, 325,000 hospitalizations and 125,000 deaths. “It’s a trillion...

Amy Sato, an assistant professor of psychology at Kent State University, talks about stress in relation to obesity in lower-income adolescents.Amy Sato, an assistant professor of psychology at Kent State University, talks about stress in relation to obesity in lower-income adolescents.  

Amy Sato, an assistant professor of psychology at Kent State University, talks about stress in relation to obesity in lower-income adolescents. Providing simple encouragement goes a long way in forming a strong bond between a dad and his child, but how do you accurately measure that bond? It is a question that Kent State University researchers pondered after many dads scored inaccurately low on traditional tests. Kathryn Kerns, Ph.D., professor of psychological sciences in Kent...