Department of Psychological Sciences

Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. It’s that nagging question you ask yourself every Thanksgiving after you have piled the food sky-high on your plate and savored every last morsel: “What happened? Were my eyes bigger than my stomach?” For many years, doctors and dieticians have focused on overeating as part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in America. There is sound...

Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. University partners with i-Health and Stow-Glen Retirement Village Kent State University, in partnership with the Stow-Glen Retirement Village in Stow, Ohio, recently received an industry-funded grant of $430,000 from i-Health Inc., a subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products, to examine whether taking a probiotic dietary supplement, commonly sold...

Kent State University researchers use indents and boarders on plates to study how optical illusions help people choose smaller portions. 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...

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...