Experimental Psychology | Department of Psychology

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Experimental Psychology

UNT researcher helps unravel health paradox

John Ruiz, a professor of psychology, led a study published in the Journal of Latina/o Psychology that found answers to the Hispanic Mortality Paradox, or why Hispanics in the U.S. tend to outlive non-Hispanic whites by several years -- despite often having lower income and educational attainment levels often associated with shorter lives. The study, conducted with researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital, attributes the paradox to illness survival and recovery advantages.

Faculty Awards

Dr. Rex Wright (bottom left) has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva.

Dr. Shelley Riggs has been named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Society of Family Psychology (Division 43).

Panic, Power, and Persuasion

Nearly 400 students this semester - many of whom are freshmen who have not chosen majors - are discovering how political science and psychology are connected in Panic, Power & Persuasion. The course combines Political Science 1050, American Government: Process and Policies, and Psychology 1630, General Psychology. Students considered the presidential election from both political science and psychological perspectives.

Dr. John Cacioppo Lecture

Event Information
Event Date: 
Tue, 2012-02-21 11:00
Location: 
TH 281

Department talk - Psychology faculty and Graduate Students -

"The changing face of psychology - how it's changing and implications for how it's taught, it's place within the sciences, and how the department is organized."

Thanks to Susan McElwain at Cengage Learning for sponsoring this visit.

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