News | Department of Psychology


  • Oct., 18, 2021: New paper examining how work schedules affect nurses' daily stress and sleep published online in the Journal of Sleep Research!
  • Aug., 21, 2021: Isamar Almeida was accepted into the inuagural cohort for UNT's NIH T32 G-RISE program! This program will provide professional development and financial support for three years of Isamar's Ph.D. Congrats Isamar!
  • Aug. 11, 2021: Brett Messman won the 2021 APA Division 38 (Health Psychology) Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award. This award will facilitate an ongoing international collaboration between Brett and Dr. Josh Wiley at Monash University in Australia. Brett and Dr. Wiley will be expanding Brett's thesis project to examine how irregularity in sleep patterns is associated with mental health outcomes. For more info on Brett's work, check out his video at the link here.
  • Apr. 7, 2021: Grad student Isamar Almeida won UNT's Voertman-Ardoin Graduate Fellowship, which will provide tuition support and additional time and funding for her research.
  • Nov. 16, 2020: Brett Messman had his first, first-author publication accepted at Sleep Health: "Associations between daily affect and sleep vary by sleep assessment type: What can ambulatory EEG add to the picture?" Awesome work Brett!
  • Nov. 11, 2020: Grad student Brett Messman successfully defended his thesis proposal!
  • May 1, 2020: New meta-analysis on salivary markers of inflammation and acute stress published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity:
  • Apr. 16, 2020: Gladys Segura successfully defended her honors thesis, "Psychological Resilience as a Moderator of the Association between Socioeconomic Status and Academic Outcomes in College Students." Great work Gladys!
  • Apr. 12, 2020: New paper on health correlates of nightmares accepted for publication at the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Dec. 5, 2019: Post-baccalaureate Brett Messman wins first place at the UNT Psychology Research Fair for his poster, "Associations between intraindividual variability in subjective sleep parameters and insomnia in nurses." Way to go, Brett!
  • Oct. 1, 2019: New paper on daily associations between sleep and stress accepted for publication in SLEEP:
  • Aug. 12, 2019: New meta-analysis on insomnia and cognitive performance published in Sleep Medicine Reviews:
  • July 25, 2019: Dr. Slavish highlighted as part of UNT's "New to CLASS" series:
  • July 25, 2019: New paper on night-to-night variability in sleep and perceived stress published in Sleep Health

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