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NSF awards a grant of $966,253 to University of Pittsburgh
This project is under the direction of Melissa Libertus, Julie Fiez, and Marc Coutanche, and the overarching goal is to understand individual differences in math abilities and to use this knowledge for future intervention programs to improve math learning in students who struggle with math.
Dr. Peter Gianaros' research relates brain activity to blood pressure during stress
Dr. Gianaros' research examines the neurobiology of psychological stress, socioeconomic status, and cardiovascular disease risk. In this study, he and his colleagues sought "A Brain Phenotype for Stressor‐Evoked Blood Pressure Reactivity" Read more here (Reuters) and here (Journal of the American Heart Association article).
Clinical Psychology Graduate Studies Ranked #11!
The U.S. News and World Report rankings of Clinical Psychology Programs has been announced and Pitt is ranked #11! See article
Kudos to Jess Edelstein, a Psychology alum (A&S ’11). Jess is an inventor and entrepreneur who has built a multimillion dollar company that markets PiperWai, an aluminum-free, stain-free deodorant. She credits her Psychology degree with giving her the tools and knowledge needed to run a successful business, such as understanding research methods, motivating employees, and recognizing reactions to stress. It also helps that when she puts her mind to something, she makes it happen out of pure enthusiasm, passion, and stubbornness! See Article