Topic: Psychology

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Forgotten Treasures

["Borges in Charlottesville," Summer 2012] was a most enjoyable and informative article. It lacks only fuller references to the invaluable contributions of Jared Loewenstein to the...

Fall 2012

Lady Gaga Recruits UVA Bullying Expert

Lady Gaga Recruits UVA Bullying Expert

Professor Dewey Cornell brings 30 years of experience to new foundation

Lady Gaga's lofty goal and a Foundation stacked with experts well-suited to help achieve it.

May 15, 2012

Costly Cartoons?

Costly Cartoons?

Fast-paced shows hurt kids’ executive function, study shows

The cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants rules the roost as the most popular television show for children between the ages of 2 and 12. But the program’s undersea mayhem may come...

Winter 2011

Smart Mouth

Smart Mouth

Professor David Hill explains the sense of taste

Professor David Hill explains the sense of taste

Summer 2011

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Mapping a Pathogen

Researchers at UVA have determined the structure of the protein package, or capsid, that delivers the genetic material of HIV to human cells. “This paper...

Summer 2011

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Galactic Insight

The discovery of a supermassive black hole in a tiny galaxy has challenged some assumptions held by astronomers. Scientists have long thought black holes and galaxies formed...

Spring 2011

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

Nicotine use during pregnancy linked to psychiatric disorders in offspring

Smoking during pregnancy poses a host of risks to both mother and child. Less oxygen for the baby, more toxic chemicals in the bloodstream, potential lung damage—these...

Spring 2011

Verbatim

Verbatim

“Experiences make us happier than [material] things [because] experiences are more likely to be shared with other people, and other...

Winter 2010

Good Counsel

Good Counsel

Derick Williams teaches change

Derick Williams was a biology undergraduate on his way to med school when he had an unnerving realization. “I didn’t really have a passion there,”...

Fall 2010

The healing power of fat

The healing power of fat

UVA scientists grow more-therapeutic cells

Researchers have discovered that adipose stem cells—adult stem cells found in fatty tissue—can be used to treat chronic wounds, severe burns and diseases characterized by...

Fall 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

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Spring 2010

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

Older adults show less anxiety in social situations

As they age, adults can look forward to one less thing to worry about—anxiety.

A UVA study determined that older adults are less anxious in...

Spring 2010

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Less stress for medical students, tests for toddlers and the power of popularity among teens.

Fall 2009

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Highlights

Period Pieces

Period Pieces

Encyclopedia Virginia managing editor Brendan Wolfe has turned a Virginia Magazine feature into a book.