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Jul
16
2018
WACO, Texas (July 16, 2018) — For anyone who has ever taken a survey after a medical appointment and wondered whether the effort was worthwhile, the answer is probably “No,” says a Baylor University psychologist. But a study of a new tool he developed suggests it works better than others.
Jul
9
2018
If you’re like most people, you’ve skimped out on sleep before. We tell ourselves it’s not a big deal; sacrifice an hour here, two hours there, maybe even an entire night’s sleep if you’re really pressed. Well, there’s a Baylor professor who studies what happens when we do that — and the news isn’t great. …
Jul
3
2018
WACO, Texas (July 3, 2018) — Students soon must gear up for back-to-school hours, leaving behind the more relaxed summer schedules. That won’t come easy for many — especially for adolescents, whose natural sleep pattern tends to be late to bed and late to rise, says a Baylor sleep expert.
Jun
26
2018
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2018) — Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a Baylor University study.
May
8
2018
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2018) – Alexa Larsen, a senior neuroscience major at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to the United Kingdom in global health. Larsen is among five Fulbright recipients at Baylor this spring and the University’s 56th Fulbright recipient since 2001.
May
3
2018
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2018) – More than 100 Baylor University students were honored recently for their outstanding research presented in March during the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) program’s Scholars Week. The undergraduate researchers, along with their faculty mentors and program leaders, received awards for outstanding platform and poster presentations and for significant contributions to URSA and Scholars Week at a reception April 19 on the Baylor campus.
Mar
27
2018
Dr. Hugh Riley, MA ’01, PhD ’04, has an impressive resume. After earning his bachelor’s in philosophy from UT in 1977, he spent two decades in the Air Force, retiring as a major. He then went back to school, earning his master’s and doctorate in neuroscience from Baylor, and he has taught psychology and neuroscience …
Mar
2
2018
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2018) – On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps, hinders and happens while you are asleep?
Jan
19
2018
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.
Jan
11
2018
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) — Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.
Dec
4
2017
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) — Roger E. Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics and Master Teacher at Baylor University, recently was awarded the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Psychological Association.
Dec
4
2017
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) – The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University has announced the 2017-2018 class of the Rising Stars Fellowship program. Selected from nominations provided by their deans, Rising Stars represent faculty from a range of disciplines, including the sciences, the arts and humanities and the professional schools.
Apr
24
2017
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.
Apr
5
2017
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2017) – Larissa Niec, Ph.D., psychology professor at Central Michigan University, will present the 2017 Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture Friday, April 7, at Baylor Univeristy.
Mar
16
2017
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) – The International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) awarded the Godin Prize for the Scientific Study of Religion to Wade Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Mar
14
2017
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2018 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
Feb
17
2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Portal to the Public at the Mayborn Museum Complex is helping Baylor University science experts bring science to life—sometimes literally.
Feb
9
2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2017) — Fighting with your significant other as Valentine’s Day approaches? Consider this as Cupid aims his bow and arrow yet again.
Feb
2
2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2017) – Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
Jan
17
2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.
Oct
12
2016
The university’s Meritorious Achievement Award winners annually demonstrate the wide reach of the Baylor family. This year’s honorees include alumni who have found success in business, law, medical research and public service, with a particular emphasis on those who have dedicated their careers to helping others. From a Houston-area doctor, to the founders of orphanages in Kenya and …
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