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News 2017 - 2018

Tulane Launches PhD Certificate in Health Psychology January 16, 2018

Students in the Psychological Science PhD program now have the option of completing a certificate in health psychology. Health psychology is the scientific discipline focused on understanding how psychosocial factors – thoughts, feelings, actions, relationships, and culture – shape health, as well as how health affects these important life domains. In completing the certificate, students focus 15 of their credits on health psychology foundational courses, advanced courses in methodology and statistics, and clinical or disease-specific courses. The training will empower students to improve public health and well-being through health psychology research careers in academic, medical, and other settings.

 


Jill Daniel awarded grant on impulse control. December 13, 2017

121217-jdaniel-jdarling600-pbc-1334 A Tulane University researcher is studying why males have more impulse-control issues than females, with the ultimate goal of developing more effective preventative and treatment strategies. Psychology and neuroscience professor Jill Daniel, director of the Tulane Brain Institute, received a two-year, $414,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to gain a better understanding of why males are more vulnerable to such disorders as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and addiction.

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