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Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Mon, 26 Jun 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.


Team Meliora back in running for $1M Hult Prize

Thu, 25 May 2017

After being eliminated in the regionals, four international students have been chosen as wild cards for the Hult Prize, the largest social entrepreneurship competition in the world, with a reward of $1 million seed money.


Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

Fri, 07 Apr 2017

For those suffering from dysphoria­—general unhappiness or elevated depressive symptoms—a Rochester study has found that experiencing or even just anticipating uplifting events in daily life was related to feeling less depressed that same day.


Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

Mt. Hope Family Center researchers Melissa Sturge-Apple and Patrick Davies have been awarded a $2.9 million grant to research how conflicts and stress between parents spill over to influence interactions between parent and child.


Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

Tue, 24 May 2016

A new study finds that what might have been described as "maladapted" behavior or a lack of self control may actually be beneficial and thoughtful behavior for children who have been raised in resource-poor environments.


Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

A new study shows that values of social responsibility and caring for others decrease between the ages of 10 to 16. These decreases, however, are in concert with feelings of decreasing support from their parents, schools, and friends.


Harry Reis honored with career award

Tue, 03 Nov 2015

Psychology professor Harry Reis has been awarded the 2015 Career Contribution Award by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). The award honors scholars who have made major theoretical, methodological, or empirical contributions to the field.