Thu, 18 Oct 2018
Among adolescents who suffered abuse or neglect as children, not all entertain suicidal thoughts. So what can we learn about those who do? A Mt. Hope Family Center study shows a strong correlation between poor mother-daughter relationships and increased suicide risk in teenage girls.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
What cognitive processes contribute to how we function in a social world, and where do those processes break down? David Dodell-Feder—a new assistant professor of psychology—brings brain imaging, neuroscience, and even music and literature to bear in his research on the science of social connection.
Thu, 06 Sep 2018
Peter Lovenheim, whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Politico, and elsewhere, uses the first chapter of his new book to remember his time in professor Harry Reis's classroom.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
In a 3-year study, Rochester psychologists found children with strong sibling relationships experience less distress in response to future fighting between parents.
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
A new study by psychologists in Rochester and Israel shows those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner shares their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again.
Wed, 23 May 2018
University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
Four undergraduates and two graduate students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, providing support for US students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018
An expert in teen–parent relationships, psychology professor Judith Smetana is being recognized by her peers with the 2018 John P. Hill Memorial Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
In a series of experiments, Rochester psychologists found that people who sat alone without devices for 15 minutes and chose what to think about experienced the positive effects of solitude: feeling calmer and less anxious, without feeling lonely or sad.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
The Mt. Hope Family Center sits on a two-way street. Its researchers and clinicians have provided evidence-based services to at-risk families, while training the next generation of clinicians and research scientists.