SOBC Spotlight: Interview with Marina Milyavskaya, PhD

In this Spotlight feature we focus on Marina Milyavskaya, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Carleton University. Dr. Milyavskaya’s research focuses on factors that predict successful goal attainment. These factors include trait differences between people as well as situational differences that influence whether individuals succeed or fail to attain goals in particular contexts.

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UCLA Department of Psychology – Biopsychosocial Science of Health search

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured early Associate Professor in the Biopsychosocial Science of Health. We are interested in applicants who are pursuing innovative and collaborative biopsychosocial research on the dynamic interactions among psychological, social, behavioral, and biological factors, and their impact on health and disease. Example topic areas include health across the lifespan, and widely accessible approaches to prevention and intervention. Potential affiliations within the Department of Psychology include health, clinical, social, developmental, and other areas. Ample opportunities exist for collaborative research with UCLA faculty in the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health.

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August 20, 2018 | OBSSR Director’s Webinar Presents: Russell Poldrack, Ph.D., on Toward data-driven ontologies for mental function

Time: Monday, August 20, 2018 1:00 pm (EST)
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Russell A. Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Department of Psychology and Professor (by courtesy) of Computer Science at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience. His research uses neuroimaging to understand the brain systems underlying decision making and executive function. His lab is also engaged in the development of neuroinformatics tools to help improve the reproducibility and transparency of neuroscience, including the Openneuro.org and Neurovault.org data sharing projects and the Cognitive Atlas ontology.

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Health Psychology Positions at UNSW Sydney (Australia)

UNSW is already at the cutting edge of academia with a strong and growing international reputation. As a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, UNSW is making an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. The announcement of our largest-ever academic recruitment initiative is a key step in expanding our existing world-leading research capabilities. The School of Psychology at UNSW is located in the Faculty of Science and is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in research and teaching.  It is a leading Australian Psychology Department on quality measures such as research publications and competitive grant funding.  The School has well-equipped research and teaching facilities and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs that attract outstanding students from

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SOBC Spotlight: Interview with Eric Loucks, PhD

 

    In this Spotlight feature we focus on Eric Loucks, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at Brown University. His SOBC research investigates the effects of mindfulness training on blood pressure reduction by investigating aspects of self-regulation as targeted mechanisms of change. This work has the potential to inform our understanding of mechanisms underlying the successful reduction of hypertension risk.

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SOBC Symposium at the Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) hosted a symposium and panel discussion titled “Behavior Change Across the Life-Span” on Saturday, May 26, at its annual meeting in San Francisco. Drs. Lis Nielsen and Jennifer Sumner co-chaired the event, which furthered SOBC’s mission by demonstrating the method’s relevance and value for scientists outside of the SOBC Research Network members. The symposium was motivated by the idea that the SOBC research mission is enhanced by investigating mechanisms of change during each of life’s phases. Collectively, these researchers consider how modifiable behaviors shape health outcomes across the entire human lifespan.

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