Gay couples began heading to Nebraska courthouses Friday morning, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that made same-sex marriage the law of the land. Experts at UNL said the decision came after a transformation in public attitudes toward gay marriage.
The less you sleep, the more you eat. That’s the finding in a new article by UNL psychology researchers Alyssa Lundahl and Timothy Nelson. The study, which reviewed a mountain of literature, demonstrated how sleep or lack of it affects multiple mechanisms that control food intak
A retirement reception for Brian Wilcox, professor of psychology and director of the Center on Children, Families and the Law, is 2 to 4 p.m. June 1 in the Lied Commons.
Connecting social and behavioral science faculty campuswide to strengthen UNL’s research is the aim of the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium. Dan Hoyt, professor of sociology, is the consortium’s first director.
Five UNL faculty members have earned recognition from the College of Arts and Sciences for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and research.
A National Science Foundation grant will fund a new summer research program at UNL led by Kirk Dombrowski (pictured) that aims to train the next generation of scientists in both minority health disparities and social network analysis.
Sibling rivalry is so commonplace that it may actually be undermining efforts to tamper down peer bullying. That's one of several findings in a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Family Violence by UNL law-psychology researchers (pictured, from left) Lori Hoetger, Katherine Hazen and Eve Brank.
Monte M. Page, 79, emeritus professor of psychology, died Jan. 20 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He retired from UNL in 2004 after working more than 40 years in the psychology department.
A team led by UNL's Maital Neta performed functional MRI scans of study participants as they completed 12 diverse tasks that included recognizing parts of speech and mentally rotating three-dimensional shapes to identify matching pairs. The team found that 41 brain regions showed substantial differences in activity following incorrect vs. correct answers.
UNL psychologist Ming Li studies the behavioral and biological mechanisms underlying maternal behavior. His aim is to better understand the psychological, environmental and biological factors involved in postpartum mental disorders. Findings could lead to better therapies for new moms struggling with depression and other behavioral problems.