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  • Study Defines Link Between Depression and Obesity March 19, 2014
    Depression and obesity have long been associated, but how they relate over time is less clear.  New research from a Rutgers University–Camden professor shows that adolescent females who experience one of the disorders are at a greater risk for the other as they get older. “Adolescence is a key developmental period for both obesity and […]
  • Student Shares Her Perspectives on Crisis in Native Ukraine March 10, 2014
    Gina Bondarenko is a second-year Honors College student, majoring in psychology and minoring in marketing, at Rutgers University–Camden. She is a native of Kharkov, Ukraine, located about 300 miles east of Kiev, and a 30-minute drive to the Russian border. She moved with her parents to the United States at seven years old in October […]
  • Researcher Explains Mechanisms of Skilled Joint Actions Through the Olympic Games February 6, 2014
    A figure skater lifts his partner overhead and, in one fluid motion, tosses her high into the air. She completes a full rotation and he catches her, setting her down gently onto the ice. This dynamic episode is just one of the countless examples of skilled joint actions that the world’s preeminent athletes will perform […]
  • Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt: Groundhog Day Serves Psychological Purpose, says Researcher January 29, 2014
    With bitter cold gripping the U.S., Americans everywhere will be watching with bated – and frozen – breath to see if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2. According to folklore, if he does, the groundhog will retreat back into his burrow and winter will continue for another six weeks. If he doesn’t, then […]
  • Internship is a Valuable Experience for Psychology Major December 17, 2013
    For John Chillem, there is no greater reward than helping children and teenagers.  At Rutgers–Camden, the senior psychology major was able to put his passion to practice during an internship at Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill, where he worked in psychiatric services during the fall 2013 semester. “This internship allowed me to put my […]
  • Psychology Professor’s Research Addresses Impact of Violence Against Women November 26, 2013
    As Courtenay Cavanaugh explains, physical and sexual violence against women is nothing short of an epidemic. “It is a significant public health problem that affects one in three women in the United States,” says Cavanaugh, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden. “It can lead to numerous health problems across one’s lifespan and is associated […]
  • Researcher Studies Link Between Successful Diabetes Management and a Patient’s Social Network September 13, 2013
    Blood sugar control, exercise, and taking medication as directed are among the most important steps to managing diabetes every day, but patients aren’t alone in trying to adhere to healthy behaviors. Kristin August, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden, is studying how a patient’s social network — a spouse, family, and friends — play […]
  • Rutgers-Camden Researcher Seeking Participants for Diabetes Study August 28, 2013
    A Rutgers–Camden researcher is seeking participants for a study that examines how family, friends, and health care providers are involved in diabetes management. Kristin August, an assistant professor of psychology, hopes to determine the appropriate norms for social network involvement in diabetes management and how these norms differ by age, gender, and ra […]