Baby Steps: Trauma & Resilience in Infancy
Ilse Dekoeyer-Laros is sponsoring a one-day conference on the subject of infant mental health in association with Utah Association for Infant Mental Health (UAIMH) at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan on Friday, January 26th from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.REGISTER HERE
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Lisa Aspinwall Receives
Irwin Altman Outstanding Psychology Faculty Award
The Irwin Altman Outstanding Psychology Faculty Award has been established by his family and supported by the university to recognize a faculty member in the Department of Psychology who exemplifies the combined values of teaching/mentoring, research/scholarship and service that Irwin Altman demonstrated throughout his career.
The 2017 winner of the award was Dr. Lisa Aspinwall. Her research involves genetic risk notification and its effect on cancer prevention. She also studies positive and negative emotions, their effect on processing negative events, and how positive psychology impacts cancer survivorship and resilience.
Two Faculty Members Presented TEDx Talks in 2017
Samantha Joel and David Strayer have presented their findings on the national stage at a pair of TEDx events, one in Salt Lake City and another in Manhattan Beach, California. Each presentation focuses on a question central to the professors' studies, but explores the way the answers to those questions may help people in their daily lives.
Samantha Joel asks whether romantic matching algorithms are possible, while David Strayer examines the restorative effect nature has on the mind.