Newsroom University of Denver (Psychology)

2018
September
19,
2018
If Kayla Knopp had her dream job, she’d be penning advice columns for the newspaper. If the University of Denver doctorate student's research is any indication, she would never be short on material. After all, her recently released study, “Onc...
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August
28,
2018
The first question is always: “Why?” As in, “Why would you ever want to row across the Atlantic Ocean?” The answer, for Alex Evans, belies the 50-foot waves, violent storms and long nights that will push a team of never-before rowers to the...
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July
30,
2018
As a fresh graduate with her master’s in advanced digital media studies from the University of Denver, Erin Pheil looked around her mountain town and checked out her competition. She wasn’t impressed. She could do better. So she did. Pheil founded...
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July
03,
2018
JJ Khan is using a unique sense of purpose to not only make the DU community a better place, but to spark a greater change in the world. The third-year psychology and socio-legal studies major navigates his many commitments by never forgetting his dr...
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May
09,
2018
Arthur C. Jones, after a collective 27 years in the Psychology Department, Women's College and Lamont School of Music, announced his retirement this year. The psychologist, award-winning author, former associate dean of the Women's College and Fa...
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April
26,
2018
For many people, giving birth is one of the most joyful times of life, but also one of the most terrifying. One day they are responsible for only themselves, the next day there’s another life to care for. Having a baby not only changes the life of th...
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March
19,
2018
“It was almost surreal. That’s the moment you realize this is it, I’m here.” That moment for Tyler Dabrowski was when he walked out with Team USA for the opening ceremony of the 2018 winter Olympic Games with more than 28 million American hous...
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March
12,
2018
Michael Karson is a professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2003. Before entering academia, Karson practiced clinical and forensic psychology for 25 years. Since 1997 he has authore...
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February
27,
2018
Patrick Kennedy very easily could not have been on the History Colorado Center stage last week. Had things gone slightly differently on a fateful night in 2006, he wouldn’t be leading the charge to improve mental health and substance abuse care. ...
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February
05,
2018
So much can go wrong in a game of golf. The sand traps, the water hazards, a gust of wind. The slightest, most subtle flaw in technique can send that little dimpled ball astray. The thing plaguing Stephanie Zavilla’s game was impossible to see...
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2017
August
11,
2017
The 1970 Beatles love song “The Long and Winding Road” speaks of just that — a twisting, sometimes arduous journey that seems to have no end. But for Josh Burg, a love affair with people and helping them with life’s problems has at long last brou...
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2016
December
20,
2016
The University of Denver’s much-renowned Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) first opened its doors in September 1976, only the third program of its kind in the country. In summer 2016, the GSPP celebrated its 40th anniversary with an e...
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December
16,
2016
“Find what moves you.” That’s Brian Gearity’s message to anyone trying to build a fitness routine. On Thursday morning Gearity, who also goes by Coach G, hosted a pre-holiday workout in DU’s Pat Bowlen Training Center at Magness Arena. More than t...
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November
11,
2016
After Joshua Oakley finished his service as a captain in the U.S. Army in 2015, he headed straight for the University of Denver. “I grew up in the area and always knew DU was a premier school,” says Oakley, who served three tours of duty in Ir...
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November
03,
2016
Kateri McRae, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to investigate the effects of process facilitation on emotion regulation. In this research, she hopes to identify ways to facilitate the part...
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October
13,
2016
“Falls are a huge public health crisis and one of the leading causes of injuries among aging adults,” says Kim Gorgens, a clinical associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. “The more we can do ...
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TBI
August
03,
2016
Survivors, first responders and health professionals from some of the worst mass shootings in recent U.S. history shared their stories at a conference focusing on the impact of mass trauma. Wednesday’s conference was held on the University of Den...
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August
02,
2016
The University of Denver is partnering with Denver Health to provide access to a new kind of prenatal service. Through a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families, MotherWise will provide healthy relationship...
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July
19,
2016
The thrill of competing in the Olympics. Athletes will train their entire life for an event that may last only a few minutes. It’s almost impossible to imagine the pressure or the mindset required for an athlete to perform at peak on the world’s ...
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June
30,
2016
Omar G. Gudiño, assistant professor of psychology, has been named the 2016 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award winner. The honor is given by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Gudiño provides research and clinical inst...
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June
20,
2016
The June 24 edition of Newsweek magazine will feature the work of DU professor Kim Gorgens. As a clinical associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Gorgens has been studying the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on j...
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June
20,
2016
A week ago, the U.S. suffered the worst mass shooting in modern history. 49 people died and more than 50 were hurt when a gunman opened fire inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This tragedy is part of an upsurge in the frequency of mass s...
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