Amid an unprecedented democratic decline in the U.S., a new report by Beyond Conflict, co-authored by UMass Amherst social psychologist Linda Tropp, analyzes America’s current social divides through the lens of social science to understand how threats – both real and perceived – shape our sense of identity, our feelings of belonging and our perceptions of status and power relations in society.
Adam Grabell (Psychological and Brain Sciences) and Tauhidur Rahman (Information and Computer Sciences) have received a Technology Development Fund award from the University of Massachusetts. Across the five-campus UMass system, ten faculty research projects will each receive up to $25,000 from the Technology Development Fund, which helps to commercialize scientific breakthroughs. The fund is overseen by the Office of Technology Commercialization and Ventures (OTCV) at the UMass President’s Office in Boston.
The Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) at UMass Amherst, directed by Nilanjana Buju Dasgupta (psychology) was awarded a two-year $499,359 grant from Reboot Representation to support the IDS Leadership Academy for students from groups traditionally marginalized in tech & engineering.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst honored the exemplary achievements, initiative, and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 13. Our psychology 21st Century Leaders are Elodie Carel and Jacqueline Victoria Grundfast.
Student awardees: SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native American in Science) including Miriam Hernandez-Romero, Natasha De La Rosa, Leah Travis-White, Nadia Fernandez, Estefany Argueta Herrera, and Yaharia Bermudez.
The purpose of the SACNAS Chapter at UMass Amherst is to facilitate and support activities that foster the advancement of academic and professional success of self-identified Indigenous, Chicano, and Hispanic students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Every spring we're proud to showcase undergraduate research in a poster-fest attended by students and faculty alike. Check out some tweets and posters from our talented students, summing up their extraordinary projects!
How do first-time parents balance work and family life while coparenting? We found that while family support improves coparenting quality overall, this relationship may look different across family types (married, cohabiting, and single-parent families) and genders (mothers and fathers). —Jessika Antinori
Coparenting and Family Social Support Across Different Family Forms