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More than 30 percent of children who live in the U.S. are overweight or obese.

Childhood Obesity and Cognition: Exploring the Link

Psychology Prof. Terry Davidson will chair a symposium of scientists next month, the first gathering of its kind that is focused on obesity and cognition in children and adolescents.

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Upcoming Theses & Dissertation Defenses

Sabrina Jones will defend her Master's thesis on November 30, 2016 from 12-2 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is: LEARNED MECHANISMS UNDERLYING INTEROCEPTIVE CONTROL OF ENERGY REGULATION IN MALE RATS.

Committee: Terry Davidson, Dave Kearns, Tony Riley

Camille Sample will defend her dissertation on December 1st, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm in Butler Conference Room.  The title of her dissertation is: CONSIDERING SEX IN LEARNED APPETITIVE CONTROL BY DEPRIVATION STATES.

Committee Chair - Terry Davidson
Committee members: Dave Kearns, Tony Riley, Colin Saldanha

Alexis French will defend her Master's thesis on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is: Cost-Effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in Clinics versus Homes from Four Perspectives

Committee Members: Dr. Brian Yates, Dr. James Gray, and Dr. Timothy Fowles