People with social anxiety disorder take criticism especially hard, study finds

March 12, 2018

People who have social anxiety disorder are more likely to internalize criticism than those who do not, research from CU Boulder suggests.


New CU Boulder Next national outreach tour kicks off Feb. 24 in Los Angeles

Feb. 5, 2018

Marie Banich, a leading brain researcher who truly does understand what teens are thinking, and Adam Bradley, who makes the case for pop music as poetry, are among the featured presenters on the first stop of the CU Boulder Next national tour.

MRI of the Brain

Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds

Feb. 2, 2018

Marijuana may not be as damaging to the brain as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and the CU Change Lab.


Will money make treadmills move?

Dec. 22, 2017

Doctoral candidate wins Visionary Grant to determine if timely monetary incentives encourage exercise as well as they foster better eating habits.


Outstanding graduate conducted novel research on learning

Dec. 22, 2017

Do you learn more if you study for hours without breaks or if you take short study breaks every so often? That question not only occurred to Robert Mason Eastwood but also formed the basis of his honors thesis.

SMART Student

Underrepresented students excel through SMART

Aug. 9, 2017

CU Boulder program helps underserved and underrepresented students in the STEM fields gain valuable research experience for graduate school.


Scholarship helps students persevere through disability

July 18, 2017

Many scholarships go to the most gifted students: the smartest, the most talented and, of course, the fastest and strongest. CU Boulder’s Robert Wyant Scholarship is granted to students who might be none of the above, but somehow achieve academic success while overcoming the challenges of disability.


A diet strategy that focuses on the brain

May 17, 2017

Achieving a healthy weight may be more about what’s going on between your ears than between your lips. That’s according to Eliza Kingsford (Psych’03) in her new book, Brain-Powered Weight Loss. It’s getting rave reviews.


CU geneticist refutes his own study linking schizophrenia, inbreeding

Jan. 18, 2017

When Matthew Keller found he could not duplicate his own 2012 study that tied inbreeding to the chances of developing schizophrenia in a more-powerful secondary study, he wanted to make sure the scientific record was clear.


Lay counselors could help fill treatment gap for global, postpartum depression

Jan. 3, 2017

Does psychological counseling need to be delivered by a psychologist to be effective? Not necessarily, according to a provocative new line of research involving CU Boulder psychology professor Sona Dimidjian that suggests an army of trained “lay counselors” could someday provide a solution to the global mental health treatment gap.