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Helping Families Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

Carla Sharp runs the Developmental Psychopathology Lab in the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. She is lead investigator on a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to help families exposed to intimate partner violence. 

Pair of Historians Receive NEH Award to Explore Women's Political History Through Digital Media

The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is proud to announce that Moores Professor of History Nancy Beck Young and Associate Professor of History Leandra Zarnow have been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Grant.

Introducing 2021 New CLASS Faculty

CLASS welcomes 22 new CLASS faculty members. Spanning from early career investigators to established and highly distinguished scholars, they broaden and deepen the college’s research capacity and impact. Join us in welcoming them to the Cougar family.

$1M Anonymous Gift to Address Pandemic-Related Learning Loss, Vaccine Hesitancy

A $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities, a multidisciplinary research center led by the University of Houston, will expand a reading intervention and health literacy research project at six Texas middle schools.

UH CLASS Office of Educational Technology Wins 2021 Blackboard Catalyst Award

University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Educational Technology (OET) instructional designers have been named winners of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for training and professional development for designing an Online Teaching Program (OTP) for faculty, which is based on standards from Quality Matters, Exemplary Course rubrics, Accessibility Standards and the Backward Design approach.

Sleep Duration Buffers Effects of Adversity Among Recently Immigrated Latinx Adolescents

While access to mental health services may be limited by financial, logistical and/or practical factors among recently migrated families, a new study by University of Houston psychology researchers suggests that maximizing sleep can offer psychological benefit to adolescents in this at-risk group.

University of Houston Researcher Probes How Testosterone Works in the Brain

Most people have some idea about the hormone testosterone –how it regulates male behavior or how too little of it might cause a decrease in libido and too much might cause aggressive and irritable behavior. Turns out, no one yet knows how testosterone really does all that. With a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Beau Alward, assistant professor of psychology with a joint appointment in biology at the University of Houston, is set to find out

UH Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality Receives $1 Million Gift

MaryRoss Taylor, a longtime supporter of the University of Houston and pioneer for feminist causes, has gifted the University $1 million to establish an endowed professorship in the Institute for Women, Gender & Sexuality, as well as fund future institute projects.

Can Gender-Disposed Personality Traits Explain Who Initiates Salary Negotiations?

Denise L. Reyes, assistant professor of psychology, has published a study that finds assertiveness was positively related to initiating negotiations for a pay raise, and more men are likely to be assertive.