Yearly Archives: 2009

July 31, 2009

7 Ways Your Siblings May Have Shaped You | It’s not just your parents who are responsible for how you turned out.

By Lindsay Lyon of US News and World Report

July 7, 2009

Scientist Honored by Peers

Contact: Janet Chappell, 541-485-2711 Washington, DC – Dr. Marion Forgatch, an Emeritus Scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center, has been elected by the Board of Directors of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) to be a APS Fellow. Fellow status is awarded to APS Members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of […]

June 5, 2009

Researcher Earns Awards

Contact: Diana Strand, 541-485-2711 PORTLAND, OR – Dr. Jean Kjellstrand, Research Associate on the Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) study at the Oregon Social Learning Center, received two awards from Portland State University (PSU) this week, the Commendation Award for the top graduating graduate student within the School of Social Work, and a PSU Award of Excellence […]

June 1, 2009

Intervention Shows Reduction in Delinquent Teens’ Pregnancy Rates

Contact: Angela Yeager News & Communication Services Oregon State University (541) 737-0784 CORVALLIS, OR. – A program aimed at reducing criminal behavior in juvenile justice teens has yielded a surprising side benefit – it also reduces the teens’ rate of pregnancy, according to a new study out this week. David Kerr, an Oregon State University psychologist, and […]

May 29, 2009

Local Researchers Organize Competition for Early Career Prevention Scientists

Contact: Diana Strand, Phone 541-485-2711 WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the fourth year, OSLC Research Scientists Dr.’s J. Mark Eddy and Charles Martinez, Jr. chaired the Sloboda and Bukoski Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Cup Competition, held at the annual meeting yesterday. Teams of early career prevention scientists competed for the honor of winning the traveling cup, […]

April 22, 2009

Guest Viewpoint: There’s help for raising our Ophelias

By Ken Merrel Appeared in Register-Guard “In her groundbreaking best-seller “Reviving Ophelia,” Mary Pipher issued a call to action, urging parents to become more involved in their daughters’ lives. A psychologist with a background in cultural anthropology, Pipher is keenly aware of the social influences that are shaping not just adolescent girls, but children of […]

February 13, 2009

Local Psychologist Receives APA Presidential Citation for 50 years of Contributions to Psychology

Contact: Janet Chappell (541) 485-2711 or on-line at Eugene, OR – (February 13, 2009) The American Psychology Association (APA) awarded local, preeminent researcher Dr. Gerald R. Patterson its highest honor, a Presidential Citation, to acknowledge his lifetime of contributions to the field of psychology, to commend his work as a mentor and collaborator, and to celebrate […]