Author Archives: Amy Loviska

Dr. Adriene Beltz Awarded 2020-2022 Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship

Dr. Adriene Beltz has been awarded a 2020-2022 Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to highly talented and innovative young scholars working on child and youth development to improve the development and living conditions of children and youth.

For more information as well as a complete list of 2020-2022 fellows, visit the Jacobs Foundation here.

New Publication in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Dr. Beltz with Dr. Jason Moser of Michigan State University published a new article entitled “Ovarian hormones: a long overlooked but critical contributor to cognitive brain structures and function” in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences as part of The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience special issue.

To view the new article, visit the lab publication page or the journal website.


Dr. Adriene Beltz’s Article One of the Top Downloaded at Journal of Research on Adolescence

Dr. Adriene Beltz’s article “Connecting theory and methods in adolescent brain research” published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence, was recognized as one of the journal’s top downloaded recent papers. This honor allows for free access to the paper until July 15th, 2019 via the journal web page here or through our publications page here.

Dr. Adriene Beltz Named APS Rising Star

Dr. Adriene Beltz has been named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. The Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

For more information, visit the University of Michigan announcement here. For a complete list of all the 2019 Rising Stars, visit the APS Observer here.

M(SD) Lab Members Presented Work at the 2018 GDRC

M(SD) Lab members presented research at the 2018 Gender Development Research Conference in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Beltz spoke about investigating “Beyond the average joe and mean girls: Studying intra-individual variation in gendered phenomena” during a symposium showcasing short presentations from new investigators. Lab coordinator Amy Loviska presented a poster titled “Daily fluctuations in gender identity and adjustment: Implications for person-oriented research” displaying daily diary data in which variations in feelings of masculinity and femininity impact positive and negative affect.