PBS Update: Summer 2023


Social media and the spread of mental health misinformation

Research from PBS Professor Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces focuses on TikTok posts about cognitive behavioral therapy.

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How much do we trust AI?

PBS Professor Bennett Bertenthal participates in a large project to answer the question.

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Losing sleep over losing sleep

Watching the clock while trying to fall asleep exacerbates insomnia and the use of sleep aids, according to PBS Clincial Professor Spencer Dawson — and a small change could help people sleep better.

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Improving academic persistence in college students

A new study led by PBS Professor Mary Murphy finds that incoming students who participated in an online belonging exercise completed their first year as full-time college students at a higher rate than their peers.

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In case you missed it . . .

Check out the photos of what's been going on at PBS!

J.R. Kantor Awards

April 28, 2023

We held our annual undergraduate awards ceremony in the atrium of the Global and International Studies Building. Congrats to all the recipients!


Undergraduate Graduation Celebration

May 6, 2023

Another academic year has come and gone! We're going to miss everyone who graduated, but we know that they are all moving on to do great things.


Summer Picnic + Retirement Party

May 18, 2023

We had perfect weather for the faculty and staff summer picnic! The picnic also served as a celebration of the careers and retirements of long-time staff members Marty Shipley and Roger Rhodes, who worked at Indiana University for over 80 combined years.


Harlan the Brain

Spring 2023

We've started to refer to our beloved brain sculpture by the name of Harlan, and it's been fun to see how the PBS community interacts with it!

Photos on Instagram