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WWU's Joseph Trimble to present 'Sabbatical Sojourn in Scotland Among Scholars, Students, Saints, and Spirits' Nov. 29

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:07pm

WWU's Joseph Trimble will present 'Sabbatical Sojourn in Scotland Among Scholars, Students, Saints, and Spirits' at 4 p.m.on Thursday Nov. 29 in Communications Facility 115 as part of the WWU Dept. of Psychology Lecture Series.

Psychology's Brent Mallinckrodt receives Outstanding Lifetime Contribution award

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:55am

Professor Brent Mallinckrodt, Department of Psychology, is recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Lifetime Contribution award from the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association. The citation award citation reads: For exceptional scholarship in the areas of application of attachment theory to psychotherapy process and outcome, stress buffering effects of social support in cancer patients, and coping resources available to racial/ethnic and sexual minority persons.

WWU’s Joseph Trimble Receives 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Oklahoma

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:21am

Western Washington University’s Joseph Trimble has won the University of Oklahoma 2019 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences award.

Trimble, a distinguished university professor of Psychology and a research associate at Western’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research, will be honored during University of Oklahoma’s Kaleidoscope Evening on March 8, attended by students, faculty and alumni. He will also be invited to speak briefly on the importance of his educational experience.

Jeff Grimm's lab publishes paper in Scientific Reports

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:42pm

WWU Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm's research lab team recently published an article in the journal Scientific Reports.  The study identified the expression level of DARPP32, a protein that mediates signalling in neurons that appears to be related to neuroplasticity, in 9 brain regions of rats that were responding for a cue previously associated with sugar availability.  Some rats had also been exposed to environmental enrichment (housing with toys and friends), an experience the team had previously documented to reduce motivation to seek and consume sugar. 

WWU’s Jeff Carroll Secures New Research Funding Stream from the CHDI Foundation

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:11am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a new funding stream from the CHDI Foundation to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research to Host Donna Nagata Oct. 15

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 1:22pm

Western Washington University's Center for Cross-Cultural Research and Department of Psychology will host University of Michigan Professor of Psychology Donna Nagata from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 in Academic West 204, when she will present "Long-Term and Intergenerational Psychosocial Impacts of the World War II Japanese American Incarceration."

Gov. Jay Inslee names WWU alumna Maria Siguenza to Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 9:38am

Gov. Jay Inslee today named 2010 WWU alumna Maria Siguenza (Psychology) as the new director of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. She replaces Lisa van der Lugt who was recently named director of the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.

The commission strives to improve public policy development and the delivery of government services to the Hispanic community.

Jane Goodall tickets go on sale Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:00pm

Jane Goodall, conservationist and world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, will present “Jane Goodall: Tomorrow and Beyond” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham.

Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her discovery that chimpanzees make a use of tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope.

WWU PsychFest Event June 8th

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 1:43pm

The Psychology department is hosting their annual PsychFest on Friday June 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  This event is a celebration of student research and scholarship.

In particular, they are pleased to announce their keynote speaker, Melissa Tehee, an alumna from Western’s Psychology graduate program, who will be presenting on Understanding and Addressing Trauma in a Cultural Framework.

For more information, you can find the event and a full schedule of activities listed on the department's website:

WWU Student Wins Summer Fellowship to Research Huntington’s Disease

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:13am

 

After spending over a decade in the concert industry touring with bands like The Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat as a tour manager and guitar technician, Texas native Wes Solem felt an overwhelming desire to challenge himself to find a new path — a path he found at Western doing neurodegenerative disease research.

Now, the senior Behavioral Neuroscience and Molecular Cell Biology major has been awarded a $4,000 stipend for the Donald A. King Summer Fellowship that will sponsor his 10-week research project studying Huntington’s disease.

WWU Professor Seeking Participants for Relationship Study

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:24am

Kate McLean, a professor of Psychology at Western, is conducting a study about personal development in romantic relationships and is seeking participants.

Participants in this study will be asked to participate in from 2 - 5 online survey sessions. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon voucher for each session completed and will be entered for a chance to win an additional $50 at each session.

Participants must be 18 or older, and currently be in a romantic relationship for at least 6 months and no longer than two years.  

WWU’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research to host Kristin Pauker May 7

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:05am

 

Kristin Pauker, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will present “Beyond ‘Racist People’: How Beliefs About the Malleability of Prejudice Impact the Emergence of Interracial Tension in Children” at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 7 in Academic West 210 on the Western Washington University campus. 

In Memoriam: Peter J. Elich

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:43pm

Behavioral Neuroscience to host Jan-Marino Ramirez Feb. 27

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:41am

From noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.

Psychology’s Jeff Carroll Awarded New $100k Grant to Research Huntington’s Disease

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:17am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $100,000 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

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