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Psych grad student seeks help from the campus community on thesis

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:00am

My name is Kristín Haraldsson. I am a Master’s student in experimental psychology at Western looking to recruit participants for my thesis project on identity and immigration. Participants will meet us for a 1-2 hour interview where they will be asked questions about themselves, their parents, and any social groups they may belong to. All information shared is completely confidential, and there a number of steps that we take to ensure that your information is handled appropriately. Participants will be compensated a $50 Amazon e-gift card for their time.

WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research to host Columbia University’s Shige Oishi on Feb. 11

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 8:49am

Western Washington University’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Shige Oishi, professor of Psychology at Columbia University, for a guest lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, in Academic West 204, titled “What is a good life? A happy life, a meaningful life, or something else?”

This lecture is free and open to the public.

WWU’s Josh Kaplan to Present ‘Cracking the Cannabis Code’ Jan. 29

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 8:34am

Josh Kaplan, assistant professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at Western Washington University, will present “Cracking the Cannabis Code: How advances in cannabinoid science can improve medicine and limit harm” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan 29 in Academic West 204 the WWU campus.

This lecture is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by WWU’s Behavioral Neuroscience program.

Sugar Nation: WWU's Jeff Grimm working to unravel how the brain feeds addictions and cravings

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 9:26am

Western Washington University Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm has received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health furthering his research into the body’s craving for sugar, and he and his team of undergraduates recently published a paper showing how a certain protein, DARPP32, was related to sucrose craving and how that craving could be reduced through environmental enrichment. Western Today recently talked with Grimm about his work and the research of his team.

 

Opportunity to Participate in a Study and Earn a $50 Amazon Card

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:04am

Experimental psychology master's student, Kristin Haraldsson is recruiting participants for her upcoming thesis project. Please see below for more information. 

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:

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