"Airings…voices of our youth" is a dance/theatre piece created by Kuntz and Company that explores the pressures young people face in the formative years of middle school and high school. The power of Airings lies in the true stories of these young people expressing their thoughts and their feelings in their words. Ideas explored in Airings include gender, sexuality, bullying, forgiveness, friendship, love, and hope.
BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $806,805 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.
Merle Prim, of Fairhaven, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, died Oct 2nd 2016 at his home after a long illness.
Born Aug. 30, 1932 in Seattle, he graduated from Garfield High School, served as a captain in the Air Force in the 1950s and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, his master's degree from San Diego State College (now University) and his doctorate from Washington State University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Puerto Rico.
Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll, right, who researches the causes of the degenerative brain disorder Huntington's Disease in an effort to find a cure for the illness and who himself has the gene that causes it, last weekend attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles that raised more than $100,000 for HDBuzz, an online resource for HD news founded and still edited by by Carroll. Next to Carroll in the photo is actress Annette Benning.
Western’s Jeff Grimm Gets New $100,000 Grant from National Institutes of Health for his Research on Addictions and Cravings
Western Washington University Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm has received a new $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health furthering his research into the similarities between drug addiction and the body’s craving for sugar.
“Sugar can be just as habit-forming as cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin,” he said. “Our brains learn to covet sugar, and, once given it, release the same chemical, dopamine, that is increased by most abused drugs.”
As Pokémon Go soars to never-before-seen heights of usage across the world – consider that in barely over a week after its release it already had more daily users than Twitter – some questions have begun to arise about safety.
The Psychology Department at Western Washington University is recruiting mothers and teenagers aged 16 to 18 for a study on adolescent identity development.
The study involves having a conversation between mother and child, as well as filling out several surveys and completing an interview. Mom and child will each receive $20 for participating.
Western’s Jeff Carroll Awarded More than $1.2 Million in Pair of Grants to Research Huntington’s Disease
Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a pair of grants for more than $1.2 million to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.
Graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department are providing free individual counseling, under faculty supervision, to community members.
Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.