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Is there such a thing as good eugenics?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:54pm

WWU Offering Free Counseling Services

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:41pm

Beginning Jan. 17, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling services, under faculty supervision. These services are free.

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.

'Airings' coming to the PAC Jan. 25

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 9:44am

"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.

Western’s Jeff Carroll Awarded New $800k Grant to Research Huntington’s Disease

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:33am

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.

In Memoriam: Merle Prim

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:17am

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's Jeff Carroll attends Huntington's Disease fundraiser in L.A.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:14am

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

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 9:51am

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.”

‘Pokémon Go’ Adds to Safety Concerns Associated with Smartphone Use, says WWU Professor

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:28am

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.

How to enhance your self-confidence

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:23am

Psychology Department recruiting for study on adolescent identity development

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:50am

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

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:21pm

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.

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