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Center for Cross-Cultural Research to host webinar with VCU's Shawn C. T. Jones on Nov. 9

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:23am

Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research (CCCR) and Psychology Department will host a webinar titled "Using Racial Protective Factors to Cultivate Resilience Among Black Youth" with Virginia Commonwealth University's Shawn C. T. Jones from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.

The presentation will be hosted via Zoom and is free and open to the public and campus community.

WWU’s Josh Kaplan and His Students Exploring the Beneficial Impacts of CBD Compounds  

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 8:27am

On the fifth floor of Academic Instructional Center - East, mice are breathing vaporized CBD. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is a compound found in cannabis and is the subject of an increasing craze. Conducting the experiments with vapor is the closest way to mimic human use, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Josh Kaplan said.    

Western Libraries announces 2019-20 Undergraduate Research Award winners

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:52am

Western Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 - 2020 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.  Three awards are given annually to Western Washington University undergraduate students in recognition of their excellence and originality in creating research papers for courses taught across the colleges based on significant inquiry using library resources and collections. 

Meet the Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Social Sciences

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 12:49pm

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

Western's Joseph Trimble retires and reflects on his more than 40 years on campus at Western

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 11:13am

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Psychology Joseph Trimble retired in June after 41 years on campus at Western. A national leader in the field of cross-cultural psychology, Trimble's work over the course of his career on better understanding the psychological needs of ethnic minorities in general and North America's Indigenous peoples in particular has garnered awards not only from Western but from his peers nationally and internationally.

Western’s Anne Marie Tietjen Receives Golden Apple Award 

Sun, 04/26/2020 - 9:32am

Health Volunteers Overseas has announced that WWU Instructor and Research Associate in the Department of Psychology, Anne Marie Tietjen, is this year’s recipient of the HVO Golden Apple Award. 

CSU - Long Beach's May Ling Halim to discuss her research on gender equality March 5

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:26am

WWU's Center for Cross Cultural Research will host California State University at Long Beach Associate Professor of Psychology May Ling Halim at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in Academic West 204 for "The Development of Gender Intergroup Attitudes Among Ethnically Diverse Children."

WWU’s New Lonner Lecture Series Now Accepting Proposals

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 9:53am

Western Washington University’s new Lonner Lecture Series is now accepting proposals for funding. The purpose of these funds is to support a university-wide lecture with emphasis on psychologically-oriented approaches to the study of culture. 

WWU to Offer Free Counseling Starting in January

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 9:25am

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

Uili Lousi to Present 'Climate Change in Tonga' Sept. 26

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 8:44am

South Pacific environmental activist Uili Lousi will present "Climate Change in Tonga" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 in Academic West 204 as the first installment of the annual Huxley Speaker Series.

Like all of the Huxley Speaker Series events, Lousi's presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research to Host Purdue’s Margo Monteith Oct. 7

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 9:53am

Western Washington University’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Purdue University Professor of Psychological Sciences Margo Monteith for “Bias and its Reduction: Creating Awareness and Fostering Positive Change” from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 in Academic West 304 on the WWU campus.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Psychology's Jeff Carroll co-authors new paper

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:17am

Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions, in laboratory mice and greatly extended the rodents' lives, according to a new report in JCI Insight. The scientists used antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), synthetic compounds that inhibit the formation of specific proteins.

Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 9:49am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.