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Webster Students Present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 25, 2017

Eleven students along with their faculty mentors from Webster University’s departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology attended the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Memphis, Tennessee, with each student presenting results from their several collaborative research projects.

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Hoffman LaChance Contemporary hosts a reception for

News Around Webster: Lang, Cosic, Woolf, Hulsizer

January 19, 2017

A reception for Tom Lang's recent prints and drawings takes place Jan. 20 at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in Maplewood; on the same day, Zlatko Cosic's "It Can't Go Forever #1" will screen in Karlsruhe, Germany. Separately, psychology professors Linda Woolf and Michael Hulsizer presented in Florida on "Politics, Sex and Religion."

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Anthony Rhodes

Thailand 'Psychology Matters' Podcast Launches with Cross-Cultural Perspectives

December 16, 2016

Webster University Thailand has launched a new "Psychology Matters" podcast on Hua Hin Surf 102.5 FM radio, with faculty member Anthony Rhodes devoting the first few episodes to exploring perceptions and misunderstandings between native Thais and foreigners. With a light-hearted, accessible approach, the series will take a psychological look at a range of topics like Thai language, cross-cultural exchanges and working in culturally diverse workplaces.

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Webster presenters Benjamin Koenig, Laura Grizzle, Centron Felder and Debbie Stiles

Applied Educational Psychology, School Psychology at ISPA in Amsterdam

October 04, 2016

Students and faculty in Webster University's Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs presented five poster presentations at the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) in Amsterdam. For their ISPA presentations, Webster participants focused on school psychologists as mental health advocates.

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Student turnout for the Residential Life Debate Watch Party spilled over into a second building.

In the News: Jensen, Karins on debate; Shah on Brexit, Trump; Cross, Barnidge on terrorism

September 27, 2016

Gina Jensen was interviewed on debate strategy ahead of the first presidential debate, Journal news editor Jessica Karins was quoted in USA Today about student reactions to the debate, Sheetal Shah wrote an article on the psychology of movements behind Brexit, Trump and Wilders, Remy Cross discussed counter-terrorism measures on St. Louis On The Air, and Robert Barnidge wrote a column on religious ideology and characterizations of the motivation behind acts of terrorism.

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The chess team's impact was noted in BBC Magazine.

In the News: Chess in BBC, Woolf on torture, Psihountas on MBA

May 20, 2016

Linda Woolf is profiled in St. Louis Magazine for her efforts to strengthen ethical codes in the APA and keep psychologists out of interrogation sites, Debbie Psihountas is quoted in the Ladue News for an article about MBA programs serving working professionals, and the chess program is cited in a BBC feature on how St. Louis has become a world hub for chess.

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Webster faculty members Liza Jachens and Roslyn Thomas  with Dubravka Suzic of the UNHCR

Webster, UNHCR Study Psychological Impacts on Humanitarian Workers

May 20, 2016

Webster University and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have released a landmark study on understanding the mental health, well-being and psychological difficulties experienced by humanitarian aid workers in international settings. The Psychology Department at Webster's Geneva campus launched this multi-site investigation in 2012 along with leading response teams. They are continuing their research with additional organizations.

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The National Science Foundation program provides undergrads enrolled in colleges and universities where there are limited research opportunities with an opportunity to gain hands-on research experience.

Psychology Student Selected for Competitive Undergrad Research Experience

May 04, 2016

Webster Psychology major Angela Engle has been selected as one of eight participants in the hands-on 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Western Kentucky University, a program funded by the National Science Foundation. She'll spend 10 weeks this summer exploring innovative approaches to studying non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behaviors in adolescents. The REU site's emphasis on integrating modern technology into psychological research will help develop her research skills and future career opportunities, her professors say.

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Around Webster: Woolf on Psychology of Hate, Hwang on Jane Austen, Guterman-Finlayson Play

March 21, 2016

Linda Woolf will give the Distinguished Scholar lecture at the University of Southern Indiana, "The Psychology of Hate: From Intolerance to Terror," on March 21, Sheila Hwang is the Kirkwood Library's guest speaker for "Literary Feasts, from Jane Austen's Day to the Present" on April 20, and Gad Guterman and Doug Finlayson will have a selection of their play read at the National Conference of the Association for Jewish Theatre showcase April 2-6.

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Around Webster: Schollhammer, Hellinger, Barnidge, Woolf

March 04, 2016

Linda Woolf has the featured article in the February issue of the APA's Psychology Teacher Network, Ralph Schöllhammer published on technology's influence on future policy in the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Robert Barnidge lectured on presidential responses to terrorism at the Missouri History Museum, and Dan Hellinger published "Resource Nationalism and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela" in The Political Economy of Natural Resources and Development.

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Woolf named to APA ethics commission; Russell elected Rotary head; Aaron film selected for Bayou

March 01, 2016

Linda Woolf was selected to serve on a special commission to review all of the American Psychological Association's ethics processes and procedures, Beth Russell was elected to the position of First Vice President (2016-2017) and President Elect (2017-2018) for the Rotary Club of St. Louis, and Chris Aaron's short film, "Forever Waves," was chosen from 1,000 submissions for the Cinema on the Bayou Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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From Van McElwee's

Around Webster: Thomas' Aid Worker Stress, Robey's 'Beginning Jazz,' McElwee's 'Wanderung' (Migration)

February 26, 2016

Webster Geneva Psychology and Counseling head Ros Thomas' new book, "Psychological Stress - Aid Workers in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies," explores the impact on humanitarian workers of their proximity to violence, James Robey's "Beginning Jazz Dance" includes photos and video clips to teach techniques and core jazz dance concepts, and Van McElwee's outdoor video, "Wandrung" (Migration), was commissioned by the German Consul General of Boston.

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Noctor provided shared insights into the online world's effect on child development that provoked a lively discussion after his lecture.

Geneva Psychology Lecture: 'Sexualisation in an Online World'

January 28, 2016

Webster Geneva filled the house for a guest lecture by Colman Noctor, a child and adolescent psychoanalytical psychotherapist, who discussed, "Sexualisation in an Online World." The talk explored the impact of increased access to sexualised material for children and young people who are now spending increased amounts of their time online, and how that affects childhood development and sexuality. The event was organized by Webster Geneva's Psychology and Counseling Department as part of its Annual Lecture Series.

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Why Genocide?: Realities, Responses and Ramifications

Geneva 'Crimes against Humanity' Series Concludes

December 16, 2015

On Friday, Dec. 4, Webster Geneva held the third and final part of its Centennial Speaker Series: “Why Genocide?: Realities, Responses and Ramifications." This event was organized by the International Relations Department with the close collaboration and participation of the Media Communications and Psychology departments.

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