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Mieko Hironaka-Bergt

In the News: Pollak, Cross, Werfelmann, Hironaka-Bergt, Bushey

November 14, 2017

Music faculty David Werfelmann and Mieko Hironaka-Bergt will be interviewed Wednesday on 107.3 FM about their Nov. 21 concert. ... Vienna director Johannes Pollak was on Austrian radio FM4 about Brexit's prospects. ... Criminology professor Remy Cross was interviewed about the investigation of police action during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. ... Art and psychology major Amanda Bushey was featured in the Belleville News Democrat for her art therapy work with veterans dealing with PTSD.

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Mehu is assistant professor of psychology at Webster's Vienna campus.

Vienna Psychology Professor's Grant Will Study Prejudice in Inter-group Relations

October 23, 2017

Marc Mehu of the Psychology Department at Webster Vienna has secured a prestigious four-year € 640,000 research grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Austrian Science Fund to study nonverbal indicators of implicit prejudice and discrimination in inter-group relations. Mehu's research, in collaboration with Martin Aranguren of the Center for Migration Studies at the Marcel Mauss Institute in Paris, will observe interactions between Muslims and non-Muslims.

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Zimmerman's design was for the RAC entrance in University City in 2015.

Around Webster: Zimmermann opening Sept. 8; Hulsizer, Woolf, Stiles, Miller present

September 07, 2017

Brian Zimmerman will be a part of the "upend the air" exhibition that opens at the Luminary on Friday, Sept. 8. ... Michael Hulsizer, Deborah Stiles and Linda Woolf each presented at the 125th American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, D.C. ... Andrea Miller presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Building Brands in Asia

Ellard in leader academy; Woolf elected to APA; Andrews branding book; Cosic at STL Showcase

July 03, 2017

Professor Linda Woolf was elected to the American Psychological Association's legislative body. ... ARC director Erica Ellard was nominated and accepted to the Penn State Academic Leadership Academy. ... Thailand associate professor Tim Andrews had his book "Building Brands in Asia" published. ... School of Communications adjunct faculty member Zlatko Cosic has three films in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 16.

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student at national conference

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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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 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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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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