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Positive Psychology and Learnings About Our Mental Health During the Lockdown

Positive Psychology and Learnings About Mental Health During the Lockdown

August 11, 2020

In the past fifteen years, positive psychology and the use of positive psychology interventions have seen a surge of public interest. The western cultural narrative around taking care of one’s mental health has partly shifted from being a taboo to becoming a trendy topic. Western millennials and generation Z have to some extent freed themselves from previous generations' stigma around mental health and seeking professional help to improve well-being.

tags: vienna, psychology, extended campus, global

Warren Rosenblum

In the News: Rodney, Rosenblum, Smith, Cooper

June 29, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK and KWRH radio about the historical context of Christopher Columbus and Confederacy monuments and their removal. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by MEL Magazine on “How to Use Motivational Interviewing Tactics to Make People Realize They’re Wrong." ... Julie Smith was on the “Persons of Interest” podcast on how to debunk false info on social media. ... Basiyr Rodney penned an op-ed in the newsletter for the PanAfrican Ahmadiyya Muslim Association USA.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, employee news, faculty, in the news, media literacy, psychology, history politics and international relations, school of communications, school of education

Pease

Effects of Global Pandemic: Webster World Report Podcast 10

June 26, 2020

The tenth edition of the Webster World Report features a discussion with two of Webster’s international relations faculty, Kelly-Kate Pease and Franco Algieri, about the current state of diplomacy, police brutality, and human rights in the U.S. in the wake of the George Floyd protests. The news segment of the program features short audio with Webster University Ghana's Christa Sanders and Mjiba Frehiwot, and Amanda Kracen of the Psychology Department discusses stress relief during the pandemic.

tags: college of arts and sciences, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, home page, vienna, webster world podcast, podcast, ghana, psychology, diversity and inclusion

Mansouri

In the News: Ridenhour in Post; Woody Cooper, Mansouri on Medium

June 02, 2020

Student-athlete Jason Ridenhour was featured for his achievements on being named All-American athlete by the NCAA on the front page of the sports section in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.... Jameca Woody Cooper published a post on Medium about how COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting low-income and minority communities in the United States... Soheil Mansouri published a piece on Medium about the growing need for more English as a Second Language instructors in the classroom.

tags: employee news, faculty, webster today, psychology, esl, in the news, school of education, students, athletics, track and field

Christina

In the News: Stroble on commencement, Stewart in Wash. Post, Falconer on remote treatment

April 21, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed on Pulse about Webster's virtual commencement plans. ... School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina Stewart, aka "Steenz," was profiled in the Washington Post as one of the few black female cartoonists to have a regular comic strip in a mainstream newspaper. ... Jameca Falconer was quoted in American Psychological Association news about the challenges for psychologists treating patients remotely during the pandemic.

tags: college of fine arts, in the news, global marketing and communications, department of art design and art history, psychology, chancellor, school of education, webster today

Joe Roberts

In the News: Roberts on small business, Reddy on exercise, Falconer on anxiety

April 20, 2020

Listen to Joe Roberts' interview on St. Louis Public Radio about resources small businesses can access to get through the loss of revenues during the pandemic. ... Dave Reddy was on Fox 2 discussing exercises people should be doing while following stay-home orders. ... Jameca Falconer was quoted in the AARP newsletter and in Mother Jones about reducing fear and anxiety and handling social isolation during these difficult times.

tags: college of arts and sciences, employee news, faculty, in the news, global marketing and communications, psychology, entrepreneurship, exercise science, school of business and technology, school of education, webster today

Alexanderia Smith

Around Webster: MacCartney, Goedereis in JISE; George, Smith present; GMC ad award

January 28, 2020

Dani MacCartney and Eric Goedereis published a peer-reviewed article, "Creating Common Ground: A framework for promoting interdisciplinarity," in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. ... Rebecca George and Alexanderia Smith will present at the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference. ... Global Marketing and Communications won a silver award from Higher Ed Marketing for an ad promoting last year's Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, employee news, global marketing and communications, south carolina, psychology, sociology, professional counseling, news around webster, faculty, webster today

Pollak

Around Webster: Pollak election, Corrigan awards, Kracen keynote, Christeson arts

October 07, 2019

Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak has been elected chairman of the Institute for European Politics board of directors. ... Don Corrigan won two first-place awards for journalism at the 153rd Missouri Press Association convention. ... Amanda Kracen was the keynote speaker for the Mental Health Assembly to kick off the mental health week at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). ... Con Christeson and two colleagues will present with Americans for the Arts in Oakland this month.

tags: college of arts and sciences, employee news, vienna, psychology, communications and journalism, news around webster, faculty, school of communications, webster today

Phyllis Nawrot (MAT '00) was featured in the Houston Chronicle for her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.

In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00

April 19, 2019

Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research. ... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award. ... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.

tags: academics, alumni, college of arts and sciences, global marketing and communications, college of fine arts, faculty, psychology, biological sciences, department of music, home page, in the news, school of education, webster today

Iacobacci

News Around Webster: Kracen research, Iacobacci book, Cosic screening

March 08, 2019

Amanda Kracen presented findings on research co-authored by Webster students at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference. ... Nicoletta Iacobacci of Webster Geneva presented her book, "Exponential Ethics," which explores the ethical challenges surrounding the use of the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots. ... Zlatko Cosic's 'Tapeta Lucida' will screen during the St. Louis Symphony: Live at the Pulitzer series March 26-27.

tags: webster today, college of arts and sciences, geneva, global, news around webster, psychology, video production, school of communications

News Around Webster: Foley, McGrath, Woolf, Boakye

News Around Webster: Foley, McGrath, Woolf, Boakye

February 06, 2019

Tate Foley's "In Shadows" is on view through Feb. 9 at the Bolivar Gallery at the University of Kentucky. ... Kim McGrath presented “Women in Leadership: Candid Conversations with Positive Disruptors,” at the AIEA conference. ... Linda Woolf presented at the 41st Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. ... Webster Ghana librarian Ernest Boakye a case study in the Library Philosophy and Practice Journal.

tags: employee news, faculty, webster life, ghana, psychology, art design and art history, webster today, news around webster, global

Hasmik Chakaryan

News Around Webster: Carter, Chakaryan, Falconer, Pollak

January 17, 2019

Jeffrey Carter is music director for Circus Harmony, with six January performances beginning this weekend at the City Museum. ... Hasmik Chakaryan's "Effective Ways to Approach Sexual Assault Response" was 2nd on the American Counseling Association's Top Articles of 2018. Jameca Woody Falconer was selected for the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology... Johannes Pollak co-edited the book, "Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation."

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, psychology, professional counseling, history politics and international relations, applied school psychology, news around webster, faculty, global, school of education, webster today

Molly Stehn, assistant professor in the Department of Professional Counseling

News Around Webster: Ibroscheva on Bulgaria, Stehn on BPD, Campbell on homeopathy

December 03, 2018

Elza Ibroscheva was awarded a research grant to promote communication studies in emerging democracies. She also recently presented at the U. of Illinois EU Studies Conference. ... Leiden's Craig Campbell published an article in the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice. ... Molly Stehn published on dialectical behavior therapy in the Journal of Counselor Practice.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, psychology, professional counseling, gender studies, news around webster, faculty, school of communications, webster today

Emmanuel Balogun

In the News: Balogun on Africa, Shah in Dutch News; Rodak on Melbourne

September 28, 2018

Emmanuel Balogun co-wrote a guest column in the Sept. 27 issue of the Washington Post drawing on his research on health crises initiatives in Africa. ... Leiden's Sheetal Shah is the latest subject in the “10 Questions” series on Dutch News, discussing her experiences in India and the Netherlands. ... Dawn Rodak and the new Melbourne location are the cover story of the Brevard Business News, describing Webster's history and plans in this coastal Florida region.

tags: college of arts and sciences, employee news, extended campus, global marketing and communications, international relations, psychology, leiden, home page, florida, faculty, in the news, webster today

Katie Ervin directs the Fort Leavenworth campus location.

News Around Webster: Ervin, Kracen, McLaughlin, Weiner

September 11, 2018

Dorcas McLaughlin presented a training workshop at an international psychotherapy conference in Malmo, Sweden. ... Vienna's Seth Weiner completed work on the sound for a film in the ORF III: Pixel, Bytes and Film program. ... Amanda Kracen will speak on "Fighting Burnout" at a workshop at Washington University School of Medicine. ... Fort Leavenworth's Katie Ervin is co-chair of this Saturday's American Royal Red, White and ‘Que-A Salute to the Military.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, news around webster, extended campus, faculty, film production, psychology, nursing, military, school of communications, webster life, webster today