Tag - Psychological Sciences

In the news: The Pursuit of Happiness

The chance to pursue happiness is one of the pillars of American society. But the real question is, “Can we ever catch it?” Jane Hodges, a lecturer in the Augusta University Department of Psychological Sciences, shares her thoughts on finding happiness in Columbia County...

Medical Ethics Lunch and Learn explores communicating bad news

Dr. Sabina Widner from the Department of Psychological Sciences will be presenting “Communication and Delivering Bad News,” a Medical Ethics Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. at the Butler Room in the Jaguar Student Activity Center on Thursday, Feb. 25. The presentation and discussion...

Psych pipeline seeks balance in graduate program enrollment

There’s something missing in STEM graduate programs. The numbers tell the story. In 2013, the Council of Graduate Schools found that, despite rising numbers of ethnic minority students entering graduate programs for the first time, African-American students accounted for only nine percent of the...

Graduation Spotlight – Johnna Kelley

Why did you choose Augusta University? “I chose Augusta University because I’m from Augusta. I’ve lived here my whole life, and it was initially a convenience decision. It was closer, much more affordable than other universities.” What have you discovered during your time here? “It’s definitely...

Graduation Spotlight – Megan Dixon

“A new perspective.” Why did you choose Augusta University? “At the time, I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do, so staying in town for a couple of years and then transferring when I was more sure seemed like the best option for me.” But you chose to stay. Why? “I really enjoyed the Honors...

Stefanek hopes to use grant to battle pseudoscience

Stefanek hopes to use grant to battle pseudoscience

When Dr. Michael Stefanek, Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences, was starting his career, a study came out in The Lancet that looked at the benefit of support groups in cancer survival. Despite the fact that there were flaws in the data, the study got so much press that it almost...

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