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Bringing up babies
Spring 2015

Writer and editor Tracy Cutchlow '97 leveraged her personal and professional experience to help new parents with raising children.

Categories: Psychology
Tags: Brain, Babies, Child development

Sex, drugs, and differences
Summer 2014

After decades of researching gender differences in the effects of drugs, Rebecca Craft has found that females using marijuana are likelier than men to become dependent on the drug and suffer more severe withdrawals.

Categories: Psychology, Health sciences
Tags: Cannabis, Women, Drug abuse, Addiction

The calculus of caring and cooperation
Spring 2014

Craig Parks started wondering how people decide to support some charities, but pass on and even actively oppose others.

Categories: Psychology
Tags: Altruism, Charity, Cooperation

Booze, Sex, and Reality Check
Fall 2013

Student drinking may always be with us, but behavior modification could make it less risky.

Categories: Education, Campus life, Psychology
Tags: Prevention science, Sexual assault prevention, Sexual health, Alcoholism, Alcohol

Outsmarting Dementia
Winter 2011
We used to believe, says neuropsychologist Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, that if a person lived long enough, he or she would develop dementia. Now we know better, she says. Whether caused by Alzheimer’s or other disease, dementia ...
Categories: Biological sciences, Psychology, WSU faculty
Tags: Aging, Dementia, Memory, WSU staff

When Memory Fades
Winter 2011

With memory notebooks and smart apartments that use motion technology to  track their residents' daily behaviors, WSU neuropsychologists are exploring ways to  help patients and their families cope with age-related memory loss. Meanwhile, two  scientists have discovered a means to restore neural connectivity.

Categories: Psychology, Biological sciences
Tags: Aging, Dementia, Memory, Alzheimer's Disease, Neuroscience

Winter 2011

Cell phones, Internet, car horns, children, commercials—all carry information and all work together to create in us what social scientist Herbert Simon calls "a poverty of attention." How do you rise above the din to capture what is most important? You may be surprised to learn that one of the oldest forms of communication is still one of the best.

Categories: Psychology, Communication, Education
Tags: Attention, Human development, Media

Using technology to address the challenges of aging
Fall 2011
An increasing number of families know the stress of trying to deal with an elderly parent or spouse who is losing his or her ability to live independently. How can we maintain dignity for those who are having trouble completing daily ta...
Categories: Engineering, Psychology
Tags: Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Age

Curbing aggressive driving
Fall 2009
There’s something about youth and speed and cars.Criminal justice doctoral student Yu-Sheng Lin tapped into it in his study of risky and aggressive driving behaviors. Surveying Washington State University students, who averaged the age of 19, he ...
Categories: Psychology, Social sciences
Tags: Aggressive driving, Criminal justice

Happy—and healthy—ever after
Summer 2007
"In sickness or in health. . ."That noble sentiment of the traditional marriage vow says your spouse promises to stick with you if you get sick. What it doesn't say, and what a study by Washington State University psychologist John Ruiz (photo) an...
Categories: Psychology
Tags: Marriage

A Private Matter
Summer 2005
A unique academic unit combats domestic violenceChris Blodgett relates a story told him by a colleague. She was shopping one day, when she observed a father growing progressively frustrated with his nine- or 10-year-old daughter. Finally, he snapp...
Categories: Psychology
Tags: Human behavior, Domestic violence, Children

No Blank Slates
Spring 2005

A WSU researcher uncovers the ways parents can help babies develop emotionally.

Categories: Psychology
Tags: Child development, Human behavior

The best organizations are run by lovers
Summer 2003
Counseling psychologist Allen Johnson has been called everything from a "headpeeper" and "bug doctor" to a "shrink." He takes issue with the latter label. In reality, he says he's "an expander."He believes in the human capacity to create a better, ...
Categories: Business, Psychology
Tags: Self-improvement