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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
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
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
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
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
"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...
A Private Matter
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...
Tags: Human behavior, Domestic violence, Children
No Blank Slates
A WSU researcher uncovers the ways parents can help babies develop emotionally.
Tags: Child development, Human behavior
The best organizations are run by lovers
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