psychology

‘During times of adversity we become like social magnets’: How the pandemic has affected WU extroverts and introverts differently

Introverts and extroverts at Washington University have experienced the pandemic differently, due to fewer opportunities for environmental stimulation

| Senior News Editor

‘It’s important for people to be proactive about staying connected to people in their life’: Students struggle to cope with isolation and depression during the winter of COVID-19

With progressively inclement weather and new mutations of COVID-19, opportunities for Washington University students to safely socialize are becoming increasingly limited.

| Staff Reporter

‘I always want to be pushing myself 100%’: Karisa Grandison on keeping her mind and game sharp

Sophomore Karisa Grandison is taking classes from home this fall, but that hasn’t stopped her from working on her game.

| Senior Sports Editor

WU psychology professor discusses misconceptions about empathy

There is a striking disconnect between how the term “empathy” is used in popular culture and the scientific, psychological construct of empathy, Washington University Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Science Alan Lambert says.

Ali Gold | Senior Editor

Psychology department updates image with new name, proposed new major

The Psychology Department at Washington University, in an attempt to better reflect the work done by both students and faculty within the department, has changed its official name to the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Sam Seekings | Contributing Reporter

Accepting the shortcomings around us

I never passed the reading proficiency tests in elementary school. It wasn’t because I didn’t understand the passage, but because I couldn’t read it fast enough.

| Contributing Writer

Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology

Students, faculty and community members crowded into a standing-room-only Anheuser-Busch Hall on Tuesday evening to listen to Eric Kandel, a neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Prize Winner, lecture about 1900s Modernist Vienna art and the neurobiological science of the mind.

Mindy Rosengarten | Contributing Reporter

Study expands on what happens in the blink of an eye

The average person will blink two to three times while reading this sentence and about 15 to 20 times in a minute. A new study conducted by researchers at Osaka University in Japan suggests that involuntary blinking affects perception and memory in ways previously unconsidered.

Adam Cohen-Nowak | Student Life

Study finds psychopaths appear more attractive

Fictitious male model Derek Zoolander once said, “There’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good-looking.” He may want to think again.

| News Editor

Interactive Kemper program for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” This saying takes on new meaning through Kemper Art Reaches Everyone (KARE), the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s new program that reaches out to early-to-moderate onset Alzheimer’s patients and their care partners.

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