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College of Arts and Sciences Psychology

Predicting age, gender based on temperment

A smiling infant laying face down on a blanket.A team of researchers led by Maria Gartstein, professor of psychology, developed a novel research study using machine learning to attempt to classify infants by gender and age.

“It was a cool opportunity to do kind of a demonstration study using techniques that require really large data sets and are not very common in social emotional development research,” Gartstein said. “It gave us the opportunity for » More …

Book review: Breaking the Mold

Book cover: Breaking the Mold, by Blanca Blanco.When she was nine and newly arrived in Washington state, Blanca Blanco (’03 psychology) performed scenes with her sisters in the garage in which they lived. Putting on these “homemade plays,” the self-made starlet writes in her new memoir, “was a way to escape our current life.” Acting, she notes, “gave me a sense of strength.” » More …

Emeritus Society funding for undergraduate research

Daisies and Bryan Tower.Through the WSU Emeritus Society, retired faculty members continue to support student success and empower experiential learning. In 2022, four arts & sciences students were selected to receive an undergraduate research or scholarship award from the society, along with funding to continue their independent projects. » More …

Tri-Cities Outstanding Seniors for 2022

Cougar spirit mark.One graduating student from each department in the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU Tri-Cities was honored as an “Outstanding Senior” at a reception in April 2022. Students were selected by faculty in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement during their time at WSU Tri-Cities.

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Graduating seniors in the WSU Top Ten

Cameron Barton, Michaela Bayerlova, Aydan Garland-Miner, Annie Lu, Jocelyn Granados Mejia, and Cristina Navarro.Six College of Arts and Science students are among the WSU Top Ten Seniors for 2022: Cameron Barton, Michaela Bayerlova, Aydan Garland-Miner, Annie Lu, Jocelyn Granados Mejia, and Cristina Navarro.

Learn more about them and their plans for the future. » More …

Honors for commitment to community

Presidents Award for LeadershipTwenty College of Arts and Sciences students from 12 disciplines on three campuses, along with two CAS faculty members, were honored this spring for their outstanding commitment to the University and their communities.

Established in 1996, the WSU President’s Awards for Leadership are bestowed » More …

Tri-Cities Women of Distinction

Paula Linnen, Becca De Kleine, Stephanie Bauman, Ashley Montes, and Kauser Gwaduri.Stephanie Bauman, professor of psychology, and Ashley Montes and an undergraduate student studying digital technology and culture are among the WSU Tri-Cities Women of Distinction for 2022.

“This year, we were thrilled to honor five women whose leadership transcends their day-to-day work,” said Jaime Heppler, senior director of » More …