A recent study titled “The Pot at the End of the Rainbow” is one of the first to examine motives for cannabis use among sexual minorities quantitatively. Led by Washington State University psychologists, the researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 4,700 university students from across the country. “People who are in sexual minority groups not […]
Washington State University Global Campus inducted the first five members of its Society of Distinguished Alumni, all of whom earned degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences. “Over the past 30 years, WSU Global Campus has been a part of the educational and career journeys for many accomplished and influential people,” said Dave Cillay, […]
The annual Research Week events at WSU celebrates outstanding contributions to our research enterprise. This year, two psychology faculty and one staff member were honored for their dedication to building partnerships and pursuing new opportunities. “We have an outstanding set of winners whose work covers a broad range of
A pandemic survey found that adolescents who answered more COVID-19 test questions correctly also reported lower stress, anxiety and depression as well as lower loneliness and fear of missing out, also known as FOMO. For the study, published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Washington State University researchers surveyed 215 teens ages 14–17 across […]
A doctoral student in experimental psychology and a member of the Adolescent Health and Wellness Lab led by Jessica Fales, Molly Roitman is studying the health and social psychology track within experimental psychology. Her research focuses on the social relationships and development of adolescents with chronic pain.
In 1992, Washington State University extended its land-grant mission by launching one of the nation’s first opportunities for students to pursue a degree from anywhere on the globe through distance delivery. Today, our Global Campus is the second largest campus by enrollment in the WSU system with more than 4,000 students enrolled in one of […]
As the new director of Washington State University’s ADVANCE program, Jennifer Thigpen wants to help provide female and other under-represented faculty members the guidance and mentorship she felt she missed early on in her career. “The opportunity to make the process smoother for others is one of the reasons why I am passionate about the […]
In his new role as academic director for the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Tri-Cities, psychology professor Paul Strand will collaborate with local faculty and staff and serve on both the campus leadership team and the system-wide college leadership team.
Reanne Cunningham Chilton, a clinical psychology doctoral student who has worked with populations ranging from young children and university students to retirees and incarcerated men, is serving as the new student regent on the WSU Board of Regents for academic year 2022–23. Selected by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Chilton is in
As a Hispanic woman from southern California, Alexandra Malena questioned just how welcome she would feel at Washington State University’s rural Pullman campus. As a psychology and neuroscience double major, she also found herself asking how she would fare