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Psychology Archive

Thinking about your future may make you less trusting and more critical of others

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Dr. Andrew Monroe is a psychologist in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies people’s moral and social judgments.

Annual 3-minute thesis competition packs a lot of science into a short time

BOONE—Could you explain your master’s level thesis or research in just three minutes? That’s what 16 students in Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies each did recently.

Professor receives NIH grant to study the relationships between mood and memory

BOONE—A little memory loss as you age might be a good thing.

Lisa Emery, an associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology, has received a three-year, $270,375 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) from the National Institutes of Health to better understand relationships between mood and memory.

As-U-R helps challenged students succeed

BOONE—A new program at Appalachian State University called As-U-R is helping college students with special challenges adjust to a new learning environment.

Hill appointed to North Carolina Psychology Board

BOONE—Dr. Robert Hill, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University, has been reappointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to a three-year term on the North Carolina Psychology Board.

Ludwig elected to the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Board of Directors

BOONE—Dr. Timothy Ludwig, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology, has been elected to a three-year term on the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ Board of Directors.

Dr. Kurt Michael receives Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor and child clinical psychologist Kurt D. Michael, who has spent his career working to improve mental health services for young people in rural areas, has earned the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors.

Empathic anger is a motivator for college student advocacy

BOONE—Empathic anger, not sympathy, is an effective motivator when it comes to getting college students involved in community service to address social issues.

Huelsman receives UNC Board of Governors’ Award for Teaching Excellence

BOONE—Professor Timothy J. Huelsman from Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology has received an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.