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PSYCHOLOGY NEWS

Ashdown Examines Cross-Cultural Impact

Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien K. Ashdown is traveling to Japan this summer to present research at two international conferences. "My attendance at these two conferences is particularly important because of their international focus," explains Ashdown, a cross-cultural psychologist who specializes in the impact that cultural influence has on adolescent social development. "Both organizat...  More >>

Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War

For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hooked," Rugg recalls. The following sprin...  More >>

Cullina '86 to Receive Medal of Excellence

The Hobart Alumni Association has selected award-winning author and horticulturalist William G. Cullina '86 as the most recent recipient of the Hobart Medal of Excellence. The Association's highest honor will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 6, during a regional HWS gathering in Boothbay, Maine, at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG), where Cullina serves as executive director. Noted for his...  More >>

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Before she begins a doctor of chiropractic degree, Emma Berntheizel '15 is hiking the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, passing through 12 other states along the way. Sponsored by Vasque apparel's "Thru-Hike Syndicate," Berntheizel began her journey in Georgia in mid-March, which meant she had to deal with the remnants of winter. In the Gre...  More >>

Unmasking Masks

Cultures throughout time and around the world have created and used masks. It's a universal form of cultural expression, says Assistant Professor of Psychology Daniel Graham - and one at the center of his latest research. At the nexus of psychology and aesthetics, Graham is answering questions about masks, including how the proportions, such as the distance between the eyes, may differ from that ...  More >>

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