Interview with Dr. Matthew Vess, a Social and Personality professor at Texas A&M University. For more information on Dr. Vess’ research, visit http://existentialpsych.tamu.edu/.
If you’re looking for a unique, interesting class to take this Spring semester, you should consider PSYC 489-502, Special Topics in Clinical Psychopharmacology. This course is taught by Dr. Carlos A. Bolanos, who is a member of the Institute for Neuroscience and specializes in Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience. According to his department biography, Dr. Bolaños […]
Previous research in terror management theory has shown that people attempt to protect themselves from the awareness of their eventual death by engaging in activities that provide “viable pathways to symbolic (e.g., culturally valued achievements) or literal (e.g., religious afterlife) immortality.” In other words, many people use personal goals to shelter themselves from the idea […]
As college students, none of us are strangers to stress. With classes, homework, exams and outside responsibilities, life can seem a bit overwhelming. According to the APA 2007 “Stress in America” poll, “one-third of people in the U.S. report experiencing extreme levels of stress. In addition, nearly one-in-five report that they are experiencing high levels […]
According to the APA, developmental psychologists study “human growth and development over the lifespan, including physical, cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality and emotional growth.” Developmental psychologists work with a myriad of topics including motor skills, moral understandings, language acquisition, self-concept, personality, and identity formation. The APA states that developmental psychology research is designed to help […]
With midterms and finals coming up, it is easy to revert back to old studying habits that seem to have worked in the past. However, these studying techniques that we think we have honed and perfected over the years may not be nearly as effective as we think they are. According to the APA, research […]