A WCU alumnus who has directed doctoral programs in psychology at several higher education institutions in the Southeast has returned to Cullowhee to oversee the university’s new Doctor of Psychology in Health Services Psychology Program.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has approved the establishment of a doctoral program in psychology at Western Carolina University that will focus on enhancing the level of psychological services available to residents of Western North Carolina.
A Holocaust survivor returned to concentration camps this summer, accompanied by 21 Western Carolina University students. Prior to the trip, students in the “Psychology of Hate” course taught by Alvin Malesky, associate professor of psychology, examined the social, political and historical factors that set the stage for Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
A study by Western Carolina University counseling faculty suggests health care providers could help parents who are hiding symptoms of postpartum mood disorders by talking with all obstetric patients about the disorders, assessment, support groups and treatments, even if a patient does not disclose symptoms.
A research project led by a Western Carolina University psychology professor indicates that jokes about blondes and women drivers are not just harmless fun and games; instead, exposure to sexist humor can lead to toleration of hostile feelings and discrimination against women.
A national psychological association recently honored Western Carolina University clinical psychology graduate student Lauren Drerup for her submitted work to a conference for psychopathology research.
Western Carolina University psychology students Dorothy Keane of Sylva and Nick Mescia of Dillon, S.C., won awards for their presentations at the Southeastern Psychological Association meeting in Atlanta earlier this spring.