College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology


What’s behind baby’s smile?


Baby in a blue hoodie

Study of U.S. and Dutch infants finds cultural norms influence temperament.

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Psychology News

  • Eight CAS seniors among WSU’s Top 10 for 2016

    Eight of the Top Ten Senior Awards presented recently by the WSU Student Alumni Ambassadors and Alumni Association went to students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Two graduating seniors were named award winners in each of five categories for 2016.  

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  • WSU doctoral student, instructor shares his journey from addiction to academics

    While sitting in a Nevada prison in his early 20s, Noel Vest, now a doctoral student and psychology instructor at WSU, decided he did not want the story of his life to read that he died as an addict.

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  • Arts and Sciences honors outstanding achievement

    Fourteen faculty, six staff and seven graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the fourth annual College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social.

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  • McSweeney honored with lifetime service award

    During her 42 years on the faculty at Washington State University, Frances K. “Fran” McSweeney has demonstrated great personal and professional commitment to the WSU community and has profoundly influenced the university’s direction and progress. She was honored with the President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service at the Showcase Celebrating Excellence Banquet Friday night.

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  • Overconfidence linked to one’s view of intelligence

    Washington State University researcher Joyce Ehrlinger has found that a person’s tendency to be overconfident increases if he or she thinks intelligence is fixed and unchangeable.

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