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Isaiah McCoy: from death row to law school

After seven years on death row, Isaiah McCoy, an exoneree shared his experiences of life in and out of prison, and how they shaped him into who he is today. Jenna Kieckhaefer, a psychologist and assistant professor in the department ...

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Rethinking mandatory education

Psychological investment is exactly what it sounds like: the act of investing psychological energy into something, whether it is something you spend money on or put time into (or both). Studies have shown that psychological investment can seriously alter our ...

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Law protects transgender students’ rights

California made transgender rights history on Aug. 12 when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into state law AB1266, a bill aimed to protect certain rights for transgender students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

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A look at majors: profitable vs. popular

Certain majors considered popular in college are not always the most profitable, but Fresno State advisers recommend students focus on fit rather than dollars.

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The end is nigh: Psych-ology

Fresno State psychology professor conducts research on believers of doomsday theories From Bigfoot to the predicted Dec. 21, 2012 Mayan apocalypse, researchers have found that many people tend to dissociate from reality and believe in paranormal ideas.

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Our chemical romance: The science behind love

What is love? Poets may say that it is something that cannot be put into words. Philosophers could speculate on what it means to truly love someone. But despite the typical Valentine’s Day decorations, love comes from the brain – not the heart.

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Student organizes conference to dispel autism stereotypes

Psychology graduate student Joey Wagoner’s brother, Colby, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. At the time Wagoner didn’t know exactly what this meant, but it soon became apparent Colby would not develop normally.

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You don’t have to be human to be humane

Recently, I stumbled across a funny little YouTube video titled, “Jazz for Cows.” In this video, a small band of jazz musicians from the United States decided to play a few songs for a group of cows in the French countryside, where the band was touring.

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Feeling depressed?

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death on college campuses. The Journal of American College Health found that in the United States an average of 100 college students commit suicide every year.

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Sport fans: a phenomenon

Genetics and evolution may be the reason behind the psychology of sports fans. Competition along with the biological need to survive encourages athletes and fans alike to become passionate of sports.

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The psychology of joining Greek life

Fraternities and sororities are typically affiliated with alcohol and parties, but what ultimately convinces students to participate in such organizations?

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Looking for L.U.V.

Wednesday marked the first meeting of the L.U.V. Program, one of a variety of activities available through Fresno State’s Wellness Challenge.

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Utopian society

Everyone who has taken a psychology class probably recognizes the name B.F. Skinner, a scientist who is known for discovering operate conditioning and for studying the behavioral responses of animals and people to reinforcement.

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