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College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Welcome To The College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Our goal is to foster an educational environment where students thrive in their pursuit of knowledge for the betterment of society and the world in which we live. The college offers a diverse array of courses, programs and extra curricular/co curricular opportunities. Our degree programs, minors, research, and service opportunities provide students with access to contemporary learning opportunities and mechanisms to create new knoweldge. Indeed, the pressing problems of the world today can only be solved with a broad educational background that includes study of the arts, humanities, and psychology. We are glad you have visited our website and hope you will take the opportunity to explore all our college has to offer.

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419 Cross-cultures Giving & Happiness

419 Cross-cultures Giving & Happiness

Research by Aknin, Lara B. Barrington-Leigh, C. P., Dunn, E. W., Helliwell, J. F., Burns, J., et al., & Norton, Michael I. (2013) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. How do you feel when you give money to charity? Prosocial spending is that behavior when people use their financial resources to help others. Research suggests that …

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418 Toddlers Giving & Happiness

418 Toddlers Giving & Happiness

Research by Aknins, L. B., Hamlin, J. K., Dunn, E. W. (2012). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S Have you ever told a child to share their toys? How does sharing affect a child’s emotions? Often, we adults feel better after engaging in a behavior beneficial to others. Do children feel similarly? Psychologists examined whether children …

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417 Optimistic Bias and COVID-19

417 Optimistic Bias and COVID-19

Research by Park, Taehwan, Ju, Ilwoo, Ohs, Jennifer, & Hinsley, Amber (2020) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. When you see someone else experiencing a tragedy, have you ever thought “that would never happen to me”? Optimistic bias occurs when people think that their level of risk is lower than others.’ Researchers, through an online …

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