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Psychological “flow” is topic of discussion during lecture at VPAC

Marissa Nall

February 10, 2015

Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi met with students and faculty to explain his groundbreaking research into the idea of “Flow” in the Kurland Lecture Hall, Monday, Feb 9. He described the concept, which he has studied for more than 25 years and written about in his book “Flow: The Psychology ...

Psychology department hosts next ABA lecture

Psychology department hosts next ABA lecture

Clarissa Corona

September 25, 2013

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Speaker Series, a sequence of presentations hosted by the psychology department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, welcomed a speaker to discuss verbal behavior analysis Wednesday. Dr. Daniel B. Shabani, known for Los Angeles’ Shabani Institute ...

Psychology professor touts “I Can I Will” philosophy

Mayra Escobedo

November 26, 2012

Psychology professor Dr. Frederick Elias spoke to students about the philosophy behind his book “I Can I Will: Dynamics for Personal Success” as part of Beat the Blues Week Monday. The I Can I Will philosophy is motivational for increasing your self-esteem, managing your emotions and avoiding...

Study finds loneliness may have negative effects on sleep and health

Rachel Costahaude

December 5, 2011

If you’re not sleeping well, a new mattress or pillow might solve the problem, or maybe your body is telling you to become more social. A recent study published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine linked loneliness to poor sleeping habits and ultimately to impaired health. College stu...

Social networking sites creates high for users

Social networking sites creates high for users

Anthony Carpio

August 26, 2011

Ekin Eser does his best to avoid logging onto his Facebook account but often finds himself typing the web address into his browser without realizing it. “I know it is a bad thing to go on Facebook a lot,” said Eser, a pre-finance major. “I have to use an extension on my browser to pre...

Talent show to be hosted by psychology department

Jackie Holmes

October 13, 2010

The psychology department will be hosting their 2nd annual talent show to raise money to help students attend research conferences. Andrew Ainsworth, psychology professor, said the talent show was started when the department wanted to show students, especially those in the undergraduate program that...

CSUN students’ research shows effects of dressing down

Katie Donahue

October 6, 2010

A  study shows students follow directions more accurately when authority figures dress casual. CSUN alumna Anastacia “Stacey” Damon was the lead author on the psychology study, “Dressed to Influence: The Effects of Experimenter Dress on Participant Compliance.” Damon, of Santa Clarita, fo...

New changes in Psychology Department geared to help students with more job opportunities

Michelle Verne

March 28, 2010

Students that major in psychology will experience a change in their required courses beginning this fall that will help provide a better opportunity to obtain a job in the community once a bachelor’s degree is achieved. “The new requirements are all about greater breadth of study. They require...

On the line to helping others

Stephanie Bermudez

March 15, 2010

Brandon Tong came to CSUN with an interest in the music program, five years later Tong is working on getting his master’s in Clinical Psychology and helping others by volunteering his time as a trainer for the CSUN hotline. “I auditioned and got in the program to see if I would like it an...

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