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The psychology of going against the grain: what makes an effective leader?

Assumption College Undergraduate

In our last blog post, we discussed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man whose call for change through nonviolence is the foundation for his legacy of leadership. There are many quality traits that contribute to becoming an effective leader. But before you can lead a team, a company, a movement, or a nation, you […]

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January 28th, 2016

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Students at Assumption research cell biology with Dr. Aisling Dugan, Ph.D.

Assumption College Undergraduate

How can something so small like a microbe or a mutated cell cause such devastating effects? Assumption Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Aisling Dugan combines cell biology, molecular biology and genetic biology to answer this question. “Observing microbial infection or cancer cells as bad guys versus the defenses of the good guys has always been […]

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January 26th, 2016

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Assumption business students help to sustain, grow Haitian orphanage

Assumption College Undergraduate

Many Assumption classes provide students an opportunity to fulfill the school’s mission: to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. When the nonprofit organization Be Like Brit asked Assumption professor and director of MBA program, Eric Drouart if he and his students could develop a strategic plan, he knew it to […]

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January 21st, 2016

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Assumption Associate Professor of Education, Eric Howe, Ph.D. and the epistemology of science

Assumption College Undergraduate

A timely topic of significant interest in education is the push for greater emphasis on STEM education. (See a previous bachelor’s in education blog post about this topic.) Associate professor of science education at Assumption College, Professor Eric Howe, Ph.D. shares, “anecdotally, I’ve found that there has been heightened interest in science teaching when we’ve […]

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January 12th, 2016

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The psychology behind why people fear change

Assumption College Undergraduate

January marks the annual celebration of one of the greatest revolutionaries and leaders of change in the world — a man who, through his courageous actions and dreams of a future filled with hope, equality and opportunity, changed the history of this nation forever in the civil rights movement — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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January 5th, 2016

Posted in Psychology

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