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The science of conversation: What psychology students need to know

Assumption College Undergraduate

You may have heard conversation referred to as an art form, but what about as a science? In a recent Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talk, British psychologist and conversation analyst Elizabeth Stokoe discussed the “science of talk” and the strategy behind effective communication. As an expert in conversation analysis, Stokoe shares that a simple pause […]

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February 25th, 2016

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Assumption alum makes her name in the mushroom world

Assumption College Undergraduate

A recent study revealed that there are more than 10,000 species of fungi in North America alone. Which means it’s no surprise that one of the study’s authors, Assistant Professor of Biology at Stanford Kabir Peay, explained that fungi are much more important than most people realize. “They are the primary decomposers in most of […]

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February 23rd, 2016

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The case for professional business associations

Assumption College Undergraduate

Whether you are looking for ways to improve your resume, network, or simply get a taste of what your chosen business field is all about, joining a professional business association is a great tool for professional development and career planning while pursuing your bachelor’s in business. A professional association is generally a nonprofit organization aimed […]

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February 16th, 2016

Posted in Business

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Bachelor’s in education majors specialize to teach middle school

Assumption College Undergraduate

Most people aren’t too excited to look back at those pictures from middle school. But for some, it isn’t just because of braces and awkward bangs. The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) outlines an interesting conundrum: while during the middle grades, students are going through their most intense period of brain development (aside from […]

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February 11th, 2016

Posted in Education

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Bachelor’s in psychology students learn to increase well-being through the art of gratitude

Assumption College Undergraduate

Neuroscientists and psychologists alike have found that you can improve your well-being on a biological level by asking yourself one important question: What am I grateful for? In his book, “The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time,” Dr. Alex Korb explains that the act of […]

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February 3rd, 2016

Posted in Psychology

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