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Most Americans practice gratitude at Thanksgiving, but psychology professor Anthony Ahrens says we might benefit from practicing it more frequently.

Are We Really Grateful?

American University psychology professor examines gratitude and its potential mental health benefits.

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Upcoming Theses & Dissertation Defenses

Carissa Mehos will defend her dissertation on Wednesday. August 17th at 10 am. The title is "The influence of glial glutamate signaling on neuroprotective aromatase and 17β-estradiol following traumatic brain injury"


Vikki Connaughton (chair)
Colin Saldanha
Katie DeCicco-Skinner
Terry Davidson.

Lana Ross will defend her dissertation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her dissertation is: Cost-benefit and cost utility analyses of cognitive-behavioral therapy versus light therapy for seasonal affective disorder

Committee Members:
Brian Yates, PhD (Chair)
James Gray, PhD
Kelly Rohan, PhD (University of Vermont)
Slavomir Zapata, PhD (Washington DC VAMC, external reader)