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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.

AU Psychology alumna Lisa Carlin

Everyday Mindfulness

AU Alum Lisa Carlin integrates mindfulness into therapy for veterans

This year's winners are a group of dedicated wonks. (Top row from left: Bell, DeFranco, McBride, Yu, Beras-Goico, Campbell, and Leon. Bottom row from left: Baba, Corcoran, Barr, Verendeev, Merluzzi, and Bronskill. Not pictured: Robert Helbig.)

Wonks Achieving Wonders

Annual awards recognize student successes both in the classroom and the community.

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Upcoming Theses & Dissertation Defenses

Sabrina Jones will defend her Master's thesis on November 30, 2016 from 12-2 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is: LEARNED MECHANISMS UNDERLYING INTEROCEPTIVE CONTROL OF ENERGY REGULATION IN MALE RATS.

Committee: Terry Davidson, Dave Kearns, Tony Riley

Camille Sample will defend her dissertation on December 1st, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm in Butler Conference Room.  The title of her dissertation is: CONSIDERING SEX IN LEARNED APPETITIVE CONTROL BY DEPRIVATION STATES.

Committee Chair - Terry Davidson
Committee members: Dave Kearns, Tony Riley, Colin Saldanha

Alexis French will defend her Master's thesis on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is: Cost-Effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in Clinics versus Homes from Four Perspectives

Committee Members: Dr. Brian Yates, Dr. James Gray, and Dr. Timothy Fowles