Having a positive role model is key when developing as a young adult. Dr. Ashley Payne, assistant professor of psychology at Missouri State University, understands the importance of having good role models to look up to. That is why she created a mentoring program for Black girls in local high schools. “The program is called Black Girl Talk,” Payne said. “What we do is we pair … [Read more...] about Setting an example
To better explore religion’s role in mental health and overall well-being, Missouri State University has created a new interdisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality. This 15-hour program began this fall. It will help students to gain an awareness of the effects of spiritual reflection and practices on mental health and self-understanding. Dr. … [Read more...] about How do religion and beliefs affect mental health?
Access to health care is important for everyone. The MSU Care Clinic recently adjusted their guidelines to provide health care to more people in our community. “Last week, we approved an increase for income guidelines. This allows us to extend health care to those 200% above the federal poverty line, or lower,” said Brock Hughes, practice manager at the MSU Care … [Read more...] about Expanding health care access
A dream that began almost two years ago has come to fruition. Missouri State University will officially unveil the newly renovated Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall – home of the McQueary College of Health and Human Services (MCHHS) – to the community next week. About the dedication The Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall dedication is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the south end … [Read more...] about Modernizing health sciences in education
A couple of years ago, Dr. Adena Young-Jones, psychology professor at Missouri State University, conducted a study of bullying victims. The study revealed these now college-aged students showed significantly lower academic motivation, lower levels of autonomy and reduced academic competence. This inspired her to change her focus to how microaggressions affected college … [Read more...] about Get to know microaggressions to better combat them