Black History Month is a time to stop and pay tribute to the contributions African Americans have made to the United States. One of the ways Missouri State is paying tribute is by uplifting Black voices who are making a difference in their community. Dr. Ashley Payne, assistant professor of psychology at Missouri State University, created a mentorship program for local black … [Read more...] about Black Girl Talks impact community
What do we look for when choosing a romantic partner? How do men and women differ in their preferences for a mate? Curious to find out, Dr. Bogdan Kostic, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State University, dived into mates choice research. Kostic highlights some key things his studies have revealed. Looking at people's choice of mates Read the full transcript … [Read more...] about How do we choose our romantic partners?
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?
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