Thursday, January 12, 2012

Graduate Study at Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University has a newly revised M.A. program in Psychological Science (formerly Experimental Psychology). This is a two-year, 36-hour graduate program that will help students acquire the quantitative and methodological skills they will need to successfully compete for entry into a Ph.D. program in
Psychology. It also serves students who are looking for research experience and training they can use in jobs that require quantitative and methodological skills beyond the undergraduate level.

The program offers research opportunities in a number of areas including cognition, perception, child development, aging, social psychology, emotion, sports psychology, and educational psychology. While in the program, students work closely with faculty on their master’s theses. They also complete course work to advance their quantitative and methodological skills, to bolster their background knowledge in the core areas of psychological science, and to foster their professional development. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to develop their speaking and writing skills, and many collaborate with faculty on peer-reviewed publications and
conference presentations. Finally, most students receive financial support through assistantships and tuition waivers.

If you are interested in this program, please visit the program's website for more information. They are accepting applications through March 1, 2012.

Alliance Meeting

The Alliance is a GSW student organization dedicated to awareness, education, and acceptance of all those in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. This includes people who consider themselves "straight allies", people who do not identify as LBGT but who support their friends, family, and fellow students who do.

This semester's first meeting of the Alliance will be on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. All are welcome to come.

Writing Center Open

The Writing Center is located in Room 107 of the English Building. The goal of the Writing Center is to help students through all stages of the writing process, from idea generation through citation. They are not there to proofread your paper, but can help you develop your topic and figure out the best way to express your ideas.

If you think the Writing Center can help you with your papers for your classes, please go check them out. They are open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.