October 23, 2014
The annual Richey Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 7pm. Our speaker will be Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D., a Distingished Professor from Iowa State University. Dr. Anderson will present "Prosocial and antisocial effects of video games on aggression and violence" at the St. Louis Room in the Busch Student Center. The lecture is open to the public.
Recent research on the effects of playing prosocial and antisocial video games on prosocial and antisocial behavior will be examined. Findings from experimental, correlational, and longitudinal studies show both short-term and long-term effects. Prosocial content increases the likelihood of prosocial behavior, whereas antisocial content increases the likelihood of antisocial behavior. One experiment, for example, shows that playing a children's video game with prosocial content increases helping behavior in a later task, whereas playing a game with violent content increases hurtful behavior in the same task. The organizing framework for understanding violent game effects is the General Aggression Model.
About the Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture
The Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture was established in 1996 by SLU alumna Ann Beatty, Ph.D., CEO of Psychological Associates Inc., in St. Louis. The lectureship honors her mentor, Marjorie Richey, who died in 2005. Richey retired in 1993 after nearly 30 years on the University faculty.
April 15, 2015
The Twelfth Annual Psychology Capstone Symposium is on Wednesday, April 15th from 3:30-5:00 in BSC 171. This special event is co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Studies Program and our chapter of Psi Chi, the national honors society in psychology.
The symposium is one way that the Psychology Department celebrates our majors' accomplishments in psychology. You are invited to come to visit with psychology majors presenting posters summarizing their capstone projects. Come see posters created by our students who completed Human Services practica experiences (PSY 487), research projects (PSY 401, PSY 488) and Critical Thinking about Psychology (PSY 490) classes.
Refreshments are provided. Awards recognizing excellent posters will be presented between 5:00 and 5:30 pm in BSC 172-173. We hope to see you there!!The annual Psi Chi Lecture will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7pm in the Busch Student Center 172-173. Our speaker will be Linda Woolf, Ph.D., Webster University. The lecture is open to the public. If you have further questions, you may contact Beth Glauber at (314) 977-2301.