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W&J Presidents get psyched; lobby for legislation

January 10, 2022
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WASHINGTON, PA (January 10, 2022)—W&J psychology students have change on their minds. Or rather, they’re using the mind to create change.

Charles West Scholar Perseveres to Finish Five-year Journey at W&J

December 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (December 10, 2021)—Though 1922 Rose Bowl Legend Charles West hasn’t played colligate football in nearly a century, he’s still scoring touchdowns for Washington & Jefferson College by empowering students like Jayla Harshey. 

Uncommon Majors Founded Here: W&J Students Use the Thematic Major to Forge Unique Paths

November 23, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (November 23, 2021) – At Washington & Jefferson College, highly customized, intellectually engaging educational experiences are Founded Here. Annalyse Friday ’22, McKenna Lewis ’22, and Zivya Sutton ’23 all forged their unique paths with W&J’s thematic major. Thematic majors provide a creative opportunity for students to build an individualized curriculum around a particular …  

Bound for Success: Psychology and English Double Major Publishes in Academic Journal

November 17, 2021
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Vanesa Hyde, a senior at Washington and Jefferson College, just earned herself a new title: author.


November 10, 2021
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Employ scientific methods in laboratory and field settings to learn about behavior and the variables that affect it. Prepare for graduate programs, medical and professional schools, and careers in psychology with a variety of experiences designed to apply psychological content and skills to your career goals.

Mastering the Mind: W&J Students to Present Psychological Research at SPSP Convention

November 2, 2021
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The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists, recently accepted separate research proposals for the 2022 SPSP Annual Convention from four Washington & Jefferson College undergraduate students: Trinity Geedy-Gill ’24, Becca Ghion ’22, Delaney Sullivan ’22, and Madison Will ’22.

Zach Hamilton ’16 named Upper St. Clair Head Girl’s Soccer Coach

July 29, 2021
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Please welcome Upper St. Clair’s new Head Girl’s Soccer Coach: Zach Hamilton! Coach Hamilton comes to USC with a wealth of soccer and coaching experience. Zach had a standout high school soccer career playing at Chartiers-Houston.

New study by Assistant Professor Hannah Bradshaw studies willingness to try new foods & desirability

July 28, 2021
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Being reluctant to try new foods can be daunting, according to new research published in the journal. Personality and individual differences . The new study provides evidence that the willingness to try new foods can influence sexual desirability and is seen by others as a sign of sexual unrestriction.

Rising Senior Gets Court Room Experience with Fayette County Courthouse Internship

July 9, 2021
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WASHINGTON (July 9, 2021)-Jeffrey Seabury ’22 is courting the idea of a career in law. The Washington & Jefferson College political science and psychology double major is spending his summer interning with both the public defender and district attorney’s offices at the Fayette County Courthouse. Jeffrey found the internship thanks to a unique W&J connection. …  

Graduate Updates: Stephen Rydzak ’21 and Jarret McCracken ’21

June 30, 2021
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Stephen Rydzak was a valedictorian of Washington & Jefferson College’s 2021 graduating class. Jarrett McCracken graduated from Washington & Jefferson College Summa Cum Laude with a degree in psychology and philosophy.