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W&J Psychology Professor, Hannah Bradshaw, Ph.D., looks to her class while delivering a presentation.

W&J Psychology Professor Uses Research to Enhance the Student Experience

Updated: June 3, 2022 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (June 3, 2022) – Hannah K. Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Washington & Jefferson College, is using her recent research to benefit her students. As an evolutionary psychologist, Bradshaw focuses her research on social cognition, and more specifically, the relationship dynamics among women and between women and men. “My research is…

David Kieran teaching a seminar class

Student research project culminates in “Dynamic Decades” exhibit, reveals College and community history

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WASHINGTON, PA (May 4, 2022)—A year-long research project conducted by Washington & Jefferson College students, faculty, and staff will be on display this week when the exhibit Dynamic Decades: W&J and the City of Washington in the Midst of Social Change opens May 5 on the first floor of Clark Family Library.

Photos of W&J senior Anja Popey and junior Lekhya Kollu.

W&J science students experiment with success after spending the summer in labs

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WASHINGTON, PA (April 18, 2022)–Washington & Jefferson College students have spent recent months in labs contributing to the success of scientific inquiries on all things genes, germs, and proteins.

W&J students Jeffrey E. Seabury, Jr. ’22 , Lillien Shaer ’22, Mario Sanchez Isabas ’23, and Nickolas Bartel ’23 bookend a podium at the Pennsylvania Political Science Association (PPSA) 83rd Annual Meeting & Conference in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Presidential Presentations: W&J students take research on the road; showcase their findings at academic conferences

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WASHINGTON, PA (April 14, 2022)—Fueled by facts and findings, the W&J presidents have traded campaigns for conferences and are forging new trails to tomorrow.

Photo of Old Main taken from the corner of College and East Wheeling streets.

Three W&J Faculty Members Receive Chance to Change Lives Grant

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WASHINGTON, PA (March 23, 2022) – Three W&J professors were recently awarded grants from the Chance to Change Lives (CCL) foundation, a non-profit organization with a vision of empowering future STEM leaders through innovative experiential learning. The CCL foundation funds undergraduate STEM experiences at primarily undergraduate institutions. Dr. Rama Bala, the President and CEO of…

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W&J Selects Merck Scholars for Summer 2022

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WASHINGTON, PA (March 28, 2022) — Seven Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students have been selected to receive stipends from W&J’s Merck Internships for Excellence in Science program to support off-campus biomedical research internships in Summer 2022. The program, which began with a gift to W&J from the Merck biopharmaceutical company’s Merck Institute for Science…

The Students of PSY 393 stand in Congressman Guy Reschenthaler’s (R-PA, D-14) District Office to lobby on behalf of various policy issues.

W&J Presidents get psyched; lobby for legislation

Updated: January 10, 2022 | Tagged: , , ,

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

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

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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.

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

Updated: July 28, 2021 | Tagged: ,

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.

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W&J senior works with prominent pain medicine specialist on spinal research 

Updated: February 24, 2021 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 24, 2021)-You could say Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is in Jared Heller’s DNA.   The senior neuroscience major is the son of two W&J alumni, and the brother of 2018 grad Ethan. The W&J experience has been a part of Jared’s life from the very beginning, but it’s the relationships he’s formed here with faculty and through W&J’s unique…