“I decided to select the psychology program because I want to work in a profession that allows me help others work through their problems,” says psychology major Emily Winskowics.
“I have always been fascinated by the human brain, mind, emotions, and behavior. Every person is different, and psychology allows one to see the world through another person’s experience and explore why people are the way they are.” Continue reading “Emily Winskowicz ’14”
“Psychological health and awareness has a large impact on people in both an individual and societal manner,” says psychology major Sheila Cremin.
“The brain and its effects on our physical health, perceptions of the world, and understanding of each other is a fairly new discipline and, I believe, an area of study in which there is so much more to discover.” Continue reading “Sheila Cremin ’14”
Christine Holland made a special talking piece for the healing circle she co-facilitates at the Cheshire County Jail. A wild turkey feather embellished with beads, its quill bound in leather, the talking piece gives the person who holds it the right to speak without interruptions.
“I felt we needed something that felt sacred and grounded in the natural world,” says Holland, a nontraditional Keene State student who has been leading inmate groups at the jail all year as a practicum for her psychology major. Continue reading “Christine Holland ‘15”
“I like the study of the brain,” says Emma Laramie ’13. She’s also interested in the body. Laramie has followed both paths in her life and in her career.
After majoring in psychology and simultaneously becoming certified to teach group fitness classes at Keene State, she now works for Monadnock Family Services, a community-based mental health services agency, and sidelines as a fitness instructor. Continue reading “Emma Laramie ’13”
Katie Joyce knew she wanted to come to Keene State – it was the only school she applied to – and she knew she wanted to study psychology. What she didn’t know was that she’d end up being hooked on research.
“I came into college leaning toward clinical psychology, but then I took different classes and found that research and experimental psychology was really what I wanted to do,” says Joyce, who graduated with honors, received the 2013 Homer Stavely Psychology Award, and was president of Psi Chi, the psychology honors society. Continue reading “Katie Joyce ’13”
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