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Students, staff and faculty at Weber State University listen as Dr. Myisha Cherry, assistant professor of philosphy at the University of California, gives a lecture. Photo credit: Nikki Dorber

Rage against racism

Makayla Geddes November 17, 2021

Myisha Cherry highlighted rage, the way it affects anti-racism efforts and how it can be used productively to further a purpose, in a lecture on Nov. 11 at Weber State University.Cherry is an assistant...

Dr. Jason Cowell of University of Wisconsin, Greenbay, explains his studies of the neural development of moral judgment and moral action of children.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Exploring morality and fairness through the minds of children

Lissete Landaverde November 23, 2020

The WSU Neuroscience Program and Club wrapped up their Neuroscience Lecture series on Nov. 19 by hosting a lecture presented by Jason Cowell, "Empathy, Morality, & Fairness in the Brain," via Zoom. Cowell,...

Dr. Scott Li keeps watch of the monitor as Jimmy Russell gets scanned by the MRI Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Toshiba America Medical Systems MR Research Center in Irvine, Calif. (Ed Crisostomo/Orange County Register/TNS)

Let’s play brain games

Hannah Olsen March 13, 2019

Four neuroscience and psychology students from the graduate program at the University at Utah came for the Neuroscience Lecture Series to talk to prospective graduate program students in those fields. Sometimes,...

Weber State University photo Photo credit: Danya Gil

WSU combats escalating mental health crises

Danya Gil January 4, 2019

Weber State University has been awarded the $300,000 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant to fund the Wildcat Support Network, a peer-based program aimed to de-stigmatize discussions of mental...

According to Consumer Reports, the liquids inside laundry pods contain chemicals that can burn the mouth, digestive system and stomach. In an effort to stem the spread of the challenge, both Facebook and YouTubes parent company Google removed Tide Pod Challenge videos from their platforms. After the initial backlash subsided, many people began making jokes about the challenge and some restaurants and bakeries made food that looked like Tide pods. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/TNS)

The psychology behind stupidity

Tori Waltz November 21, 2018

Back in January, the "Tide Pod challenge" swept social media. This infamous dare urged users, primarily teenagers, to bite into laundry detergent packets filled with lethal chemicals and upload their reactions...

A new study revealed that girls are more likely to believe that boys are more intelligent by the age of six. (Source: Tribune News Service)

Science Weekly: Young girls believe boys are naturally smarter

Kellie Plumhof February 14, 2017

Young girls are more likely associate intelligence with males rather than females, a new study from New York University, the University of Illinois and Princeton University said.Lin Bian, doctoral student...

Researchers found that vision was improved by passing electrical currents through the part of the brain that processes visual information. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: MCT & Tribune News Service

Science Weekly: ‘Shocking’ research toward improving vision

Kellie Plumhof July 5, 2016

From eyeglasses to contacts to Lasik, the world is constantly looking for ways to improve our vision. Several researchers have a new method involving electrical currents to do just that.In the latest issue...

Sarah Selwood, left, and Ashley Wilson from Australia take a selfie at Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, Calif., on December 30, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group/TNS) Photo credit: MCT

Science Weekly: Say cheese

Kellie Plumhof June 13, 2016

The addition of a camera to the cell phone was a game-changer for the way we experience life, especially important events. Most people today have the option to pull out their cell phones and snap pictures...

Blake Tubbs spoke with students about bullying during the Psychology Symposium on April 4.  (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)

Students get psyched out at symposium

Kellie Plumhof April 5, 2016

The Psychology Department kicked off April by hosting the Psychology Research Symposium at Weber State University. Roughly 200 people were in attendance, filling the Shepherd Union with psychology students,...

Old man winter may bring the blues

Old man winter may bring the blues

Michael Bunderson December 17, 2015

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that affects people each year around the same time. The most common time those affected will feel this is during the fall and winter seasons;...

WSU Student Researches Mindfulness

WSU Student Researches Mindfulness

Kellie Plumhof November 19, 2015

Life can be stressful, especially during college. One Weber State University student is devoting his time to researching on mindfulness and how it can help reduce stress. Tyson Bryant first attended...

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WSU Pysch Students Study Facebook Usage

Emily Ferguson November 19, 2015

A group of Weber State University students conducted a study last semester about the links between personality traits and Facebook usage. Crystal Garcia, Corbin Standley, Kaitlin Staker and Lyndsi...

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