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Long-term cannabis use linked to muted stress response WSU study shows

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

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Cuttler, McLaughlin

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. » More …

Freshman lacrosse goalie, Junior Miss displays grit, glamour

By Adrianna Aumen, WSU College of Arts and Science

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU freshman Emily Durr will have little time this summer between donning her goalie’s helmet and gear to compete in the national lacrosse championships and donning her sparkling crown and gown to compete in the International Junior Miss Teen pageant’s international finals. » More …

April 21: Kevin Douglas to speak at psychology symposium

Kevin S. Douglas
Douglas

Kevin S. Douglas, professor and associate chair of the department of psychology at Simon Fraser University, will be the guest speaker for the WSU Psychology Department’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, 3-4 p.m. Friday, April 21, in CUE 202. » More …

Tri-Cities alumna advocates for support services in D.C.

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Alejandra Cardoso, a recent graduate of Washington State University Tri-Cities, was chosen as one of three representatives from Washington state to participate in the Council for Opportunity in Education’s National Policy Seminar March 19-22 in Washington, D.C. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Do animals help our minds?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Our brains are pretty busy. They are constantly thinking, feeling and sensing our world. One thing that can help some people relax is spending time with an animal friend. You might play fetch with a dog, sit with a cat, brush a horse or even watch a goldfish zip around its bowl. » More …

Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have shown that offering prizes – from simple shampoo to DVD players – can be an effective, low-cost treatment for alcohol abuse, the nation’s third leading preventable cause of death. » More …

Starts Jan. 25: Stress study seeks student participants

PULLMAN, Wash. – Undergraduate students are sought to participate in a Washington State University-based study examining the effects of human-animal interaction on coping with academic stress. An information session will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in CUE 119. » More …