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

July 28-29: Police partnership prompts training conference

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

police-health-conferenceSPOKANE, Wash. – A conference for first responders and mental health professionals will be July 28-29 at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

Research finds female descendants susceptible to stress

ratsPULLMAN, Wash. – A new study by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University shows that male and female rats are affected differently by ancestral exposure to a common fungicide, vinclozolin. Female rats whose great-grandparents were exposed become much more vulnerable to stress. » More …

‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

horse-stress-Pendry-130PULLMAN, Wash. – New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva. » More …

April 30: Students ‘pet stress away’ before finals

Pet-your-Stress-Away-120PULLMAN, Wash. – With finals week looming for Washington State University students, many will receive comfort from animals to help cope with stress. Dogs from the Whitman County Humane Society will visit 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the CUB Butch’s Den. » More …

Weathering the stress of today’s financial tornado

The current economy and budget cuts are putting financial pressure and stress on many families. Here are a few things to consider in dealing with the different circumstances.

 

How well you manage, and how well you come through this financial storm, depends upon many things – your experience in emergencies, your preparedness, and the choices you make.

 

A good approach is to consider what might be the best way to protect yourself, your family and friends.Under stress, we don’t necessarily think clearly, make good judgments, or manage emotions well.This is because the normal stress response is designed for short, critical emergencies, “fight-or-flight” situations. … » More …

HRS offers assistance to employees

Human Resource Services (HRS) and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are providing assistance to employees whose positions are being cut or reduced due to upcoming budget reductions.

 

Several general information sessions will be offered for faculty and staff beginning May 4-27 with representatives from HRS benefits, EAP and, for the faculty sessions, the vice provost of faculty affairs. For a schedule of sessions, including those offered via Washington Educational Conferencing Network (WECN), click here.

 

The main HRS website also offers a variety of resources and information regarding:

 

continuing benefits coverage

retirement plan options

job resources

community resources

employee policies … » More …

Neuroscience program and Pullman highschool team up for Brain Bee

PULLMAN – The WSU Neuroscience Program is sponsoring The Pullman Brain Bee (PBB), Saturday at 10 a.m., May 2, in the CUE.

 

The Brain Bee is a live question-and-answer competition for individual high school students which will occur in a format much like a spelling bee. The PBB is associated with Brain Awareness Week and modeled after the International Brain Bee where young men and women from all over North America compete to determine who is the “best brain” on such topics as intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, Alzheimer’s, and stroke.

 

The PBB is designed to challenge exceptional young … » More …