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These are news items that have previously appeared on the Shepherd University Department of Psychology’s home page.

Seeding your Future Workshops

Do you know any middle-school-aged girls interested in learning about science? If so, take a look at Shepherd’s “Seeding Your Future” workshops taking place on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

There’s a list of workshops on their website. Three will be presented by Psychology faculty:
Dr. Lindsey Levitan: Thinking outside the box: odd and unexpected mental processes
Dr. Heidi Dobish: The Eyes: a pathway to your soul or your brain?
Dr. Chris Lovelace: I See What You’re Saying: Sight and Hearing in the Brain

And did I mention it’s free? Visit their website for more information. Use the pull-down menu at the top right to see the list of workshops and to register. The deadline to register is September 7th.

10th Annual Aging Well Workshop

Aging Well: Being Prepared Through the Decades
Tuesday, May 8th at the Robert C. Bryd Center for Congressional History and Education.

This day-long workshop presents themes related to: planning for healthy aging across the life span, the lifestyle factors that contribute to healthy aging, ways to proactively plan for all aspects of the aging process, and to not forget the importance of humor along the way. It offers 6 continuing education units for nurses and social workers and is also open to members of the community, including elders and their families.

Registration is $50 per person for CEUs or $25 per person. RSVP by May 1 to Sharon Earl at 304-876-5332 or or Heidi Dobish at 304-876-5435 or

Sponsored by Departments of Nursing Education, Psychology, and Social Work.

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Brain coverage

The Department got some publicity for our newly-acquired human brain, to be used in PSYC 361 Biopsychology and possibly a few other classes outside the department. Read all about us in the local papers here:
Martinsburg Journal
Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Biopsychology students see human brain

Study Abroad 2016

The Department of Psychology is sponsoring an academic study tour to London and Paris in May, 2016. Visit our Study Abroad page for more information.