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Imagine getting lost in your own home or neighborhood. Imagine feeling disoriented, unsure of where you are or how you got there. For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders or trauma – and more Americans than ever are diagnosed with these conditions each year – this “spatial disorientation” can be a daily occurrence and...
Pamela Waltz
NIU Department of Psychology doctoral candidate Pamela Waltz was selected as a recipient of a 2015 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award. “I was definitely excited,” Waltz said. “Winning a competitive national research award is truly a reflection of the exceptional training and mentoring I received as a graduate student at NIU’s Industrial-Organizational (I-O) program.”...
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More than one in six people in the United States experience anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Could marijuana, which is now being used more widely and legally for medical purposes, help relieve the stress? NIU psychology professor David Valentiner and graduate student Sara Wyman tackle that topic in a new blog entry this week in...
Guadalupe Lopez
Guadalupe Lopez, a psychology major and 2013 Forward, Together Forward Scholar, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education. The scholarships are awarded to Latino/a students in Illinois who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service and leadership. Nearly 250 applicants were considered this year. Lopez and co-winner...
Jenner Sio, Janelle McCalla and Courtney Oldenburg
Northern Illinois track and field senior Jenner Sio and juniors Jenelle McCalla and Courtney Oldenburg were named to the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, the league office announced Tuesday. Sio and McCalla earned the honor for the second consecutive outdoor season, while Oldenburg made her debut after taking honorable mention recognition...
Heather Pierce and Michelle Lilly
Homicides, suicides, domestic violence, car crashes. For most people, it’s the stuff of nightmares. For busy 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers, it’s all in a day’s work. Now a new study by researchers at Northern Illinois University suggests that the on-the-job, indirect exposure to trauma puts dispatchers at risk for developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....