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Stomping on Sandcastles: Summer for a Child with Autism

  By Darlene Sweetland, Ph.D. and Ron Stolberg, Ph.D. Authors of “Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification” Springtime is in the air. The days are getting longer, the weather getting warmer, and kids getting excited for the end to the school year. An unstructured summer, however, […]

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Making Your Way: Alumnae Perspectives

Please join us as a panel of successful alumnae share details of their professional paths and current work settings, and give us insights regarding how best to prepare to be effective leaders and organizational psychology practitioners.

Speakers: Anjali Fox, PhD (Dual Clinical/I-O PhD, CSPP 2010), Consultant, Leadership Development Worldwide Elizabeth (Liz) A. Hernandez, PhD (Dual Clinical/I-O PhD, CSPP 2007), Assistant Director, Public Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego Niloofar Ghods, PhD (Dual Clinical/I-O PhD, CSPP 2009), Global Executive Assessment Consultant, Cisco Systems

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Megan Hawker, Alliant University PsyD graduate, studied the effects of Post Traumatic Growth on veterans.

Strength through Suffering

The saying “that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger” is normally only appreciated well after a traumatic event has passed. The cynic would suggest it’s a made up phrase to make people feel better. To Alliant University PsyD program graduate Megan Hawker, it’s something to investigate. The mental health condition post-traumatic stress disorder […]

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Dr. Suni Peterson Named Fulbright Scholar Specialist

Lack of clean water and inadequate sanitation is the leading cause of disease worldwide. In rural Vietnam, 85% of women and children have parasitic diseases and the highest rate of child malnutrition in Asia. Dr. Suni Peterson is changing that. Dr. Peterson, PhD, a Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, […]

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2016 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

This year’s Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference will be in Anaheim, California from April 14-16, 2016. Please scroll down for a list of presentations by our faculty, students and alumni. Please join us for our CSPP/Alliant Alumni and Friends Reception on April 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheraton Park Hotel […]

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CSPP and Alliant at the APA Annual Convention

Join Us at the CSPP/Alliant Alumni & Friends Reception Please join us for our annual CSPP/Alliant Alumni and Friends Reception at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado! This is a free event for alumni, current and former faculty, current students and friends of the university. Reception The reception will likely be held […]

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Preventing Mass Violence through Digital Leakage

After a mass shooting we frequently discover the digital red flags that announced the crime to be committed.  Cyber data gathering and assessment is vital to prevention and sustaining community health. Many of the past decade’s mass shootings might have been prevented— along with millions of cases of sex crimes, stalking, and human trafficking— with […]

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The Growing Need for Multicultural Psychology

With an increasingly diverse population, the need for multiculturally competent psychologists is on the rise. Immigration, disparate birthrates, a widening gap between people of different socioeconomic backgrounds, a greater acceptance of alternative lifestyles – all of these factors are contributing to an increasingly open, diverse country. And thanks to our increasingly connected society, cross-cultural interaction is […]

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Understanding Microaggressions in the Workplace with Nellie Tran, PhD

Nellie Tran, PhD (University of Illinois, Chicago 2010)
Tran is an Assistant Professor at SDSU in the Community-Based Block Multicultural Community Counseling Program. She is a community psychologist specializing in the study of subtle forms of discrimination (e.g., microaggressions, racial color-blindness), especially pertaining to race and gender. She is particularly interested in understanding which biases exist in different contexts, how people adapt to them, and how best to change environments to reduce and buffer people from the impact of subtle biases. Her current projects explore the impact of subtle biases on women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines, the effect of micro aggressions on U.S.-born Asian Americans, how school/classroom norms influence the way students think about and understand race.

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