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Let My People Play: A Psychological Look at the Benefits of Pokémon Go

By Savannah Chapa Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Pokémon Go— a new addition to the ever so popular Pokémon adventures, where smartphone users can roam their towns catching and training the familiar creatures of their youth. Love it or hate it— it’s a huge hit among kids, teens, and even […]

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Captain America vs. Iron Man: The Psychology of Civil War

CSPP Professor and founder of Superhero Therapy Janina Scarlet recently contributed to the book Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology which is out now at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and includes a forword written by Stan Lee. In the book, she explores the psychological makeup of both characters, and I sat down […]

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MFT PsyD: The Emblematic Win Win

  One of the most remarkable things a psychologist can do is help families navigate the waters of mental and emotional health. Pursuing a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, enables professional psychologists to not only provide exceptional services to families, […]

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Alliant International University PsyD candidate appointed to influential national advisory panel

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University third-year Clinical Psychology PsyD student Kailyn Bobb has been appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises the Secretary of the V.A. on issues and programs impacting women veterans as well as make recommendations for policy and […]

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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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