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PHOTO: SatkusQuantitative psychology student wins national research award

February 13, 2018

Paulius Satkus, a first year student in the quantitative psychology concentration in the psychological sciences master's program, received the “Best Student Paper Award” from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG).

PHOTO: Dr. Andrew  Jones and Dr. Carl  Setzer Assessment & measurement alumni teach current students & faculty

February 12, 2018

Dr. Andrew Jones and Dr. Carl Setzer, alumni of the Assessment & Measurement PhD program, returned to JMU to provide a three-hour training session to current PhD, MA, and undergraduate students and faculty.

PHOTO: Ed McKeeEd McKee leads drum circles for youth and seniors

December 4, 2017

Ed McKee, faculty emeritus, has been at JMU for 45 years and recently found a new passion for drumming and started to teach himself how to play. Now, in addition to teaching, he leads drum circles at two senior facilities and at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center as part of their after school program.

PHOTO: Research teamGroundbreaking suicide research

November 28, 2017

Three JMU researchers have launched a groundbreaking study that will look at suicidality from a new perspective, extending limited literature on the topic and reducing stigma in the process.

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Welcome to the Department of Graduate Psychology and Counseling! Our department offers eight graduate programs designed for individuals who want to pursue advanced study in psychology or counseling. These programs share the goals of academic enrichment, development of research and applied skills, and personal and professional growth.
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