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Cognitive fusion, which occurs when we equate our thoughts with reality, is the topic of an article in the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science by Associate Professor of Psychological Science Jamie Bodenlos and three of her former students: Elizabeth Hawes ’19, Sarah Burstein ’19 and Kelsey Arroyo ’18. The article, titled Association of Cognitive Fusion

Hannah Bini ’20, Chloe Emler ’20 and Addison Gilbard ’20 want to change the way women are portrayed in the media — and they want women to contribute to how that change happens. To get the conversation started, they’ve launched the “Women in the Real” project through their company, Exit 42 Media. “We’re passionate about

Catherine Sherwood ’20 and Alexander Cottrell ’20 have joined AmeriCorps’ Community Mediation Services Corps (CMSC) as conflict resolution specialists through the Center for Dispute Settlement. In their new roles, they will work with youth and families in local communities and schools. Sherwood, a dance and psychology double major, has been assigned to Canandaigua Middle School,

Six members of the William Smith College rowing team were recently named Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. It’s the most Herons honored by the CRCA since six were recognized in 2015. To become a CRCA Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must be in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility, be ranked performance-wise in the

Twenty-eight students in the Classes of 2020 have graduated with Honors, demonstrating academic rigor and excellence in written and oral communication. Their research topics ranged from United States foreign policy and energy production in remote areas, to the study of anti-cancer drugs and more. To complete an Honors project at the Colleges, students embark on

Associate Professor of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery is the first author of a chapter in Social Skills Across the Life Span: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention, published in May by Elsevier. The book was edited by Douglas Nangle, Cynthia Erdley and Rebecca Schwartz-Mette. Kingery says the book fills a gap in the existing research on social

In a Calgary Herald article this month, William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig P’22, an expert on topics in pedagogy and introversion, explains how the lockdown restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic are effecting introverts, extraverts and those somewhere in between. The constant flow of information about the virus and its myriad effects is “a lot of external

For the second year in a row, Hobart College tennis all-star Walker Anderson has been elected to Academic All-America® teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A second team at-large selection a year ago, he moved up to the first time this season. A history and psychology double major, Anderson was elected to

Educators Alta Markley ’17 and Alexandra Belden ’15 have received the Success Academy’s Excellence in Education Awards for their work as teachers with the charter school network. Markley, a First Grade Lead Teacher at SA Bronx 2, won an Excellence Award for Achievement, which recognizes teachers whose students perform at the highest academic level based

In the fall, Xiaojin Natty Lin ’20 will pursue her master’s degree in the psychology of applied behavior analysis at the University of Southern California. Lin graduated magna cum laude in psychology and economics at the Colleges. At USC, she will research and study services that improve the quality of life of individuals with autism