The Horizon

IUS experts discuss mental health effects of a semester without breaks

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Emily Owen, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Indiana University excluded fall and spring breaks from this year’s academic calendar. But this exclusion, experts warn, might have adverse effects on students’ mental health. “I am a strong advocate of fall and spring breaks, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Signs of an Unhealthy Friendship

Signs of an Unhealthy Friendship

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2018

Friendships are one of life's great joys. Not only does doing something with a friend make it more enjoyable, research has also shown that strong friendships have academic, social development, and even health benefits. However, in order to take advantage of these friendship perks, one must ensure these friendships are high qual...

Paws for Thought

Skylar Guernsey and Honey Bear during their return visit to IU Southeast.

Meleena Richardson, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018

People with anxiety and depression are often a victim of their own mind, but with the aid of an emotional support animal, they have learned to cope and gain a companion while doing so.   Research suggests emotional support animals greatly improve a person’s mental health and have lasting effects on...

Psychology Club hosts Psychology in the Workplace discussion

Todd Manson, assistant professor of psychology, discusses organizational topics in psychology.

Samuel Voyles, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

Many subjects are applied in the workplace. One of these subjects is psychology. The Psychology Club hosted a “Psychology in the Workplace” event in Crestview room 206 on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The event, which took place during the Industrial Psychology class, lasted an hour and consisted of many ...

The Mental Fatigue Factor

Enrique Bryan, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2016

Pitcher Chris Kemp said sometimes athletes can be their own biggest obstacles. He said it’s easy for them to overthink when on the field. “It’s easy in baseball to go get inside your own head,” said Kemp, a senior who also plays first base. “You throw a few balls and think, ‘Oh man, what am I...

Students learn from mock crime scene in Crestview Hall

Bernadette Jessie, social science professor designed this in a way that allowed for students to learn condensed versions of both forensic psychology and forensic science.

Jordan Williams, Staff

February 7, 2015

In the Crestview staff lunch area, a room that is blandly furnished for the sake of functionality with decorations that cater to the same level of excitement as the intended purpose of such a space, the body of a middle-aged man lies on the floor with the dark, but unmistakable hand of a knife crude...

Sex and the brain; the psychology of sex

IUS Horizon

February 24, 2013

There was more than just love in the air this Valentine’s Day, there was also knowledge and laughter. Meghan Kahn, assistant professor of psychology, presented her fourth annual Sex and the Brain talk Feb. 14. The event provided a look at the psychological and biological factors that play a role...

Students experience Asian culture

IUS Horizon

October 7, 2012

Recently a group of IUS students was able to visit Asia by simply riding a bus. Valerie Scott, senior lecturer in psychology, took her Psychology 451 class to the Crane House in Louisville, where they immersed themselves in Asian culture. Also known as the Asia Institute, the Crane House provi...

Vice chancellor wishes fond farewell

IUS Horizon

September 30, 2012

Gilbert Atnip, former vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, retired on Sept. 30 after working 37 years at IU Southeast. Atnip held the vice chancellor position for 22 years. “I decided to retire as soon as I became eligible,” Atnip said. Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles said Atnip’s...

Shyness expert guides through life example

IUS Horizon

April 8, 2012

Bernardo Carducci, professor of psychology and director of the Shyness Research Institute, has been studying shyness for 32 years. He has also published several non-fiction books and textbooks about shyness. Some of the books Carducci has written include: •    “The Pocket Guide to Making...

Psychology now offers Bachelor of Science

IUS Horizon

September 11, 2011

IU Southeast is now offering a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Psychology students can choose between acquiring a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The new degree was approved during summer 2011 to be implemented in fall 2011. In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science...