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Public Lecture Series Launched to Celebrate Drexel’s 125 Years

This fall, Drexel will hold a series of free lectures dedicated to telling certain chapters of Drexel’s history.
College of Arts and Sciences student Alli Spiller enjoyed eating cinnamon buns, a popular national treat, while on co-op in Sweden.

Making the Most of Drexel Connections and Swedish Culture

Psychology student Alli Spiller recently returned from a research co-op in Sweden that she created using Drexel connections and financial support.
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Training the Brain to Resist Temptation 

Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.
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Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia

A Drexel professor explains how scientists’ limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured by a second “conk.”
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Drexel’s Postpartum Depression Clinic Is First of Its Kind in the Region

Mother-Baby Connections is an intensive outpatient clinic based at Drexel that provides various therapies for mothers experiencing stress and postpartum depression. 

Brain Awareness Week is March 14-18

Know Where Your Mind is During Brain Awareness Week

The Drexel Department of Psychology is hosting multiple student- and community-oriented events during Brain Awareness Week, March 14-18, with the goal to educate community members about current trends in scientific research as it relates to brain health across the lifespan and, more generally, to raise awareness about healthy brain habits.


 
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Trust Your Aha! Moments, Experiments Show They’re Probably Right

A series of experiments showed that sudden insight may yield more correct solutions than using gradual, methodical thinking.
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The Science of Eating Disorders

For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, professors Adrienne Juarascio and Jessica Barson separate fact from fiction and weigh in on the psychological and physiological causes of eating disorders.
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Drexel and Sixers Youth Foundation Team Up to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Middle School Students

Middle school students in West Philadelphia will learn strategies to achieve better physical and emotional health through a new collaboration between Drexel University and the Sixers Youth Foundation, a charitable initiative of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Deputy Police Commissioner Coming to Drexel to Expand School-to-Prison Pipeline Diversion Program

Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel will spend the next three years expanding the successful pre-arrest diversion program in the School District of Philadelphia for students with no histories of juvenile justice involvement.
Jerome Wilson before and after he began his fitness journey at Drexel.

Making a Change: Taking Advantage of Drexel’s Fitness Opportunities

Employees who want to improve their health have many options at Drexel — as the story of Jerome Wilson shows. When the loans specialist came to work for Drexel a few years ago, he trained both brain and brawn to shed 140 pounds and keep his weight where he wants it.
In an online survey by Drexel researchers, 88% of respondents reported sexting.

Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab.