Psychology

GVSU child development experts help develop learning kits for West Michigan families

Hundreds of students received kits from two organizations dedicated to early childhood well-being.

Jul 14, 2021


The strongest predictor of who will get COVID-19 vaccine? How vulnerable someone feels about contracting the virus, GVSU researcher finds

Amanda Dillard, associate professor of psychology, said the findings show the power of emotion when people are deciding on whether to receive the vaccine.

Feb 2, 2021


Taking sides during the pandemic. How beliefs affect the way we process information, react to discord

Michael Wolfe, professor of psychology, said his research shows much more goes into assessing an argument than the facts.

Jul 22, 2020


GVSU expert: Constant messages about coronavirus can amp up anxiety, affect how you assess personal risk

Amanda Dillard, associate professor of psychology, said people often focus on their vulnerability.

Mar 4, 2020


Alumni to share Laker Effect stories, professional experiences during multiple presentations

A mathematician who works for Disney and the investigative reporter who broke the Larry Nassar sex abuse story will be among 10 alumni from Grand Valley's College of Liberal Arts of Sciences who will return to campus to speak about their professional experiences. The CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence will participate in presentations, lectures, Q&A sessions and meet-and-greet opportunities on the Allendale Campus October 1-5.

Sep 28, 2018



The sex difference in distance running has disappeared for participation but not for competitiveness

New research shows men are still much more likely than women to have a competitive orientation in distance running.

Oct 6, 2014



The Tortoise and the Hare: A Sex Difference in Marathon Pacing

Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to Robert Deaner, associate professor of psychology.

Jul 8, 2014