Inside Look

“It won’t happen to me”: The optimism bias

Dr. Richard Osbaldiston, Ph.D.

Do you think you are a better-than-average driver?  Chances are you do.  And you know what?  So do 80-90% of other drivers.  

Would the female psychopaths please stand up?

Let’s just face it, as scary as they are, psychopaths fascinate us! Psychopathy has earned a place both in science and pop culture.  Just look at the most recent episode of Law & Order: SVU or Criminal Minds to find the latest manifestation of psychopathy on the screen. 

What if we could reduce power-based violence?

Power-based violence is an umbrella term that includes a lot of very unsavory crimes: rape, physical assault, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and other crimes.

EKU’s Online Degrees Ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News and World Report

Eastern Kentucky University is ranked among the best in the U.S. News & World Report’s recently announced 2015 Best Online Education Program Rankings.

EKU Psychology Program Offers Study Abroad Opportunity for Online Students

Online psychology students will have the unique opportunity to earn up to six hours of credit while exploring one of the most exciting cities in the world. The Kentucky Institute for International Studies and EKU are offering two psychology courses during the 2015 summer session in Paris.

Students may choose to participate in one or both of the offered courses, which include:

EKU Online Psychology Professor Provides Insight into Potential Indiana Serial Killer

Forensic Psychologist and EKU Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Dustin Wygant was recently interviewed by LEX 18 News for insight into the possible serial killer arrested in Indiana over the weekend.  

EKU Online Psychology Students Present Research Findings at American Psychological Association Research Conference

When choosing to enroll in an online degree program, many students fear they will lose the interactive aspect of the educational experience. The EKU Online Psychology program is working to dispel those fears and show students the interactive possibilities of online learning.

The Informed Skeptic

Written by Dr. Jaime Henning