Humboldt State University

Department of Psychology


Grad student Zahra Shine earns prestigious award

Zahra Shine

Congratulations to current Counseling MA graduate student Zahra Shine for being selected for the CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement for the 2017-2018 academic year. According to the CSU Foundation, she earned this prestigious award as a result of her superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant person accomplishments. Zahra has been invited to join the CSU Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 for an awards ceremony where the Turstees and Chancellor Timothy P. White will have a chance to congratulate her in person. 

Dr. Amber Gaffney: Recipient of 2017 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award

We are pleased to announce Dr. Amber Gaffney as a recipience of the 2017 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award. 

The McCrone awards recognize HSU’s newer faculty and one outstanding graduate student, acknowledge their potential in their field of research, and encourage their continued achievement. Amber will be honored along with three other award recipients at the annual Alistair and Judith McCrone Awards reception on April 19. 

Dr. Melinda Myers presenting for My Favorite Lecture series

That's so gay?

Social values and beliefs affect the questions we ask, and the ways in which we seek to answer them.  This effect is readily apparent as it relates to the study of sexuality.  Dr. Myers’ lecture will explore how feminist approaches to science encourage us to remember that our experience, expectations, and motivations affect every level of our work.  The method in its purest form may be objective, but humans have not demonstrated the ability to apply it to questions of human behavior without implicit bias.