Psychology's Drew Christopher Recognized for Teaching by National Peers

Drew Christopher, professor of psychological science, Albion College
Drew Christopher, Albion College psychological science professor, has been honored with the 2017 Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. "I try to teach [students] that there are oftentimes multiple ways to solve a problem," he says of his teaching style.

Ceci Wang, '19, Puts FURSCA Focus on Self-Presentation, Social Media

Ceci Wang, '19
Like a lot of students leaving home for college, Xingzhu "Ceci" Wang was encouraged by family and friends to keep them updated via social media. Unlike a lot of students, "I stopped doing this because I was confused as to whether it helped people really know about my life in Albion," Wang says. "Even if I post everything, there can be a lot of misunderstandings."

For Zinkel, '17, a Summer of Kids, Cookies and Research

Katie Zinkel, '17
Katie Zinkel, '17, gave a lot of cookies to a lot of kids this summer, but one instance really stood out. "Once I gave kids their cookies and their mom told them, 'You need to thank the lady. It's not every day you come to a children's museum and get to participate in a psychological experiment.'"

Psychology's Mareike Wieth Flies High with Media

Mareike Wieth, associate professor of psychology, Albion College
The first time Mareike Wieth realized her field of interest resonated beyond her office walls was the day in 2012 she got a message she didn’t expect. “When I got a voice mail from the BBC, it was like, ‘What?’ I think I hyperventilated,” she said. After all, it wasn’t every day that the British Broadcasting Corporation called an associate professor of psychology at Albion College. But Wieth was working on something that not only intrigued that news organization, but has sparked the interest of media on this side of the Atlantic as well.

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