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2015 Sept. 29, Scroll:  "BYU-I Faculty Surveys Student Health" 
interview with Professor Rob Wright
2015 June 23, Scroll: "Study Shows Morals Help the Brain" interview with Professor Eric Gee
2015 February 3, Scroll: "Professor Matthew Whoolery Shares TED Talk Experience"
2014 October, News & Notes:  "Dept. of Psychology Faculty Member Matthew Whoolery Gives TED Talk in India - How To Be UnHappy"
2014 July 8, Scroll: "New Health Psychology Emphasis Added" 

2014 July, New & Notes: 
"BYU-I Dept. of Psychology adds Health Psychology Emphasis"
2014 March, News & Notes:  Experiential Learning for Psychology Majors also Benefits School District  
Psychology majors work with Madison School C.A.R.E.S. program to help children and make the community a better place.  Eric Gee coordinates this opportunity for students to be involved in data collection and evaluation for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SSHS) program.
2012 December, News & Notes:  BYU-Idaho Graduate Receives Award for Pro Bono Legal Work  Former psychology major, Camille Borg, receives Utah State Bar Pro Bono Publico Law Student of the Year Award.
2010 November. News & Notes: "Math Education Students Trade Equations for the Stage"  Yohan Delton presents his research about the positive effects theatrical skills can have on classroom instruction.
2011 Feb. 3, News & Notes:  "Walking Like Egyptians; Foundations Instructors Get to Know the People of the Middle East"  Four BYU-I  Middle East Foundations instructors traveled to the land they teach about, specifically spending time in Egypt and Palestine.
2005 January, Scroll: "Rcks Building Offers space to Study". Students study on the first floor of the new Thomas E. Ricks Building.
2005 January 13, BYUI News Release: "Apostle to Dedicate Thomas E. Ricks Building and Gardens".
2004 Feb 8, BYUI News Release: " New Rexburg Temple Location Announced"
2003 April 25, BYUI News Release: "Thomas E. Ricks Building Groundbreaking"
2001 Oct. 23, Scroll:  "BYU-I Instructor Finds the Strength of the Human Spirit".  BYU-Idaho instructor recounts his experiences counseling New York City area victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy.
1998 April 23, Scroll: "Largest Class in History:  Commencement - It's a Happy Time"  Some 2,946 degrees will be given to 2,874 graduates at the annual commencement ceremonies.


2015 March 19:  Standard Journal - "TED Talk: TEDx Rexburg Event Rethinks the Ordinary"  Rexburg was exposed to some ideas worth spreading" after last Saturday's TEDx event.  Matthew Whoolery was one of eight speakers sharing their views on a number of subjects including love, practice, relationships, and even Africa.
2015 January 11: KPVI News Channel 6 - "Mental Health in Madison County"   Three BYU-Idaho psychology students (Jordan Moon - who just graduated, Emily Robinson, and Matt Marquez - who is a health psych major!) were interviewed by KPVI News Channel 6 regarding mental health here in Madison County. Here is a link to the video and commentary:
2014 July, Standard Journal "Our Town" spotlights BYU-I Psychology Professor, Matthew Whoolery: Five countries, four kids, three languages, two foreign universities and one passion.
2011 Feburary:  Standard Journal - "A Closer Look at Egypt; BYU-I Professor Comments on Uprising"  Matthew Whoolery, a professor at BYU-I monitors coverage of events in Egypt.  Before coming t BYU-I, Whoolery taught psychology at the American University in Cairo.
2011 September:
  LDS News - Reflections of former BYU-Idaho Psychology Professor, Ron Jacques, on 10 year anniversary of September 11th: "Stung by Tragedy, Lifted by FaithVisit"
2008 April 25: Standard Journal "STRESSED? BYU-I Professor Shares Ways to Cope with Day-to-Day Strain"  Samuel Clay, BYU-I Psychology Chair teaches classes about stress management.
2006 March 11: Standard Journal "Don't Mess with Stress" By Gordon Timothy, BYU-I Psychology Professor.
2005 Jan. 7:  Standard Journal "Ricks Building Open"  The newly constructed THomas E. Ricks Building opens for classes.
2004, 2003 Sept.: Standard Journal " Drug Court Symposium Sponsered by the Psychology Dept. at BYU-Idaho".  The Symposium sponsored by the Psychology Dept. brought together area judges and profesionals who are involved with drug courts throughout the 7th Judicial District.
2002, April 8: Standard Journal "Rexburg Democrat Runs for House"  Edward Kinghorn, an instructor at BYU-I in Rexburg, has filed his intent to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative in District 2.
2002 Sept. 11: Standard Journal "One Man's Reflections onthe Human Spirit".  BYU-I teacher looks back at his time on the East Coast helping victims of 9-11 tragedy.
2002 Sept. 11: Post Register "E. Idahoans Revisit Their responses to Terror" Relief workers, volunteers, teachers all pittched in to help the nation recover.
2001 Oct. 28: Post Register  "Idahoans at Ground Zero Share Experience".  Idaho volunters recall what it was like in New York.
2001 Oct. 17, 18: Standard Journal  "Volunteering" Rexburg Man Helps Effort After Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks. Ronald Jacques, psychology professor at BYU-Idaho, as a mental health volunteer for the American Red Cross assisted with support efforts for people directly affected with the  tragedy.
2001 Dec. 21: Post Register  "BYU-I Instructor Leaves Family at Christmas to Help Terror Victims"  Edward Kinghorn, instructor at BYU-I,  will use his expertise as a neuropsychologist and as a psychologist to serve as a mental health technician at the Family Service Center inNew Jersey.  He will be helping those affected by the terrorist attacks cope with the loss of family, friends and associates. 

2011 Fall:  Matthew Whoolery - "Perspectives From the Middle East"
2014 Fall:  Yohan Delton - "Mastering Scientific Skills Using Mnids and Hands"

Forums and Devotionals:
2015 October 6, Devotional:  Samuel Clay, Faculty, Psychology Department  "Nurturing Each Other Along the Path of Perfection".

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Samuel Clay was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona.  He joined the church after graduating from high school and later served a full-time mission to the Peru Lima North mission.  He graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in accounting from Arizona State Univeristy. He graduated with a Master's of Science and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from BYU. He met and married the girl of his dreams, Myrlene Reminton Clay, while attending BYU.  They are the parents of five sons. Brother Clay currently serves as a Sunday School teacher in his ward.

2016 May 24, Devotional:  Yohan Delton, Psychology Department "Enmity"

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Brother Yohan Delton is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. He was born in France in a city bordering Geneva, Switzerland. He served in the Baton Rouge Louisiana mission. His wife, Alla Delton, was born in Ukraine, in the city of Kiev. They met at Ricks College in the David O. McKay Library-it pays to study hard in the Library. They both worked at the Missionary Training Center in Provo for many years as teachers and supervisors. They have been married for 19 years and have 3 children. Brother Delton received his PhD in Applied Social Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology from BYU-Provo. He has done consulting work for various companies. He worked for the Risk Management Division of the Finance Department at Church Headquarters prior to coming at BYU-Idaho. He has also been involved in social entrepreneurship work with young adult orphans in Ukraine. Brother Delton has served in many capacities in the Church and was serving on a Stake High Council at the time of the address.

2014 November 20, Forum: "Losing Your Self in India" by Dr. Matthew Whoolery 
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On Thursday, November 20th at 2:00pm in the Taylor Chapel, we were privileged to hear from one of our own in a college forum. Brother Matthew Whoolery of our Psychology Department spoke on "Losing Your Self in India." As a recent Fulbright Scholar, Brother Whoolery went to India in 2012-2013 and taught in the Psychology Department at Lady Shri Ram College at the University of Delhi. He traveled extensively in India and interacted extensively with Indian psychologists and students. In 2014, he was asked to return to Delhi to give a TED talk that is titled "How to Be Unhappy." He will discuss his experiences and draw upon people he met who illustrate important cultural differences which present a different way of viewing life, relationships, and religion. 

2011 February 16: The Egyption Revolution: Causes, Crisis, and Future
BYU-Idaho Forum by Psychology Department Faculty Member Matthew Whoolery.  Before coming to BYU-I, he was a professor of Psychology at the American University in Cairo. He teaches  the Middle East Foundations course and he recently led a group of professors to the Middle East. He speaks Arabic and has kept in touch with many friends and colleagues in the Middle East during the recent revolution in Egypt.

2009 May 21: Gambling: A Losing Bet, An Investment of Psychological Principles in Spiritual Bankruptcy
BYU-Idaho University Forum by Psychology Department Faculty Member Richard Cluff 
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2004 Feb 26, BYU-Hawaii News Release: "Visiting Professor Shares Stress Management Insights in Forum"  Dr. Edward Kinghorn, a visiting psychology professor from BYU-Idaho discusses strss management techniques of handling the day-to-day rigors of student life.

2002 April 11: September 11: One Man's Experience 
Forum by Ronald Jacques, Psychology Dept. Chair.  An account of Bro. Jacques' experience with the victims of the September 11th tragedy.

TED Talks:
2015 April 20
  TEDxRexburg - Talk by Matthew Whoolery "How To Lose Your Self-Esteem" 
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Dr. Matthew Whoolery is a professor of psychology at BYU-Idaho.  His research interests include cultural psychology and psychological philosophy and theory. He has taught at the American Universty in Cairo in Egypt as well as at the University of Delhi in India. He has published many academic articles and a book on topics varying from the moral development of chidren, the psychology of religion, the assessment of mental health, and the psychology of Taoism.

2014 September   TEDxLSRCollege - Talk by Matther Whoolery "How To Be Unhappy"
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Matthew Whoolery, a member of the Psychology faculty and a Fullbright Scholar recently gave a TED Talk in New Delhi, India. In September 2014, Dr. Whoolery was invited to return to Delhi to give a TED talk at Lady Shri Ram College at the University of Delhi.   When you are drowned in unhappiness most of the time, it can be a little tough to wake up to the shiny concept of joy. He is here to tell you how to be great at, what you're already good at. Watch him talk about "How to be Unhappy". 

Rat Olympics:
2015 Psych 361: Rat Olympics "Raticate takes the gold!"
2014 Psych 361 Behavioral Learning: Rat Olympics "Brain, the Rat"
2012 Psych 361 Behavioral Learning: Rat Olympics "The Rescue"
2009 Psych 361 Rat Olympics on Channel 3 News! 
Our first competitor can jump over four feet. Didn't catch that? Here's a different angle. Okay maybe he can't make the jump every time. But he sure loves to get back to home sweet home.

Graduation Requirement: ETS Major Field Test
Beginning Fall 2012 Semester, graduating seniors are required to take the ETS Major Field Test in order to graduate. This needs to be taken your last semester at BYU-Idaho. This requirement will show up on your graduation plan. The Psychology Department will pay for this test. The test will not affect your graduation. If you are not on campus the semester you are graduating, you will be excused from the test.

The test will be available to take at the testing center and you will be notified of the opening and closing test dates. You will need to pick up your pass code and instructions from the Psychology Department office before going to the testing center. The test will take 2 hours.

2011 Congratulations to Psychology Students
publishing a manuscript in the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, vol. 10, May 2011Individualistic and Structural Attributions of Poverty in the LDS Population by Alex North, Arwen Behrends, Kayla Green, Luis Oquendo, Tamra Dison, Justin Larson, and Yohan Delton.