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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Research suggests boredom has a loud cause behind it

Research suggests boredom has a ‘loud’ cause behind it

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2022

Undergraduate researchers examine how background noise can influence experiencing boredom. The findings were presented at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities on March 28. Boredom...

Teaching intersectionality one book at a time

Teaching intersectionality one book at a time

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 30, 2022

A WSU student researcher wants to incorporate intersectionality in ninth-grade classrooms with young adult literature. Bailey Inama presented her project at the 2022 Showcase for Undergraduate Research...

In young Native populations, suicide is the second leading cause of death, Bogic said.

Reducing suicide one message at a time

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 3, 2022

The Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) and WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine are developing a hub to reduce suicide burden in Native American populations. There...

Data was collected in the summer and fall of 2020. Results showed people concerned with their impression of others were likely to hate virtual meetings.

Researcher links public self-consciousness to Zoom fatigue

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 10, 2022

A WSU researcher studied the effects of “Zoom fatigue” on 80 U.S. business employees and 350 WSU business college students. The results found highly self-conscious people had worse attitudes towards...

If a popular individual or leader in the workplace leaves or gets fired, connected individuals might leave the organization or become disinterested, Pappas said.

Theoretical model links networking to workplace turnover

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 3, 2022

A WSU researcher is studying the negative effects of internal networking in the workplace. Although networking is often seen as positive because it allows people to make connections that will benefit...

Fear falls into two categories: innate and learned.

Slight explanation of evolutionary fear

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

Fear, like all emotions, developed in human brains at some point during evolution. Fear is beneficial to the survival of individuals and groups. The general evolutionary perspective of fear is to detect...

Mexican-American children were more likely to share than white children. But the Mexican-American children were more competitive than individualistc children if they spoke English at home.

Sharing is caring, but only for some

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

WSU researchers found that Mexican-American preschool children from collectivistic backgrounds are more cooperative and share more than white preschool children from individualistic backgrounds.  Collectivism...

The Indigenous-developed and instructed clinic will help build trust between the Indigenous community and health care system.

Grant funds new clinic by and for Indigenous people

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2021

WSU Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences program is creating the nation's first Indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation space to eliminate health disparities and unintended negative...

Instead of just focusing on how mental processes influence goal-directing behaviors in children, the researchers believe studies should focus on what is going on around the child and how that influences their thinking.

Goal-directed behaviors in children may be affected by outside factors

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

Children’s ability to stay on task and control their behavior may not just be based on the internal workings of the brain but on outside factors as well, found researchers from WSU, Doctrina Education...

Trust and well-being are related. When students feel confident and connected, they are more likely to enjoy the benefits of their college experience.

Students’ trust in college depends on leadership

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 21, 2021

Students’ level of trust in a college can impact overall educational experience, WSU researchers found. The research found that trust can influence whether a student will finish college as well as...

A researcher says preventative methods of sexual assault are important, but ultimately, rape culture needs to be changed to lower the number of sexual assaults.

Researcher studies sex offenders’ mindsets

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

A WSU researcher has discovered contributing factors to rape culture and is advocating for programs to be implemented in middle schools.  The research focuses on the mindsets of sexual offenders and...

There is a lack of research about foster youths’ finances, so states do not know the best way to prepare them for adulthood, says Amy Salazar, assistant professor for human development at WSU Vancouver.

Multiple factors affect foster youths’ finances

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

Researchers found that two factors help determine a foster youth’s financial capability: their age and whether they have supportive adults in their life who they can ask about finances. As they get...

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