psychology

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

10/03/2019 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer  Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know is perhaps the author’s most timely and important work to date. Throughout the work, Gladwell examines famous case studies like the Amanda Knox trial, when Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztecs and […]

College can be stressful, but you can take control

College can be stressful, but you can take control

09/06/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist Back in the days of five minutes between classes in the same building and scheduled lunch periods, new school years or semesters never seemed like a big deal. The routine would be pretty much the same as it had always been and at the end of the day, my […]

Mental health stigma causes loneliness

Mental health stigma causes loneliness

By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 Seven months ago, I was a first semester freshman in college. Seven months ago, I also found myself at my lowest point, constantly struck with anxiety. Feeling genuine happiness became a rarity and some days I found it too difficult to get out of bed. I silently dealt […]

Halloween acts as ‘pressure valve’

Halloween acts as ‘pressure valve’

By Gigi Jeddi Duquesne’s pre-Halloween celebrations and decorations are creating a festive atmosphere on campus in preparation for the upcoming holiday. As these events a take place, one Duquesne professor knows why people love to celebrate this spooky holiday. Derek Hook, an associate professor of psychology, said on the surface, Halloween does not make much […]

Duquesne clinical adviser found dead of gunshot wound

Duquesne clinical adviser found dead of gunshot wound

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief A clinical supervisor in the Duquesne psychology department was found dead of a gunshot wound Sept. 28 in Fayette County, according to a release by Pittsburgh police. Ryan Hunt, 40, of Observatory Hill, had been missing since Sept. 22 before he was found dead on state game land in German […]