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Professor Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks Co-Authors Book on Successful Foster Care

Professor Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks Co-Authors Book on Successful Foster Care

Posted on November 21, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, Gonzaga University professor of psychology and University Core director, and Janet C. Mann, director of The Children’s Ark in Spokane, will read from their book “Creating Compassionate Foster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis” at Auntie’s Bookstore at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7.

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Professor Arpin’s Research: Sharing Good News Improves Health

Professor Arpin’s Research: Sharing Good News Improves Health

Posted on February 14, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – New research from Sarah Arpin, assistant professor of psychology at Gonzaga University, concludes that partners who share good news, and believe their partners are receptive and supportive, sleep better. This is likely correlated to a decrease in loneliness, noted Arpin, who presented her research on military couples and relational health at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention in late January.

Professor Arpin Discusses Impact of Social Relationships on Health Feb. 28

Professor Arpin Discusses Impact of Social Relationships on Health Feb. 28

Posted on February 14, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sarah Arpin, Gonzaga University assistant professor of psychology, will discuss “Better Relationships for Better Health” in a free, public lecture at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the McCarthey Athletic Center’s Herak Club Room. The lecture is presented by the Greater Gonzaga Guild.

GU Research: How Gratitude Helps Us

GU Research: How Gratitude Helps Us

Posted on September 9, 2014

Saying thank you has been among the commonest of cultural civilities for centuries. Now new research offers the first evidence that expressions of gratitude go beyond mere etiquette and provide real social benefit.