Students present their research findings on a broad range of social issues
A group of twenty-one Keystone students completed research into some of today's pressing social issues and presented the results to the campus community at an interactive poster fair. Students used social psychology principles to identify solutions to a broad range of current issues including:
- cyber bullying
- sexual violence
- substance abuse recovery
Conceived and coordinated by Assistant Professor Dr. Kristel Gallagher, the poster presentation was the culminating project for the social psychology course and the first of its kind at Keystone. Dr. Gallagher notes that “the fair will be repeated in the future to spread the message of the unique applicability of psychology in the real world.”
This class project was an example of one of the many ways in which Keystone faculty integrate hands-on and real world learning into the curriculum. The presentations offered a thought-provoking perspective about the root causes of some social issues, as well as possible ways in which we can all be part of the solution to address many of the problems that impact our society.