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Today's Psychology Forum Highlights Positive Psychology

Released: 11/22/2006

Today, Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Brumfield Caffey Annex, the LSU Alexandria psychology department and Psychology Club will sponsor a Thanksgiving Psychology Forum entitled “Positive Psychology and My Quest: Finding Meaning in Psychology.”

Licensed psychologist Dr. Amy Cavanaugh Abraham is the guest speaker of this forum, which addresses the importance of finding “the threshold of your own mind as you pursue your future in life,” explained Dr. Greg Gormanous, chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at LSUA.

Following Abraham’s presentation, several LSUA psychology students will give an overview of positive psychology and participate in a panel discussion on the subject. The students participating in this forum include Susanna Briggs, Christy Chauffepied, Comfort Folarin, Nick Fontenot, Misti Humphries, Amber Manuel, Peggy Parker, Lisa Strother, and Wendi Vermaelen.

The forum is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. An induction ceremony for Psi Chi, a national honor society in psychology, will follow the forum.

Positive psychology is the “scientific study and application of our strengths and virtues that enables us individually and collective to strive to thrive by finding and enhancing meaning in our lives,” Gormanous said.

For more information, contact Gormanous at 473-6469 or Dr. Richard Elder at 427-4448.