Tag Archives: Psychology

Tour Guide Spotlight: Ramsay Kubal ’13

4 Jan
Ramsay Kubal '13

Ramsay Kubal ’13

Hometown: Atherton, CA

Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics and Psychology

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? Kappa Delta (social chair), Peer Tutoring, Tutor at Waddell Elementary, Tutor at Rockbridge Middle School, Venture Club

How are you involved in the Lexington community? Tutoring at Rockbridge Middle and Waddell Elementary (Fall term)

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? Riding Horses, cooking, community service

Favorite weekend activity? Going for brunch every weekend and catching up with my best friends.

Favorite thing about Lexington? The Safari Park.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? The first time cadavers came to the KD house.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? Last Winter, I took Econ 101 with Professor Diette to fill an FDR. I had no intentions of taking another Econ class, and I was not interested in the C-School whatsoever. After a few short weeks in Diette’s class, I have now decided to double major in Econ and Psychology. Professor Diette’s attention to detail and emphasis on making sure each individual fully understood the material amazed me. He combined high expectations with a high level of support for each member of our class.

 

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Tour Guide Spotlight: Charlotte Collins ’14

3 Dec
Charlotte Collins '14

Charlotte Collins ’14

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Major(s)/Minor(s): Psychology (Pre-Med)/Poverty

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? 
Active Minds, LIFE, Bonner Leaders Program, Big Brother Big Sister, SRC, Peer Counselor, Kappa Kappa Gamma

How are you involved in the Lexington community? 
Because of the Bonner Leaders Program, I am very involved in the Lexington community. I have a little sister in Buena Vista through Big Brother Big Sister. I am a Prevention Services intern at Rockbridge Area Community Services, working with the high school and middle schools in the area. I also mentor middle school students at Rockbridge Middle School on Thursdays through the GirlTalk program.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? 
Reading, photography, music, running, and piano

Favorite weekend activity? Sunday brunch with friends

Favorite thing about Lexington? The size!

What’s your favorite W&L memory? 
Parents weekend! My dad is an alumni – it was so much fun having him on campus with me!

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? 
The best encounter I have had with a faculty or staff member was with Dr. Jack – my freshman year biology teacher. He helped with my transition into college life and classes so much and really inspired me to keep pursuing my dream of going pre-med. I’ve never had such a supportive, genuine teacher.

 

Tour Guide Spotlight: Abbie Caudill ’13

1 Dec

Abbie Caudill ’13

Hometown: Urbana, OH

Majors(s)/Minor(s): Psychology and Religion

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? I am the captain of the mock trial team and a member of Active Minds.

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I volunteer at the local elementary school and babysit for families in the area.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I love music and The Office.

Favorite weekend activity?Tubing the Maury River in the spring.

Favorite thing about Lexington? The views are absolutely breathtaking, no matter what time of year it is.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? Christmas weekend my sophomore year.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? I had dinner at one of my professor’s houses with my class and it was one of the best and most fun nights I have had at Washington and Lee.

 

Cross-Cultural Psychology Class Gains Real-world Experience in NYC

10 May

I am still recovering from a bit of sleep deprivation as I draft this blog post; however, my recent trip to New York City with the eight other members of this spring term’s Cross-Cultural Psychology class was well worth the lack of zzzs. During the first week and a half of spring term, we studied the interaction between different ethnic populations and how this influences psychology. Although diversity exists in Lexington, particularly with respect to the area’s emerging Hispanic population, Professor Mechlin designed a trip to New York City, which provided students with the opportunity to witness this interaction first-hand. On our first evening in the city, we attended a lively Broadway show, “Fella,” which showcases the importance of music during the Nigerian Revolution. In addition to a walking tour of the Queens neighborhood, one of the most diverse in the nation, we also visited many other areas of the city while traveling to the Jewish, Chinese-American, and Native American museums. Overall, the members of PSYCH-296 not only gained a better grasp of the real-life implications of relationships within and between cultural groups in a small geographic region, but also, developed friendships with people we may never have encountered at Washington and Lee if it hadn’t been for this class!