Human Development Center News
Blugolds remain resilient through COVID-19 crisis
Psychology faculty members Dr. Michael Axelrod and Dr. Mary Beth Leibham share their perspectives on how faculty, staff and students are coming together to support one another during these challenging times.
Student Researchers Study Pre-professionals' Beliefs about Myths in Child and Adolescent Psychology
UWEC student researchers Nick Fruit, Keith Jorgensen, Emily Helwig, Katie George, and Colten Schmidt, along with faculty mentor Mike Axelrod, investigated pre-professionals' beliefs about common child and adolescent psychology myths.
New book shatters 50 myths about today's teens
A UW-Eau Claire psychology professor is the co-author of a new book, “Great Myths of Adolescence,” which aims to debunk 50 widely held myths about today's teens.
Blugold fosters reading and literacy skills at local elementary school
Is there any greater feeling than getting lost in a good book? Ask UW-Eau Claire senior Michaela Smith, and she’ll probably tell you this: the only thing greater than being consumed by great literature is being able to help a child while doing so.
Blugold helps families in need at Human Development Center
If there’s one thing UW-Eau Claire students and faculty can pride themselves on, it’s their inherent backing of strong community involvement [AND] support of interdisciplinary experiences.
Summer program helps kids overcome math struggles
Math has never been at the top of Sophie Topper’s list of favorite things to do. Yet this summer the 9-year-old is eager to get to her math class every morning and she talks nonstop about what she learned all the way home. Why the sudden interest in story problems, math facts and fractions? The fourth-grader is one of a handful of youth participating in UW-Eau Claire’s summer math intervention program. The program pairs kids — typically elementary school students who need extra help with math — with school psychology graduate students to work on math skills.