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This is Your Brain on Camera

An interview with Shawn Christ, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

A rainbow of feathers floats upward like a psychedelic butterfly. Fingers of color, violet and lime green, seem to flow outward from the tips of the wings. If you didn’t know better, you might assume it is a work of art. Beyond their beauty, for Shawn Christ these images taken at MU’s new Brain Imaging Center reveal the brain’s activity and connections. In his role as Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of MU’s Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory, Christ studies how the relationship between the brain and behavior changes as we develop. Christ chose a career in psychology because it would combine two passions— working with kids and solving puzzles.

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Christ’s Background

From an interview with Shawn Christ, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

In college, Christ went from architecture to psychology. He loved working with kids, and he loved to “figure things out.” He was eventually drawn to doing psychological research involving children with disabilities.

Online mental health degree program (Weston)

From an interview with Jim Koller and Karen Weston, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

At the first and only sanctioned online-degree program with a focus on mental health issues in schools in the country, students can take individual courses based on their unique needs through continuing education, and even earn a degree at the Masters or Education Specialist level. Recognized as a national model, the Center’s online program focuses on evidence-based practice and on current, practical application-driven principles and tested theories; people working in the field can take coursework in areas with which they are being confronted professionally.

Savvy Seconds, cont.

From an interview with Jana Hawley, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management

More on Hawley’s used clothing store.

Savvy Seconds

From an interview with Jana Hawley, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management

Savvy Seconds, the used clothing store that opened in December 2004 in Boonville, where adults with disabilities gain valuable life skills and work training experience while putting discarded clothing to good use.