EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson Accepted to Ball State University Master’s program in Social Psychology

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson! Alexander has been accepted to Ball State University's Master of Social Psychology. Bell State University emphasizes social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in all course. Bell State University's program is designed to prepare students for both research and doctoral studies. Additionally:

We are the only program in the nation within a counseling psychology department. This gives you the opportunity to examine and promote social psychological principles in health-related settings. We also emphasize a multicultural approach, which strengthens your career preparation in the field of counseling psychology.

Alexander Dodson is majoring in Psychology at Eastern Washington University. He is the Treasurer and President-Elect of EWU's chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Alexander has been a Dean's List student for every quarter he has attended Eastern Washington University. He is also a research assistant for Dr. Phil Watkins studying gratitude. For his 2022 McNair Research Internship, Alexander studied impression formation and trait attribution in a social media context with Dr. Amani El-Alayli as his mentor. Summer of 2023, Alexander and Dr. El-Alayli expanded their research, drawing implications on relational impacts from social media presentations. He is particularly interested in social psychology. We know Alexander's demonstrated commitment to expanding the knowledge base of Psychology, and thorough involvement in the field, will be an invaluable asset to any program and benefit mentorship and dynamic teaching abilities in his future career as a professor of Psychology.