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Dr Christopher Wolsko
Associate Professor of Psychology Oregon State University - Cascades

Christopher Wolsko Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University –Cascades, in Bend. Prior to his position with OSU, he served on the faculty of the University of Oregon, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Ohio State University. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder in Social Psychology. After spending the early part of his career studying issues of stereotyping and prejudice, Dr. Wolsko has focused on the sociocultural construction of mental and behavioral health, and on research questions central to ecopsychology – especially as they stem from understanding complex cultural patterns of connection and disconnection between humans and the non-human animate world.

Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A. Social Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Religion & Spirituality
Stereotyping & Prejudice
Advanced Social Research Methods

Self, identity, and social comparison
Stereotyping, prejudice, and intergroup relations
Sociocultural construction of mental and behavioral health

Flourishing People-in-Place

To live a life rich in authenticity, compassion and positive emotional experiences, leading psychologists have concluded in study after study that maturing beyond egocentric preoccupation is essential. Most recently, this has been demonstrated in the sustained pivot of positive psychologists (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000) toward the cultivation of intrinsic motivation, social concern, and various character strengths and virtues.

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Understanding the impact of Outdoor Education at...
Holistic Learning Programme, Research

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