Psychological Science Colloquium Series: Madness, Field Work and the Digital Frontier

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The ACORN Project Plan for “Planting the Seeds of Psychological Wellness”


John Craig Barch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychological Science


Candidate for 3-year Term Position


JANUARY 28, 2022 | 3:00 PM



PASSCODE: 953695


Dr. Barch will provide an overview of social cognitive research that he and his team of undergraduate/graduate student research assistants have been working on in his lab at Northern Michigan University. Focus will be placed on describing the theories, as well experimental and applied research, which grew into the ACORN Project. Current directions and plans of the ACORN Project will then be shared with an emphasis on an applied study aimed at facilitating general wellness in NMU students through an intervention to increase ACORN targets of Autonomy, Competence, Optimism, Relatedness, and Nature experience.

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