Published on October 16, 2015 by Sean Flynt
Samford University psychology professor Sandra Willis has earned a grant of $15,000 from the Biola University Center for Christian Thought in La Mirada, California, in support of a new project, The Meaning of Love: A Multidisciplinary Force.
Willis will use the grant to develop an interdisciplinary psychology course that draws on the expertise of faculty and professionals from multiple disciplines. The group will study and compare definitions, concepts, theories, and research designed to understand, describe, and, especially, to encourage love and prosocial behavior. The course will incorporate application and reflection on benevolent practices using individual and group writing assignments, service learning and field experiences, and group production of educational films.
About Samford University—Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.