A New York University study last year found that 70 percent of college students are stressed because of finances. Another study, this one from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA, found that college freshmen are reporting the lowest levels of emotional well-being since the study started in 1985.
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College would not be college without stress and procrastination. With stress levels increasing each year, it only makes sense that the University of La Verne will try to create ways that students can relieve stress.
Psi Chi, the international psychology honors society at the University of La Verne, held a stress relief event on Wednesday afternoon in the University Mall to help students have fun and forget about the stress of the finals.
As the end of the school year approaches, students use a variety of methods and tactics to survive these final weeks and conquer it successfully.
Rocio Rosales and Joan Twohey-Jacobs, both assistant professors of psychology at the University of La Verne, held a workshop to teach students safe and effective ways to manage stress.
Under the pressures of keeping up with classes, maintaining a social life, balancing finances and preparing for careers, students often succumb to stress and anxiety.