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Student Achievement 2017 – 2018

Summer Fellows (Summer 2017):

Bryanna Jones ’19, Title: The Impact of Special Interest Housing on the Well-being of Black Students.  Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Volpe

Oluwagbotemi Olafunmiloye ’18, Title: Examining Barriers to Healthcare within the Black Community. Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Volpe

Kayla Quinn ’19, Title: Self-concept in Autistic Individuals. Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Stevenson

Jessica Childs ’18 Title:  Theater for Social Change: Prevention Programming for College Orientations.  Mentor:  Dr. Meghan Brodie

Haley Zorger ’18 Title:  The Wallowing Woman: Immanence as a Choice and Bad Faith in the Second Sex.  Mentor: Dr. Kuching

Anna Gulko ’18 Title: Aid in Dying: The Morals behind the Laws.  Mentor: Dr. Kelly Sorensen

Student Publications:

Chambliss, C., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Elko, M., March, R., McGill, S., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Ventura, D., & Boss, R. (2017). Distracted by Binge-watching: Sources of Academic and Social Disruption in College Students. ARC Journal of Pediatrics, 3(1), 14-17.

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A.C. (2017). Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Stevenson, J. L., Lindley, C. E., & Murlo, N. (2017). Retrospectively assessed early motor and current pragmatic language skills in autistic and neurotypical children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 124, 777-794. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0031512517710379

Student Presentations:

American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention. Washington, D.C. August 3-6, 2017

Erin Farrell*, Courtney Novak*, & Vanessa V. Volpe. (2017). The impact of spiritual coping and private regard on heart rate during recovery from racial stress. Poster presentation submitted to the 2017 American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention. Washington, D.C.

The Steve Fund’s “Young, Gifted, and @Risk” Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, November 14, 2017

Toria Abbott, Alexa Beacham, Bryanna Jones, and Susana Zelaya Rivera participated in the symposium during which they networked with leading scholars in the field focusing on the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

76th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Psychosomatic Society, Louisville, KY, March 7-10, 2018

Olafunmiloye, O., Volpe, V. (2018). Examining How Social Barriers Shape Physical Barriers to Healthcare within the Black Community.  Temi presented her poster and research at this conference. 

University of Illinois at Chicago’s Minority Health Conference, Chicago, IL, February 22, 2018

Beacham, A.*, Olafunmiloye, O.*, & Volpe, V.V. (2018). The limits of cognitive flexibility as a coping mechanism for racial discrimination. Oral presentation at the 2018 Minority Health Conference hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Chicago, IL. Alexa Beacham presented a research talk based on the HEAL lab’s work on racial discrimination and health. The conference is specifically held by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health.

ADEC 40th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, April 25-28, 2018

Anna Budny (’18) and Ria Malones (’20) presented their research at two poster presentations and assisted Professor Lawrence in a 30-minute oral presentation on their work on childhood traumatic loss and grief.

Philadelphia Area Psi Chi Research Day, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018

Noah Yeagley (’19), Jennifer Stevenson and Joel Bish.  Expertise matters in evaluating students’ organization of neuroscience concepts. Poster presented at annual Psi Chi Research Day. [2nd place]

North American Brain Injury Society Conference, Houston, TX, March 2018

Tatyanna Neumann (’18), Sinead O’Callaghan (’18), Victoria Javes (’18) and Joel Bish. Gender Differences in Long-Term Impulse Control Problems Following Concussion. Poster presented at North American Brain Injury Society Conference.

Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA, March 23 – 28, 2018

Noah Yeagley* (’19) Jennifer Stevenson and Joel Bish. Expertise matters in evaluating students’ organization of neuroscience concepts. Oral presentation and poster presented at the annual meeting of the. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference.

* indicates student author or co-author

Additional Student Good News:

Bryanna Jones (’19) was one of 25 students to participate in Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend at the University of North Carolina from October 26th to the 28th.  The program, held at the Chapel Hill, N.C., campus, presents an opportunity for talented ethnic and racial minority undergraduate students and recent college graduates invested in pursuing doctoral-level training in clinical psychology.  Jones, a psychology major and African American and Africana studies minor at Ursinus, was selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants to the competitive program, which includes an intensive set of seminars, panel discussions and workshops. Participants have an opportunity to meet clinical psychology doctoral students and faculty in formal and informal settings and receive an introduction to UNC’s clinical psychology program and graduate training.  (From UC website: https://www.ursinus.edu/live/news/2528-diversifying-clinical-psychology?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gmu20171103 )

(From the program website: http://clinicalpsych.unc.edu/diversifying-clinical-psychology-weekend/).

Susana Zelaya Rivera (’19) was selected for a competitive Jefferson University/ University of the Sciences summer research program (Summer 2017) on health disparities: “Developing Researchers who Improve Healthcare and Equity”  https://www.ursinus.edu/live/news/2247-env-major-chosen-for-selective-public-health

Bryanna Jones (’19) has been selected as a scholar for the competitive 2018 Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Undergraduate Scholars Program. Selected scholars attend the SRA Biennial Meeting and participate in special preconference activities that focus on careers in adolescent researchapplying to graduate school and fundingcurriculum vitae workshops, and navigating the Biennial Meeting (from the website: https://www.s-r-a.org/biennial-meeting/undergraduate-scholars-program). Scholars will receive mentorship from graduate students and senior scholars who are active in the field of adolescent research. Scholars also receive complimentary travel to the meeting, transportation, and hotel accommodations.

Bryanna Jones (’19) has been selected as a 2018 Active Minds Emerging Scholar. The Emerging Scholars Fellowship, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, is a program of Active Minds and is supported by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health and the Steve Fund. The program is dedicated to supporting behavioral health research by college-aged scholars. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for students to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health. The Emerging Scholars Fellowship aims to expand the body of literature, creative expression, and discourse devoted to mental health with a particular emphasis on issues relevant to younger communities. It connects scholars with a network of young leaders and national experts in the field of behavioral health and is committed to the cultivation of the next generation of behavioral health advocates and experts. The Fellowship funds six months of independent research and public dissemination for college-aged scholars each year. To support their work, scholars are awarded a $1,000 stipend and may also apply for an additional $250 in reimbursement for project material expenses. Bryanna will use this fellowship to expand upon her Summer Fellows research (for which she was the 2017 Teagle Diversity Fellow).

Alexa Beacham (’19) was selected for a competitive Summer Internship Program (SIP) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for summer 2018. From their website (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/education/graduate-programs/student-life/diversity/sip.html): The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college.  The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.  The program runs ten weeks and a minimum stipend of $3,000 is provided.  Housing is provided near our undergraduate campus; the University has a shuttle service that provides convenient transportation between the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutions (JHMI) and the undergraduate campus.

Ursinus CoSA, April 19, 2018

Mentor: Dr. Cathy Chambliss

Kimberly-Joy Walters, Salone Singh, Stephanie Gardner and Ciara Blazak, (2018, April). Maternal Employment During Boys’ Infancy: A Goldilocks Phenomenon. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Ace Melendez and Yalin Yang, (2018, April). Understanding Sadness: Correlational Analyses of Empathy, Parental Relationships, and Depression. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Katherine Damato, Anna Budny, Thalia Garcia and Rick Gould (2018, April). Motivating Students to Take Challenging Courses: Dweck Might Be Wrong. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

William Wells, Victoria Javes, Uriel Cabello and Alexis Short, (2018, April). Celebration vs. Boredom: Substance use choice among undergraduates. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Ariel Banville, Lisa Nghe and Samantha Gerenser, (2018, April). Relationship Between Attachment Styles and Depression. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Samantha Ali and Julia Yim, (2018, April). The Possible Distorting Effects of Divorce on Relationships with Parents. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Dr. Kneia DaCosta

Indira Joell, (2018, April). Adolescent and Young Adult Decision-Making: The Association Between Perceived Impact of Cancer and Attitudes Towards Clinical Trials. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Professor Susan Lawrence

Katherine Damato, Rachel Allison, Jessica McFall, Salone Singh, Ria Malones, Will Wells, Lauren Feldman, Allie Senger and Indira Joell, (2018, April). Effects of Childhood Grief Experiences. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Dr. Brent Mattingly

Marisa Waite and Morgan Cope (2018, April). Who am I? It’s too soon to die: Self-concept clarity mediates the link between self-esteem and death anxiety. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Xichang Wu, Xinyun (Lydia) Zhang and Romina Kalmeijer (2018, April). The Role of Compensatory Self-Concept Change in an International Student’s Cultural Intelligence. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Morgan Cope and Marisa Waite, (2018, April). A Blast From the (Biased) Past: Effects of Attachment and Satisfaction on Temporal Distancing of Relationship Events. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Stevenson

Theresa Mowad and Sarah Wonsidler, (2018, April). Positive Explicit Associations for Autism and Disability Observed on Campus. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Volpe

Coraima Ramirez and Bryanna Jones, (2018, April). Can Spiritual Coping be a Moderator Between Racial Discrimination and BMI? Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Alexa Beacham and Temi Olafunmiloye, (2018, April). The Limitations of Cognitive Flexibility as a Coping Mechanism in the Face of Racial Discrimination. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Deegan Miller and Joanna Timmerman, (2018, April). Gender Discrimination & Emotional Eating Behaviors. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Temi Olafunmiloye, (2018, April). Examining How Social Barriers Shape Physical Barriers to Healthcare within the Black Community. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Bryanna Jones, (2018, April). The Lived Experiences of Black Students on Predominantly White Campuses: The Role of Special Interest Housing. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Honor Society Inductions:

Psi Chi Inductions (Psychology Honors Society):

The following students have been inducted into Psi Chi (Psi Chi – International Honor Society in Psychology) on April 19, 2018:

Shani Bame, Daniel Becker, Daniel Boas, Jeniece Butts, Aliyah Clark, Anna Hall, Katie Hudick, Nicole Kosar, Ria Malones, Alexandra Mastrangelo, Sinead O’Callaghan, Jennifer Pastorino, Joanna Timmerman, Gabriella Timuscuk, Marisa Waite, Noah Yeagley, Noah and Haley Zorger.

Departmental Awards:

The Professor George C. Fago Prize:  Endowed by George Bause 1977, to be awarded to a graduating psychology major who has excellent scholarship in psychology and acceptance to a graduate school of social work, criminology or criminal justice.  This award has been awarded to Romina Kalmeijer. 

Faculty Achievement:

Dr. Cathy Chambliss

PRESENTATIONS

Cutler, W., Chambliss, C., & Kolter, J. (2017). Wellness in Women: Long Term Freedom from a Diagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer, Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, March 2017, San Diego. 

PUBLICATIONS

Chambliss, C., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Elko, M., March, R., McGill, S., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Ventura, D., & Boss, R. (2017). Distracted by Binge-watching: Sources of Academic and Social Disruption in College Students. ARC Journal of Pediatrics, 3(1), 14-17.

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A.C. (2017). Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Dr. Brent Mattingly

PRESENTATIONS

Mattingly, B. A., McIntyre, K. P., & Knee, C. R. (2017, July). Implicit theories of relationships and the expansion of the self: Implications for relationship functioning. Presented at the 2017 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Hughes, E. K., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Mattingly, B. A., McIntyre, K. P., & Branick, A. (2017, January). Workplace self-expansion: Can you make boring job tasks better? Presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Mattingly, B. A., McIntyre, K. P., & Knee, C. R. (2017, January). Implicit theories of relationships and the expansion of the self: Implications for relationship functioning. Presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McIntyre, K. P., Gray, C., Mattingly, B. A., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2017, January). Examining the role of self-expansion in workplace leadership. Presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Professor Susan Lawrence

PRESENTATIONS

ADEC 40th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, April 25-28, 2018

Anna Budny (’18), Ria Malones (’20) and Susan Lawrence presented at a poster presentation and a 30-minute oral presentation on their work on childhood traumatic loss and grief.

Dr. Vanessa Volpe

PRESENTATIONS

On November 14, 2017 Dr. Vanessa Volpe co-facilitated a breakout session revolving around safe spaces as part of The Steve Fund’s “Young, Gifted, and @Risk” symposium. This annual symposium (held at the University of Pennsylvania this year) is the only meeting of its kind which specifically focuses on the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. This symposium attracts 300 scholars, campus administrators, mental health practitioners, students, community members, and families. In addition to Dr. Volpe’s participation in this symposium, four talented Ursinus student-leaders - Toria Abbott, Alexa Beacham, Bryanna Jones, and Susana Zelaya Rivera - actively participated in the symposium during which they networked with leading scholars in the field.

Summer 2017  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar.

Volpe, V.V. (April 27, 2018). Rethinking Health Disparities through a Critical Health Psychology Service-Learning Lens. Workshop presented at Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)’s conference, which is focused on connecting academics with community involvement. This year’s conference is focused on health. Held at Temple University’s Health Sciences Campus.

Volpe, V.V. (2018). Approaches to promote new understandings of experiences of marginalization for diverse adolescents and emerging adults. Chair of paper symposium presented at the 2018 Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Volpe, V.V., Rahal, D.,* & Holochwost, S. (2017). Stress and coping revisited: The racial discrimination to health process for Black adolescents and respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Poster presentation at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

Volpe, V.V., Kurtz-Costes, B., & Rowley, S. (2017). A longitudinal examination of African American adolescents’ friendships, racial socialization and parents’ racial attitudes. Poster presentation at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

PUBLICATIONS

Holochwost, S. J., Volpe, V.V., Gueron-Sela, N., Propper, C.B., & Mills-Koonce, W.R. (2018; epub ahead of print). Sociodemographic risk, parenting, and inhibitory control in early childhood: The role of respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Katsiaficas, D., Volpe, V.V., Raza, S.*, & Garcia, Y.* (2017; epub ahead of print). The role of campus support, undocumented identity, and DACA on civic engagement for Latinx undocumented undergraduates. Child Development.

Holochwost, S. J., Propper, C. B., Wolf, D.P., Willoughby, M.T., Fisher, K. R., Kolacz, J., Volpe, V. V., & Jaffee, S.R. (2017). Music education, academic achievement, & executive functions. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 11, 147-166.

ADDITIONAL ACCOLADES

Vanessa was been appointed as an Adjunct Fellow at Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives (http://www.cphi.upenn.edu/)

Vanessa was selected as a 2017 National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar. This competitive selection entails attendance at a week-long research institute this August at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland and is intended to support early career researchers in the field of health disparities. She participated in lectures, seminars, interactive sessions, and small group discussions with leading scientists and NIH staff about the state of the field and received valuable feedback and guidance on grant applications. 

Vanessa was awarded a U-Imagine Center for Integrative & Entrepreneurial Studies Faculty Innovators Spring 2018 Mini-Grant. She is using this grant to integrate an entrepreneurial project focused on improving campus health into her PSYC 312: Health Beliefs, Behaviors, and Behavior Change course. 

Vanessa was one of 13 faculty members from institutions across the country selected for the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program for 2017-2018. Periclean Faculty Leaders champion civil dialogue, civic engagement, and social responsibility through the creation and teaching of courses that address issues of social concern, enrich curriculum, and enhance student social interest and involvement. She used this fellowship to add a fieldsite-based community health component to her PSYC 470: Minority Health and Health Disparities seminar course.

https://www.ursinus.edu/live/news/2233-ursinus-professor-selected-for-periclean-faculty

Vanessa, along with Drs. Jasmine Harris (Sociology), Patrick Hurley (Environmental Studies), and Erika Bagley (Psychology; Muhlenberg College) received an Arthur Vining Davis Teaching and Learning Grant from the Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts to design a pedagogical process in which students learn to map spaces of belonging on a liberal arts campus. By engaging in this research-oriented process, students also gain experience working with quantitative and qualitative data that directly speaks back to their feelings of safety, belonging, and perception of campus climate. https://www.ursinus.edu/live/news/2277-new-teaching-and-learning-initiatives-funded.

Post-Graduation Acceptances

Katelyn King (’18) was accepted at University of Cincinnati (Offered 90% Graduate Incentive Award), SUNY @ Albany, Arizona State University (Offered graduate assistantship), University of Florida, St. Joseph’s University, and the University of South Florida. Plan Post-College is to attend the University of Cincinnati pursuing a Masters (then Ph.D.) in Criminal Justice. This is consistently ranked as the first or top three program in the country, and they have offered her a 90% Graduate Incentive Award.

Salone Singh (’18) will be attending Chestnut Hill College.  She was accepted into master’s psychology programs at Marywood University, Rutgers University, and Chestnut Hill College. She is currently on the waitlist for the Psy.D program at Chestnut Hill.

Jessica Childs (’18) will be attending Arcadia University for a Master’s of Special Education.

Taylor McCartney (’18) will be attending Widener Delaware Law School for a JD in Law.

 

Summer Fellows (Summer 2016):

Jillian Casarella ’17,Title: Development of Concussion Education Outreach Program.  Mentor: Dr. Joel Bish

Alexzandria Luben ’18, Title: Cultural Re-Appropriation and the Black Woman’s Ambivalent Relationship with Representations of Her Reality. Mentor: Dr. Edward Onaci and Dr. Kneia DaCosta

Daniel Pineda ’17, Title: Investigating Developmental Milestones and Adult Behaviors in a Mouse Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Mentor: Dr. Lauren Makuch

Samantha Straughn ’17, Title: Self-Expansion Does a Mind Good: Sources of Self-Expansion and the Self-Resources Model. Mentor:  Dr. Brent Mattingly

Carter Timon ’17, Title: What is Magic to the LaVeyan-Satanist Ideal Type?: A Content-Analysis of the Satanic Bible’s Descriptions of Magic.  Mentor:  Dr. Kate Davis

Kimberly-Joy Walters ’18, Title: Statistical Plight of Professional Black Women. Mentor: Dr. Jasmine Harris

Un Leng (Nikki) Wu ’17, Title: Inclusion of the Other in the Self.  Mentor: Dr. Brent Mattingly 

Student Publications:

Blust, K., Hartl, A. C., Lannon, M. & Chambliss, C., (2016). Personality correlates of nonclinical substance use in adolescents. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4, 1, 1-12.

*Black, E., Stevenson, J.L., & Bish, J.P. (in press). The role of musical experience in hemispheric lateralization of global and local auditory processing. Perception. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0301006616685954

Stevenson, J.L., & Hart, K.R. (in press). Psychometric properties of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient for assessing low and high levels of autistic traits in college students. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3109-1

*Foggo, M., *McFarland, B., *Wiggin, T., *Godfrey, S., & Stevenson, J.L. (2017). Gender and autistic traits minimally influence eye movement patterns during mental rotation and emotional face tasks. The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 25, 33-41.

Gernsbacher, M.A., Stevenson, J.L., & Dern, S. (2017). Specificity, contexts, and reference groups matter when assessing autistic traits. PLoS One, 12, e0171931. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171931

Stevenson, J.L., *Shah, S., & Bish, J.P. (2016). Use of structural assessment of knowledge for outcomes assessment in the neuroscience classroom. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 15, A38-A43. Retrieved from http://www.funjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/june-15-38.pdf

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A.C. (2017). Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Casarella, J., Gow, S., Shultes, A., Hoffeld, Z., Honrychs, D., Morales, T. & Chambliss, C. (2017). Depression and Mobile Device Disruption of Interpersonal Relationships, In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Kelly, C., Hawley, B., & Chambliss, C. (2017). Treatment Strategies to Combat Depression, In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

March, R., Miller, M., Brown, R., Lawrence, J., Senger, V., & Chambliss, C. (2017). Comparing Etiological Models of Depression, In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Thompson, K. & Chambliss, C. (2017). Empathy and Depression: Too Much or Too Little Empathy? In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Brown, R. & Chambliss, C. (2017). Empathy versus Social Comparative Processing and Competitive Striving. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A, (2017). A New Treatment Focus: Interpersonal Mutuality Training to Build Freudenfreude. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C., Hartl, A., Norton, J., & Giroux, M. (2017). Cultural Casualties Case Study: Changing Family Roles May Increase Risk of Depression: Parental self-Esteem Correlates of Family Employment Lifestyle.In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A., (2017). Nice & Mean: How Freudenfreude and Schadenfreude Shape Relationships. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Elko, M., March, R., McGill, S., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Ventura, D., & Boss, R. (2016). Distracted by Binge-watching: Sources of Academic Disruption in College Students. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2, 4.

Chambliss, C., Blust, K., Hartl, A. C. & Lannon, M. (2016). Personality correlates of nonclinical substance use in adolescents. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4, 1, 1-12.

Chambliss, C., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Elko, M., March, R., McGill, S., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Ventura, D., & Boss, R. (2016). Distracted by Binge-watching: Sources of Academic Disruption in College Students. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2, 4.

Student Presentations:

Association for Psychological Science Convention, Boston, MA May 25-28, 2017

Rachel Raucci, Jillian Casarella, Lisa Grous and Joel Bish.  “Examination of Neurocorrelates of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Adults”.  Poster presented at the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science.

American Psychosomatic Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Sevilla, Spain, March 15 – 18, 2017 (Accepted but not presented.)

Vanessa V. Volpe, and Courtney Novak*, (2017). Joint influences of identity and active coping on RSA during racial discrimination stress for Black young adults. Oral presentation submitted to the 2017 American Psychosomatic Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Sevilla, Spain.

* indicates student author

Second International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents. Barcelona, Spain November 17-19, 2016

Chambliss, C., Blust, K., & Hartl, A.  Personality correlates of substance use in adolescents. Presented at the 2nd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents.

Ursinus CoSA, April 19, 2017

Mentor: Joel Bish

Casarella, Jillian (2017, April). Examination of Neurocorrelates of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Adults. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Aina Lusis, (2017, April). The Effect of Learning Disabilities on Visual or Auditory Learning. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Susan Lawrence

Maureen Lannon, Natasha Dartey, Ryan Vega, Thalia Garcia, Nikki Wu, Carly Gartenberg, Dana Honrychs, Gianna Dombay, Indira Joell, Alex Bermbauer, and Katelyn King, (2017, April).  Qualitative Study of the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Loss in UC Students. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Professor Brenda Lederach

Crystal Ngoje (2017, April). Art, Dementia and Quality of Life.  Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Dr. Brent Mattingly

Gianna Dombay, (2017, April). The Impact of Self-Esteem on Socially Desperate Individuals Preference for Disclosure Topics. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Robert Boas and Daniel Pineda, (2017, April). Obstacle or Opportunity? How Implicit Theories of Relationships affect Desire to Self-Expand. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Samantha Straughn, (2017, April). Self-Concept Clarity as a Moderator of the Associations between Self-Change and Adjustment. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Samantha Straughn, Erin Farrell, and Sydney McGill, (2017, April). Relationships between Growth and Destiny Beliefs and Self-Expansion Desires. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Vanessa Volpe

Jasmine Rivera*, Susana Zelaya Rivera*, & Vanessa Volpe (2017, April). Examination of body shaming and policing of Black women and psychosocial outcomes. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

* indicates student author 

Honors:

Jillian Casarella, (2016, April). Examination of Neurocorrelates of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Adults. Honors presentation at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Samantha Straughn (2016, April). Self-Concept Clarity as a Moderator of the Associations Between Self-Change and Adjustment.  Honors presentation at the 12th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Honor Society Inductions:

Psi Chi Inductions (Psychology Honors Society):

The following students have been inducted into Psi Chi (Psi Chi – International Honor Society in Psychology) on April 19, 2017:

Morgan Cope, Nicholas D’Angelo, Lauren Feldman, Chenyu Gao, Rachel Glick, Indira Joell, Bryanna Jones, Alexandra Lynch, Sydney McGill, Kayla Quinn, Andrew Roesch, Kimberly-Joy Walters, William Wells, and Taylor Wilson.

Departmental Awards:

The Professor George C. Fago Prize:  Endowed by George Bause 1977, to be awarded to a graduating psychology major who has excellent scholarship in psychology and acceptance to a graduate school of social work, criminology or criminal justice.  This award has been awarded to Kai Hardy.

Additional Awards:

Jasmine Rivera was awarded Research and Creativity funds for her independent research project, Examination of body shaming and policing of Black women and psychosocial outcomes, which she presented at CoSA.

Bryanna Jones was selected as a Teagle Diversity Fellow for Summer 2017.

Faculty Achievement:

Dr. Cathy Chambliss

PRESENTATIONS

Chambliss, C., Blust, K., & Hartl, A. (2016). Personality correlates of substance use in adolescents. Second International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents. Barcelona, Spain. November 17-19, 2016.

Cutler, W., Chambliss, C., & Kolter, J. (2017). Wellness in Women: Long Term Freedom from a Diagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer, Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, March 2017, San Diego. 

PUBLICATIONS

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A.C. (2017). Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Casarella, J., Gow, S., Shultes, A., Hoffeld, Z., Honrychs, D., Morales, T. & Chambliss, C. (2017). Depression and Mobile Device Disruption of Interpersonal Relationships, In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Kelly, C., Hawley, B., & Chambliss, C. (2017). Treatment Strategies to Combat Depression, In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

March, R., Miller, M., Brown, R., Lawrence, J., Senger, V., & Chambliss, C. (2017). Comparing Etiological Models of Depression, In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Thompson, K. & Chambliss, C. (2017). Empathy and Depression: Too Much or Too Little Empathy? In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Brown, R. & Chambliss, C. (2017). Empathy versus Social Comparative Processing and Competitive Striving. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. & Pietraszkiewicz, A. (2017.) Something New: Integrating the Etiological Role of Schadenfreude and Freudenfreude. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. (2017.) Explaining the Schadenfreude and Freudenfreude Features of Depression: Interrelationships among Depression, Competitiveness, Contentiousness, Freudenfreude, and Schadenfreude.In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A, (2017). A New Treatment Focus: Interpersonal Mutuality Training to Build Freudenfreude. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C., Hartl, A., Norton, J., & Giroux, M. (2017). Cultural Casualties Case Study: Changing Family Roles May Increase Risk of Depression: Parental self-Esteem Correlates of Family Employment Lifestyle.In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. (2017.) Buoying Spirits & Treating Depression: Applying Empathy Research Clinically. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. (2017). Depression Diagnosis and Assessment of Associated Features with the FAST. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C. & Hartl, A., (2017). Nice & Mean: How Freudenfreude and Schadenfreude Shape Relationships. In: C. Chambliss & A.C. Hartl, (Eds.), Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Chambliss, C., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Elko, M., March, R., McGill, S., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Ventura, D., & Boss, R. (2016). Distracted by Binge-watching: Sources of Academic Disruption in College Students. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2, 4.

Chambliss, C., Blust, K., Hartl, A. C. & Lannon, M. (2016). Personality correlates of nonclinical substance use in adolescents. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 4, 1, 1-12.

Chambliss, C., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Elko, M., March, R., McGill, S., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Ventura, D., & Boss, R. (2016). Distracted by Binge-watching: Sources of Academic Disruption in College Students. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2, 4.

Dr. Brent Mattingly

PRESENTATIONS

Hughes, E. K., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Mattingly, B. A., McIntyre, K. P., & Branick, A. (2017, January). Workplace self-expansion: Can you make boring job tasks better? Presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Mattingly, B. A., McIntyre, K. P., & Knee, C. R. (2017, January). Implicit theories of relationships and the expansion of the self: Implications for relationship functioning. Presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McIntyre, K. P., Gray, C., Mattingly, B. A., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2017, January). Examining the role of self-expansion in workplace leadership. Presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Jennifer Stevenson

PRESENTATIONS

1Stevenson, J.L., & Hart, K. (2017, May). How reliable is the Autism-Spectrum Quotient at identifying low and high autistic traits in college students? Poster to be presented at the annual International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

PUBLICATIONS

*Black, E., Stevenson, J.L., & Bish, J.P. (in press). The role of musical experience in hemispheric lateralization of global and local auditory processing. Perception. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0301006616685954

Stevenson, J.L., & Hart, K.R. (in press). Psychometric properties of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient for assessing low and high levels of autistic traits in college students. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3109-1

*Foggo, M., *McFarland, B., *Wiggin, T., *Godfrey, S., & Stevenson, J.L. (2017). Gender and autistic traits minimally influence eye movement patterns during mental rotation and emotional face tasks. The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 25, 33-41.

Gernsbacher, M.A., Stevenson, J.L., & Dern, S. (2017). Specificity, contexts, and reference groups matter when assessing autistic traits. PLoS One, 12, e0171931. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171931

Stevenson, J.L., *Shah, S., & Bish, J.P. (2016). Use of structural assessment of knowledge for outcomes assessment in the neuroscience classroom. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 15, A38-A43. Retrieved from http://www.funjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/june-15-38.pdf

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Dr. Vanessa Volpe

PRESENTATIONS

Rahal, D.,* Kurtz-Costes, B., & Volpe, V.V. (April 2017). A retrospective study on the impact of 9/11 on Arab sense of belonging and identity today. Poster presentation submitted to the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

Rahal, D.,* Kurtz-Costes, B., & Volpe, V.V. (April 2017). A measure of Arab racial/ethnic identity and differences found by racial identification, gender, and religion. Poster presentation submitted to the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

Volpe, V.V.,Rahal, D.,* & Holochwost, S. (April 2017). Stress and coping revisited: The racial discrimination to health process for Black adolescents and respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Poster presentation submitted to the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

Volpe, V.V.,Kurtz-Costes, B., & Rowley, S. (April 2017). A longitudinal examination of African American adolescents’ friendships, racial socialization and parents’ racial attitudes. Poster presentation submitted to the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.

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PUBLICATIONS

Holochworst, S. J., Propper, C. B., Wolf, D. P., Willoughby, M. T., Fisher, K. R., Kolacz, J., Volpe, V. V. & Jaffee, S. R. (In press). Music education, academic achievement, and executive functions. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

ADDITIONAL ACCOLADES

Selected as of 12 faculty members in the second cohort of faculty members in the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program (PFL)™.  PFLs will champion civil dialogue, civic engagement, and social responsibility in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community (local and national). This program encourages PFLs in a variety of disciplines to create and teach courses that address issues of social concern, enrich curriculum, and enhance student social interest and involvement. They will also organize campus-wide activities and/or prepare an academic paper or project. 

Post-Graduation Acceptances

Jillian Casarella ’17 was accepted into Drexel University (Thomas R. Kline) School of Law and Villanova.

Erin Farrell ’17 was accepted to Cairn University and accepted to Teach for America.

Chenyu Gao ’17 was accepted to Columbia University.

Rachel Glick ’17 was accepted to University of Pennsylvania for a Masters in Social Work.

Kai Hardy ’17 was accepted to Temple University for a Masters in Social Work.

Christina Monteleone ’17 was accepted to Temple University for a Masters in Recreational Therapy. 

Courtney Novack ’17 was accepted to California State University-Long Beach for a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Thanh Phan ’17 was accepted into William James College’s Clinical Psy.D. Program.

Karla Pisarcik ’17 was accepted to Villanova University’s Law School.

Kelly Rosen ’17 was accepted to West Chester University for a Masters in Social Work.

Anna Shultes ’17 was accepted to Northeastern University and will hear from Denver College of Nursing on May 15 regarding admission to their nursing program to earn a RN/BSN.

Samantha Straughn ’17 was accepted into Chestnut Hill’s Psy.D. Program.

 

Summer Fellows (Summer 2015):

Rebecca Brown ’16, Title: Decriminalizing Mental Illness: The Need for Treatment over Incarceration before Prisons Become the New Asylums for the Mentally Ill. Mentor: Kneia DaCosta

Student Presentations:

Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY March 3 – 5, 2016

Chambliss, C., Hartl, A., Gow, S., & March, R. (2016). Depression and Interpersonal Mutuality: A comparison of Freudenfreude Enhancement Training, Active Listening, Placebo, and a Waitlist Control. March 4, 2016, New York, NY.

11th Annual Philadelphia Area Psi Chi Research Day, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, April 13, 2016

March, R., Wonsidler, S., and Stevenson, J. L. Poster presentation on The Effect of Awareness and Acceptance Messages on Students’ Attitudes Towards Individuals on the Autism spectrum.

Habecker, A., Miller, J. and Stevenson, J. L. Poster presentation on the Test-Retest Reliability of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient in Neurotypical Adults.

Foggo, M.B., McFarland, B.W., Wiggin, T.A., & Stevenson, J.L. Poster presentation on How gender and autistic traits influence performance and strategy during mental rotation and emotional face processing tasks.

13th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference, New York City, NY, April 13-15, 2016

Peiffer, A., Lannon, M., Jerman, L., Pisarcik, K., and Lawrence, S. Understanding the Trauma of Loss and Grief During Early Development and Supporting Bereaved Children.

28th Annual Convention, Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2016

Miller, Z., Soffer, J., and Snively-Bologna, A.  The Habituation of Language: Neural Correlates of Language In Native and Non-Native Arabic Speakers Using EEG and a Language-Specific Phoneme Repetition Task.

2016 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, May 5-7, 2016

Kozitzky, A., Straughn, S.,Mattingly, B. A., McIntyre, K. P., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. In Relationships, Size Matters: Associations Between Self-Concept Size and Self-Change Processes.

Student Publications:

Pellowe, E., Cooper, A., & Mattingly, B. A. (2015). Are smart phones inhibiting smartness? Smart phone presence, mobile phone anxiety, and cognitive performance. Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 28, 20-25.

Brown, R.L., Kisch, M.E., Miller, M.R., Pacera, N.M., Perrottet, R.M., & Stevenson, J.L. (2015). The effect of the nature and perceived validity of zodiac personality predictions on logic test performance. Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 28, 46-54. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/ujop/article/view/393/420

Ursinus CoSA, April 21, 2016

Mentor: Dr. Brent Mattingly

Samantha Straughn & Mattingly, B., (2016, April). In Relationships, Size Matters: Associations between Self-Concept Size and Self-Change Processes. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Xiao, Y., Straughn, S., Mattingly, B., (2016, April). Self-Expansion Leads to Better College Adjustment: Depression Acting As a Mediator. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor:  Dr. Catherine Chambliss

Casarella, J., Brown, R., Gow, S., Hoffeld, Z., Honrychs, D., Kisch, M., March, R., Miller, M., Morales, T., Shultes, A., & Chambliss, C., (2016 April). Doomed by Mobile Technology: The Association Between Cell Phone Use and Depression. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

McGill, S., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Elko, M., March, R., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Ventura, D., Boss, R., & Chambliss, C., (2016, April). Distraction: Sources of Academic Disruption in College Students. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

McGill, S., Elko, M., March, R., Watters, M., Bayer, K., Boylan, C., Hanson, A., Hawley, B., Gartenberg, C., Honrychs, D., Ventura, D., Boss, R., Gow, S. & Chambliss, C., (2016, April). Challenging our Fear of the New “S” (Smart) Word. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Susan Lawrence

Lannon, M., Keenan, M., Pacera, N., Peiffer, A., Pisarcik, K., Jerman, L., Dartey, N., Jean, A., Urrichio, J. & Lawrence, S., (2016 April). Childhood Traumatic Loss and Grief. PowerPoint presentation at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Jennifer Stevenson

Habecker, A., Miller, J., & Stevenson, J., (2016, April). Test-Retest Reliability of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient in Neurotypical Adults. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

March, R., Wonsidler, S. & Stevenson, J., (2016, April). The Effect of Awareness and Acceptance Messages on Students’ Attitudes Towards Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College.

Mentor: Joel Bish

Miller, Z., Soffer, J., and Snively-Bologna, A., (2016, April). The Habituation of Language: Neural Correlates of Language In Native and Non-Native Arabic Speakers Using EEG and a Language-Specific Phoneme Repetition Task. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, Ursinus College. 

Honor Society Inductions:

Psi Chi Inductions (Psychology Honors Society):

The following students have been inducted into Psi Chi (Psi Chi – International Honor Society in Psychology) on April 21, 2016:

Allison, Rachel, Anderson, Emma, Budney, Anna, Casarella, Jillian, Garcia, Thalia, Gartenberg, Carly, Gow, Sarah, Honrychs, Dayna, Pineda, Daniel, Pisarcik, Karla, Randazzo, Nicolas, Shultes, Anna, Smith, Macy, Soffer, Jonathan, and Vega, Ryan

Departmental Awards:

The Professor George C. Fago Prize:  Endowed by George Bause 1977, to be awarded to a graduating psychology major who has excellent scholarship in psychology and acceptance to a graduate school of social work, criminology or criminal justice.  This award has been awarded to Ryan March.

Post-Graduation Acceptances 

Rebecca Brown - Accepted to Weidner University

Marisa Gretz - Accepted to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Brennan McFarland - Accepted to Drexel University for a PhD program in Neuroscience

Maria Miller - Accepted to Chestnut Hill College

Jordan Miller – Accepted to Clemson University