Presentations and Publications

Ursinus offers its students the invaluable experience of public presentation through numerous opportunities to travel to student and professional conferences.

In the last few years a large percentage of psychology majors have shared their work at meetings, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Neuroscience, the Eastern Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Cognitive Development Society. More recent conferences include: American Psychological Association, Philadelphia Area Psi Chi Research Day, Chicago’s Minority Health Conference, American Psychosomatic Society, and The Steve Fund’s “Young, Gifted, and @Risk” Symposium.

In addition, many students publish their research with their professors. In recent years, students have co-authored articles in

  • ARC Journal of Pediatrics
  • Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, & Freudenfreude Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. New York: Nova Science Publishers

  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science
  • Perception
  • The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences
  • American International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
  • Autism Research

Research Spotlight

Stevenson, J. L. & *Dalasio, N. L. (2020). From awareness to acceptance: Transformative approaches to teaching neurodiversity. In T. M. Ober, E. Che, J. E. Brodsky, C. Raffaele, & P. J. Brooks (Eds.)., How we teach now: GSTA guide to transformative teaching (pp. 178-192). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website:

Stevenson, J. L., & *Mowad, T. G. (2019). Explicit associations with autism and disability. Autism in Adulthood, 1(4), 258-267.

*student co-author

Chambliss C., Dalasio, N., & Hartl, A. (2019). The Role of Interpersonal Challenges in Depression: Attachment and Emotional Intelligence Risk Factors. Journal of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, 2(1), 1-5.

Chambliss C., Abrams I., Bernot C., DelMonte A., Feldman L., Miller, D. & Hartl, A. (2019) Fixed Versus Growth Mindset in Childhood and Subsequent Depression Risk. Journal of Psychiatry, Depression & Anxiety 5: (2) 026.

McIntyre, K. P., Mattingly, B. A., Gorban, S., & Cope, M. A. (2020). Implications of relationship-induced self-concept change across partners: An actor-partner interdependence model approach. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37, 1554-1562.

Kiss, S., Sotoloff, M., & Bish, J. (accepted). Elevated Delta and Theta Waves During Letter Number Reordering Tasks in Concussed Individuals. IMPULSE.

The Psychology Department