Psychology

Psychology Department congratulates Nicole Dalasio!

Nicole Dalasio (’20) rounded out her senior year with another special honor having been awarded the “Psi Chi Award for Excellence in Psychology”.

Nicole’s research interests are in the areas of autistic strengths, neurodiversity, and cognitive psychology. Last year she presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in San Francisco. In addition, she is the president of both Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society) and Nu Rho Psi (Neuroscience Honors Society). Nicole says, “My proudest achievement was my CoSA talk last year, What We Talk About When We Talk About Autism, relating to the conflict between autism awareness and the autistic self advocacy movement’s demand for autism acceptance. I have helped organize our campus’s national Disability Day of Mourning for the last three years and did readings at the last two. In 2018 I worked with two other students and disability services to foster autism acceptance through a series of quotes which were displayed on monitors across the campus during disability awareness week.  Currently, Dr. Stevenson and I have a textbook chapter about teaching Neurodiversity in print.”