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July 27, 2021

Psychology Faculty, Students Conduct In-person Lab Research on CBD Treatment, Synesthesia, and Aphantasia

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Assistant Professors of Psychology Dr. Juan Duque and Dr. Logan Fields , Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Katherine Moore , and Professor of Psychology Dr. Steve Robbins are collaborating this summer with students to conduct in-person laboratory research. Dr. Duque...

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July 7, 2021

You’re Not Alone: Mental Health Coming Out of the Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 “We made a huge change in our lives, and now we are expected to snap our fingers and go back to the way things were,” said Psychology Instructor Dr. Alison Clabaugh . “I just don't think that's going to be the way that it works for a lot of people.” As restrictions...

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June 16, 2021

National Science Foundation Recognizes Alumni for Neurological Research

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Ariel Kershner ’19 and Kayla Sansevere ’20 received recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their respective neurological research. Kershner was awarded the fellowship for completing research in cognitive...

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May 31, 2021

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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May 21, 2021

Weitian “Tim” Zeng: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Favorite Arcadia memory: Scarlet and Grey Day. Committing to a school was a tough choice but that day gave me confidence in my decision. Students who have just freshly left high school were everywhere and it was hard to feel alone. It was a good time...

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May 21, 2021

Olivia Jarvis: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Neuroscience minor Favorite Arcadia memory: Sitting out on the Haber Green with friends when the weather was beautiful! Involvement on campus: I was a lab assistant in the Psychology department, Learning Resource Network (LRN) advanced tutor and...

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May 18, 2021

Herron ’21 Plans Career Serving Autistic Community

When Northeast Philadelphia resident and Psychology major Meghan Herron ’21 enrolled as a pre-physical therapy student, anatomy was a course she had to take—but she hated it. She’d dreamed of being a physical therapist since the eighth grade, but this course affirmed for her that it was not the...

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April 14, 2021

Dr. Miserandino Co-Authors Study on Cardiovascular Risks

Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, co-authored the paper “‘Listen and Learn:’ participant input in program planning for a low-income urban population at cardiovascular risk,” which was published by the BMC Public Health journal. The study, co-authored by Assistant...

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February 23, 2021

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience. With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she wanted...

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February 3, 2021

Fiss ’21 Helps Children Through Crises

By Katherine Haines '21 Psychology major and Sociology minor Zac Fiss ’21 has always been passionate about working with people. He first wanted to pursue pediatrics, but decided the medical field wasn’t for him. He’s shifted into a similar yet different path through his part-time job and internship...

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November 9, 2020

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants. These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly promising...

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November 3, 2020

Dr. Miserandino Uses Pandemic to Illustrate Social Psychology

“This was the semester to get real,” said Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, about her Social Psychology course that examines social interactions and behaviors. “Social psychology is right there in the streets. I felt with the Black Lives Matter movement, the election,...

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October 22, 2020

Psychology Students Take Second Place in Social Engineering Competition

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Arcadia Psychology students Jill Brennan ’22 , Michael McCoy ’22 , Jassika Riad ’22 , and Najae Jaylen Owens-Boone ’21 took home silver in a social engineering competition hosted by Temple University, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 5. “There were only six teams that were...

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September 21, 2020

Drs. Clabaugh and Appelbaum Team Up to Raise Awareness About Social Justice in the Classroom

“One of the things that we hear about online learning is that it can be isolating for some students—they miss the social connection and that sense of belongingness,” said Dr. Alison Clabaugh , visiting instructor of Psychology. “You know you don’t have those times to chat in the hallway or chat...

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September 17, 2020

Dr. Miserandino Publishes Chapter on Psychology’s Internship Program

By Katherine Haines '21 Dr. Marianne Miserandino , chair and professor of Psychology, authored a chapter in the book, High Impact Educational Practices: A Review of Best Practices with Illustrative Examples , published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Miserandino wrote Chapter 35...

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September 1, 2020

Dalton ’24 Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Through TrevorSpace

In 2017, as Howell, NJ resident and first-year student Dalton ’24 searched for answers about gender and identity, little did they know that it would lead them to supporting LGBTQ+ youth through TrevorSpace. An online forum for individuals 13 to 24 years old who identify as LGBTQ+, TrevorSpace...

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July 27, 2020

Middleton ’18 Provides Care Through Philly HopeLine

Psychology alumna Samantha Middleton ’18 has helped Philadelphia students and families get through the COVID-19 crisis by providing counseling services with Uplift Center for Grieving Children and their new call service, Philly HopeLine. Last summer, Middleton started her internship with Uplift...

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July 23, 2020

Brown ’22 Scores Two Selective Summer Internships

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for internship opportunities, Psychology major and Global Public Health minor Emily Brown ’22 remains passionate about improving community health. This summer, Brown earned two highly competitive internships this summer with...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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April 9, 2020

Lauren Cain-Baxter '17M Provides Telehealth Counseling, Advice for Self-Care

“When working with clients, l integrate positive psychology as a way to counter the negative things like the grief and sense of loss that they, and many of us, are experiencing,” said Counseling Psychology alumna Lauren Cain-Baxter ‘17M . “But it’s important to recognize the things we have...

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April 1, 2020

Staying Socially Active While Social Distancing

“Extroverts crave external stimulation,” said Dr. Marianne Miserandino , professor of Psychology at Arcadia University. “Another word for extroversion that we’re using in personality psychology is called ‘surgency,’ which means ‘surging into the social world.’ That’s what extroverts like to do: Go...

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