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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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February 26, 2020

Dr. Morrow Publishes on Peer Victimization Study

Director of Arcadia’s Graduate Counseling program and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow’s validating study for his scale to assess children’s experiences of peer victimization has been accepted by Merrill Palmer Quarterly , a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering...

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December 19, 2019

Davis ’20 and ASIA and K-Pop Clubs Celebrate Asian Culture and Cuisine

Asian culture and cuisine were on the menu as part of a collaboration between the ASIA and K-Pop clubs on Nov. 19. Guests were treated to games and entertainment; food from India, Korea, the Philippines, and Japan; and Korean dances, taught by the K-Pop club. Arcadia’s ASIA club represents and...

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December 12, 2019

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Personal

Dr. Marianne Miserandino , Professor of Psychology Courses: Social Psychology; Personality Psychology; Vice and Virtue on Stage and Screen; Senior Seminar Expertise: Motivation as a Social-Personality Psychologist Advice to students: “Be open to possibilities and new experiences of college...

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December 5, 2019

Yaeger ’07 Empowers Arcadia Students and Entrepreneurs, Pursues Her Dreams

Executive Coach Candace Yaeger ’07 views her seemingly unconventional career path as a mountain-climbing expedition rather than a race up the corporate ladder. “A few years ago, I attended a women’s leadership conference in Dallas where the keynote speaker encouraged the audience...

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November 20, 2019

Students and Faculty Present on Counseling Experiences and Self-Care

Students and faculty made presentations in this year’s Pennsylvania Counseling Association’s annual conference, “Wellness in Counselor’s Professional and Self Identity,” Nov. 8 to 10 in State College, Pa. Dr. Lauren Reid , assistant professor of Psychology, Dr. Cathy Lee , assistant professor of...

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November 7, 2019

Dr. Lee Engages Students in Innovative Counseling Programs

*/ Dr. Hsin-Hua Cathy Lee Assistant Professor of Psychology Courses: Theories and Techniques, Educational and Career Counseling, Professional Issues in Counseling, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling, and Internship: Mental Health Counseling Expertise: Immigration- and acculturation-related...

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September 12, 2019

Costaro ’23 and Family Persevere, Find Place at Arcadia

On Dec. 8, 2016, Tyler Costaro ’23 found his life upturned. His father and role model, Anthony, had suffered a Grade 5 Ruptured Brain Aneurysm while on a delivery route two hours from his family. The Rockville Center, N.Y. resident had only a 1 percent chance of survival. “As a 15-year-old kid, I...

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August 23, 2019

New First-Year and Transfer Students Begin Their Arcadia Journeys

More than 600 first-year and transfer students started their collegiate journeys at Arcadia on Aug. 23. During Move-In Day, faculty, staff, and student-athletes helped carry mini fridges, bedding, books, and other college necessities into Grey Towers Castle and Thomas, Dilworth, Heinz, Kistler, and...

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August 19, 2019

Goldwater Scholar Researches Distracted Driving

Ever take your eyes off the road when your cell phone buzzes? Kayla Sansevere ’20 wants to know why—and her research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) might help psychologists better understand distracted driving, ranked the leading cause of death for adolescents by the U.S. Centers...

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June 13, 2019

Sansevere ’20 Earns Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is the first Arcadia University student to be named a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation scholarship recipient. This prestigious award is given to less than 10 percent of applicants each year, who are sophomore and junior students...

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June 9, 2019

Academic Affairs Supports Innovative Programming

Last November, an Innovative Programming Group was established by Academic Affairs to strengthen programs, identify areas for growth, and support pioneering opportunities. Its work led to Arcadia’s first Innovative Programming grants, designed to help faculty and staff demonstrate feasibility,...

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April 29, 2019

Damario ’18M Appointed Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Counseling alumnus Marc Damario ’18M was appointed evidence-based practice program coordinator at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital, where he’ll oversee new programs implemented in the hospital. Damario is working to secure a designation for Belmont from Philadelphia’s Evidence-based Practice and...

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April 15, 2019

Sansevere ’20 to Intern at CHOP for Injury Science Research

Have you ever heard your cell phone go off while you were driving and taken your eyes off the road to look for it? Through her internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this summer, Psychology major Kayla Sansevere ’20 is researching why teens experience distracted driving, which the...

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March 14, 2019

Dr. Lee Publishes on Minors’ Conflicts with Parents in Journal of Family Therapy

Dr. Hsin-Hau (Cathy) Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, published “A qualitative investigation of former Taiwanese unaccompanied minors’ culture‐based conflicts with parents” in the Journal of Family Therapy. The article is co-authored with psychologist Dr. David M. Kasson and Dr. Shiqin (...

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November 20, 2018

Dr. Morrow, Students Study Coping and Peer Provocation

Dr. Michael Morrow , associate professor of Psychology, co-published research on coping and peer provocation in two academic journals. “College Students’ Daily Coping, Mood, and Quality of Life: Benefits of Problem-Focused Engagement,” co-authored with Psychology alumna Leaha Shermeyer ’16 and...

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October 2, 2018

Dr. Moore, Alumnae, Students Publish Memory Lab Research

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, Jessica Avanzato ’18 , Korissa Belville ’18 , Jaimie Jasina ’18 , Aziza Ransome ’18 , and Ariel Kershner ’19 , along with Purdue University graduate student Liz Wiemers, published their research project “Using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation...

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August 2, 2018

‘Moore’ Findings on Multitasking

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, published research on the limitations of multitasking in the April 2018 issue of Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics . “ Practice reduces set-specific capture costs only superficially ” is part of Dr. Moore’s growing body of research...

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August 1, 2018

Heads or Tails: Psychology Faculty ‘Flip’ Over Cellphones in Class

By Nicole Gieselman ’19 Two Arcadia faculty members are turning heads with a new method of eliminating unnecessary cellphone use in classrooms: positive reinforcement. “It can be really disheartening, as a professor, when you put so much time and effort into your course, and you see students on...

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May 15, 2018

Psychology Students, Alumni, Dr. Brown Publish on Natural Talent and Hard Work

Psychology students Katie Jobson ’18 and Jennifer Link ’18 , along with alumna Nicole Troy ’16 and Dr. Christina Brown , associate professor of Psychology, published their research, “Contextual and personal determinants of preferring success attributed to natural talent or striving,” with the...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. Lee, Wentz ’18M Publish on Chinese Students Experience in American Society

Dr. Hsin-Hau (Cathy) Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, and Bethany Wentz ’18M , Counseling graduate student, published “Evaluation of a Pilot School-Based Group for Mandarin-Speaking Minors” in the International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. The article examines Mandarin-...

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