Arcadia University News


July 8, 2014

The Alternative Press: Art Therapy Student Commissioned to Paint Mural at the North Penn Boys and Girls Club

On July 3, The Alternative Press reported that the Lansdale Mural Arts Program (LMAP) selected Ashley Walter , a psychology major with a concentration in art therapy and a minor in fine arts at Arcadia University, to design and complete a mural on the North Penn Boys and Girls Club at 16...

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May 29, 2014

Brown publishes in ‘The Journal of Positive Psychology’ and the ‘Journal of Applied Social Psychology’

Dr. Christina Brown , assistant professor of psychology, published two papers: “Self compassion, empathy, and helping intentions” in The Journal of Positive Psychology , and “Different perceptions of self-handicapping across college and work contexts” in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology ...

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March 25, 2014

Morrow Study Accepted for Publication

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology Dr. Michael Morrow had a study, “Fifth-grade children’s daily experiences of peer victimization and negative emotions: Moderating effects of sex and peer rejection,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology . Amanda Thomson ,...

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February 26, 2014

Arcadia Students Present at Moravian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Eight Arcadia University students—including four mathematics majors, two biology majors, and two psychology majors—presented at the annual Moravian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Feb. 15. As has been the case the last four years, there were more student speakers from Arcadia than from any...

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March 18, 2013

Grecco ’12 Primary Author on Behavioral Priming Publication

Elizabeth Grecco ’12 was the primary author on an article, “Use of Nonconscious Priming to Promote Self-Disclosure,” which was published in Clinical Psychological Science on Feb. 20. Co-authors included Dr. Steven Robbins , Professor and Chair of Psychology, Dr. Eleonora Bartoli , Assistant...

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March 8, 2013

Psychology Faculty, Students and Alumni Present at EPA Meeting

[wzslider autoplay="true" interval="4000" height="360" info="true"]Six faculty members, 12 undergraduate students, one graduate student and two alumni attended the annual meeting of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York City, from March 1 to 4. They presented...

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February 25, 2013

Oatis Co-authors Two Papers

Dr. Carol Oatis , Professor of Physical Therapy, co-authored “Correlations among measures of knee stiffness, gait performance and complaints in individuals with knee osteoarthritis,” recently published in Clinical Biomechanics. Co-authors also included Dr. Ned Wolff , Professor of Mathematics, and...

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January 25, 2013

Jones Elected to Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association, Division 45

Dr. Elaine F. Jones , Assistant Professor of Psychology, recently began a three-year term as Member-at-Large in the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association, Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. She was elected to the position in spring...

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November 26, 2012

Newsworks: Arcadia University Theater Production 'On the Verge' Opens Nov. 29

Newsworks listed Arcadia University's upcoming theater production, On the Verge , in its Holiday Entertainment Guide. On the Verge opens Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 9 in the MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Visit the Newsworks Holiday Entertainment Guide . On the Verge is a wacky...

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November 26, 2012

Horsham Patch: Arcadia University Hosts Marketing Strategy Workshop in Hatboro, Dec. 4

Horsham Patch reported on Nov. 19 that Arcadia University's School of Continuing Studies will offer a three-hour workshop on marketing strategies for business owners at the Hatboro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshop is the product of the long-awaited collaboration...

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November 21, 2012

Arcadia University Signs Historic Educational Agreement with 87th Medical Group

Air Force Recruiter Online reported on Nov. 20 that Arcadia University recently signed an "Educational Affiliation Agreement" with the U.S. Air Force 87th Medical Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, N.J., as part of a partnership initiated by the Air Force Recruiting Service's 360th Recruiting...

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October 1, 2012

Psychology, Physical Therapy Collaboration Results in Publication in 'Gait and Posture'

In her Psychology senior thesis, Olga Stanislavova ’12 looked at whether walking speed across an instrumented walkway used in physical therapy practice could be affected by mental categories activated without participant awareness. Individuals covertly presented with verbal materials priming the...

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October 1, 2012

Kimport's Findings on Mood Improvement Published in 'Art Therapy'

In her Psychology senior thesis, Libby Kimport ’11 examined whether creating structured sculptures with clay has specific efficacy for improving mood states. She found that working with clay improved mood significantly compared with manipulation of a soft "stress" ball. Results of the study were...

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July 27, 2012

Boyer Hall Renovations Include 14 New Psychology Labs

As part of the Boyer Hall renovations, much of the Psychology Department wing is being reconfigured and reconstructed to create 14 stand-alone lab spaces and a central corridor for faculty offices. The Psychology program requires that all students in the sophomore sequence do behavioral rat...

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July 10, 2012

Blustein and Psychology Students Look For Conclusive Results in MK801 Research

Each summer, a number of Arcadia University students elect to remain on campus for the opportunity to conduct research with faculty. This summer is no different, as research assistants gear up to begin projects in a variety of different fields. The Psychology Department has sponsored student...

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May 10, 2012

Big Fork Eagle: U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist to Pursue Double Major at Arcadia

Big Fork Eagle (Big Fork, Mont.) reported that Amber McDaniel , an incoming member of the class of 2016, was one of 550 semifinalist chosen out of 3.2 million students in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, the highest academic honor in the country. McDaniel will pursue a double major in...

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April 13, 2012

Psychology Students Present Research Findings

As students throughout campus intently work on final projects and papers, students from the Social Psychology and Personality Psychology courses, taught by Adjunct Professor Adam Levy ’98 , presented their research to the campus community on April 5 in Boyer Hall. The show included 27 presentations...

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April 13, 2012

Huffington Post Quotes Dr. Westphal on Dealing With Hardships

Dr. Maren Westphal , Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arcadia University, was quoted in a Huffington Post's Healthy Living section on April 11 on "Happier People Deal Better With Hardships." Maren Westphal worked on research that helped form the basis for Bonnano's conclusions about resilience...

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April 4, 2012

FYSAE Students Star in Theater Production in Scotland—Accent and All

Aashika Suseendran ’15 , a Psychology major participating in Arcadia’s First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) at Stirling University in Scotland, acted alongside Stirling University’s Drama Society (SUDS) in a production of The Admirable Crichton , a stage play by J.M. Barrie, in March...

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March 29, 2012

Miserandino Publishes Book Inspired by Students

Dr. Marianne Miserandino , recently published Personality Psychology: Foundations and Findings (Pearson, 2012), which was inspired by students over the years who have taken Psychology as a Social Science. Written with an approachable, story-telling style, and grounded in current research, the book...

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March 6, 2012

Ayers '08 Finds a Discipline, Direction and Home at Arcadia

Luke Ayers ’08 is conducting rare translational research that applies principles of human studies in anxiety behavior to rodent models, en route to a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Delaware. “My research provides a great deal of opportunity for expanding our understanding of...

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