Psychology

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Jasmin Ramirez Apr 30, 2021 1:34 pm

Grow Yourself by Knowing Yourself

In 2017, I made the decision to move to Pennsylvania for school from my hometown in Florida. I had lived in the same town and in the same house all of my life, so making this shift was a HUGE change.  During my first year, the recurring thought screaming in my head was “WHAT....

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Apr 14, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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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Areiana Edwards Mar 22, 2021 12:00 am

A Minor Major Change

College has been on my mind since my freshman year of high school in 2016. Since then, all of the adults in my life would warn me, “Make sure you find a nice college! Know what you want to study!” I figured that since it was so early, I had plenty of time. I got busy with schoolwork and afterschool...

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Jasmin Ramirez Mar 16, 2021 12:00 am

What I Discovered Being a TA

While the pandemic has taken a toll on my last year of college, not all of the changes have been negative.  Due to the restrictions of Zoom, the Psychology Department allowed students to work remotely as peer mentors, researchers, and Teaching Assistants (TAs). All of these positions are...

Arcadia University student Kylie Stephens EMT Certification peers

Feb 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University Psychology student Zac Fiss '21

Feb 3, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Jan 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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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Nov 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Nov 3, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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, and...

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Oct 22, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University professors Alison Clabaugh and Peter Appelbaum

Sep 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Arcadia University professor Marianne Miserandino

Sep 17, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...