Psychology

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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 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...

Arcadia University student Dalton

Sep 1, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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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Jul 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Jul 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

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May 7, 2020 Jen Retter

#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...

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Apr 9, 2020 Andrea Walls

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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Apr 1, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Dr. Michael Morrow

Feb 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...