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Oct 1, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Jul 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Jul 10, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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 Sarah Schwartz

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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Apr 13, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

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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Apr 13, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Apr 4, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Mar 29, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Mar 6, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Mar 2, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Touching Your Life: Miserandino Finds Strength Through Dance

Touching Your Life, Abington Health’s quarterly magazine, featured Dr. Marianne Miserandino, Associate Professor of Psychology, in the Spring 2012 issue. Living with ovarian cancer, Miserandino was undergoing chemotherapy at Abington Memorial Hospital during the writing and publication of her...

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Dec 13, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

NPR: Glenside Speaks on Payroll Tax Cut

National Public Radio (NPR) reported from the streets of Glenside on the overall sentiment of a 2-percent payroll tax cut that is due to expire at the end of the year, Dec. 11. Psychology major Kyle Congdon ’13 was quoted by News Desk Reporter Jeff Brady. While policy-makers spend a lot of time...

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Dec 5, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Heckathorn ’07 Translates Diverse Interests into an Independent Career

There aren’t many people who can honestly list their biggest challenges and greatest rewards in the same breath, but Julia (Green) Heckathorn ’07 can. A nonconformist to the core, she possesses a passion for writing, a yearning to teach children and vision to save the endangered Pygmy Sloth...