Psychology

Feb 26, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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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Mar 18, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

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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Mar 8, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

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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Feb 25, 2013 Purnell Cropper

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 Dr...

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Jan 25, 2013 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 1, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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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...