Thursday, May 14, 2020

Psi Chi Inducts Three New Majors

We held a virtual induction ceremony on May 14 for three students who were inducted to Psi Chi, the honorary society in Psychology.  Congratulations to Ashlynn Craft, Taylor Kaye, and Wesley Tinch!!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

AU Sport Psychology Conference

Please join the AU Psychology Department for the first annual Sport Psychology Conference on Saturday, March 21st, beginning at 8:00am.  Sessions during the conference include: confidence building, controlling emotions, goal setting and motivation, visualization, and more!  Please contact Dr. Curt Ickes at for more information, or click HERE to be directed to the website where you can register.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Summer Job Opportunities at Akron Rotary Camp

The Akron Rotary Camp is looking for staff that want to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. Our counselors are the people that help make camp so magical, as they spend all of their time making sure our campers are safe, participating in activities, and most importantly having fun. Our counselors spend the most time working directly with our campers and, therefore, have the opportunity to make the biggest impact on them. Our counselor to camper ratio is 1:3 and our staff are expected to participate in, as well as facilitate, all of the activities our campers participate in. Our counselors also become experts in adapting and modifying activities so that everyone, regardless of ability level, is able to participate in the activities. Also, our counselors are responsible for the care and well-being of our campers. This means they may have to help campers with feeding, personal hygiene, as well as managing behaviors.  We are seeking people to fill overnight positions with the camp running from Sunday through Friday afternoons.  Staff training will be from May 26th to June 6th, and the last day of camp will be August 7.  If you're interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact Kyle Blincow at   

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Research Fellowship Opportunity

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is offering one two-year research fellowship (tuition waiver, yearly stipend of $26,000, and health insurance) and one scholarship (tuition waiver for the 1st year, 2nd year contingent on academic performance and funding availability) in its new Consumer Behavior and Decision Sciences Master of Science program starting in fall 2020. The program is designed for students with a background in the social sciences, business, and/or a quantitative field, seeking to master applied behavioral and consumer research methodologies and analytic techniques. Students learn to synthesize theory in order to perform applied behavioral research, evaluate data to uncover actionable insights, and leverage those insights to shape behavior in the real world. The program fosters innovation, focusing on emergent and advanced research methodologies and analytic techniques, providing graduates the skills necessary to stay competitive now and into the future. Through an applied research project in connection with industry, the public sector, or community organizations, students produce solid evidence of their ability to conduct transformative research, setting them apart from their peers as they enter the job market.

The research fellow will serve as the lab manager for Harrisburg University’s Consumer Insights Research Lab (CIRL), while the scholarship recipient will act as a part-time research assistant. CIRL’s mission is to deliver a superior experiential learning opportunity to students while meeting local industry and public sector need for applied behavioral and consumer research. Award recipients will be immersed in every aspect of CIRL’s operations, gaining unique experience in organizing and carrying out a variety of applied behavioral research projects for our industry and public sector partners.

Ideal candidates will be creative problem solvers, possess solid quantitative research skills (e.g., familiarity with research design, basic statistics, and experimental programming), and have a strong interest in using applied behavioral research to influence the world around them. To apply send an application packet containing a personal statement (two-pages maximum) summarizing your relevant experience and interest in applied behavioral and consumer research, your resume/cv, a copy of your transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), and one letter of recommendation (referees can send letters directly if they prefer) by April 1st 2020 to with “CIRL Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Candidates will be considered for both awards. Candidates must hold a BS/BA by July 1st, 2020 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Congratulations, graduates!

Seven Ashland University Psychology majors took part in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 14.  Pictured below are Dr. Bonfiglio, Yuanyuan Jiang, Liz Takacs, Kaylei Ruffing, Paige Leitz, Jessica Wilson, and Dr. Metzger (Ariana Graves and Sabrina Dickens not pictured).  Congratulations!!!