Psychology department faculty and students were busy in the research lab this semester, as a total of 18 different studies were completed involving 4 faculty members and 23 students. Some students completed independent studies projects, others completed research for their Advanced Research in Psychology course (PSYC 310), while other students served as research assistants for faculty within the department. There were 199 students enrolled in PSYC101 that served as research participants, earning a total of 1,579 research units over the course of the semester. As one unit is defined as a procedure that takes 20 minutes to complete, this means that there was a total of 526 continuous hours of data collection that took place during the fall 2013 semester. Included among the 18 different studies were two online surveys that were completed by 324 respondents, and these surveys generated a total of 11,964 individual data points. Now that all of the data has been collected, it is up to the faculty and student researchers to crunch the numbers to interpret what it all means!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Everyone is invited to attend the end-of-the-semester research talks for those students who are currently enrolled in PSYC310 (Advanced Research in Psychology). These students have spent the entire semester working on their experiments (under the supervision of Dr. Diane Bonfiglio) and will be giving oral presentations of their results in SCOE 103 next week. If you are free during this time please come out and support your fellow students!
Monday, December 2
12:00 - Amanda Mayes - The Effects of Music on Learning w/Introverts & Extroverts
12:15 - Mary Moeller - Level of Expertise as Perceived by Peers
12:30 - Dylan Pelham - The Effect of Visual Stimuli on Emotions
Wednesday, December 4
12:00 - Savannah Battiest - The Effects of Humor on Self-Confidence
12:15 - Jacob Cook - A Biker, Some Fish, and a Cause to Persist
12:30 - Jena Schluter - The Effects of Peppermint on Memorization
Friday, December 6
1:30 - Mary Suarez - Music's Influence on Self-Efficacy
1:45 - Hannah Neumeyer - Name-Pronunciation and Character Assumptions
2:00 - Courtney Galligher - Glucose Effects on Verbal Memory
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The AU in Germany program is still accepting students for the trip scheduled in May/June 2014. To accommodate student needs a new course has been approved, it is a Social Science Core course (POLSC 3GS: Contemporary Germany), and it will be taught by Dr. Rene Paddags. The other two courses offered in the program are ENG 332 (Global Film - Aesthetics Core) and REL 33SGL (Luther & the Reformation - Humanities Core). There will be four upcoming information meetings about the program, at both 5:00pm and 9:00pm in the Student Center Auditorium on November 19th and 20th. In summary, here are some reasons why you should consider this study abroad program:
1. You will take 2 AU summer courses and earn 6 credits
2. Taking this trip will count for the GPS study away option
3. ENG 332 is a border crossing course
4. Summer Stafford Loan money is available
5. The entire program only costs $1,753 more than taking 2 summer courses
6. Total cost includes flight, housing, excursion package, some meals, etc.
The new deposit deadline is December 2nd, by which time a $500 non-refundable deposit should be delivered to the Global Education Office in 100 Founders Hall.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Drs. Alinde Moore and Diane Bonfiglio, along with four students from the PSYC 408 (History and Systems of Psychology) class, took a recent trip to the Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron. Accompanying the faculty members were Shanna Valenti, Jacob Cook, Katlyn Grayson, and Bethanee Burden, who were spent the afternoon of November 8th examining all of the different displays at the archives. In the pictures below, students can be seen with the the mock jail cell from the Zimbardo Prison experiment and the infamous 'shock generator' from the Stanley Milgram Obedience to Authority experiments of the 1960s. All in all, Dr. Moore reports that the group had a great time and were able to relate these historical materials with content they have learned in their psychology courses. For those students who will take PSYC 408 in the future, this trip to the Archives is an annual event.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Are you interested in attending graduate school in psychology? Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA offers a master's program in experimental psychology, and they will be hosting a virtual (online) open house on Tuesday, November 12th at 12:00 (noon). Information on how to attend the virtual open house can be found HERE, and complete details about the program are available HERE.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Department of Educational Research Methodology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers Masters and Doctoral programs in research methodology that are supported by our highly acclaimed faculty specializing in psychometrics, latent variable modeling, item response theory, measurement, and evaluation. Graduates from this program are extremely competitive on the job market, and they are currently accepting applications for new students to begin study in Fall of 2014. Students are invited to visit http://erm.uncg.edu to learn more about the department and careers in research methodology.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Psychology Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Christian will deliver the Psychology Spring Colloquium this year. Dr. Christian completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri before earning her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University. After completing her degrees, she returned to OSU in 2008 as a member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research as a clinical health psychologist. She currently holds appointments an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Obstetrics/Gynecology at OSU, and her main area of research is in stress and immune responses. Dr. Christian's talk will likely focus on psychosocial stress and inflammation in pregnancy, with discussion of serum inflammatory markers, inflammatory responses to biological challenge, and inflammatory responses to acute stress in pregnant women. The colloquium will be held on the afternoon of. Mark your calendars for this event!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Stark County Job and Family Services is searching for individuals seeking a competitive salary, great benefits, paid holidays, tuition assistance, paid training courses, and stipends for new and renewal licensure to join their team of social workers. Applicants must have a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Family Studies & Human Development, or Sociology. Ideal candidates will possess either a BSW or MSW. Candidates with an LSW/LISW are preferred. Candidates should send their cover letter and resume to:
Stark County Job and Family Services
Human Resources Department
221 Third Street SE
Canton, Ohio 44702
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Psychology Department at Ashland University was recently given approval to search for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Developmental Psychology. The faculty member will teach courses in Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, and a graduate course in Advanced Child Development. Additionally, the ideal candidate would work with students on research projects and have an active research agenda of their own. Click HERE to read the job posting at the Chronicle of Higher Education website.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Students who are involved in undergraduate research (and those who are considering it) may want to read this article on the benefits of getting involved in research as an undergraduate. This piece covers a range of topics including the process of doing psychological research, ways to gain research experience, the challenges of doing research, and ways to market research experiences. Contributing their insight to this article were psychology faculty members from across the country, including Dr. Metzger, Chair of the Psychology Department at Ashland University. Click HERE to access the article that can be found at the careersinpsychology.org website.