Students of Psychology undoubtedly know of Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied, cared for, and wrote about people with a variety of unusual brain disorders. The author of such classics as The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, The Island Of The Colorblind, Awakenings, A Surgeon's Life, and The Lost Mariner died of melanoma. His insightful and profoundly moving accounts of those with brain dysfunction will surely be missed. Click HERE for the full story from the New York Times.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Each year psychology students present their research at conferences in places such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City. In the past ten years, psychology students have made 41 presentations at local conferences, 38 presentations at regional conferences, and 4 presentations at national conferences.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Ball State University is hosting a one-day undergraduate psychology research conference, with the goal to engage advanced undergraduate researchers interested in psychology (particularly those interested in Educational, Developmental, and School Psychology) in a professional experience. Students are invited to present completed, ongoing, or planned research, and individual or group presentations are invited. If travel to BSU is problematic, they will be able to support virtual as well as live participation. Students will be able to submit their proposals through our online form starting Monday August 24 (the proposal will be a short summary of what they hope to present ~ 200 words). In addition to sharing research that is being conducted, students will be given an opportunity to learn more about various graduate programs in the region, in the event they are considering masters or doctoral work in the field. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeremy Cassady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 21, 2015
The Psychology Department would like to welcome all of our incoming students to Ashland University, as well as welcoming back all of our returning students. We are looking forward to working with you in our classrooms as well as in the psychology laboratory!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Courtney Gallagher graduated with a degree in psychology in the spring of 2015. Check out this video produced by the Ashland University Career Services Center that details the internship and other experiences that Courtney had while she was an AU student. Click HERE to watch!
Monday, May 18, 2015
This past spring 16 graduating psychology majors completed an examination of psychological knowledge by taking the Psychology Area Concentration Achievement Test (PACAT). The PACAT measures student knowledge in six foundational areas of the discipline and this exam is used by our department to improve student learning and make data-driven decisions about our curriculum. This year's examinees were tested on their knowledge in the areas of abnormal, developmental, experimental design, history and systems, personality, and social psychology. This year's group scored better than 72% of the 5,064 students nationally who also took this exam. Congratulations!!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Congratulations to the following Psychology majors who graduated from Ashland Univeristy during spring commencement on May 9, 2015!!
Nicholas Adkins, Magna Cum Laude
Crystal Ankney, Cum Laude
Nicole Austin, Magna Cum Laude
Edie Henthorne, Magna Cum Laude
Sara Lautzenhiser, Summa Cum Laude, Gamma Alpha Kappa
Amanda Mayes, Magna Cum Laude, Gamma Alpha Kappa
Mary Moeller, Magna Cum Laude
Brittney Van Riper
Friday, May 8, 2015
Over the course of the spring semester the students and faculty in the Psychology Department were busy with data collection. A total of 21 researchers (both students and faculty) collected data from participants in our pool, which amounted to over 375 total hours of data collection. Data were gathered for 18 different studies, including studies where data was gathered "face to face" and others where online data collection procedures were used. Overall, it was a fruitful semester in the laboratory, which resulted in a number of student presentations at the spring URCA symposium and presentations by both students and faculty at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Students and faculty were recently recognized for their dedication to Ashland University at the 28th Annual Leadership and Service Recognition Reception on April 19th. At that reception, the following individuals were nominated for a variety of catagories:
Nick Slinger - Emerging Leader Award
Mary Moeller - Outstanding Campus Leader Award
Hannah Neumeyer - Outstanding Campus Leader Award
Dr. Chris Chartier - Outstanding Male Faculty Member of the Year
In addition to these nominees, Nicole Austin, Shelby Gaydosh, Edie Henthorne, and Morgan Phillips were selected into Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Congratulations to all for these outstanding achievements!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Congratulations to the following students who earned awards at the annual Academic Honors Convocation on April 19th. Olivia Hess was named the psychology department's Sophomore Award winner, Emily Shrider was named the Junior Award winner, and Mary Moeller was named the Senior Award winner. This is an outstanding achievement, so please join us in congratulating them!!