Thursday, February 4, 2016

Want To Help Make A Difference?

Remember Nhu Chili Dinner
Friday, February 26th
Mitchell Hall (Lower Level)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Ashland
6:30pm dinner; 7:00pm speaker

Come join us on a cold winter night for some delicious hot chili. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial, the Christian non-profit, Remember Nhu is offering a FREE dinner to all. The evening will be filled with fellowship and an opportunity to learn about the child sex trade in the country of Bolivia and the prevention methods Remember Nhu is utilizing there to help end this tragedy. Please come prepared for an eye opening experience, as well as a chance to give back. All donations will go to Hali Brook is who a missionary for Remember Nhu in Bolivia and the effort to buy a van to reach more villages and transport more children to safety.  RSVP to Mickey Rogers at (216) 898 - 2262 ext. 125 or  Visit to learn more about this program!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Must-Read for Psychology Majors...

Dr. Drew Appleby has written an article on the "blessing and the curse" of being a psychology major, which was published recently in Eye on Psi Chi. This is an excellent article that any psychology major or minor would benefit from reading.  In fact, much of the advice given in this article is the same that the AU Psychology Department faculty often tell our own students!  Click HERE for access to the article.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Psychology Students Graduate at Winter Commencement

Congratulations to the following psychology students who were awarded degrees at the Winter Commencement ceremony on December 19th!!

Ashley Keres (BA)
Magna Cum Laude

Ellen Loftus (BA)

Melissa Smith (BA)
Summa Cum Laude
Psychology/Criminal Justice

Maddison Virgili (BS)

Terri Lynn Wolfgang (BS)
Multidisciplinary Studies

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Psychology Students Selected for Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary

Congratulations to the following Ashland University psychology majors who were recently invited to join the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary.  The mission of this society is to identify, honor, and develop leaders in collegiate community life, and to encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumi to advance leadership.  Congratulations!

Taylor Banks

Abigale Brady

Kate Budzik

Dendara Oakleaf

Derek Rangel

Emily Wirtz

Monday, December 14, 2015

Psychology Students Selected for Who's Who

Congratulations to the following Ashland University psychology majors who were recently selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2015-2016.  This honor is well deserved!

Jillian Bajaksouzian

Emily Embrescia

Ed Hunt

Ashley Keres

Beverly Paramore

Janice Richards

Kristin Van Dyke

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Summary of Psychology Department Research, Fall 2015 Semester

Students and faculty in the Ashland University Psychology Department were busy during the Fall 2015 semester gathering data for a variety of research projects.  Sixteen student and faculty researchers completed 15 different studies this semester, with 11 of those studies being traditional laboratory studies and 4  being online studies.  Student participants earned 1,237 credits by participating in research, and as each credit amounts to 15 minutes of research participation, the department gathered 309 continuous hours of data this semester.  Many of these research projects have been submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association this spring in Chicago, while others have been included in manuscripts that have been submitted for publication.  All in all, it was another productive and fruitful semester for both our students and faculty alike!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Psi Chi Welcomes 10 New Members

AU's local chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is pleased to welcome 10 new members. The new members include Taylor Banks, Abigail Brady, Danielle Bruno, Dani Czekaj, Alyssa Edwards, Jeremy Hanna, James Lentine, Marissa Lindberg, Dendara Oakleaf, and Emily Wirtz. Students who are selected for membership have a declared major or minor in Psychology and have met rigorous academic criteria. Congratulations to these tremendous students!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CSU and UA Accepting Applications for a Joint Doctoral Program in Adult Development and Aging


The University of Akron and Cleveland State University offer a joint doctoral program in the psychology of Adult Development and Aging. This unique program is one of the few Adult Development and Aging Ph.D. programs in the country – and the only one in Ohio.  Psychology (or related) undergraduate majors and individuals who have a master’s degree interested in pursuing doctoral training in basic and/or applied research in Adult Development and Aging are encouraged to apply.

*All ADA graduate students were fully funded (tuition + stipend) in 2014-15
*Successful job placement for all doctoral graduates of the program (2014 and 2015)
*Link with Cleveland and Akron area medical and research institutes
*Be prepared to work in various roles in research, teaching, and applied settings
*Obtain training in the use of such psychophysiological measures as electrodermal activity, electrocardiogram, pupilommetry and more

The need for expert researchers in adult development and aging is at an all-time high due to dramatic shifts in global demographics toward older societies. You’ll work with experienced, full-time faculty to develop and carry out relevant research projects.

You’ll take equal amounts of coursework at each institution, covering research methods/design, adult biobehavioral functioning, and adult psychosocial functioning. Your coursework will also include advanced research seminars.

Click HERE for more information about this program.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Saint Joseph's University Hosting Virtual Open House

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 3rd at noon.  Information on how to attend the virtual open house can be found HERE.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Psychology Major Named Peace Scholar

Congratulations to psychology major Emily Wirtz of Youngstown who was recently named a "peace scholar" through the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.  As part of this award, Emily will receive a $1,000 scholarship through the center.  Click HERE to read the official AU press release.  Congratulations Emily!!