Friday, September 15, 2017

YSU School Psychology Program Accepting Applications

The Youngstown State University School Psychology Program is accepting student applications for the YSU School Psychology Program cohort to begin in July of 2018. Candidates will find that this school psychology graduate program provides comprehensive training which leads to an Ohio license as a school psychologist. Those with a background in psychology, education, and other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due 1/31/18, and the interview process begins in February of 2018.  A career in school psychology is very rewarding! 100% of candidates from our graduating classes passed the National Praxis Exam in School Psychology on their first attempt and secured positions in the field of school psychology upon graduation. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Information sessions (to describe the program and answer questions):

Beeghly College of Education, Room 3207 (3rd floor) 
Youngstown State University

Monday, October 2 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 1 at 12:30 PM

For additional information and application materials (and to RSVP for the session), please visit our program website HERE.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

AU Psychology Majors Are Going Places!

Melanie Ward and Muslimah Williams, two Ashland University students who graduated in May 2017 with a major in psychology, are beginning their graduate studies in Europe this fall.  Melanie is attending Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and Muslimah is enrolled at Swansea University in Wales.  Both students will be working toward Master's degrees in Clinical Psychology.  To the best of our knowledge, these are the first psychology students to pursue graduate degrees at institutions located out of the United States.  Congratulations!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Announcing the Ashland University International Collaboration Research Center

Ashland University’s opening of an International Collaboration Research Center (AUICR) this fall gives further evidence that AU is emerging as a leader in the growing trend of collaborative social science. Click HERE to read a recent press release on the AUICR, and click HERE to visit the website for the center which contains information on student scholarships.  This is an exciting opportunity for psychology students to get further involved in the research process, and we congratulate Dr. Chris Chartier for leading the charge in getting the AUICR established!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dr. Chartier and "StudySwap"


Dr. Chartier and his colleague Dr. Randy McCarthy recently had a blog posting at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) blog detailing "StudySwap".  From the blog post... "Briefly, StudySwap is an online platform where researchers can post brief descriptions of resources available for use (“Haves”) or resources they need that another researcher may have (“Needs”). The goal is for the Haves and Needs to be matched up so that (a) fewer research resources go unused and (b) more researchers have access to the resources they need to complete their research."  Click HERE to read the full story. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Psychology Majors Accepted to Graduate Programs



Ten of our graduating seniors from 2017 have been accepted into graduate programs.  These students were accepted to such institutions as the University of Kentucky, Loyola University (MD), Arizona State University, Miami (OH) University, Kent State University, and Palo Alto University, among others.  These ten students are entering a wide range of graduate programs including School Psychology, Health Care Administration, Forensic Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Psychology.  Congratulations!!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Psychology Majors Perform Well on National Exam



This past spring our graduating seniors scored in the 80th percentile on the PACAT exam.  This exam is taken by nearly 6,000 psychology graduates across the country, and measures student competency in a variety of different content areas.  The national average on this exam is the 50th percentile, so our students far outperformed that average this year.  Congratulations!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

AU Psychology Major Presents at the 31st Annual OUPRC



Emily Civittolo presented at the 31st Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference hosted by John Carroll University.  Her presentation was titled, "College Students' Attitudes Towards Mental Illness", and Dr. Curt Ickes was her faculty sponsor.  This was Emily's third research presentation of the semester, as she also presented at the Ashland University's Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium and at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.  Congratulations!!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Eleven Psychology Majors Present Research in Chicago

Eleven Psychology majors recently presented their research at the 89th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 20th and 21st.  Ashland University was well-represented by Derek Baker, Danielle Bruno, Kate Budzik, Emily Civitollo, Elizabeth Kemp, Danny Lawson, Lydia Smith, Morgan Snyder, Melanie Ward, Muslimah Williams, and Emily Wirtz, all who did poster presentations of research they completed in the department over the past year.  These students join a long list of student researchers from the Psychology Department who have presented their findings at conferences in places like Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Antonio.  Great job!


 Danny Lawson

 Lydia Smith

  Kate Budzik and Melanie Ward

Friday, April 28, 2017

Emily Wirtz and Danielle Bruno Win Regional Research Award

Congratulations to Emily Wirtz and Danielle Bruno who were presented with a "regional research award" from Psi Chi at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 20th!  Their research project, titled The Effects of Aggression on Ability, was one of 20 award winners out of 600 research abstracts that were submitted to the MPA conference.  In addition to being recognized at a banquet in Chicago, they were awarded a certificate and $400.  Nice job!