The Psychology Department has cancelled the annual colloquium that was scheduled for next Tuesday, March 18th. Because of changes in her schedule, Dr. Lisa Christian is unable to make it to campus. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Psychology Department will welcome Dr. Lisa Christian to campus on Tuesday, March 18th to deliver this year's Psychology Spring Colloquium. Dr. Christian will speak on "Psychoneuroimmunology in Pregnancy: Effects of Stress on the Immune System" at 4:00 p.m. in Dauch 115 (The Ridenour Executive Education Center). This event is free and open to the public. A meet-and-greet with Ashland University students is also being scheduled for earlier in the afternoon on March 18th; details about that event will be posted on the blog soon. 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. Her main area of research is in stress and immune responses.
The Ashland University Student Dietetics Association will be hosting a guest speaker on campus for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Professor Marlys Slone, an outpatient RD for MedCentral, will speak on Tuesday, February 25th at 5:30pm in Rybolt Center 220. Please consider attending this event as Professor Slone will be sharing some valuable information.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Wednesday, February 19 marks the date for the Ashland University job, internship, and graduate school fair, which will run from 1:00-4:00 in the Upper Convocation center. Students may come and go as they please, but should first register for the event by clicking HERE. Of particular interest to psychology majors may be Ursuline College (Art Therapy and Counseling Graduate program) and the University of Akron (Speech and Language Pathology program). In order to participate in this event, students must wear at least business casual attire and bring copies of their resume on resume paper. For a complete list of schools and employers who will be present at the fair click HERE. For additional information, contact the Ashland University Career Services Center.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Congratulations to ten psychology students who recently received generous funding through the Ashland University Provost's office to present their research at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association later this spring. These students, along with their faculty mentors, will be traveling to Chicago to present their findings at this annual conference in early May.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Click HERE to read a story on the psychological aspects of video game addiction (the article was written by Jack Flanagan and posted on The Week). Psychology students may find it interesting that this article covers a wide variety of topics and areas discussed in many of their courses...physiological psychology, learning theory, the partial reinforcement effect, coping mechanisms, social issues, and, of course, addiction. Regardless of whether you believe video game addiction exists, this article provides some interesting reading on the topic. Enjoy!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
"Henry Gustav Molaison is one of the most famous patients in the annals of brain research. In 1953, an experimental surgery meant to relieve his severe epilepsy rendered him frozen in time: He could remember events and facts he knew before the surgery, but could retain virtually nothing after. For decades, Molaison (who’s known as H.M. in psychology textbooks and scores of research papers) cooperated with researchers interested in what his strange memory deficit could teach them about how the brain creates a record of faces, facts, and life experiences. When Molaison died in 2008, his brain was painstakingly preserved. Now it’s available online for scientists (or others who request permission) to explore, right down to the level of its cellular architecture." To read the full article written by Greg Miller for Wired, click HERE.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Ashland University psychology students were recently informed that their submitted abstracts were accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. This conference is held annually in Chicago, and this year's meeting will be from May 1-3 at the historic Palmer House Hilton. MPA is the oldest regional psychology association, and held its first meeting in 1926. Students that are presenting this year completed their research as part of (1) the Advanced Research in Psychology course (PSYC 310), (2) and independent study (PSYC 498), or (3) by serving as a research assistant to one of the faculty in the psychology department. Congratulations to the following students!