Derek Baker, a psychology major who graduated from Ashland University in May 2017, recently published an article with Dr. Chris Chartier in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. The article, titled "Participant Attentiveness to Consent Forms" is available full-text and online by clicking here. Derek is currently a student in the School Psychology graduate program at Miami University (OH). Congratulations!!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Members of this year’s Sport Psychology class (PSYC 280) shared their newly acquired knowledge about mental game skills with local athletes as part of a class project. After learning key sport psychology skills during the first part of the course, students divided into groups, selected a sport, developed a teaching plan, and taught these skills to groups of high school athletes.
The Ashland University students worked with the following teams: Ashland High School Softball, Ashland High School Girls Track, Hillsdale High School JV Baseball, Hillsdale High School Track (Both Boys & Girls), and the Cleveland Volleyball Company 17’s & 18’s National Teams.
Dr. Curt Ickes, Associate Professor of Psychology, said, “This type of project is simply a great opportunity for psychology students to experience how psychological principles can be applied in real-world settings. The young athletes benefit by learning mental game skills to help them improve athletic performance. Once again, I had an outstanding group of students who worked with a great group of enthusiastic coaches.”
Several students reflected on their experiences.
“Completing fieldwork this semester for sports psychology was an enlightening experience. I thought it was a great way to apply our knowledge and skills in a ‘real world’ setting. The best part was how
influential the message was for the athletes. I could tell they were retaining the information that we were giving them; so eager and willing to apply it to themselves, not only in their sport, but in
their everyday lives.” Paige Lentz
“Not only was the fieldwork experience beneficial to me as a student, I got to impact young athletes by teaching them skills that many were not familiar with. I was able to learn and teach at the same time and that truly is something special.” Malcolm Doepke
“I think one of the main things that I learned from this experience is that most athletes are open to the concept of sport psychology. They want to better their performance. It was obvious that the high schoolers that my group worked with thought it was really neat to hear from actual collegiate athletes- doing what they one day hope to do.” Madison Blyer
“This project was the absolute most valuable learning experience I took away from this class. It forced us to apply the theories and techniques we learned in class to a real-world scenario. The experience has honestly been one of the highlights of my semester. “ Jacob Dingus
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded their diplomas during Spring Commencement 2018! This list includes students earning BA and BS degrees, double majors, and those graduating with distinction! We are proud of you!
Manga Cum Laude
Gamma Alpha Kappa
Magna Cum Laude
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
AU Psychology students Tiffany Pryce, Hannah Drake, and Natalie Bisignano presented their original research at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference in Chicago on April 12th. The students conducted their research as part of Dr. Bonfiglio’s Fall 2017 Research Methods course. They had the opportunity to connect with psychologists across the region to discuss their research interests, and were also able to spend some time exploring downtown Chicago. We are incredibly proud of these students!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
On Tuesday, April 10th, nine students were inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Congratulations to these accomplished students: Dana Awlia, Aubrey-Leigh Baker, Sabryna Benzel, Natalie Bisignano, Savannah Lewis, Tiffany Pryce, Tiffany Smolinski, Lainy Spies, and Elizabeth Takacs. Tiffany Smolinski was selected as the next Psi Chi President and Savannah Lewis was selected as the next Vice-President following the induction ceremony.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Dr. Chris Chartier (Associate Professor of Psychology) and Savannah Lewis (psychology major), along with Dr. Randy McCarthy (Northern Illinois University) recently published an article in Eye on Psi Chi. The article is titled "Undergraduate Researchers Will Save Psychological Science" and details how undergraduate researchers have "been making significant contributions" to the discipline. Click HERE to read the full transcript of the article.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA), founded last year by Ashland University's Dr. Chris Chartier, is getting more positive feedback in the press! Click HERE to read an article titled "Hundreds Of Researchers Are Trying To Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies" that was recently published at BuzzFeed. Congratulations!
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Katie Nageotte, former Ashland University Psychology major, recently earned a spot on Team USA for the IAAF World Indoor Championships which will be held in March in Birmingham, England. While at Ashland University, Katie was a national champion in the pole vault in 2013, and made a spot on Team USA by clearing 15' 7 1/4" last week at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM. That vault leads the WORLD so far during the 2017/2018 indoor track season. Click HERE to read the press release from Ashland University. Congratulations, Katie!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Drew Saylor, the manager of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Los Angeles Dodgers), spoke to Dr. Curt Ickes’ Sport Psychology class this past week. He discussed the role the mental game plays in the peak performance of professional baseball players and how this type of training takes place throughout the minor leagues. Drew grew up in Wadsworth and played at Kent State University before being drafted by the Marlins. He later played for the Lake Erie Crushers where Dr. Ickes was the Player Development Specialist. Following his tenure at the Crushers, Coach Saylor went on to manage in the Colorado Rockies system before being hired by the Dodgers in 2015.