Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Psychology Department Represented at Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony

The Ashland University Psychology Department was well-represented at the annual Leadership Awards Ceremony, held on April 13, at the John Myers Convocation Center of the AU campus.  Congratulations to those individuals who were nominated and recognized, continuing the long tradition of the Psychology Department having multiple nominees/award winners at this ceremony.  Listed below are the students and faculty who were recognized at the event:

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Benjamin Bukovec, Morgan Myers, Jennifer Tenbrook

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary
Edie Henthorne, Shelby Gaydosh, Morgan Phillips, Shanna Valenti

Joseph and Renee Maggelet Campus Ministry 
Sara Amato (nominated)

Outstanding Female Undergraduate of the Year
Mary Moeller (nominated)

Outstanding Campus Leader
Ed Hunt (nominated)

Outstanding Male Faculty Member
Dr. Christopher Chartier (nominated)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Myths of Popular Psychology

A few years ago Lilienfeld, Lynn, Ruscio, and Beyerstein (2010) published a book called "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology" (published by Wiley-Blackwell).  Students of psychology (and others) may be interested in an article that was recently published by Business Insider on ten of the myths found in Lilienfeld et al.  Click HERE to be taken to the article. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Graduate School Acceptance...

Our department is pleased to announce that Amanda Mosley was recently accepted into the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at the University of Akron.  Amanda will begin her studies in this terminal masters program in the fall -- congratulations!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Graduate School Acceptance...

Our department is pleased to announce that Lacie Bray-Akers was recently accepted into the Forensic Psychology program (with a concentration in Intelligence) at Marymount University in Virginia.  Lacie will begin her studies in this Masters program in the fall -- congratulations!

Friday, April 4, 2014

AU in Germany 2015 Information Meetings

Over the past ten years a number of psychology students have taken advantage of study abroad opportunities offered by Ashland University.  Specifically, many majors and minors have participated in the "AU in Germany" program.  If you are interested in living and traveling in Germany while earning six credits the summer of 2015, please consider attending one of the information meetings to be held next week.  Participating in this program will likely earn students credit for the "GPS course with study away" component of their curriculum (pending AU approval).  Dr. Metzger, Chair of the Psychology Department, served as the director of this program from 2009-2012 and endorses it as a excellent program for psychology students.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Psychology Students Present at URCA Symposium

The Ashland University Psychology Department was well-represented at the 5th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium on April 1, 2014.  Students from across the College of Arts and Sciences gathered to share the fruits of their labor on a day that featured more than 40 presentations from students across the college.  Psychology majors who participated in the event were Sam Diemer, Amanda Mayes, Shawna Brough, Dylan Pelham, Mary Moeller, Shanna Valenti, Nicole Austin, Katlyn Grayson, Patti Brown, and Hannah Neumeyer.  Special thanks go to Drs. Diane Bonfiglio, Mitchell Metzger, and Curt Ickes for serving as faculty mentors for these student's work.  Congratulations to all of the students who presented!

Shanna Valenti

Shawna Brough and Dr. Ickes

Mary Moeller

Katlyn Grayson and Nicole Austin


Monday, March 31, 2014

Student Finds Summer Opportunity at Camp Nuhop

Senior Hank Benton worked last summer, and will work again this summer at Camp Nuhop. Camp Nuhop is a residential therapeutic camp for children with disabilities and behavioral disorders and is located in southern Ashland County.  Hank had this to say about his experiences at Nuhop and how his Psychology coursework prepared him for the work:

"My job at Nuhop was a camp counselor for kids with disorders and disabilities and I worked there from the beginning of June to the end of July. As a counselor my responsibilities included planning and implementing activities for campers, bedtime duties, camper safety and making sure that all campers have fun and feel secure. My Psychology classes were extremely beneficial in preparing me for working at Nuhop because many of the psychology theories I've learned were used in our training, so I already had a good grasp on how to interact with  these children. Working at Nuhop will prepare me for my future career as a Behavior Analyst because it's real life experiences that I've learned from that you just can't get from the classroom. After I graduate AU, I plan on going to graduate school and continuing my goal to becoming a Behavior Analyst."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Summer Internship Opportunity

The Mansfield Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) seeks a summer intern to assist the organization by providing client case management support.

Must be a student enrolled in an accredited university within Human Services (or similar major)
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
Be a resident of Richland County
Must be a self-starter and tenacious in problem solving
Must show confidence in working with all service providers
Be well organized with good communication skills
Be able to work with individuals of diverse racial and economic backgrounds

Compensation is $9.40 per hour for up to 420 hours

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Carol Payton, umadaopac1@neo.rr.com by April 7, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Psychology Faculty Members Publish Papers

Drs. Chris Chartier and Mitchell Metzger recently had research reports published in peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Chartier, along with colleagues from Miami University (Ohio), published an article titled "Differences in Anticipated Interaction Drive Own Biases in Face Memory" in the journal PLOS One.  Dr. Metzger's paper is titled "Attitudes Toward Animal Research: Revisiting Gallup and Beckstead (1988)" and was published in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.  Click HERE to access Dr. Chartier's article and click HERE to access Dr. Metzger's article.