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!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Psychology Majors Chosen for Recognition


Congratulations to the following Ashland University Psychology majors who were chosen for inclusion in the 2016/2017 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.  These students were recognized at the 30th annual Leadership and Service Awards banquet on April 23rd.  Well done!

Taylor Banks

Abigale Brady

Kathryn Budzik

Courtney Gilmore

Alicia Jones

Marissa Lindberg

Monday, April 10, 2017

Online Collaboration Platform is Developed



Dr. Chartier and collaborators have developed an online platform to help researchers from all scientific disciplines find collaborators, labs to conduct independent replications, or exchange research resources. The website, StudySwap, is hosted by the Center for Open Science and has already started facilitating new collaborations. Click HERE to check out this article in The Scientist to learn more.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Eagle Opportunities Newsletter


Attention Students!!!  Click HERE to go to the newest edition of the Eagle opportunities Newsletter published by Career Services Center at AU.  You can get more information about the upcoming Internship Open House, the State of Ohio Government Career Fair, Graduate School Opportunities, and information about seasonal, part time, and full time employment.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Psi Chi to Induct New Members

The Ashland University chapter of Psi Chi is pleased to welcome a new class of inductees this spring! We are planning a brief induction ceremony and meeting for Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00 p.m.  Congratulations to the following psychology students who are to be inducted!

Nicholas Bloxsam
Amanda Case
Alyssa Cira
Emily Civittolo
Hannah Drake
Kelly Dremann
Bryce Garman
Courtney Gilmore
Zachary Johnson
Danny Lawson
Alexis Loucks
Haley Murphy
Derek Rangel

Friday, February 24, 2017

Grant Opportunity!

The Department of Psychology is excited to announce a new competitive grant program to fund undergraduate research activities. Students can apply for up to $150 to support their research. The list of possible expenses to be funded include but are not limited to:  experimental computer software, equipment, incentives for participant performance, and recruitment of participants outside of the SONA system. The Department plans to award 3-4 grants per year and each student can win only one award per year. To apply, discuss the opportunity with a faculty member and complete the application form.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Alumni Spotlight -- Olivia Hess '16

I am a recent December 2016 graduate with my Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Religion.Due to my experience at Ashland, I feel well prepared for my next step at Liberty University where I will pursue my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. If there is anything that I have learned within these past few months about my psychology education from Ashland University it is that the study of the mind transcends the means of a classroom environment. Though I am not currently being taught about the way in which a human brain works, professors from Ashland have helped me to realize that I am always learning if I choose to pay attention to my surroundings. If people are involved, psychology is involved. Now that I am truly able to recognize the importance of working through the positive and negative aspects of the way we, as humans, think in everyday circumstances, I am ready to further my classroom education. My dream of becoming an Equine-Assisted Licensed Professional Counselor is beginning to get closer and closer and I could not be more excited! The Ashland University Psychology Department has developed a passion in me to learn and help people, and for that I will forever be motivated and grateful.