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!

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