Psychology

Student Award Recipients

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Congratulations to our Department of Psychology students, for the following awards:
Spring 2017

Travel Awards for Presenting Research at Conferences

Jennifer Tholt Memorial Travel Scholarship:

  • Grace Ozinga attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) conference to present research titled "Statistical adaptation of the Boston Naming Test Short Form for Hebrew Speaking Older Adults"
  • Anna Krivenko attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) conference to co-present research titled "Relationship between the Five-Point test and self-report measure of executive funcitoning in a random sample of English-speaking adults"
  • Sarah Tolfo attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) conference to present research titled "The Geriatric Complex Figure:  A test for the assessment of planning, visuospatial ability, and memory in older adult populations"
  • Natalie Abraham attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) conference to present research titled "Examination of cognitive functioning among Holocaust survivors"
  • Hayley O'Hara attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) conference to co-present research titled "Relationship between the Five-Point test and self-report measure of executive funcitoning in a random sample of English-speaking adults"
  • Sarah Ghose attended the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference to present research titled "Smoking risk factors:  Diminished response to hedonic stimuli and trait-negative affectivity"
  • Marina Barboza attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) conference to present research titled "Preliminary data for comparison of written verbal and non-verbal fluency"
  • Lucas Hamilton attended the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference to present research posters titled "Emotion regulation relevance:  Age differences in reappraisal for autobiographical events" and "Conflict management in varying contexts in a middle-aged adult sample"

Psychology Professional Graduate Programs Fund:

  • Julia Richmond attended the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders conference to present research regarding Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation

Psychology Department Travel Fund:

  • Megan Jarmusz attended the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference to co-present research titled "A comparison of universal behavioral screening methods"
  • Sean MacKellar attended the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference to co-present research titled "A comparison of universal behavioral screening methods"
  • Erin Engstrom attended the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference to co-present research titled "A comparison of universal behavioral screening methods"
  • Skye Napolitano attended the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders conference to present research titled "Bipolar Personality Disorder, rumination, and dysregulated affect:  a laboratory and experience sampling investigation of key interpersonal contexts"
  • Aryn Giffi attended the Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference to present research titled "The effect of aging on reappraisal success and well-being"
  • Rachel Fernandes attended the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference to present research titled "The effect of word frequency across neighborhoods"
  • Jessica Ward attended the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference to present two posters, titled:  "Emotion regulation as a mediator of abuse", and "The relationship between abuse and treatment among a community sample"

 

Fall 2016

Travel Awards for Presenting Research at Conferences

Jennifer Tholt Memorial Travel Scholarship:

  • Meghan Murray attended the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention to present research titled "The Roles of Social Cognition and Emotional Reactivity in Social Functioning"
  • Allison Griesmer attended the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention to present research titled "Social Anxiety Moderates the Effects of Depression on Distress in Response to Social Exclusion"

Psychology Department Travel Fund:

  • Lauren Kahle attended the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention to present research titled "Self-determination meets terror managment:  An intersection of light and dark motivation"
  • Maria Donaldson attended the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society to present research titled "Attentional flexibility increases with age in visual change detection"
  • Samantha Tuft attended the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society to present research titled "Examining taboo effects in Native and non-Native speakers of American English"
  • Elliot Jardin attended the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society to present research titled "Alexithymia in men:  An electrophysiological investigation of emotional processing"
  • Evan Shelton attended the Gerontological Society of America conference to present research titled "The impact of descordant care preferences on persons with dementia and their care partners"
 
Spring 2016

Department of Psychology Outstanding Undergraduate Psychology Students, Spring 2016

Adrienne Morgan, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Brock Bodenbender, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Khadeja Najjar, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Brent Bailey, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Della Dorsey, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

 

Department of Psychology Scholarship Awards, announced Spring 2016

James M. Schuerger Endowed Scholarship:  Davlon Johnson & Emily Pohorence

Joyce & Ronald Zabor Endowed Scholarship:  Carla Iannicca

Eileen & Carlos Cortes Endowed Scholarship:  Taylor Szewcyk

 

Travel Awards for Presenting Research at Conferences

Psychology Graduate Programs Fund:

  • Sara Tolfo attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) to present research as a poster titled "Base Rate and Norms for the Embedded Rey Auditory Learning Test in Samples of Patients Suspected of Dementia, Forensic Patients, Simulators, and Normal Control."
  • Anna Krivenko attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) to present research as a poster titled "Decomposition of the Trail Making Test in a Clinical Population of Dementia."
  • Allison Griesmer attended the Annual Meeting of the Midwester Psychological Association (MPA) to present research as a poster titled "Distinct Patterns of Emotion Regulation Deficits across Emotional Disorders."
  • Julia Richmond attended the Annual Meeting of the Midwester Psychological Association (MPA) to present research as a poster titled "Emotion Regulation Mediates Borderline Personality Disorder Effects on Post-Exclusion Affect."
  • Max Teaford attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) to present research as a poster titled "Convergent Validity of the Poreh Nonverbal Memory Test."
  • Meghan Murray attended the Annual Meeting of the Midwester Psychological Association (MPA) to present research titled "Social cognition deficits, parasympathetic nervous system activity, and social impairment."
  • Kelsey Pritchard attended the Annual Meeting of the Midwester Psychological Association (MPA) to present research as a poster titled "Integrating Parasympathetic Nervous System into Interpersonal Models of Depression."
  • Stephanie Sedall attended the Cognitive Aging Conference to present research as a poster titled "Aging and Emotion Recognition:  An Examination of Stimulus and Attentional Mechanisms."

 

Fall 2015

Department of Psychology Outstanding Undergraduate Psychology Students

Lois Rotuno, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Julie Gabb, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

 

Travel Awards for Presenting Research at Conferences

Psychology Graduate Programs Fund

  • Abishek Dey attended the Psychonomic Society Annual Conference to present research as a poster titled "Variability and Location of Movement Endpoint Distributions:  The influence of instructions for movement speed and accuracy."
  • Brook Strumbel attended the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Conference to present research as a poster titled "The Mediating Effects of Negative Atrributional Styles on Self-Handicapping in Eating Disorders."

 

Spring 2015

College of Sciences and Health Professions Valedictorian and Outstanding Seniors

Serena Cristino, Oustanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Julie Gabb, Outstanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

 

Department of Psychology Scholarship Awards, announced Spring 2015

James M. Schuerger Endowed Scholarship:  Khedeja Najjar, Drewcilla Roberts, Kelsey Pritchard, Charmaine Holland

Joyce & Ronald Zabor Endowed Scholarship:  Alexa Hoy

Eileen & Carlos Cortes Endowed Scholarship:  Amanda Novotny, Monica Mason

Diversity Management Endowed Scholarship:  Shana Braxton, Richard Kugler

 
Fall 2014

College of Sciences and Health Professions Valedictorian and Outstanding Seniors

Kathryn Van Gunten, Outstanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

 

Spring 2014

College of Sciences and Health Professions Valedictorian and Outstanding Seniors

Arielle Bowers, COSHP Valedictorian, Majors:  Psychology & Sociology

Lindsay Braun, Outstanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Saliha Qadir, Outstanding Senior, Major:  Psychology

Department of Psychology Outstanding Undergraduate Psychology Student

Makara Scruggs

Matthew Wetzel

Jennifer Johnson