Four students in the Department of Psychology recently earned Graduate Student Awards for their excellence in scholarship and teaching.
Lucas Hamilton, who is advised by Dr. Allard, is a recipient of an Excellent Master's Thesis Award in Law, Education, Social Sciences and Humanities for his thesis titled, “Does Mind-Body Connectivity Persist into Later Life? Investigating How Posture Biases Memory for Emotional Stimuli Across Adulthood."
Additionally, Angela Bush, advised by Dr. Yaroslavsky, received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in Research in Law, Education, Social Sciences and Humanities for her thesis titled, “Mechanisms for Depression Risk Among those with Sexual Abuse Histories: Stress Sensitivity and Emotion Regulation Deficits.”
Thesis awards are granted to graduate students for thesis research that has the potential to make a substantial contribution to their field.
Elliott Jardin, who is advised by Dr. Allard, is a recipient of an Excellent Graduate Student Teaching Award for his outstanding performance as an instructor of record for PSY 217, PSY 317, PSY 482, and PSY 501.
Teaching awards are granted to graduate students who have demonstrated extraordinary ability to facilitate student learning, as well as excellent knowledge and enthusiasm for the course subject matter.
Finally, Dylan Horner, who is advised by Dr. Vail, received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Research in Law, Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
This award is intended to reward sustained and substantial research or creative scholarship achievements for projects or work completed outside or above and beyond core curricular classwork.