Three Faculty Members Publish Article on Senior Capstone Experience

Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates, Associate Professor of Psychology Aimee Knupsky, and Associate Professor of English Soledad Caballero recently published an article titled “Charting a Required, Senior Capstone: Diverse Scaffolding for Transformative Experiences,” CURQ on the Web, Summer 2014, 34(4):10-15.

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Presearchlease join us this Friday (11/7) from 12:20-1:20pm for our first student presentation session of the academic year. Maura Matvey and Becca Cohen will present their comp projects on “The Effect of Accent Prejudice on Subjective Well-Being” and “The Effects of Acute and Chronic Stress on Unethical Behavior”, respectively.

We will meet in Carnegie 101 and if you would like pizza, please RSVP by responding to by Thursday, November 6th at 6 pm.

Come join us, support your peers, and find out more about the many different types of research being conducted in the department.

Sona Systems : Daylight Saving Time & Researcher Tutorial

This coming Sunday (November 2), at 2 am New York time, all our servers will switch their clocks back 1 hour to get off Daylight Saving Time.

If you are in an area that follows the same rule, there is nothing you need to do. If you are in an area with different time rules, you’ll need to adjust the time on your site after that change takes place. This is done in Set Up | System Settings | Current Time and be sure to save your changes.

It’s important the system has accurate time in order to properly enforce study sign-up and cancellation deadlines.

In other news, we just published a tutorial video for researchers:

It covers the most popular features researchers use and is a nice complement to the participant tutorial we published a few weeks ago. A link has also been added to our support site at so you can easily find it later.

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Carnegie Hall Gator Day Events Today!!

GATOR DAY EVENTS TODAY: Be sure to come to Carnegie Hall today for the 11:00-12:15 “Applying to Graduate School Process Panel.” Afterwards there will be REFRESHMENTS in the lobby and you can hang out with your favorite friends and faculty!



Student and Faculty Researchers Present Work at Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior

Lauren Krowitz ’14 and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Rod Clark presented their study “Some Behavioral Effects of Mefloquine: Evaluation of GABAA and GABAB Antagonists in Rats” at the 37th annual meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (SQAB) in Chicago in May.

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Students and Faculty Present Work at Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International

Erin N. Roby ’14 and Alexis E. Crump ’16, with Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Rod Clark, presented their work “Some Behavioral Effects of Mefloquine on Schedule-Controlled Responding in the Rat” at the 40th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in Chicago in May.

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Students Spend Six Weeks Doing Research in Mysore and Surrounding Tribal Areas

Professor of Psychology Juvia Heuchert took six students to Mysore, India, over the summer to establish an internship with the Vivekananda Institute for Indian Studies. Abishai Persaud ’15, Erica Bryson ’15, Mara Steinmetz ’15, Matthew Turner ’15, Kalyssa King ’15, and Garrett Devenney ’16 spent six weeks in Mysore and the surrounding tribal areas doing research on a variety of topics. The research was presented to the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement faculty and staff and was well received. The internship, which was initiated in March during a site visit by Director of International Programs Jenny Kawata, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Caryl Waggett, Associate Director of Career Education Jim Fitch, and Juvia Heuchert, was made possible through funding from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant to the Global Health Studies program.

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Senior Comprehensive Project Results in Paper in “Journal of College Student Development”

Kelsy Reisinger ’12, who is currently assistant director of admissions, Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge, and Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Global Health Studies Sarah Conklin recently had their paper, “Study drugs and academic integrity: The role of beliefs about an academic honor code in the prediction of nonmedical prescription drug use for academic reasons,” accepted for publication in the Journal of College Student Development. The paper was the result of Reisinger’s senior comprehensive project at Allegheny. Professors Conklin and Rutledge were the first and second readers.

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Clinical Careers Club (C3) – Tuesday, 09/23 *** FREE FOOD!

Clinical Careers Logo copyWe are planning to have our first meeting of the semester for the Clinical Careers Club (C3)

Tuesday, September 23rd at 12:15PM in Carnegie Hall Room 107.

C3 is an “official” club (i.e.- we have a budget!)* that was developed by
students who wanted to learn more about life after Allegheny in the applied
field of psychology.

Topics of interest include graduate school (where to start, the application
process, what programs are looking for, etc.) and educational opportunities
(Internships, Shadowing, and Independent Studies) that can help prepare you
for the workforce.

*We need officers! *

*Looks good on resume’! *

Psychology Picnic hosted by Psi Chi

picnicCome one, come all to the psychology picnic!

Monday, Sept. 22nd at 5:30 in Schultz East Alcove.


A great place to meet psychology faculty and students and to enjoy some free food. Sponsored generously by Allegheny’s chapter of Psi Chi.