Foreman speaks on neurodiversity, twice-exceptional students

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Jen Foreman gave a presentation titled “Neurodiversity, Identity, and Talent Development for Twice-Exceptional Students” at the 63rd Annual National Association for Gifted Children Convention in Orlando on Nov. 5. The presentation explored cognitive differences that often intertwine with exceptional academic or creative talents and how parents and teachers can fully nurture neurodivergent young people.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Rutledge speaks on student drinking data

Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge gave an invited presentation in the Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences & Human Behavior at Penn State Behrend. The title of the presentation was “College Drinking 101: What the Data Tell Us.”

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Psych Club accepting applications

The Psych Club is now accepting applications for the next year.  Please submit the Psych Club application by next Tuesday, November 22nd to either Stella Goodworth <goodworths> or Professor Aimee Knupsky <aknupsky> either in person or via email.

 

Gator Day Neuroscience and Psychology Clubs Information Session

GatordayWHAT: Informational meeting for potential Neuroscience, Psychology, or double majors.

WHEN: Gator Day, October 25 3:00 – 4:15

WHERE: Carnegie Hall, Room 105

Lead Presenters: Neuroscience and Psychology Clubs

Recommended Audience: First and Second Years

The Neuroscience and Psychology Clubs will be holding an informational session about the majors, research opportunities, and their experiences down in the newly renovated Carnegie Hall. Students will also be able to ask questions about the majors and clubs.

Carnegie Hall Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 10/21

 

100_0857Celebrate the renovations to Carnegie Hall at our open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. Come for free snacks, tacos and other items available for purchase from the Voodoo Foodoo truck, fun activities, and the ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend! Complete this form to RSVP.

Rutledge article on problematic drinking published

Patricia Rutledge, professor of psychology, recently published “Problematic drinking among postgraduate students: Binge drinking, prepartying, and mixing alcohol with energy drinks.”  This article was an invited submission to a special issue of the journal Substance Use & Misuse. Rutledge’s coauthors were Jessica Bestrashniy of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at St. Olaf College and Toben Nelson of the Division of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Psychological Science Brown Bag this Friday (9/30): Voter Registration & Turnout

Psychological Science Brown Bag this Friday (9/30): Voter Registration & Turnout

How Psychology Can Help Get Out The Vote

 

Please join us for our second Psychological Science Brown Bag meeting this Friday, 9/30 from 12:15-1:15 pm in CARN 105.

We’re in an important election year and the deadline for voter registration is coming up. So, with a few days left, we will talk about the factors that influence people’s decision to register to vote and to cast their vote. What does social science research tell us about getting out the vote and what can YOU do to help?

Here are two articles that might help spark the conversation:

As always, this is an informal and friendly setting meant to foster an open discussion of ideas and interesting research findings. Bring your lunch, bring a friend, and, most importantly, bring yourself! Light refreshments will be available.

Looking forward to seeing you this Friday!

Heuchert touts India internships

Professor of Psychology Juvia Heuchert says Allegheny has had several groups of students in India, most recently to do eight-week internships. He says it is a fantastic learning experience with regards to knowledge gained about India and issues pertinent to newly industrialized countries. In addition, students also have their values enriched by the immersion in this ancient, life-affirming, culture. Many of the students in this short video are from Allegheny.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Vogel, Eckstein Jackson published in psychology journal

Autumn Vogel ’16 and Assistant Professor of Psychology Lydia Eckstein Jackson published the paper “Activist Theatre: The Effects of Community Performance on System Justification and Willingness to Engage in Activism” in The Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. The article will appear in the September/October issue of the journal (Vol 26, Issue 5).

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Student/Faculty Members Present at Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association

Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology Robert Hancock, Caitlin Nealer ’15, and Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge presented “The effects of gender on underhand and overhand throwing velocity in collegiate baseball and softball players” at the 2016 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York City.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research