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Last Brown Bag Lunch on Friday 4/25

The end of the academic year is near and we will meet for our last brown bag of the year this Friday (4/25) at 12:15pm in Carnegie 110.

Emily Farr, Caitlin Kraska, and Ashley Drewry will present their comp research in preparation of the Western PA Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC) to be held this Saturday.

Please come and join us, support your peers, and learn about fascinating research conducted in the department.

There will also be pizza, so please RSVP by Thursday (4/24) at 6pm if you would like to “reserve” a slice (or two).  (RSVP to ljackson2@allegheny.edu)

 

Lastly, please be reminded that the college is also holding a Senior Project Celebration this Friday (4/25) from 10-noon .. right before our brown bag. This event will be held in the Campus Center lobby – please consider stopping by to learn more about a variety of topics researched on campus.

As always, feel free to email me with questions.
Hoping to see you on Friday!

Rutledge and Former Students Publish Paper in “Substance Use & Misuse”

Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge and psychology majors Barbara McCarthy ’10 and Rebecca Lendyak ’10 recently published the paper “Let’s get this party started: The effects of descriptive and injunctive norms on preparty behavior in college students.” The paper appears in the January 2014 issue of the journal Substance Use & Misuse.

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Brown Bag Series This Friday! 04/11

Please join us for our next brown bag Series!

Friday, April 11 from 12:15-1:15 pm in Carnegie 110.

Preparing for a conference.

You are invited to come to this week’s brown bag, where we will talk about preparing for a conference presentation (in anticipation of the upcoming Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference at Geneva College).
We will discuss any and all questions you may have about about academic conferences… from general conference structure and etiquette, to the difference between poster presentations and conference talks, how to best prepare for each, etc.. We’d love to hear impressions and suggestions from those of you who have already presented at conferences and look forward to an interesting discussion with lots of hands-on tips for everyone.

 

Also, we would love your feedback! Please take a minute to complete a two-question survey about our brown bag – specifically, we would love your input on topics you would like to discuss in future brown bag meetings. Please complete this very brief survey!

Hope to see many of you this Friday for our conversation about some fascinating research.

 Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing many of you on Friday for an interesting conversation!  Spread the word! 

See you there!   ~ Professor Jackson

Paulson and Rutledge Publish Paper in the Journal “Eating Behaviors”

Assistant Professor of Psychology Lauren Paulson and Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge published a peer-reviewed article in the international publication “Eating Behaviors.” The article, “Effects of Perfectionism and Exercise on Disordered Eating in College Students,” appears in the January 2014 issue.

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A.P.P.A.C. Conference: Last Call for Posters

 Association of Psychology and Psychiatry for Adults & Children

(A.P.P.A.C.)

Registration Page

LAST CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS!

POSTER SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION DEADLINE - 02 MARCH 2014!

LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!

Submission deadline for Oral presentations: January 17, 2014 

Submission deadline for Poster presentations: February 21, 2014

You are invited to contribute to the Scientific Program by submitting your abstract proposal for presentation to the A.P.P.A.C. Secretariat.

All accepted abstracts of registered participants, will be published in the abstract book, which will be distributed at the Conference and the ‘A.P.P.A.C. Archives’ journal (almost 6,500 doctors subscribers).

Authors who wish to publish their study in the ‘A.P.P.A.C. Archives’ journal, should send an email to the Scientific Committee of the journal and follow the instructions outlined in the <Publications-Submit your article> section of our website.

Authors who wish to submit more than one abstract should fill out a separate submission form for each abstract. For each presentation, at least one of the authors must register and make payment for the Conference no later than January 17, 2014.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts and selected on the basis of merit for oral announcement, keynote lecture, or poster presentation. The time allotted for each oral presentation will depend on the session to which the abstract is allocated.

Notification of acceptance or rejection by the Scientific Committee will be e-mailed to the corresponding authorwithin 2 weeks. In case of not receiving such an email, please contact the A.P.P.A.C. Secretariat.

VISUAL EQUIPMENT: All meeting halls are equipped with slide, overhead and data projectors as well as laptops for speaker needs. Presenters are kindly requested to check and deliver their presentation to the visual reception secretariat at least one (1) hour before scheduled presentation.

POSTERS: Poster board dimensions (including frames) are 150cm width x 200cm height. To ensure good legibility of your poster, we recommend maximum size of 90cm width and 160cm height. Pins and tape for fastening the posters will be available in the poster area and the secretariat desk.

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please download and complete the abstract submission form and submit it along with your abstract (attached as a separate Word document .doc) via e-mail to the A.P.P.A.C. Secretariat (congress@appac.gr).

The official languages of the Conference are English and Greek.The abstract should not exceed 200 wordsand should be written in 12 cpi Times New Roman.

The abstract should have the following form:

1. Presentation type preference (poster/oral presentation/symposium/workshop).
2. Abstract title: In CAPITAL letters. No more than 20 words.
3. Authors’ names: The name of the presenting author underlined.
4. Authors’ title(s) and Profession: Student, Professor, Director, etc.
5. Affiliation details of all authors: Position, department, institution/hospital/organisation, private practice. City and COUNTRY (country in CAPITALS).
6. Abstract sections: Introduction and Aims/Methods/Results/Discussion.
 
Abstracts should contain text only – graphs and pictures cannot be inserted and will not be printed. Please avoid boldfacing, italics and underlining in the text. Also, please do not include page numbers, references and footnotes in the abstract.

Drug products should be identified by their non-proprietary names only. Trade names are not allowed – this does not apply for sponsored symposia by pharmaceutical companies.

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ALL CURRENT ALLEGHENY STUDENTS:

Take a moment to complete this short ‘Anonymous Survey on Substance Use and Health’ for a chance to win one of multiple gift certificates to local businesses such as Confections of a Cake Lover, Pizza Villa, and Vocelli’s!

 

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Rutledge Co-Authors Papers Presented at American Public Health Association

Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge presented a paper in November at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Boston. The paper, “Development of comprehensive measures of alcohol-policy enforcement,” was co-authored with Rhonda Jones-Webb, Toben Nelson, Traci Toomey, and Darin Erikson, all of the University of Minnesota. Rutledge was a co-author on another APHA presentation made by first author Julie Sanem: “Association between impaired driving law enforcement efforts and drinking and driving behavior.” The work presented at APHA was initiated during Rutledge’s 2012-2013 sabbatical in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, where she was a visiting associate professor. This work is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) R01 AA017873 to Darin J. Erickson, Principal Investigator. Support for Rutledge’s sabbatical was provided by the Great Lakes Colleges Association as part of its New Directions Initiative, which was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Psychological Science Brown Bag Event …………. Friday, Dec. 6, 12 pm to 1 pm in Carnegie 110

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This Friday will feature three students who will present their Senior Projects:

Please join us for the last Psychological Science Brown Bag meeting of the semester this Friday at noon in Carnegie 110.

This week, seniors from Professor Knupsky’s comp group will present their research questions and designs. We will be joined by Dakota Dehn who is examining factors affecting attention, Emily Farr who is focusing on reading comprehension, and Courtney Morando who is looking at features of email.
 
Please come and support your peers, ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about the Senior Project process and student research in the department!

Friday, December 6  from noon to 1:00 pm in Carnegie 110.

There will also be pizza, so please RSVP via email ljackson2@allegheny.edu by Thursday (12/5) at 6 pm.

 

Connell Included in National Professional Publication

An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Allison Connell,“Effects of Using Multiple Hands and Fingers on Haptic Performance,” was published in Perception, 2013, volume 42. The article’s co-authors are Valerie S. Morash, Allison E. Connell Pensky, and Joshua A. Miele.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Rutledge Presents Seminar During Sabbatical Leave at U. of Minnesota

Associate Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge presented a seminar, “The Conduct of Alcohol Research within the Teacher-Scholar Model,” to the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Professor Rutledge is a visiting Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, where she has been on sabbatical since August 2012.

Support for her sabbatical project has been provided by the Great Lakes Colleges Association as part of its New Directions Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research