Articles: Tag: Psychology

Service and Philanthropy Become a Habit, Allegheny Graduates Say

It’s been less than five years since Trevor and Michelle Colvin proudly wore their caps and gowns at Commencement on Bentley Lawn, but they’ve already been making an impact on the students that followed them at Allegheny College, thanks to a commitment to service and philanthropy they have woven into their lives. Trevor and Michelle

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Allegheny College Graduate Awarded Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Allegheny College alumna Colleen Silky is one of only 90 students from across the world to be awarded a highly competitive 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Silky, 29, of Pittsburgh, grew up in Syracuse, New York, and graduated from Allegheny in 2011 with a double major in neuroscience and psychology. Beginning in September, she will pursue

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Allegheny’s Andrew Nunn Awarded Pennsylvania House Fellowship

Allegheny College senior Andrew Nunn has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Fellowship, which will take him to the state Capitol, allowing him to gain insight into the people, issues and politics of the legislative process. Created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Bipartisan Management Committee, the program gives college students a close-up look

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Lynn McUmber Advocates for Mental Health Awareness in Crawford County

Allegheny College graduate Lynn McUmber has helped transform the Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS) from a small drop-in center more than two decades ago into a countywide agency that now serves more than 800 clients annually. McUmber, Allegheny Class of 1978, has served as the executive director of CHAPS for the past 22

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Heuchert Delivers Keynote at Historic Psychology Conference

Professor of Psychology Juvia Heuchert delivered an invited keynote address entitled “African Contributions to Peace Psychology” at the 1st Pan-African Psychology Congress in Durban, South Africa from September 18-21. This historic congress was the first time ever in which psychologists from across Africa gathered to deliberate on psychological issues specific to Africa, as well as more

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Clark, Students Present at Behavior Analysis Conferences

Ariel L. York ‘16 and Professor Rod Clark of the Psychology Department and program in Neuroscience presented a poster of York’s senior thesis, “A Frequency Count of Disguised Mands in Preschool Children: Effects of Socioeconomic Status,” at the 43rd annual Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) conference held in Denver, Colorado in May 2017. Delaney

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Wahl Wins First Place for Senior Research Project

Nadiya Wahl ’17 presented her senior project research at the “Undergraduate Research at the Capitol Conference” in Harrisburg on April 25. She won first place in the Arts, Humanities, Business, and Social and Behavioral Sciences Division for her comp, titled “Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science: An Empirical Look into Chakra Meditation.” Her research advisor is Professor

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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

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