Articles: Tag: Psychology

Alumnus Looks Back on a Successful 50-Year Career in Academia

After a 50-year career in academia, Richard Alfred ’66 distinctly remembers when a peer challenged how he thought about sociological theory during an advanced seminar at Allegheny College.  “I began to look at things not with acceptance of what is, but with questions about why and what could be. I wanted to understand root causes,

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Allegheny College to Host Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference

The 49th annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC) will be held at Allegheny College on Saturday, April 30.  “Allegheny’s Psychology Department is honored and excited to host this year’s WPUPC conference and to welcome students from colleges and universities in Northwest Pennsylvania to showcase their work,” said Lydia Eckstein, Ph.D., associate professor and chair

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Allegheny College Student Receives Diversity Travel Award To Present Research

Allegheny College student Fenn Kathman ’23 has been awarded the American Psychology-Law Society’s Broadening Representation, Inclusivity, Diversity, and Global Equity (BRIDGE) Committee Diversity Travel Award for their research.  Kathman’s project, “Effects of Race and Gender on Perception of Exonerees: An Intersectional Approach,” was completed last summer in collaboration with Professors Christopher Normile, Lupita Gonzalez, and

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Allegheny Graduate Demonstrates Outstanding, Award-Winning Work as a Patent Litigator

As an accomplished trial attorney, Elaine Herrmann Blais ’91 still frequently uses something she learned during her Allegheny College junior seminar: Albert Ellis’ rational emotive therapy, a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy.  “It really changed the way I thought about public speaking,” Blais says. “Step away from the emotions of the speech and focus on the

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Allegheny College Professors Co-found Lab Designed to Enhance Research Experiences and Visibility for BIPOC Students

Lupita Gonzalez and Rosita Scerbo each benefited from mentorship on their paths from growing up in immigrant families to enrolling as first-generation college students to earning their doctorates. Now, as Allegheny College faculty members, they’ve in turn embraced the role of mentor. Gonzalez and Scerbo have co-founded a new lab designed to enhance opportunities for

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Allegheny Sophomore Makes a Splash in the Pool and in the Classroom

There are three areas that Allegheny College sophomore Emily Spitz is passionate about: her academics, swimming and singing, and she says she is excited to be able to continue to pursue those interests on campus, even during the ongoing pandemic. Spitz, a biochemistry major on the pre-med track — “I especially enjoy learning about genetics,”

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Allegheny Senior Makes the Most of Her Final Year on Campus

It wasn’t quite the senior year that Kyra Nielsen anticipated, but she is still happy to be among classmates, faculty and familiar surroundings at Allegheny College as she completes her undergraduate education. Nielsen, a psychology major and German minor from Pulaski, New York, will graduate in May 2021. She said she is enthusiastic about her

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Allegheny Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2020

It’s quite the fusion of talents joining the ranks of Allegheny College’s faculty in the fall of 2020. From scholars in modern Arabic literature and French and Francophone studies to a former economic analyst for a global banking firm, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms this academic year.

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