Articles: Tag: Psychology

Allegheny College Professor’s Paper Featured in American Psychological Association Journals Article Spotlight

Christopher Normile, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Allegheny College, and Kyle Scherr, Ph.D., of Central Michigan University, recently had their paper, titled “False Confessions Predict a Delay Between Release from Incarceration and Official Exoneration,” featured in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Journals Article Spotlight. The spotlight provides a brief summary of the article, which

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Two Allegheny College Students Selected for Fulbright Canada Fellowships

Allegheny College students Evelyn Griffith ’24 and Emily Mullen ’24 have been awarded fellowships with the Fulbright Canada-MITACS Globalink program. They will conduct advanced research under the supervision of a graduate-level professor for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer in Canada.  “The fact that both of our first-time applicants have been awarded the fellowship

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Allegheny College Students and Alumna Collaborate on Autism Nature Trail for Pymatuning State Park

Recreational activity should be accessible to all, but it can be challenging for those with autism or developmental disabilities due to sensory overload, restricted behavior, and unpredictable surroundings. In response, a group of Allegheny College students sought opportunities to improve recreational access by developing a feasibility plan for an autism nature trail at Pymatuning State

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Allegheny Alumna’s Contributions Support Public Health Efforts at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Kristie Connolly ’07 relentlessly supports public health as a program officer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. During her junior year at Allegheny College, she became fascinated with microbiology, which has directed her career ever since. “I initially started at Allegheny as pre-med,”

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Allegheny Alumna Recognizes and Develops Emerging Leaders

Maribel Cruz ’87 brings out the best in others as director of leadership consulting at Talent Plus, Inc. Through extensive writing and mentoring Cruz remains dedicated to her work. Her time at Allegheny was pivotal in shaping these strengths. “At Allegheny, I could pose questions and pursue independent research, which truly gave me a leg

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Two Allegheny College Graduates Awarded 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Allegheny College alumni Kris Troy ’16 and Bella Petitta ’21 were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship winners are provided with an annual stipend, a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to their graduate institution, and additional funding to support research. Previous awardees have gone onto distinguished careers as professors or

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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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