Dr. Ryan Pickering becomes vice chair of APA’s CSES

Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Pickering, who is the next vice chair of APA’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status.  For more information please click here:

Critical citizenship within higher education: Challenging a system which we uphold

Dr. Ryan M. Pickering and Dr. Darren R. Bernal


Come join Psi Chi and Sigma Tau Delta in unveiling the Oddfellows House of Horror on Friday, November 2nd! Walk through the spooky building from 7-8 pm or come in for a zombie survival game from 8-10 pm. Admission is free of charge but we will be accepting donations to the Alec Dale Fund and the Meadville Public Library.

The Neuroscience Club is hosting an event that will spotlight  recent Psychology/Neuroscience alum Colleen Bodnar ’17.  She will be speaking about her research at the University of Kentucky.   She is also interested in spreading the word about the University of Kentucky graduate program, as well as recruiting potential researchers. 
DATE:     October 26, 2018
TIME:   12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
PLACE:  Carnegie Hall 110
Attention all psychology and neuroscience comp students who plan to use SONA this year to recruit participants. Professor Lauren Paulson will hold a SONA workshop illustrating the basics you need to know to post your study and use the SONA system. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 12th from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM  in Carnegie 110.
There will be pizza!

Please be aware this is a one-time workshop. If you cannot make it, you will need to use the resources on our AboutPsych page to learn how to use the system.

Please contact Lauren Paulson if you have any questions.

Are you feeling homesick and missing your pets? Join the therapy dogs Monday,October 1st.

Where: Lobby of Pelletier Library!

When: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Mondays & Wednesdays

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pelletier main floor near the Learning Commons

(Bring your textbook!)

Psych 110 Foundations of Psychology
& other 100-level Psychology Courses

Friday, Sept. 21 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mercy Heritage Room, campus of Mercyhurst University

Dr. Matthew Capriotti, assistant professor of psychology at San José State University, will present a free introductory workshop exploring Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) protocol and current research supporting this treatment.

What is CBIT?

CBIT is a behavioral approach for managing Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders. CBIT is a non-medicated treatment consisting of three important components:

1.  Training the patient to be more aware of his or her tics and the urge to tic.

2.  Training patients to do competing behavior when they feel the urge to tic.

3.  Making changes to day to day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics.

CBIT has been tested in two parallel multi-site randomized clinical trials. The results showed CBIT to be an effective method to reduce the severity and frequency of tics in children and adults.

This workshop is appropriate for practitioners with behavioral and clinical experience, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, physicians, nurses, counselors, behavior specialist consultants, educators and students.
To register for the free workshop, please contact Dr. Matt Weaver atmweaver@mercyhurst.edu or 814-824-2733.
Free coffee and beverages will also be offered during the workshop.

Join Allegheny students present short overviews of their specific summer projects  to an audience of students, faculty, staff, administrators, community members, and prospective students and their families.

Tuesdays from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM in the Tippie Alumni Center’s Tillotson room. Lunch is provided courtesy of funds furnished by the URSCA.

Two Allegheny College professors have received a $35,000 grant to pursue partnerships between the Meadville school’s natural sciences and humanities departments.

M. Soledad Caballero, an associate professor of English, and Aimee Knupsky, an associate professor of psychology, will use the National Endowment for the Humanities grant to extend the impact of the humanities in and out of the classroom.

The professors have already formed an academic planning committee of staff and faculty members at the college to develop plans for courses that connect the two departments.


Come tie dye with Psi Chi! We are going to be selling Psych/Neuro Department shirts for $9 that you will have the option to tie dye and all of the proceeds will go to the Alec Dale Fund. If you don’t want to buy a shirt to tie dye you can bring your own!

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