Dr. Elin Grissom was honored with the "University Senate Award for Excellence in Research" at the Spring 2020 President Convocation on January 17. Her accomplishments leading up to the award include her ongoing research in stress, hormones, learning, and memory, as well as the publication of her most recent two peer-reviewed papers over the last year and seventeen research-related papers she has written over the past few years. Congratulations Dr. Grissom!
On the 17th of January, Dr. Kate Yurgil was honored with Marquette Fellowship for her project focused on integrating behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to investigate whether PTG is associated with neural differences in emotional processing that may underlie altruistic behavior and for providing a basis for understanding positive outcomes following trauma. Congratulations Dr. Yurgil!
Oanh Nguyen ('18) won the "Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation" award for her presentation at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences conference in Baton Rouge on March 16, 2019. Her poster, with faculty mentor Erin Dupuis, Ph.D., was on the topic of attitudes toward sexual street harassment and ambivalent sexism. Congratulations, Oanh!
Dr. Tony Lam was recently published in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research for his manuscript, "Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions Reveal an Efficient Auditory Efferent Network." Congratulations Dr. Lam. Click here to read his paper published with colleagues Drs. Marian, Hayakawa, and Dhar.
Oanh Nguyen, Nicholas Militello, Farhan Mohiudiin, and Robert Woodry presented their Senior Thesis projects at the bi-annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on November 29, 2018. Project titles included:
"The relation between ambivalent sexism and attitudes toward sexual street harassment"
"The effects of background music on verbal and spatial task performance"
"Physician's ethnicity and personality affecting patient thinking"
"The evidence for hierarchy of prediction errors: Visual mismatch negativity in response to deviance and omissions"
Dr. Kim Ernst's research students presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society and at the 39th Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Accompanying Dr. Ernst were Nicholas Militello, Rabiya Farooqui, Huong Tran, and Ashley Messina. Congratulations to Dr. Ernst and her research students!
Gabriella Pucci ('19), a Psychology Pre-Med major, was awarded a $1500 summer research grant by Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology. Gabby received the award for the proposal, “The Effect of Punishment Sensitivity and Anxiety on the Development of Eating Disorder Behaviors in College Students."
Dr. Kate Yurgil, Assistant Professor in Psychological Sciences, was awarded the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was presented at the Honors Convocation ceremony held on May 11, 2018.
At the May 11, 2018 Honors Convocation for the College of Arts & Sciences, three psychology students received department awards.
The Dr. Gerald S. Clack Distinguished Professional Service Award in Psychology was given to Mari Nerbovig (Psychology and Music Therapy double major and Spanish minor).
The Distinguished Student of Psychology Award was given to Rodriana Edwards (Psychology major).
The Dr. Paddy Ann Doll Psychology Senior Academic Achievement Award was given to Todd Loupe (Psychology and Computer Sciences double major).
Congratulations to our Psychological Sciences majors who completed their Senior Thesis presentations this week with projects ranging from "cellular effects of stress on the dentate gyrus" to "EEG activity associated with musical intervention" to "interpretive biases and autonomic nervous response"! There were nine presentations in all, completing a year long Senior Research/Senior Thesis sequence with IRB approved proposals, data collection, and data analysis.