The psychology department graduated 50 students receiving their B.A. and 14 receiving their B.S this year. We also had 7 students receive honors in the major and 8 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. I can’t help but think how proud Dr. Curt Camac would be of these achievements.
Lauren Stinespring, Rita Yoe, Taylor Smiley, and Chava Urecki examined the effects of violent music and gender on aggression.
Courtney McKern, Lauren Miller, Hunter Gentry, and Ben Gilson examined the effects of text format and notetaking strategy on test scores.
Tori Long, Eden Caldwell, Amanda Newman, Brandon Turner and Julia Florea examined the effects of personality and performance evaluation on academic performance.
Emily Gaston, Ginny Keith, Julia Boudrye, and Breanna Wright examined the effects of personality and misattribution of arousal on attraction.
Carmen Graves, Katy Hurst, Alexis Coyne, and Emily Rinker examined the effects of health behavior, natural stimuli, and optimism on willpower.
Yuki Yamazaki, Kristen Robinson, Kacy Dillon, and Hazel Smitson examined the effects of encoding strategy and presentation order on memory for foreign language words.
Cortlandt Halsey, Aldijana Mekic, Noel Weakley, and Jennifer Klenzman examined whether consuming a candy thought to aid or harm recall actually effected recall performance.
Kiel Van Ness, Colleen Weber, Anne Watson and Caroline Casey examined the effects of music and mood on attraction.
Rosie Knisley, Taylor Smiley, Kelsey Collett, and Ashlyn Bailey examined whether academic self-regulation efforts would offset the deleterious effects of cell phone distractions.
James Seelye, Jordyn Woods, and Allison Williams examined whether flirtatious Facebook messages amplified jealousy contingent on post location.
Cortlandt Halsey – pictured with a baby because it is the development award 🙂
This award is given annually to the student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the human development concentration and has shown potential for continued success in the field of developmental psychology.
Yuki Yamazaki! Yuki was the VP of Psi Chi this year. As such, she organized a number of events, including service activities and induction.
The Roanoke College Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology, selects from its membership a student who has best exemplified excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. A gift and certificate are given by Psi Chi.
Julia Boudrye. Julia is recognized for her scholarship. She has been a member of Dr. Friedman’s lab and the URAP program for four years. She has presented at a number of conferences, regional and national, has completed research practicums, independent studies, and honors in the major. Additionally, she has served as the lab coordinator for the past year.
Chava Urecki. Chava has been a member of Dr. Buchholz’s lab and the URAP program for the last four years. She has been lab manager for the past two years, conducting her own independent research and overseeing underclassmen. She has presented at several conferences and recently defended her honors thesis!
The faculty selects a psychology major to receive the Karl W. Beck Memorial Prize, which is given for excellence in psychology. The recipient is awarded a prize of money, which is made possible by gifts of friends in memory of the late Dr. Karl W. Beck, professor and first chairperson of the Roanoke College Psychology Department. The recipient’s name is engraved on a plaque which is located in the department reception room.
Students in the neuroscience seminar course explain their project to Drs. Buchholz and Pranzarone. This is the second year research seminar in neuroscience has been offered. The concentration is growing fast so it will be offered twice next year!
Siera Sims (Biology), Hazel Smitson, Rebecca Ward (Biology), Jennifer Klenzmann, and Julie Whitt pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Nichols.
Jess Gladfelter and Lauren Kennedy explain the instrument they created on group work to Dr. Early.
Dr. Filer’s T&M class created instruments this year. They presented their work at the college-wide conference and the psychology poster session this year. (not pictured: Dr. Filer, Sam Reis, Bri Griffith, and Sarah Ellison)
Students in Dr. Filer’s T&M course created their own instruments this semester. The group presenting here features sophomore, junior, and senior psychology majors – Lauren Kennedy, Jessica Gladfelter, Sam Reis, Brianna Griffith, and Sarah Ellison – who constructed a survey on group work. They plan to collect data this summer and next year to establish predictive validity and then pursue publication of their instrument with Dr. Filer.
Julia Boudrye presents her research on the how smartphone use impacts work-life balance for students at the on-campus student-faculty research showcase. This project was conducted with Drs. Friedman (psychology) and Galluch (business) and will be presented at the national conference in Washington DC this May. Julia has worked with Dr. Friedman all four years as a research assistant through the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP). She has numerous regional and national presentations and is currently preparing this project for publication.
Sara Dorrance, a member of Dr. Friedman’s lab, presents her research during the student-faculty research showcase. Sara’s findings are hot off the press as she just completed her study two weeks ago! She will add qualitative findings to her work for presentation at a national conference in DC this May.
Dr. Friedman’s senior seminar students – James Seeyle, Allison Williams, and Allison Williams – present during the student-faculty research showcase portion of experiential learning week. Believe it or not, these seniors gave up part of their Friday night on alumni weekend to present the findings from their semester long project. That’s dedication!
Chava Urecki will attend Xavier University next Fall, pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology.