The Psychology Department, in conjunction with the Honors Program, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and Office of Inclusive Excellencet, will sponsor a presenter in the spring semester focusing on the topic of race. Stay tuned for more details.
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT (MAY, 2012)
Graduating seniors (from left) Julia Truax and Krista Shenk (Class Valedictorian) received the Psychology Department Academic Achievement Awards from their excellent performance in their major classes.
Lauren Brague (third from left) received the Outstanding Student Award for her leadership as President of the Psychology Club.
PSI CHI NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY IN PSYCHOLOGY INDUCTION (APRIL, 2012)
Misericordia University welcomed its largest Psi Chi group to date in April, 2012 with an induction ceremony that included an audience of parents and siblings.
SENIOR CLASS PICNIC (MAY, 2011)
Graduating seniors gathered at Frances Slocum State Park for a barbeque celebration of their accomplishments and faculty sendoff to their new destinations.
Front row (from left to right): Michele Zapatocki, Meghan Kane, Megan McClary. Middle row: Cassie Fumanti, Sarah Layman, Kayla Greene, Breanne Finagan, Leah Conant, Kylie Fagnano, Kim Swartz. Back row: Jim Miller
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT (MAY, 2011)
Megan McClary (Class Valedictorian) and Roger Giovino received the Psychology Department Academic Achievement Awards for their notable academic performance in major psychology courses.
Sarah Layman received the Psychology Department Outstanding Student Award for her service work to the department.
UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE: PERPETRATORS & VICTIMS
March 18, 2011
Dr. Wind Goodfriend is the principal investigator for the Institute for the Prevention of Relationship Violence, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Buena Vista University, and has been doing research on relationship violence for the past ten years. In this talk, she explainED psychological perspectives on both the perpetrators and victims—or survivors—of relationship violence. The talk will includeD “risk factors” that predict who might become violent, and will attempt to understand reasons why some victims of violence choose to stay in abusive relationships. Dr. Goodfriend is the co-author of the book "Voices of Hope:
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT (MAY, 2010)
Michael Bobrowski received the Psychology Department Outstanding Student Award for his research contributions to the Psychology Department.
Janet Arroyo received the Psychology Department Academic Achievement Award for her excellent performance in her major classes.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: RELAY FOR LIFE
On May 2, 2010, the Psychology department formed a team of walkers to participate in the newly formed Misericordia chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) walk of Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Pictured are members of "Team Didgeridoo" included: (back row) Matt Rogers, Melanie Shepherd (Philosophy faculty), Kelly Rogan (student), Mary (student), Katie O'Hearn (student) and (front row) Justin Nordstrom, Levi Nordstrom, and Alicia Nordstrom (Psychology faculty).
SCIENCE, NONSCIENCE, AND NONSENSE IN PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC PRACTICE
DR. SCOTT LILIENFELD, EMORY UNIVERSITY
March 20, 2009
Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta taught us what works and what doesn’t work when treating mental health disorders. Dr. Lilienfeld received his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Minnesota in 1990 and completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics in Pittsburgh. He is the founder and editor of the journal, Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice and has been a member of nine journal editorial boards. Dr. Lilienfeld has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and books across a range of topics from personality and anxiety disorders to pseudoscience in psychology. His work on psychological science and pseudoscience has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Boston Globe, Washington Post, USA Today, the New Yorker, and Scientific American. In addition, he has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, CNN, the CBS Evening News, and National Public Radio. He is also a regular columnist for Scientific American Mind magazine. In 2008, he was named as one of the 40 most productive researchers across all U. S. clinical psychology doctorate programs.
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT (MAY, 2009)
Amanda Nitowski (left) received the Psychology Department Service Award for her dedication and contributions to the Psychology Department.
Cheri Balmer (right) received the Psychology Department Academic Achievement Award for her excellent performance in her major classes.
Pictured (from left to right) are: Amanda NItowski, Dr. Marnie Hiester (Chair), Cheri Balmer)
SENIOR PICNIC (MAY, 2008)
The Psychology Department faculty and graduating seniors visited Rickett’s Glen State Park for a celebration picnic during senior week in May, 2008.
Picture 1: Graduating seniors celebrate with a hand-made cake (from left to right: Dr. Chip Hunter, Douglas Fedor, Dr. Marnie Hiester (Chair), Jeremy Reeves, Kerri Petro, Stephanie Chapman (front), Dr. Chuck LaJeunesse, Becky Clouse, Nicole Thomas-Grube, Dr. Alicia Nordstrom)
Picture 2: A Psychology major (Becky Clouse, left) goes hiking with her professors (Dr. Chuck LaJeunesse, Dr. Marnie Hiester, Dr. Alicia Nordstrom)
Picture 3: The Psychology faculty (Dr. Chuck LaJeunesse, Dr. Marnie Hiester, Dr. Chip Hunter, Dr. Alicia Nordstrom)