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Students to Present Their Research in Chicago

February 19, 2015

Psychology majors and minors along with Psi Chi, the National Honor Organization in Psychology, will give oral and poster presentations at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, April 30-May 2. The list includes: Gender and Social Class Presentations “Racial Differences in Initial Contact Messages in Online Dating” by Mark N Hatala, Elizabeth Rehfeldt, Danny Hearst, […]

Vanessa Alexander Presents Research

October 14, 2014

Junior Psychology major and Spanish minor Vanessa Alexander (mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Vittengl) presented her research proposal titled, “The Relation between Beliefs on the Biological Origin of Schizophrenia and the Intensity of Symptoms Exhibited on a Blog” at the 18th Annual McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on September 19-21. McNair Scholars have conducted […]

Psychology SRC Presentations

August 22, 2014

Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research Oral Presentations included: “Machismo and Marianismo Revisited: Language, Acculturation, and Gender Role Perceptions Among Latinos” by Analia F. Albuja. (Dr. Sherri Palmer, Faculty Mentor) “Childhood Trauma as a Postcolonial Device in The God of Small Things” by Seth A. Emery. (Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor) “The Efficacy of Various Bridging Stimuli During Acquisition […]

Homecoming Reception to Honor Dr. Breault

November 11, 2013

  Dr. Michele Breault, the first female faculty member hired in the Truman (then Northeast Missouri) department of psychology, began teaching in 1980.  Last December, Michele retired from full-time teaching and was honored by forty two people in attendance at a Homecoming Alumni Reception this past October.  Below are a few comments from our alumni […]

McNair Scholars Present Research

September 17, 2013

Seniors Megan Hohenstein and Analia Albuja presented research at the 21st Annual McNair Presentation on September 9, 2013. Megan presented “Working Memory, Metacognition, and the Impact of Personal Electronic Devices in the Classroom” and Analia presented “Machismo and Marianismo Revisted: Language, Acculturation, and Gender Role Perceptions Among Latinos”.  Psychology faculty whom served as mentors for […]

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors who have earned Department Honors!

May 3, 2013

Baker, Lauren Foster, Garett Jones, Daniel Lee, Kerry Spalding, Kelsey Turner, Andrew Kirby

Psychology Faculty Achievements

April 23, 2013

The Psychology Department congratulates the following faculty members for their recent recognitions for their outstanding teaching and mentoring!

2013 Student Research Conference

April 22, 2013

Six oral and seven poster presentations were given at the Student Research Conference on Tuesday, April 16th. Psychology major, Sarah Jo David is pictured here presenting her poster titled “How Much Does Quality of Life Improve for Panic Disorder Patients Receiving Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? A Meta-Analysis”  Dr. Jeffery Vittengl served as Faculty Mentor.

Faculty Member Dr. Sherri Palmer Serves on LGBTQ Panel

April 19, 2013

Recently, psychology professor Dr. Sherri Palmer served on a panel on the future of LGBTQ rights sponsored by the Students For Social Change. Other members of the panel were Dr. Anton Weisstein (biology), Dr. Paul Parker (political science), Dr. Mike Ashcraft (philosophy & religion), Aaron Malin (executive director of Missourians for Equality and president of […]

Psychology Students Led by Dr. Shaffer Attend Conference

March 27, 2013

Psychology students Jabari Allen, Evan Fluty, Joseph Gregory, Daniel Jones, Alexander Kane, Max McDermott, David Schultz, Teresa Vodopest, and Chris Zerr presented three oral papers and three posters at the 44th Annual Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Conference in Portland, Oregon March 14-16, 2013. One of the studies, ‘Can Heartfelt Emotion Facilitate Autonomic Recovery […]