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  • September 2015

    Administrative Updates & Announcements

    We regret to announce that Robin Peterson, Graduate Student Services Coordinator, has decided to leave the department. Her last day was Monday, August 17, 2015. In order to provide temporary coverage, we have contracted the services of Lindsey Jendraszak to help us during this critical period. Lindsey's most recent employment was with the Indiana University systems where she worked as an Academic Advisor. She also has experience working as a DGS Assistant. Please take the time to stop by and welcome Lindsey to the department! 

    We are Happy to announce that we have hired Michael Houlahan as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. Michael's starting date was Monday, August 10, 2015. Michael comes to us via Illinois where he worked as the Student Support Services TRIO Coordinator at Oakton Community College, Skokie, IL for the last three years, and as and Advisor since 2008. Please stop down in the advising office to welcome Michael to the department!

    Awards & Accomplishments

    William Robiner, Ph.D., ABPP of the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Medical School, who is also the Psychology Internship Director at the Medical School, was awarded the Joseph D. Matarazzo Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Academic Health Centers by the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) (Division 12, Section VIII).


    Congratulations to our Department of Psychology students who graduated this summer!

    Andrea Miller
    Area: Social
    Advisors: Christopher Federico and Eugene Borgida
    Thesis: The Separate Spheres Ideology in the Workplace: Implications for Work-Life Conflict and Gendered Disparities

    Ann Schissel
    Area: CSPR
    Advisor: Monica Luciana
    Thesis: The Serotonin Transporter Polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and potential interactions with adverse life events leading to Major Depressive Disorder: An approach addressing inconsistencies in the literature

    Rachel Clark 
    Area: BP
    Advisor: Colin DeYoung
    Thesis: Neuroticism and its Associations with Higher Cognitive Functions

    Shane Hoversten
    Area: CAB
    Advisor: Wilma Koutstaal
    Thesis: The Royal Road to Semantic Cognition: Untangling Semantic Components in Temporal Lobe

    Ji Eun Lee
    Area: Quant
    Advisors: David Weiss and Aaron Rendahl
    Thesis: Hypothesis Testing for Adaptive Measurement of Individual Change

    Shin Ho Cho
    Area: CAB
    Advisors: Sheng He and Daniel Kersten 
    Thesis: Spatio-Temporal Integration of Object's Surface Information in Mid-Level Vision: The Role ofAwareness and Time Course

    Leah Jappe
    Area: CSPR
    Advisors: Bonnie Klimes-Dougan and Monica Luciana
    Thesis: Fronto-limbic Neural Activity in Response to Basic Emotion Cues in Adults and Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: An fMRI Study

    Alexander Maki 
    Area: Social 
    Advisors: Mark Snyder and Alexander Rothman 
    Thesis: The Spread of Behavior: When, How, and For Whom Do Proenvironmental Behaviors Spread to Other People and Other Behaviors?    

    September 1st, 2015

Chair's Office

Monica Luciana
N210 EltH - 625-7873

Pat Frazier
Associate Chair
N571 EltH - 625-6863

Jonathan Gewirtz
Associate Chair
S245 EltH - 625-6653

Guillermo De Paz
N210 EltH - 625-7852

Yvette Massey
Assistant to the Chair
N210 EltH - 625-7873

Missy Jones
Principal Office & Administrative Specialist
S248 EltH - 626-3171

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