Psychology News


Explore Charter School students visit Lycoming

Students from the Explore Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., explored the human brain at Lycoming College Friday, Nov. 1. Rebecca Gilbertson, Ph.D., Lycoming assistant professor of psychology, Mary Morrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and their students led two lively interactive laboratory sessions. The Explore students learned about the functions of different parts of the brain, constructed paper brain caps and handled and examined two real human brains.

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Psychology faculty, students present research about alcoholism

Members of the Lycoming College psychology department presented their research at the 2013 Research Society on Alcoholism national meeting held June 22-26 in Orlando, Fla.

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Students attend neuroscience conference

Members of the Lycoming College biology and psychology departments presented their research at the joint 2013 Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges-Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference for Psychology, Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind, held April 20 at Muhlenberg College.

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Students inducted into psychology honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, inducted 15 new members on April 8.

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Psychology students present research

Lycoming College psychology students in a Research Methods class held a poster session April 18 in Pennington Lounge.

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Professor gives personality presentation

Lycoming College psychology professor Dr. Kathryn M. Ryan presented It’s Just Personality, a talk on personality traits, on Wednesday, April 3 in the College library archives. The presentation was given to the local chapter of the National Organization for Women as well as students, faculty, staff and the public.

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Student psychology paper to be published

A paper written by three Lycoming College psychology students in spring 2011 recently has been selected to be published in an upcoming Cengage Learning textbook titled Writing Our World.

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New academic minor in neuroscience begins in fall

Lycoming College will introduce a new interdisciplinary minor in neuroscience beginning in fall 2013.

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Psychology students conduct behavioral neuroscience research

Lycoming College students in Dr. Rebecca Gilbertson's biological psychology class are getting hands-on lab experience thanks to a grant from the George I. Alden Trust. The grant money was used to update the laboratory space and buy new equipment so students can conduct behavioral neuroscience research.

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Physics and psychology departments enhanced through grant

Lycoming College students studying physics and psychology are getting a more in-depth learning experience thanks to new instruments and updated laboratories that have been made possible through a grant from the George I. Alden Trust in Worcester, Mass.

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Alden Trust grant benefits physics and psychology

Lycoming College's physics and psychology departments will benefit from a $100,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust in Worcester, Mass. The grant will be used to purchase physicsA> laboratory equipment and upgrade psychology classrooms and labs.

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Faculty and staff recognized at Honors Convocation

Three Lycoming College faculty and staff members were honored with teaching and service awards at the College's annual Honors Convocation on April 15. The awards are given on the basis of dedication and service to the College.

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Speaker to present "Alternatives to Drug Prohibition"

Veteran law enforcement official Howard Wooldridge will present "Alternatives to Drug Prohibition" on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Lycoming College's Heim Building G-09. The presentation is sponsored by Lycoming's departments of criminal justice and criminology, philosophy, political science and psychology.

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Psychology professors receive grant

Dr. Rebecca Gilbertson and Dr. Tina Norton, assistant professors of psychology at Lycoming College, have received a grant from 3rd Millennium Classrooms to study the effectiveness of personalized web-based alcohol prevention programs among college students.

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Psychology Department to host Backyard Brains

The Lycoming College psychology department, in recognition of the College's bicentennial celebration, will host the "History of Psychology: Action Potentials and more!" on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.

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