Ann Huffman, professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the WA Franke College of Business, co-authored with NAU alumni, Kristine Olson, the article, “The relationship between mentor support experiences and STEM graduate student career optimism” published in Career Development International. The article examines the role that mentorship and gender have in graduate students’ career optimism. The findings of the study provide evidence that mentor support experiences are significantly linked to career optimism via self-efficacy and school satisfaction… Read more
The Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of two of its awards available to students in the Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences degree program.
Vicki Green Psychological Sciences Thesis Award
This scholarship is endowed by Vicki Green, Ph.D., a department faculty member from 1995 to 2005, and now a faculty emeritus. There are two recipients of this scholarship.
Morgan Jernigan, a second-year student in the program, is conducting research designed to increase the field’s understanding… Read more
The Department of Psychological Sciences celebrates students’ successes throughout the year and is particularly pleased to acknowledge its Outstanding Seniors for the fall 2020 semester. These individuals were chosen for their stellar academic records and activities related to psychological sciences.
Oksana Ball was lauded for her work in Dr. Ann Rumble’s research lab in which she, and another member of her research team, gathered police body camera footage for an ongoing policing project, trained behavioral coders, and completed a poster… Read more
Heidi A Wayment, PhD, Chair Department of Psychological Sciences is a co-author on a major consensus report (Improving concussion education: Consensus from the NCAA-Department of Defense Mind Matters Research & Education Grand Challenge) published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The work is also being co-published in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Wayment and her NAU colleagues (Ann Huffman, Debbie Craig, Monica Lininger) along with other grant awardees from the National Collegiate Athletic… Read more
PSY 279, 485 and PSY 486C courses partner undergraduate students with a faculty member to work on faculty-led or student-led research projects. To apply for placement or continue enrollment in one of these research-based instruction courses, please visit the Undergraduate Research Courses page on our department’s website and complete the required application. … Read more
Steven Barger, Professor of Psychological Sciences, presented at the American Heart Association Sessions on Epidemiology and Prevention in Phoenix. He compared the cardiovascular risk across persons with high and low social relationship resources as a function of 10-year, 30-year and lifetime cardiovascular disease risk estimates.