The Department of Psychological Sciences celebrates students’ successes throughout the year and offers its sincere congratulations to those graduating this semester with Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences degrees, as well as those who received their minor in psychology. The Department is particularly pleased to acknowledge its Outstanding Seniors for the spring 2021 semester. These individuals were chosen for their stellar academic records and activities related to… Read more
Claire Groves and Abigail Klein earned the People’s Choice Award for the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Symposium for their poster, Adjusting to college during the pandemic: Is grit or resilience more important? The award was made by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities following the event.
The two students explored whether Grit and Resiliency influenced the relationship between COVID-19 stress and adjustment to college. The research was conducted under the supervision… Read more
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 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
The 3 Minute Research Presentation (3MRP) Competition, hosted by the NAU Graduate College, provides an opportunity for NAU graduate students to present their scholarly and/or creative work to an audience in three minutes or less. Graduate student Chelsea Taylor earned third place in the competition with her presentation “In Search of a Relationship Between Dance and Spatial Reasoning.” Read more
Professor Steven Barger and three graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences program, Timothy Broom, Michael Esposito, and Taylor Lane, had their manuscript” Is subjective well-being independently associated with mortality? A 14-year prospective cohort study in a representative sample of 25 139 US men and women published in BMJ Open,” a peer-reviewed, online open access journal. The primary study goal and analysis plan for this original research were preregistered at the Center for Open Science in December… Read more