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
Dr. Michelle Miller, of the Department of Psychological Sciences, recently published the article A Year of Remote Teaching: The Good, the Bad, and the Next Steps in the Chronical of Higher Education. The article, of interest to all educators, focuses on how best to make use of the massive new capacity to teach with technology following the pandemic. Dr. Miller explores the pleasant surprises and the challenges of teaching with technologies, and offers suggestions on… Read more
The Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (PSY 230) course, which provides a strong foundation in basic statistics to those majoring in psychology, has been delivered as a 4-unit class in which a 1-unit lab was embedded. Starting in fall 2021, the PSY 230 course will be delivered as a 3-unit course without the separate lab component. This change will allow more efficient delivery of core material to a larger number of students.
The lab, which focuses… Read more
Professor Michelle Miller, Ph.D. was recently welcomed as Series Coeditor for the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series from West Virginia University Press, which publishes books and scholarly journals in a number of areas, including the social sciences and higher education. Dr. Miller is the author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard… Read more