Psychology Department


On April 13, 2014, the Psychology Department held its Psi Chi initiation ceremony and reception. In addition to the Psi Chi initiates, several department awards were given, including the Donald Lehr Teaching Excellence Award, the Psychology Merit Award, and the Virginia Sexton Medallion. The awardees were as follows:

Psychology Merit Award: Mary Cappotelli, Kimberly Molfetto, Keith Stam

Psychology Merit Award Honorable Mention:  Kenneth Baum

Donald Lehr Teaching Excellence Award:  Alexandra Ackles, Mary Cappotelli

Donald Lehr Teaching Excellence Award Honorable Mention:  Kenneth Baum, Kimberly Molfetto, Keith Stam

Virginia Sexton Medallion:  Jenna Steinmiller


In May, the Dr. Daniel Krawczyk Exemplary Award was given to two students:  Joshua Andrzejewski, Alexis Perez


Also in Spring, 2014, many of our students were authors on research projects presented at regional undergraduate research conferences in Beaver Falls, PA, and Fredonia. Included below is a selection of these research projects:

A Manipulation of Stress and Dog Presence on Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability and Working Memory:  Jami Curtis, Alexis Perez, and Christina DellaNeve (Dr. Nancy Gee, Advisor)

Understanding Different Cultures and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Decision-Making Biases:  Mary Cappotelli (Dr. Joseph McFall, Advisor)

Examining Associations between Digital Calendar Use and Prospective Memory:  Keith Stam and Jillian Burgess (Dr. Jennifer Dyck, Advisor)

Attributions of Blame for a Sexual Assault on a College Campus:  Alexandria Maley and Megan Favale (Dr. Jack Croxton, Advisor)

Sports Psychology in the MLBCody Grasso and Keegan Johnston (Dr. Bruce Klonsky, Advisor)

Vocabulary Change in Preschoolers Related to When Dialogic Reading Occurs:  Lauren Boyle (Dr. Andrea Zevenbergen, Advisor)                                                                                 


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