Penn State Abington Psychological and Social Sciences

Penn State Abington Psychological and Social Sciences This is the facebook group for the Psychological and Social Science (PSS) program at Penn State Abin


HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Vivian Hsu who was just promoted to Associate Teaching Professor and Dr. Michael Bernstein who was promoted to Professor.

PSS Grad Video

Congratulations to all PSS Graduates today and all Penn State Graduates!

PSS Faculty made this video for all our students. We are all so proud of you and excited for the end of this journey and the start of the next.

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Dr. Diane Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology here in PSS, featured in PSU News!

Diane Rosenbaum, assistant professor of clinical psychology at Penn State Abington, is teaching her PSYCH 243 students to integrate the content into their daily lives to help them manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


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A message about commencement for Penn State Abington.

A message from Penn State Abington Registrar Tim Smalarz regarding the 2020 virtual commencement ceremony and the potential for an in-person celebration when public health guidelines allow.

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Benfield is 2020 recipient of Faculty Outreach Award | Penn State University

Dr. Jake Benfield was awarded Penn State University's Faculty Outreach Award. This award is across the entire university system and they select one person each year for it. This is an enormous honor and one PSS could not be more excited to share with our colleague.

Jacob Benfield, associate professor of psychology and social science at Penn State Abington, has received the 2020 Faculty Outreach Award.


Our last throw-back Tuesday (until we find more pictures we forgot to post at the time we took them).

PSS Faculty, along with former faculty member and now Division Head Dr. Fran Sessa, gather at the December 2019 Penn State Abington graduation!


It's throw-back Monday (we warned you this was coming). Here, Dr. Kevin Hsu from PSS presents his work at the Faculty Brownbag Research series hosted and organized by our very own Dr. Meghan Gillen!


It's throw-back, Friday (which will promptly be followed by throw-back Monday and throw-back Tuesday)!

Here, Pam Dayley presents her poster at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in New Orleans this past January!


Penn State Abington students presenting at the Eastern Sociological Society conference in our very own Philadelphia! Dr. Beth Montemurro attended along with students Haley Payne, Steven Henao (ACURA student), Brianna Carroll (PSS Major), and Brooke Mackey (PSS Thesis Student).

Congrats to all who attended!


PSS could not be more thankful that Dr. Valerie Jones Taylor from Lehigh University came to speak at Abington today! Our students from across the college and our faculty really enjoyed her talk.

Vivian Hsu, Ph.D.

Congratulations to our very own, PSS Faculty member, Dr. Vivian Hsu for receiving a General Education Microgrant from Penn State University. This award will be used towards purchasing neuroscience kits to engage students in active and innovative learning about neuroscience and the inner workings of our mind and body in PSYCH 100.

Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychological & Social Sciences [email protected] Office Phone: 215-881-7632 Office Location: Woodland, 213 Bottom FieldsBio Teaching Interests/Courses Taught PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 256 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology PSYCH 452 Memory and Cognition....


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"How many PSS professors does it take to answer an advising question?!"


Want to go on a trip AND earn credit?! See below for where in the world PSS is going this year!


Hey all PSS students, don't forget about these important dates!


PSS could not be more excited to welcome all our students back to the start of the Fall semester, along with our three new faculty members who have joined our program!


PSS Faculty send off the PSS Graduating class! We'll miss you all!


Huge congratulations to our new Psi Chi inductees from Penn State Abington's PSS Program, and thanks for our PSS Alums and former leaders of Psi Chi for coming back to be part of the celebration!


PSS students at the 2019 ACURA!


PSS students should all be attending this event next week! First year student? It's never too early to get prepared. Graduating senior with a job already lined up? This is a place to network and see options for the future. EVERYONE benefits by going, so get to the Career Expo and see all the careers that you can have!


On the second day of gloom, here's a photo of campus from brighter times!


PSS STUDENTS! The Fall Career Expo is tomorrow! It is a huge opportunity for ALL PSS students no matter what year you're in or what your plans are for after graduation. Go, network, see what jobs and internship opportunities are out there. EVERYONE should go and we're working hard to make sure PSS continues to have a great number of students go!

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Thank you again to Stephen Taub for donating the largest gift in Penn State Abington history, $17.3 million. Learn more about his motivations and the students who will benefit...


PSS majors--take advantage of these important events being offered during Career Week! Get help with resumes, networking, and prepare for the Career Expo on Oct. 24th. So many incredible resources for helping you find (and get) a job after graduating. Don't miss out!

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Congrats to PSS' very own, Sam Friend!

Meet Sam Friend, Psychological & Social Sciences major, soccer goalie, softball player.


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Special thanks to Dr. Hutson and Dr. Webster for hosting the PSS Grad School 101 event yesterday and to all the students who attended!


PSS STUDENTS! The Fall Career Expo is one month away! It is a huge opportunity for ALL PSS students no matter what year you're in or what your plans are for after graduation. Go, network, see what jobs and internship opportunities are out there. EVERYONE should go and we're working hard to make sure PSS continues to have a great number of students go!


Interested in going to grad school?! Go to the Grad School Fair on October 1st from 11am-2pm in Lubert Commons and see over 100 programs to which you can apply!


We are T-1 Hour till the PSS Grad School 101 Session! It starts at 12:10p in Lares Banquet Room. See everyone there!


Don't forget about the PSS Grad School 101 workshop on Wednesday from 12:10-1:10p in Lubert Commons! All students are encouraged to attend!


Come to Career Services' LinkedIn 101, on Monday, September 24th from 12:20-1:10 in Lares Lubert Commons! Perfect for all PSS students!


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