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Save the date & make plans to join us for the Caste in India and the U.S. - Salisbury University & Pandit Deendayal Petr...
12/21/2020

Save the date & make plans to join us for the Caste in India and the U.S. - Salisbury University & Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Closing Panel on Friday, January 22nd at 8:30 a.m. To register for the Zoom Link, click here: www.salisbury.edu/caste-closing-discussion.

At the end of each semester, we like to highlight some of our student's work and accomplishments. In Dr. Schlehofer's PS...
12/19/2020

At the end of each semester, we like to highlight some of our student's work and accomplishments. In Dr. Schlehofer's PSYC 304 Research Methods course, students drew upon concepts learned throughout the semester to create infographics to improve research literacy among consumers of science. Here is a sampling of their work! Infographics by Jacob Nutter, Emma Johnson, Sandra Zelaya, and Abigail Miano-Burkhardt.

Congratulations, December 2020 graduates! To encourage you on your journey, we share this poem by Lucille Clifton, entit...
12/19/2020

Congratulations, December 2020 graduates! To encourage you on your journey, we share this poem by Lucille Clifton, entitled birth-day.

[Image: poem reads

today we are possible.
the morning, green and laundry-sweet,
opens itself and we enter
blind and mewling.
everything waits for us:
the snow kingdom
sparkling and silent
in its glacial cap,
the cane fields
shining and sweet
in the sun-drenched south.
as the day arrives
with all its clumsy blessings
what we will become
waits in us like an ache.]

Save the date & make plans to join us for the Caste in India and the U.S. - Salisbury University & Pandit Deendayal Petr...
12/17/2020

Save the date & make plans to join us for the Caste in India and the U.S. - Salisbury University & Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Opening Panel

Accelerated Mentoring Program at SU Psychology
12/16/2020

Accelerated Mentoring Program at SU Psychology

And that's a wrap! We had our last meeting of the semester (and of 2020!) with our youth mentees tonite! We'll be picking it back up in January.

This semester, the students and mentees spent time develop community action-research projects in four areas in which they identified need: racism, homelessness, incarceration, and recycling. We completed research plans and submitted research proposals to the Salisbury University Institutional Review Board. Next semester, we'll be collecting data, and using the findings to create public-facing projects!

But for now...a much-deserved break. Thanks to Fenix Youth Project Inc. And 1 Year to Empowerment for partnering with us!

Students! There is still time to enroll in the 1-credit PSYC 490 winter course, "Caste in India and the US." This course...
12/15/2020

Students! There is still time to enroll in the 1-credit PSYC 490 winter course, "Caste in India and the US." This course will explore the book "Caste: The origins of our discontents" and apply psychological theories to understanding race and racism in the US. We will be learning alongside students at PDPU in Gandhinagar, India. The course is taught by Dr. Schlehofer and Dr. Steele.

The book poetically weaves together history, sociology, psychology, and more to help build understanding of how race in the US serves as a Caste system, and draws parallels to India and Nazi Germany. Any student with an interest in learning more about racism, US history- and particularly Black history- and who is invested in dismantling race-based power hierarchies and using the tools of psychology to advance liberation would benefit from this class. Pre-req: PSYC 101

SU Psychology student Ines Tchienga is the lead author on a publication in the Fall 2020 Laridae (Laridae Salisbury Univ...
12/11/2020

SU Psychology student Ines Tchienga is the lead author on a publication in the Fall 2020 Laridae (Laridae Salisbury University Undergraduate Academic Journal; page 53). Article title: “The effects of music and movies on dental anxiety” Co-Authors include psych dept alum – Tehzeeb Hassan, Kaitlyn Niblett, Francis Morgan, Emma Schmitt, and Shannon Chambers. Ines is mentored by Dr. Echo Leaver.

There is still time to enroll in the 1-credit PSYC 490 course, "Caste in India and the US" over Winter 2021! Registratio...
12/06/2020
Psychology "Caste in India and the US" Course

There is still time to enroll in the 1-credit PSYC 490 course, "Caste in India and the US" over Winter 2021! Registration opens back up on Monday and runs through January 4th. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GM26LvRn9qQ

Join Psychology students and professionals from Salisbury University (US) and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (India) in reading and discussing the Ne...

Interested in a career in School Psychology? Here are some helpful next steps!Thank you to alumna Briana Jordan, current...
11/12/2020

Interested in a career in School Psychology? Here are some helpful next steps!

Thank you to alumna Briana Jordan, currently serving as a School Psychology Intern for Wicomico County Public Schools, for sharing these resources to help us promote School Psychology Awareness Week, Nov 9-13.

This infographic from NASP discusses how "school psychological services promote students' mental and behavioral health."...
11/12/2020

This infographic from NASP discusses how "school psychological services promote students' mental and behavioral health."

Thank you to alumna Briana Jordan, currently serving as a School Psychology Intern for Wicomico County Public Schools, for sharing these resources to help us promote School Psychology Awareness Week, Nov 9-13.

For more information, visit www.nasponline.org.

This infographic from NASP provides additional information about the role of a School Psychologist. Thank you to alumna ...
11/11/2020

This infographic from NASP provides additional information about the role of a School Psychologist.

Thank you to alumna Briana Jordan, currently serving as a School Psychology Intern for Wicomico County Public Schools, for sharing these resources.

For more information, visit www.nasponline.org.

Continuing with our recognition of School Psychology Awareness Week, this brochure from the NASP describes in detail a c...
11/11/2020

Continuing with our recognition of School Psychology Awareness Week, this brochure from the NASP describes in detail a career School Psychology. Thank you to alumna Briana Jordan, currently serving as a School Psychology Intern for Wicomico County Public Schools, for sharing these resources.

For more information, visit www.nasponline.org.

November 9-13 is School Psychology Awareness Week. Today, let's discover "Who Are School Psychologists?" Check back thro...
11/10/2020

November 9-13 is School Psychology Awareness Week. Today, let's discover "Who Are School Psychologists?" Check back throughout the week for a additional infographics.

*Thank you to alumna Briana Jordan, now working as a School Psychology Intern at Wicomico County Public Schools, for sharing these great infographics.

Please join us this Thursday, November 12th from 3:30 - 4:30 for a Psychology Forum on "Careers With Children." Students...
11/09/2020

Please join us this Thursday, November 12th from 3:30 - 4:30 for a Psychology Forum on "Careers With Children." Students must log in with their SU Zoom ID, Meeting ID 931 1221 5189

Join the Psychology Department tomorrow, November 10th from 7-9:30pm, for a viewing and discussion of the film, The Soci...
11/09/2020

Join the Psychology Department tomorrow, November 10th from 7-9:30pm, for a viewing and discussion of the film, The Social Dilemma." SU zoom login is required.

We are excited to see Psychology Major Apeksha Ghumater featured at this coming Wednesday's Salisbury University Women's...
11/09/2020

We are excited to see Psychology Major Apeksha Ghumater featured at this coming Wednesday's Salisbury University Women's Circle Power Hour! Apeksha is a 2020 Women’s Circle Scholarship Recipient, which provided her with $1000 to complete her thesis research. Apeksha is mentored by Dr. Echo Leaver.

The Power Hour is free and open to the public. Congratuations, Apeksha!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salisbury-universitys-womens-circle-power-hour-tickets-125615187407

Students! The Society for Neuroscience is hosting a FREE graduate school and career fair next week! Advance registration...
10/27/2020
Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair

Students! The Society for Neuroscience is hosting a FREE graduate school and career fair next week! Advance registration is required. Learn more and register online. https://www.sfn.org/careers/virtual-graduate-school-and-career-fair?utm_campaign=2020%20Fall%20Graduate%20School%2FCareer%20Fair&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=98378631&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8C2_ih3y5mc9jnBFNU3PtWlpWQLXk0nsK46T4-RN6unydyTZSF8j01QZkqJMb0hV0UZXC6ckyDStiQTz5Ve_GtiZ99yQ&utm_content=98378631&utm_source=hs_email

From Nov. 5-7, 2020, the Society for Neuroscience will host a joint Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair. This event will provide a valuable opportunity for students and graduate programs, as well as job seekers and employers, to connect.

Psychology major and Accelerated Mentoring Program student JaNya Odom is doing great things on our campus! Learn about h...
10/26/2020

Psychology major and Accelerated Mentoring Program student JaNya Odom is doing great things on our campus! Learn about her group, Mental Health Advocates.

Many of our AMP students are campus leaders working in various capacities. We'd like to highlight AMP student JaNya Odom, who is the current President for the on-campus organization "Mental Health Advocates." Mental Health Advocates is dedicated to creating a safe space for students to come together to discuss their mental health, and to share support, motivation, and useful tactics with one another. Mental Health Advocates also do activities outside and around the community to promote wellness.

*If you are a current student who would like to get involved with Mental Health Advocates, please see their [email protected] page for more information and a point of contact. https://salisbury.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/mha1

Looking for a fun, 1 credit winter course?? Please consider enrolling in PSYC 490, co-taught by Dr. Steele and Dr. Schle...
10/22/2020

Looking for a fun, 1 credit winter course?? Please consider enrolling in PSYC 490, co-taught by Dr. Steele and Dr. Schlehofer! We will be reading the book Caste: The origins of our discontents by journalist Isabel Wilkerson. This nonfiction work describes racism in the United States as an aspect of a Caste system. We will discuss the book from a psychological perspective, and engage in comparative analyses of racial stratification in the U.S. with the caste system of India, in collaboration with Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Gandhinagar, India. Registration is now open. Pre-req: PSYC 101.

Congratulations to psychology major Jamie Nicholson for being selected by the Center for Student Achievement as the Sept...
10/13/2020

Congratulations to psychology major Jamie Nicholson for being selected by the Center for Student Achievement as the September 2020 Scholar Holler! Jamie is mentored by Dr. Suzanne Osman.

We are excited to announce a Psychology Forum on Voting, hosted by Dr. Walter, this coming Tuesday October 13th from 3:3...
10/08/2020

We are excited to announce a Psychology Forum on Voting, hosted by Dr. Walter, this coming Tuesday October 13th from 3:30 - 4:30. With the presidential election coming up in less than a month, this timely discussion will focus on some of the psychological factors that affect voting behavior. As participants will see, there are a surprising number of things that go into our voting decision.

This Psych Forum is going to be held virtually via Zoom and is open to anyone in the SU community. The URL to join is https://salisbury.zoom.us/j/94450149388 and the Meeting ID is 944 5014 9388. Participants must login through their SU Zoom account using their SU username and password.

Please see the attached flyer with more information (and a QR code to easily get to the Zoom login).

Please join us for our next Psychology Forum on Tuesday, 9/29 at 3:30pm to discuss the Cognitive Science Minor! Minor co...
09/23/2020

Please join us for our next Psychology Forum on Tuesday, 9/29 at 3:30pm to discuss the Cognitive Science Minor! Minor coordinator Dr. Larence Becker will be on-hand to discuss the minor and answer student questions. Join us on Zoom via your SU Zoom account, meeting ID 953 1867 4674.

Our faculty who received Fulton Faculty Awards: Dr. Heidi Fritz (scholarship), Dr. Yuki Okubo (research mentor), and Dr....
09/17/2020
SU's Fulton School Announces Faculty, Staff Awards | SBJ

Our faculty who received Fulton Faculty Awards: Dr. Heidi Fritz (scholarship), Dr. Yuki Okubo (research mentor), and Dr. Rachel Steele (teaching) were among the award recipients featured in this press release.

Dr. Fritz carried a heavy research load, with three projects involving the study of health, coping and resiliency. She published two manuscripts in top peer-reviewed journals, one of which was co-authored by a student. She has four other manuscripts in preparation and presented her research at the SU Women’s Forum Conference.

Dr. Okubo is particularly skilled at working effectively with racial minority students. This ability was especially important due to heightened societal distress and campus climate due to racist incidents that have occurred in the past year. Okubo has taken her research students to the Winter Roundtable Conference where it is rare for undergraduate students to present. Along with Dr. Michele Schlehofer, Okubo also secured a grant from the American Psychological Association to develop an Accelerated Mentoring Program, a mentoring program for Psychology majors of Color at SU.

Dr. Steele taught a wide range of courses during the 2019-20 academic year, including Psychology of Prejudice that she adapted for the Clarke Honors College. Last academic year, she addressed the racist incidents that occurred on campus in her courses by actively discussing racism and adapting her curriculum and teaching to address racism on campus by connecting it with concepts and theories covered in her courses.

https://sbybiz.org/sus-fulton-school-announces-faculty-staff-awards/

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts recently honored 10 faculty and staff members with its

The Symposium on Information Theory was held 10-12 September 1956 at MIT. On September 11, the second day of the symposi...
09/11/2020

The Symposium on Information Theory was held 10-12 September 1956 at MIT. On September 11, the second day of the symposium, Allen Newell and Herbert Simon demonstrated their "Logic Theory Machine", Noam Chomsky described a model of language production based on information theory, and George Miller outlined his claim that the capacity of human short-term memory was approximately 7 entries. These authors were part of the beginning of a major shift in the study of the mind. As a result, this date is taken as the unofficial birth date of cognitive science! [Per H. Gardner's The Mind's New Science]

09/10/2020
Re-Envisioning Ethics Access and Community Humanities (REACH)

We are excited to share the website for our department's collaboration with Salisbury University Department of Philosophy, the REACH (Re-Envisioning Ethics Access and Community Humanities) project. If you are connected to a local community-based organization and would like to get involved in the development of our Community Ethics Network, or to learn more about our project, please reach out to the REACH Community Outreach Specialist, Mr. David Jackson, at [email protected]. https://www.salisbury.edu/academic-offices/liberal-arts/philosophy/reach.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2CwJko3Enm-PTRkvEkVkfFCXepoInJjVAWk7QKo-xDEmtbDp9ibdk5xDI

The Psychology Department offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue study in psychology beyond the B.A. or to obtain employment in government, education or various human services fields. If you are interested in a Psychology....

Congratulations to Dr. Rhy Bemis on her new role as Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activi...
09/08/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Rhy Bemis on her new role as Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities! Dr. Bemis' student-focused approach to research engagement is a favorite among majors in our program. She brings a wealth of knowledge to OURCA, and we know she will do great in this capacity!

Salisbury University
09/06/2020

Salisbury University

“I started doing my own independent research with a psychology professor at SU. With a degree in psychology, you can do basically anything. You can apply it to a lot of things outside of the classroom.”

Discover the exciting and diverse topics Marcus and his peers cover in their psychology courses: http://ow.ly/rrDc50yomOT

Learn more about SU’s psychology major: http://ow.ly/OWFA50yomOV

We are excited to announce that the Psychology Department will be hosting "Welcome Wednesdays" the second Wednesday of e...
09/04/2020

We are excited to announce that the Psychology Department will be hosting "Welcome Wednesdays" the second Wednesday of each month from 12-12:50 during the fall 2020 semester.

These events, held on zoom, will be a place where students and faculty can stay connected. Students must use their university zoom account. All majors and minors (and really, anyone at SU who wants to connect with us) is welcome!

This coming Welcome Wednesday will be hosted by our Department Chair Dr. Patterson and Dr. Bemis.

SU's Giving Day returns Tuesday, September 29.Every student and alumni gift will be matched up to $50 to the SAME* area ...
09/02/2020

SU's Giving Day returns Tuesday, September 29.

Every student and alumni gift will be matched up to $50 to the SAME* area of campus by alumni Wayne ’89 and Melissa ’89 Judkins.

$25 becomes $50
$35 becomes $70
$50 becomes $100

Sign up now to be a Giving Day ambassador and help share the importance of your campus cause. https://givingday.salisbury.edu/pages/challenges-2027

There will be program-specific matches, SU-themed prizes and more!

#SUGivingDay #SUMatchMyGift

*Unrestricted gifts will be matched to the Judkins Family Scholarship

In Dr. Larence Becker's Mind, Brain, and Machines course, students will be reading and discussing this article, which pr...
08/31/2020
Opinion | The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity

In Dr. Larence Becker's Mind, Brain, and Machines course, students will be reading and discussing this article, which provides an excellent introduction to the field of Cognitive Science. The Mind, Brain, and Machines course is the introductory course to our department's Cognitive Science minor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/28/opinion/sunday/brain-machine-artificial-intelligence.html?referringSource=articleShare

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

Welcome back, SU Psychology Gulls! We know that the semester looks and feels a bit different in many ways. However, we a...
08/31/2020

Welcome back, SU Psychology Gulls! We know that the semester looks and feels a bit different in many ways. However, we are very excited to see and work with you again: in face to face classes, in our research labs, and on zoom! Here is to an amazing semester!

Salisbury University Psychology Department
08/31/2020

Salisbury University Psychology Department

08/30/2020

The Salisbury University Department of Psychology is excited to announce the inaugural cohort of students enrolled in the Accelerated Mentoring Program (AMP). AMP provides students of Color who are majoring in psychology with a tailored set of professional development, educational, and mentoring experiences designed to facilitate their advancement into graduate programs in Psychology. We invite you to meet a few of the students enrolled in this year's program. To learn more, please visit https://www.salisbury.edu/academic-offices/liberal-arts/psychology/accelerated-mentor-program.aspx

This project is conducted in collaboration with 1 Year to Empowerment and Fenix Youth Project Inc.

Funding for this program has been provided by the American Psychological Association Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs with additional support from the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University Dean's Office.

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Come get a tasty Rita's Italian Ice to support a good cause! The Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society will be selling Italian ice for $2 a cup this Friday 10/25 11am - 2pm in the Link of Nations Hallway in the Commons.
and after the All Member meeting come to our Rita's fundraiser in Red Square!! We will be serving up Mango, Black Cherry, Vanilla, and Cotton Candy flavors just for you!
Congratulations to senior Carolyn Nekula who has been accepted into the Forensic and Legal Psychology Master's degree program at Marymount University!
CONGRATULATIONS to senior Gina Santoriello, who was awarded a 2019 Psi Chi EPA Regional Research Award! This award recognizes the excellence of her research study, “Women’s sexual perpetration experience predicting empathy with an unspecified or date rapist" which she will present at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting this spring. This presentation is based on Gina's Honors Thesis research, which she conducted under the guidance of Dr. Osman.
Did you know that the APA interactive pop-up exhibit "I am Psyched!" is currently on display at SU from now through May 10? Guided tours of this exhibit, which commemorates the accomplishments and contributions of women of color to the field of psychology, are open to the public. Please see the abbreviated schedule of events and tour times below. WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 EVENT: Open to the public for Guided Tours as part of the SU Multicultural Festival Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Pocomoke Room 234 DESCRIPTION: The I am Psyched exhibit will be open for guided tours during this time. An SU psychology student will be available to give tours. The tour has interactive components including films and other activities. EVENT: Alumni Panel Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Nanticoke Room 236 DESCRIPTION: Psychology alumni will come and discuss their experience as students of color at SU. Refreshments will be provided. THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 EVENT: Open to the public for Guided Tours Time: 1:00-4:00 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Pocomoke Room 234 DESCRIPTION: The I am Psyched exhibit will be open for guided tours during this time. An SU psychology student will be available to give tours. The tour has interactive components including films and other activities. EVENT: **President’s Address** Time: 1:00 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Nanticoke Room 236 DESCRIPTION: SU President, Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, will give an address focusing on her experiences as women in a high-level leadership position. MONDAY, May 7, 2018 EVENT: I am Psyched: Open to the public for Guided Tours Time: 5:00-7:00 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Pocomoke Room 234 DESCRIPTION: The I am Psyched exhibit will be open for guided tours during this time. An SU psychology student will be available to give tours. The tour has interactive components including films and other activities. EVENT: Trivia Night Time: 6:00-8:00 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Nanticoke Room 236 DESCRIPTION: Students in Psi Chi will host a trivia night focusing on information in the exhibit as well as general questions about other areas of psychology. Pizza and snacks will be provided. *Sponsored by Psi Chi TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 EVENT: Research Lecture by Dr. Yuki Okubo Time: 3:30-5:00 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Nanticoke Room 236 DESCRIPTION: Dr. Yuki Okubo, Assistant Professor of Psychology, will give a talk entitled “What we can learn from racial critical incidents.” WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 EVENT: Community Panel Time: 5:30-6:30 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Nanticoke Room 236 DESCRIPTION: Members of the Salisbury community will speak about their experiences working with diverse populations. Panelist who are women of color will discuss their experience pursuing careers working with clinical populations. Refreshments will be provided. THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 EVENT: Open to the public for Guided Tours Time: 1:30-5:30 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Pocomoke Room 234 DESCRIPTION: The I am Psyched exhibit will be open for guided tours during this time. An SU psychology student will be available to give tours. The tour has interactive components including films and other activities. EVENT: I am Psyched: Closing Reception Time: 3:30-5:00 Location: Guerrieri Student Union, Wicomico Room 135 DESCRIPTION: A celebration of the I am Psyched National Tour at Salisbury University. The reception will feature displays of the student ideas (created by the student groups who attended the exhibit) as well pictures from events throughout the exhibit. Refreshments will be provided.
Interesting article about mental health issues in adolescents and children; includes several short video clips
Congratulations to Dr. Schlehofer, who was awarded a 2017 Local- and State-Level Policy Work grant from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for her project, “Gap Analysis of Resources for LGBTQIA People in a Quasi-Rural City.” Conducted with Dr. Diane Illig from Salisbury University's Sociology department, and Ms. Janice Murphy (a political scientist not affiliated with SU), the project will explore the experiences and perceptions of inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questionning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people in the City of Salisbury. The project will also include a gap analysis to assess what programs, resources, and City policies are needed to best meet LGBTQIA citizens' needs and ensure equality. This grant is being conducted in collaboration with the City of Salisbury Mayor's office and Human Rights Advisory Committee. Way to go, Dr. S.!!
This article is about research Drs. Lance Garmon and Meredith Patterson have been conducting over the past few years.
For those of you who enjoy listening to podcasts, this episode is a very entertaining one about the Psychology of Food and GastroPhysics. Nice integration of several areas of psychology, including Cognitive, Social, and Developmental research. Influences on our perceptions of food include the weight of cutlery, music playing in restaurants, and your personal history of eating sweet desserts off of white plates.
Another picture of one of our recent graduates: Amy Wible with Drs. Garmon & Bemis