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A Snapshot of Applied Experiences in Psychology for 2015-2016

Department Chair Jennifer McCabe recently compiled the yearly Psychology Department assessment report.

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Graduating Psychology Students are headed to Graduate School and the Workforce

Goucher Class of 2016 has graduated, and they are moving on to great professional paths in graduate school and the workforce!

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Dr. Jennifer McCabe receives Excellence in Teaching Award

During the spring Convocation event on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Dr. Jennifer McCabe, Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, received the Goucher College award for Excellence in Teaching for a tenured faculty member.

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Project Syllabus publishes Dr. Jennifer McCabe’s Cognitive Psychology syllabus

Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Dr. Jennifer McCabe had the syllabus for her Cognitive Psychology course peer-reviewed and accepted for online publication through Project Syllabus as a high-quality example in the “Cognitive Psychology” category.

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Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson publishes a book chapter co-authored with a Goucher alum

Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson, Associate Professor of Psychology, recently published a book chapter co-authored with Goucher alum Nenelwa Tomi (’11).

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Dr. Jennifer McCabe’s Research Highlighted in the Press

Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer McCabe's research on classroom applications of the method of loci was cited in two recent popular press articles.

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Dr. Friedman-Wheeler’s Recent Scholarly Publication on Coping Strategies

Associate Professor of Psychology Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler was recently published in the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

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Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson Publishes an Exemplary Syllabus

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson had the syllabus for her Cultural Psychology: Black Psychology course peer-reviewed and accepted for online publication through Project Syllabus as a high-quality example in the “Culture” category.

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Retirement Celebration for Dr. Ann McKim December 2015

Ann McKim has been a true inspiration for students, for psychology department members and for her colleagues throughout Goucher. She is known for her passion and exuberance for teaching her classes and conducting research.

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Dr. Gillian Starkey Joins the Psychology Faculty

We are so pleased to announce that Dr. Gillian Starkey has been hired for the Human Neuroscience position, to begin in Fall 2016. She will be teaching a variety of courses on topics pertaining to physiological psychology and neuroscience, as well as introductory psychology.

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Goucher Psychology Attends the 2016 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)

In March 2016, Goucher psychology students and faculty members attended and presented five research posters at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in New York City.

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Goucher Psychology Attends the 2015 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)

In March 2015, 14 Goucher psychology students and 4 faculty members attended and presented five research posters at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA). 

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Learning and Memory Strategy Demonstrations for the Psychology Classroom

Dr. Jennifer McCabe, associate professor of psychology, created a teaching resource titled "Learning and Memory Strategy Demonstrations for the Psychology Classroom." The project was funded by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology in a 2013 Instructional Resource Award and was peer-reviewed and published online in December 2014. It can be accessed directly here.

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Summer Science Research: Values of Work

Jackie Buckman '14 and Victoria Rain '14 discuss collaborating with a faculty member on a psychology research project this summer.

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Psychology faculty and students presented research at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference

Five Psychology faculty members and 15 current Goucher students, along with several alums, traveled to New York City to present research findings at the Eastern Psychological Association conference, March 1-4, 2013.

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Psychology goes to 2012 Eastern Psychological Association meeting

On March 1-4, four faculty members and 10 students from Department of Psychology attended the Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Goucher Psychology goes to the American Psychological Association meeting

The American Psychological Association Conference was held in Washington, DC on August 4th-7th , 2011. Dr. Tom Ghirardelli, Dr. Ann McKim, Dr. Jo Ellyn Pederson, and Dr. Katherine Choe attended the meeting.  Dr. Choe's and Dr. McKim's labs presented their posters as well.

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Psychology at the Landmark Undergraduate Science Research SymposiumDr. Katherine Choe and Dr. Dara Friedman-Wheeler, along with their students, were part of the Landmark Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium.  On July 22nd, student researchers and faculty members from peer colleges and Goucher College celebrated this year's meeting at Goucher. [full story]

Psychology goes to the Association for Psychological Science meeting

Dr. Jennifer McCabe and Dr. Katherine Choe attended the 23rd Association of Psychological Science with their lab members. It was held in Washington, DC on May 24-29, 2011.

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Goucher goes to 2010 Eastern Psychological Association Conference

In Spring, 2010, Goucher College had three research groups presenting psychology research at the 81st Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in New York, NY. 

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Welcoming Party for Dr. Grayman-Simpson
On Thursday September 24th, the Psychology Department and the Psych Club welcomed new professor Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson.  [full story]

Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson joins the Psychology faculty

We welcome the arrival of Dr.Nyasha Grayman who joined the psychology faculty in the fall of 2009.

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The Arrival of Patrick LoPresto's Baby

On January 29th, 2009, Patrick LoPresto became the father of a beautiful baby girl.
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Psychology and the Expressive Arts

On November 5th, Joanne Margolius, creator of the Magical Experiences Art Company (MEAC), performed On a Wing and a Prayer, a play demonstrating expressive art therapy.  Students and faculty gathered to observe and take part in her unique form of drama therapy. 

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The next step to Psychology: Anthony Parente talks about different career options with masters degree in psychology

“What can I do with my psychology degree?”  This is the question looming in the minds of many psychology majors. On Wednesday, October 15, the Goucher College Psychology Club sponsored an event that answered this question for the many students in attendance.

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Dr. Carol Mills and her students have their research work accepted to a scientific journal

Dr. Carol Bergfeld Mills, who recently retired from the Psychology Department at Goucher College, just had a paper accepted to Perception

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Retirement Celebration for Dr. Carol Mills

On the afternoon of September 10th, faculty and staff gathered at the Dorsey Center Courtyard to celebrate Dr. Carol Mills' and four others' retirement. On behalf of the Psychology Department, Dr. Ann McKim gave a heart-warming speech to recognize Dr. Mills's inspiring dedication.
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Dr. Jennifer McCabe joins Psychology faculty

We welcome the arrival of Dr. Jennifer McCabe who joined the psychology faculty in the fall of 2008.

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Dr. Carol Bergfeld Mills retires from Goucher College after 22 years
On May 1, 2008, the Psychology Department and the Psychology Club held a nice retirement party for Dr. Mills to acknowledge her many accomplishments. [full story]

Psi Chi Induction Ceremony 2008

On April 17th, 2008, Goucher College inducted 21 students into their Psi Chi Chapter. 

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Psych Club: Counseling in Action
On Wednesday, April 16, 2008, the Psych Club and the Health Center joined forces to give students a glimpse into the world of counseling. [full story]

Eastern Psychological Association Conference 2008
Spring of 2008, Goucher College had three research groups presenting psychology research at the 79th Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in Boston, Massachusetts.  [full story]

Psych Club: Cognition of a Musical Mind

On Monday, March 3, 2008, the Goucher College Psych Club hosted Michael Schutz, the Director of Percussion Studies at Longwood University, in Cognition of a Musical Mind.

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Psych Club: The Man Who Shocked the World

The Psych Club held its first guest speaking event of the semester on Monday, February 18.

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Psych Club: Graduate Schools for Psychology

On Thursday evening, November 29, the last Psych Club event of the semester was held on the topic of how to prepare for pursuing graduate work by Dr. Carol Mills.

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Psych Club: Surviving & Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

The Psych Club opened the year with a presentation by Mr. Bruce Ramsay, a recovering victim of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Monday evening, October 8, 2007.

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Psychology Brown Bag Lunch
The Department of Psychology began the school year with a brown bag lunch event held in the private dinning room of Pearlstone on September 20th. [full story]

Dr. Jo Ellyn Pederson joins Psychology faculty

We welcome Dr. Jo Ellyn Pederson who joined the psychology department as a full-time faculty member in the fall of 2007. 

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Dr. Dara Friedman-Wheeler joins Psychology faculty

We welcome the arrival of Dr. Dara Friedman-Wheeler who joined the psychology faculty in the fall of 2007. 

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Psi Chi Induction Ceremony 2007

The Psychology Department would like to congratulate the students who were inducted into the Goucher College Chapter of Psi Chi on April 27, 2007.  Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. 

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Eastern Psychological Association 2007

Eleven students and five professors attended the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting on March 22-24, 2007 in Philadelphia, PA.

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