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New Spring Courses

December 18, 2014
New Courses

Are men and women’s brains really wired differently? How can philosophy respond to the Holocaust? Discuss these questions and more in our new spring courses....

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Student Job Opportunities

December 18, 2014
Job Opportunities

Need to replenish your funds from all that holiday shopping? Lucky for you, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology are hiring!...

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McCurdy Receives 2015 Thesis Award

December 14, 2014
McCurdy

Mark McCurdy, a second year doctoral student advised by Drs. Brian Daly and Douglas Chute, was selected to receive the 2015 Thesis Award granted by the Education Advisory Committee of the Society for Clinical Neuropsy...

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Elizabeth Nicholls published as first author in Journal of Pediatric Psychology

December 09, 2014
Elizabeth Nicholls

PhD student Elizabeth Nicholls and mentor Brian Daly examined depression and anxiety in children with spina bifida living in Colombia, South America, in the first study investigating these topics in a developing area....

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Society for Pediatric Psychology Spotlights Elizabeth Nicholls

October 31, 2014
Elizabeth Nicholls

Elizabeth Nicholls, MS won the 2014-15 Student Spotlight Award from the Society for Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54).

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Stephanie Manasse Receives Early Career Investigator Grant

October 31, 2014
Stephanie Manasse

Third year clinical psychology doctoral student, Stephanie Manasse, MS (mentor: Evan Forman) was awarded the 2014 Early Career Investigator Grant from the Obesity Society.

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Hallie Espel Receives Travel Grant

October 24, 2014
Hallie Espel

Hallie Espel was recently awarded the Obesity Society's Pat Simons Travel Grant, which is awarded to presenters at the Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society, based on the quality of the abstracts they submit.

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Stephanie Kerrigan Receives Awards

October 24, 2014
Stephanie Kerrigan

Congratulations to Stephanie Kerrigan (mentor: Meghan Butryn), doctoral candidate, the recipient of two awards for her abstract titled, "Distress Tolerance as a Predictor of Physical Activity Intentions and Engagement...

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Evan Forman Receives 2014 Weght Watchers Karen-Miller-Kovach Research Grant

October 14, 2014
Evan Forman

Congratulations to Evan Forman, PhD, of Drexel University, the recipient of the 2014 Weight Watchers Karen Miller‐Kovach Research Grant.

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Five Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Therapist

October 14, 2014
Psychology Services Clinic

Seeking care for behavioral health concerns, whether for yourself or your child, can itself cause some stress – especially if you don’t know what to look for in a therapist, or if your insurance coverage for mental healt...

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Paper by Aimee Hildebrand Receives 2013 Top School Health Paper Honor

October 09, 2014
Aimee Hildebrand

A first-authored paper by Aimee Hildenbrand (mentors: Brian Daly and Doug Chute) entitled "Increased risk for school violence-related behaviors among adolescents with insufficient sleep" was selected as a 2013 Top Sch...

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Psychological Services Center Opens at Drexel, Offering Affordable, Cutting-Edge Care for Philadelphia Region

October 03, 2014
Psychological Services Center Officially Opens

The Department of Psychology at Drexel University held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Drexel Psychological Services Center (PSC)....

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Stephanie Goldstein wins 2014 Junior Scientist Fellowship

September 26, 2014
Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology (mentor: Evan Forman), is a winner of the 2014 American Psychological Association/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship, which comes with a $1000 grant to f...

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New Winter Courses

September 25, 2014
Library

Study the history of witchcraft, understand the politics of disability, or learn about sleep and its disorders in these new courses....

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Elizabeth Whipple Receives the First Emily Reid O’Connor Memorial Fellowship

September 24, 2014
Elizabeth Whipple

Elizabeth Whipple, MS was recently awarded the first Emily Reid O’Connor Memorial Fellowship.

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Student Jobs Available

September 22, 2014
Job Opportunities

The holidays will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start saving money for all those presents, parties and flights to visit family and friends! Lucky for you, the College of Arts and Sciences and the d...

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Introducing Our New Faculty Members!

August 29, 2014
New Faculty

The Department of Psychology is delighted to introduce new faculty members: Cathy Bolton, Paige Davis, Fengqing Zoe Zhang, and Nancy Raitano Lee!

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Hildebrand and Nicholls Elected to Advisory Board

August 20, 2014
Hildebrand Nicholls

Aimee Hildenbrand (term 2013-2015) and Elizabeth Nicholls (term 2014-2016), advanced doctoral students in the Daly/Chute lab, were elected to the Student Advisory Board for the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Divisio...

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Zamzow, Schultheis, and Kloss Awarded Grant by National Multiple Sclerosis Society

August 20, 2014
Zamzow

Maria T. Schultheis, Jacqueline D. Kloss, and Jessica Zamzow were awarded a pilot grant by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for $40,154....

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Casey LaDuke receives 2014 American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant

July 31, 2014
Casey LaDuke

Casey LaDuke, an advanced doctoral student in Drexel’s clinical psychology program mentored by Dave DeMatteo and Kirk Heilbrun, has been awarded an American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant in the amount of $9...

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Do People with Autism Struggle with Driving? First Study Asks Autistic Adults about Real-World Driving Experiences

June 27, 2014
View from the windshield of a car driving on a highway

In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of dri...

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Student Job Opportunities

June 20, 2014
Job Opportunities

Looking for some extra summer cash? Apply for a work-study position with the physics department, psychology department, or Judaic Studies Program....

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Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

June 19, 2014
Youth on the phone

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. More than 50 percent...

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Is the World Cup a Blessing or a Curse? A Q&A With Eric Zillmer

June 10, 2014
World Cup 2014 in Brazil

As the 2014 World Cup approaches, all eyes are on Brazil. The country has been plagued by claims that it is unprepared to host the massive sporting event and protests over the billions of dollars spent on construction co...

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Meghann Galloway awarded the 2014 Student Travel Award

June 09, 2014
Meghann Galloway

Meghann Galloway was awarded the 2014 Student Travel Award in the amount of $300 on behalf of the American Psychological Association to facilitate her attendance at the annual convention in Washington, DC.

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Arthur Nezu Commencement Speech and Summer Institute

May 19, 2014
Art Nezu

Arthur Nezu will provide the 2014 Commencement Address for the Graduate Programs of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and he has also been invited to be a faculty member of the week-long 14th Annual Sum...

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McCurdy Receives Travel Award

April 28, 2014
Mark McCurdy

Mark McCurdy was awarded the 2014 Student Travel Award on behalf of the American Psychological Association to support his attendance at the annual convention in Washington, DC, where he will be presenting his research...

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Strohmaier Awarded Research Grant

April 28, 2014
Strohmaier

Heidi Strohmaier, a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology, was recently awarded research grants from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology ($1,000) and the American Psychology-Law Society ($750).

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Poster Gift Card Winners

April 22, 2014
Alexandra and Elise

On April 15, 2014, a poster co-authored by PhD student Alexandra P. Greenfield, Masters student Elise M. Turner, PhD student Kristina E. Patrick, MS, BCBA, and Douglas L. Chute, PhD won first place in a competition at...

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DeMatteo Certified by American Board of Professional Psychology

April 20, 2014
David DeMatteo

David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, is now board certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

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In Child Custody Disputes, LGBT Parents Face Bias in the Courts, New Drexel Review Finds

April 15, 2014
Image of child having to chose between two parents

Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to a new r...

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Drexel Professor Emeritus Thomas Hewett Receives 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

April 10, 2014
Thomas Hewett

Thomas T. Hewett, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology and computer science at Drexel University, is the recipient of the 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award for his contributions to the growth and success of the Associa...

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Work Study Jobs Available

April 03, 2014
Job Opportunities

Did your spring break vacay leave you strapped for cash? Apply to one of these student jobs to replenish your funds!...

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Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

April 01, 2014
Illustration of person and monster trying to pull each other into a ravine with a rope

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. If you fear interaction with other people, then how do you bu...

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Psychology Undergrad Edits Memoir By Grammy Winner

March 05, 2014
Khushbu Patel

Last month we spoke with English prof Rachel Wenrick about her experience co-authoring "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music" alongside Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo. And while it was highly collaborativ...

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Caterina Mosti's Research Discussed in Huffington Post

February 26, 2014
Caterina Mosti

Second-year health and neuropsychology doctoral student Caterina Mosti's research regarding cutting healthcare costs with cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) was recently covered by the Huffington Post an...

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Janet Hyde will speak at Spring Colloquium on April 14

February 26, 2014
Spring Colloquium - Save the Date

The Psychology Department Spring Colloquium, "Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth: Science vs. the Media on Gender Differences", sponsored by the Master of Science in Psychology program, will be held on Monday, A...

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Anna Graefe Receives 2014 John E. Gordon Dissertation Award

February 19, 2014
Anna Graefe

Anna Graefe was just awarded the 2014 John E. Gordon Dissertation Award, in the amount of $1500....

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Psychology is Big Winner at COAS Research Day

February 19, 2014
2011 CoAS Research Day

In celebration of the 14th annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Days on February 17-18, 2014, over 125 students presented on topics ranging from biowall manufacturing and dark matter, to juvenile probation and th...

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Dr. Eric Zillmer Talks about the Olympics on C-Span

February 07, 2014
Eric Zillmer

Dr. Eric Zillmer was interviewed on C-Span about the Olympics.

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Stephanie Manasse Receives Double Honors

December 11, 2013
Stephanie Manasse

Stephanie Manasse, doctoral student in clinical psychology received a $1500 Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant to support her thesis project and was also named Meritorious Student winner by the Society of Behavioral Medi...

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Drexel Psychologist Hosts "Talking About Kids" Radio Series on WPHT Philadelphia

December 06, 2013
Myrna Shure

Drexel psychologist and Emeritus Professor Myrna Shure, PhD, will host "Talking About Kids," a live radio series airing this winter on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. Made possible by the Huston and Clayman Family Fou...

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Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group

December 04, 2013
Art Nezu

Art Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, has recently been appointed to the International Advisory Group and Consensus Panel that will develop the protocol for CONSORT-SPI. CONSORT-SPI will be the...

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Tara McNair Receives NDLW Award

November 14, 2013
Tara McNair Receives NDLW Award

Tara McNair received an award from Drexel University for her outstanding work on behalf of online learning in the College of Arts and Sciences as part of Drexel's celebration of National Distance Learning Week.

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Meet one of Psychology’s Newest Faculty Members

October 30, 2013
Chris Sims, PhD

Chris Sims, PhD, is a new assistant professor in the Department of Psychology whose research focuses on cognitive science. In this Q&A, Sims reveals his “new” 18th century hobby and the undergraduate course that ultimate...

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More New Courses for Winter

October 30, 2013
New CoAS Courses

Looking for new courses this winter? Examine the world of comics, graphic novels and memoirs; learn about technology’s role in psychology; or explore the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment in these new cou...

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Student Jobs Available

October 30, 2013
Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Job Opportunities

Looking for fall employment opportunities? Become a marketing and communications assistant in the College of Arts and Sciences, take a front office position in the Department of Psychology, or work for Drexel Edits and h...

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Drexel Lab Has Two of the Most Downloaded Articles in the World

October 22, 2013
Download

Behavior Therapy is one of the top journals in the field of Psychology, and Drexel University's Department of Psychology lab group has 2 of the top 5 most downloaded articles worldwide in 2013 (#2 and #5).

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Maiko Sakamoto Receives the 2013 Tony Wong Culture and Diversity Award

October 14, 2013
Sakamoto

Maiko Sakamoto, PhD, was born in Matsuyama, Japan, and came to the U.S. to pursue her passion in psychology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Mary V. Spiers from Drexel ...

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DeMatteo Appointed to Editorial Boards

October 08, 2013
David DeMatteo

Dave DeMatteo was recently appointed to the Editorial Boards of four journals (effective Jan. 2014): Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Journal of Personality Disorders; Professional Psychology: Research a...

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PNS Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics

October 08, 2013

Please join us for our Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics with speaker Cynthia S. Kubu, PhD, ABPP-CN.

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Spring Colloquium - Save the Date

October 02, 2013
Spring Colloquium - Save the Date

Please save the date for the upcoming Psychology Department Spring Colloquium, "Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth: Science vs. the Media on Gender Differences", sponsored by the Master of Science in P...

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APBB Names Award in Honor of Art Nezu

September 29, 2013
Art Nezu

By virtue of Dr. Art Nezu’s contributions in promoting diversity in professional psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has named an annual dissertation award in his honor—the &ld...

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Art Nezu Elected to Chair-Elect

September 29, 2013
Art Nezu

Dr. Art Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently elected by the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association to be its Chair-Elect for 2014 and Chair in 2015.

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Publication Announcement of New Book co-authored by Psychology Faculty Members and Colleague

September 29, 2013
Art and Christine Nezu

Drs. Chris Maguth and Arthur Nezu are pleased to announce the release of their newest book, which is devoted to providing readers with a state of the art guide to the competencies required for the specialty practice o...

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Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

September 24, 2013
Infographic showing past weight loss and the effect on future eating disorders

Dieters and weight loss researchers are familiar with the principle: The more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. A complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors make it so....

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Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

August 22, 2013
The Beautiful Life class meeting at Drexel

Thomas "Tommy" Jamison is a 75-year-old hospice patient in West Philadelphia who now spends his Tuesdays reliving his glory days as a former boxer and ladies' man while Hannah Gittler...

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Kristina Patrick Published as First Author in Pediatrics

August 21, 2013
Kristina Patrick

Through collaboration with pediatric neuropsychologists from Kennedy Krieger Institute, PhD student Kristina Patrick and mentor Doug Chute examined the utility of the Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire as a ...

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David DeMatteo Elected APA Division 41 Fellow

August 09, 2013
David DeMatteo

David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society....

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Haney-Caron, LaDuke, and King Elected to American Psychology - Law Society

August 02, 2013
American Psychology-Law Society

The Drexel University Department of Psychology was well-represented in the recent elections for the Student Section Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41)....

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Evan Forman Receives Prestigious Appointments

July 24, 2013

Evan Forman, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, was named Managing Editor of PsychologicalTreatments.org, which is a large-impact effort of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the Ame...

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New Courses for Fall Quarter

July 22, 2013
New CoAS Courses

Looking to branch out this fall? Try one of our new electives. Ditch the classroom for a writing workshop that meets in museums, contemplate the mind-bending concept of time, or examine the “culture of poverty&rdq...

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Psychology-Led Teams Awarded $250,000 to Develop Behavioral Health Management Tools

June 20, 2013
Dr. Brian Daly and Dr. Evan Forman

Two teams of Drexel researchers, led by Drs. Evan Forman and Brian Daly of the psychology department, have been given seven months and $250,000 each from Shire Pharmaceuticals to develop a self-management tool that will ...

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Chris Diaz Awarded Pat Tillman Scholarship

June 11, 2013
Chris Diaz

Chris Diaz, a junior psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and United States Navy Veteran, has been awarded the Pat Tillman Scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation....

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Emeritus Professor Donald Bersoff Speaks at White House Conference on Mental Health

June 10, 2013
Donald Bersoff

Professor Donald Bersoff was an invited speaker at the White House Conference on Mental Health on June 3. Bersoff, an emeritus professor in both the Psychology Department and in the Earle Mack School of Law and current p...

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Partnership with Shire Pharmaceuticals

May 24, 2013
Forman-Daly

Shire Pharmaceuticals, as part of an "innovation partnership pilot" with Drexel, issued a request for proposals to create an innovative patient management tool that can have a real impact on patients in the areas of beha...

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Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Awards and Grants

May 19, 2013
News

A number of students in the Department of Psychology have received prestigious awards and grants.

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David DeMatteo Testifies at Special Hearing on Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System

May 10, 2013
David DeMatteo

On May 9th, Dave DeMatteo testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee in Harrisburg in a special hearing on mental health issues and the criminal justice system.

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Meghann Galloway selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship

May 06, 2013
Meghan Galloway

Meghann Galloway, a third year student in the JD/PhD program in law and psychology mentored by Dr. David DeMatteo, was recently selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship in the APA's Public Interest Government ...

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PNS Student Award Winners

May 03, 2013
News

Two students in the Department of Psychology have won awards.

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Psychology Sweeps Awards at COAS Research Day

April 15, 2013
News

Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche

April 11, 2013
Adrienne Juarascio

As a student of psychology, Adrienne Juarascio wasn’t satisfied with the current treatment for eating disorders. “It seems like our standard treatments just aren’t enough,” said Juarascio, a stude...

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James Herbert Appointed to Editorial Board

April 02, 2013
Dr. James Herbert

Dr. James Herbert, Ph.D., professor and head, psychology, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

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Lauren Greenberg Receives APA Division 38 Graduate Student Research Award

March 29, 2013
Lauren Greenberg

Lauren Greenberg, Ph.D. student, under the mentorship of Drs. Art and Chris Nezu, professors of psychology, CoAS, was recently granted the Graduate Student Research Award ($1500) from Health Psychology, Division 38 of...

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Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?

March 29, 2013
Texting while Driving Billboard

Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting ...

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New Exchange Program with Simon Fraser University

March 07, 2013
Kirk Heilbrun

Dr. Kirk Heilbrun , professor, psychology, CoAS, is setting up an exchange program with Simon Fraser University (SFU), one of the premier forensic psychology programs in the world.

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Adrienne Juarascio Receives Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award

February 05, 2013
Congratulations from APF

The Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology is an annual award bestowed in his honor by the American Psychological Association, Division 12, The Society of ...

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Q&A with Dr. Christine Nezu: Redefining the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders

January 29, 2013
the human brain

In December, the American Psychiatric Association worked to identify a new diagnostic system for personality disorders. The decision was met with some opposition, primarily based on the notion that it is very difficult t...

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Matteucci and Goldstein Receive Undergraduate Research Fund Award

December 13, 2012
News

Alyssa Matteucci and Stephanie Goldstein were the first two recipients of the Psychology Undergraduate Research Fund Award....

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Chelsea Morse Receives Grant from Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology

December 03, 2012
Chelsea Morse

Chelsea Morse, a fourth year neuropsychology student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology, Division 22 of the American Psychol...

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Chelsea Morse Receives Women in Leadership Award

November 03, 2012
Chelsea Morse

Chelsea Morse, Ph.D. Student in clinical psychology, mentored by Dr. Maria Schultheis, psychology, CoAS, was granted a prestigious award by the Women In Leadership group of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, in ...

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Chris King Receives American Psychology-Law Society Student Grant

October 30, 2012
Chris King

Chris King, a fourth-year student in the J.D./Ph.D. program in law and psychology, was recently awarded a $750 grant from the the American Psychology-Law Society Student Grants-in-Aid Committee.

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Christine Nezu elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association

October 11, 2012
Christine Nezu

Dr. Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP, psychology, CoAS, was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology....

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Brian Daly Interview

October 08, 2012
Brian Daly

Brian P. Daly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently interviewed for a story in Kiwanis Magazine about the potential benefits and dangers of screen time for young children....

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Laura A. Berner Awarded NIMH NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

September 05, 2012
Laura Berner

Laura A. Berner, a doctoral student in Dr. Michael Lowe’s lab in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, recently received a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral Fellows from ...

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Q & A with Dr. Eric Zillmer: Lance Armstrong's Legacy

August 28, 2012
Dr. Eric Zillmer

After years of speculation, Lance Armstrong has relinquished his seven Tour de France titles in response to accusations that he repeatedly cheated to become the world’s winningest cyclist.

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Q & A with John Kounios: The 'Aha! Moment'

August 20, 2012
John Kounios on TED

Dr. John Kounios has a knack for articulating the science behind those proverbial lightbulb moments that occur when a sudden realization is made. Kounios, a professor of psychology in the Drexel University College of Art...

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Psychology Grad Students Win 2012 Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award

August 09, 2012
Poster Award

Efrat Eichenbaum and Mitra Khaksari were selected for the 2012 Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award.

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Arthur M. Nezu appointed Associate Editor of Archives of Scientific Psychology

August 04, 2012
Arthur M. Nezu

Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently appointed Associate Editor of the newly inaugurated journal, Archives of Scientific Psychology....

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Dr. James Herbert Named Head of Psychology

July 23, 2012
Dr. James Herbert

We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Herbert, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the new Head of the Department of Psyc...

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