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2013

  • December

    • Stephanie Manasse Receives Double Honors

      December 11, 2013

      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 Medicine in recognition of her poster submission.

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

      December 06, 2013

      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 Foundations, the series will feature four Drexel psychology professors who will discuss topics ranging from bullying and peer pressure to military families coping with loved ones away for the holidays. Tune in live on WPHT (1210 AM).

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    • Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group

      December 04, 2013

      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 journal article reporting guidelines that represents an extension of the original Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, but specific to Social and Psychological Interventions (SPI).

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  • November

    • Tara McNair Receives NDLW Award

      November 14, 2013

      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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  • October

  • September

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

      September 29, 2013

      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 of cognitive and behavioral psychology.

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    • APBB Names Award in Honor of Art Nezu

      September 29, 2013

      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 “Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP Dissertation Diversity Award.”

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    • Art Nezu Elected to Chair-Elect

      September 29, 2013

      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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    • The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

      New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

      September 27, 2013

      Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

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    • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

      September 24, 2013

      Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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  • August

  • July

    • 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 American Psychological Association (APA) to name, categorize and disseminate empirically-supported psychological treatments to clinicians, policy makers, and the general public.

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  • June

  • May

  • April

    • Psychology Sweeps Awards at COAS Research Day

      April 15, 2013

      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

      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 student in the clinical psychology doctoral program. “There’s a lot of room for improvement. There are cognitive behavior therapies, but they’re not entirely effective.”

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    • James Herbert Appointed to Editorial Board

      April 02, 2013

      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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  • March

    • Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?

      March 29, 2013

      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 while driving: More than 98 percent of adult drivers know it’s unsafe, but almost half of them admitted to doing it anyway.

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    • Lauren Greenberg Receives APA Division 38 Graduate Student Research Award

      March 29, 2013

      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 the American Psychological Association (APA).

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    • New Exchange Program with Simon Fraser University

      March 07, 2013

      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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  • February

  • January

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

      January 29, 2013

      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 to truly define what makes a personality disorder and how it should be diagnosed. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Christine Nezu, professor of psychology and medicine, regarding personality disorders and the diagnostic changes currently underway.

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