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Four Students Receive 2017 American Psychology-Law Society Student Presentation Awards



March 14, 2017

Keisha April, Stephanie Singer, Alice Thornewill and Elizabeth Gale-Bentz were awarded 2017 American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Student Presentation Awards. AP-LS is Division 41 of the American Psychological Association and is the preeminent psychology-law organization in the U.S. The awards were:

Outstanding Student Paper:

Keisha April (PhD student in Clinical Psychology) for her presentation, "Minority perceptions matter: The relationship between youths' attitudes toward police and perceptions of unfair treatment."

Stephanie Singer (JD/PhD student in Law and Psychology) for her presentation, "Facing the facts: What the data say about the PA DMC Youth/Law Enforcement Curriculum through the lens of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Final Report."

Alice Thornewill (JD/PhD student in Law and Psychology) for her presentation, "In the wake of Hoffman: Psychologist and public perceptions of the role of psychologists in national security interrogations and other non-traditional settings."

Outstanding Student Presentation in Novel-Topic Research:

Elizabeth Gale-Bentz (PhD student in Clinical Psychology) for her presentation, "Public perceptions of the impact of the collateral consequences of juvenile justice involvement."

Keisha April, Stephanie Singer, and Elizabeth Gale-Bentz are mentored by Naomi Goldstein, PhD. Alice Thornewill is mentored by David DeMatteo, PhD.