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Gender Differences in Weight Gain

Associate Professor of Psychology Jamie Bodenlos and recent William Smith graduates Kara Gengarelly '14 and Rachael Smith '15 published an article, "Gender differences in freshmen weight gain," in the most recent issue of the international peer-reviewed journal Eating Behaviors. In the article, Bodenlos, Gengarelly and Smith examined predictors of weight change among college students in their fir...  More >>

Pugach '15 to Study Forensic Psychology

Cameron Pugach '15 will begin graduate study in forensic psychology this fall at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. A Presidential Scholarship from John Jay will fund Pugach's study for the entirety of his master's studies. In addition to the Presidential Scholarship, the program in forensic psychology at John Jay stood out for Pugach because of its "specific research track an...  More >>

Hanno '16, Ashdown Research in Guatemala

As a psychology and Spanish double major and Latin American studies minor, Olivia Hanno '16 will have the opportunity to pursue all of her academic interests later this month when she travels to Guatemala with Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown. Hanno and Ashdown will conduct research for two different cross-cultural psychology studies as well as present at the International Associat...  More >>

Students, Faculty Present at ISPP Conference

Olivia Hanno '16 and Rachael Smith '15 recently traveled to San Diego, Calif., with Assistant Professor of Psychology Emily Fisher and Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman to present at the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) annual meeting held July 3-6. Their presentation, "Political Attitudes and Participation: the Nuanced Role of Education," was based on the group's r...  More >>

Graham Publishes, Presents New Work

Assistant Professor of Psychology Daniel Graham recently published work on aesthetic preferences in the leading journal Vision Research and presented research on this and related topics at Imperial College London. In the paper "Preference for luminance histogram regularities in natural scenes," Graham and his colleagues report findings showing the correlation between aesthetic preference and a pa...  More >>

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