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Abigail Dester shares top award at regional honors conference18th April 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kudos to Abby Dester! The junior psychology/Spanish major and honors program student shared top prize for her poster on the academic effects of math anxiety on elementary school students at the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) annual conference at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., April 7-9. With a membership including …

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Faculty Innovator: Meghan Kahn1st March 2017

Meghan Kahn Associate Professor of Psychology School of Social Sciences               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Not long ago, Meghan Kahn, associate professor of psychology, was helping her three-and-a-half year old son put on his shoes. There was a first attempt. It didn’t go well. He looked to her …

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Psychology Prof. Bernie Carducci to uncork secrets of successful small talk at Social Sciences on Tap10th January 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The holiday season is an incredibly social time, and that makes it a busy time for Prof. Bernardo “Bernie” Carducci, whose research focuses on the psychological and social mechanisms of shyness—and ways to deal effectively with it in order to live a more socially engaged life. The professor of psychology …

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Paranormal psychology course probes haunted sites in England and Scotland31st October 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Sherlock meets Fringe meets Penny Dreadful in P477, a short-term study abroad program in history and research in paranormal psychology taking place during the upcoming winter term. The 14 students bold and curious enough to have embarked on this journey will spend two weeks visiting purportedly “haunted” destinations in England …

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Faculty Innovators: Bernadette Jessie27th October 2016

Bernadette Jessie Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice School of Social Sciences               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A birthday cake from Kroger sits on the high kitchen table in an apartment in Orchard Lodge, with “Happy 21st Hannah” written in pink frosting. Around the table, two of …

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Innovations boost student success and graduation rates in psychology29th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Every year at Commencement, Dr. Diane Wille, dean of research and professor of psychology, counts the number of psychology students walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. Lately the numbers have been ticking upwards, and by significant increments. The B.S. in psychology program has gone from zero to 54 …

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What’s New: Graduate Certificate in Program Leadership and Evaluation26th August 2016

What’s New at IU Southeast? Our new graduate certificate in program leadership and evaluation gives interested students the opportunity to continue their education and expand their skills in preparation for successful careers in psychology-related fields. When is it offered? Beginning fall 2016 What does it look like? The certificate requires that students take five graduate-level …

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Psychology faculty Lucinda Woodward debunks black dog syndrome in Getty web forum15th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Are black dogs unadoptable? That’s the question addressed by Lucinda Woodward, professor of psychology and co-director of the international studies program at IU Southeast in an essay published on Zocalo Public Square, a web forum based at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Woodward was invited to contribute the essay …

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