2020

November

Black is Keynote Speaker at Mount Aloysius Conference

Professor Lynanne Black, Educational and School Psychology Department, was the keynote speaker at the Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching on October 23, 2020.

October

Psychology's Kaniasty Publishes on Social Support Received by Emergency Responders

Krys Kaniasty collaborated on “Social adjustment in New Zealand and Philippine responders: A test of main and moderating effects of received social support,” published in the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies.

September

Kovaleski Publishes “The Data-Driven School”

Joseph Kovaleski, Dan Hyson, Ben Silberglitt, and Jason Pederson have co-authored the newly published book, The Data-Driven School. This book provides practical procedures to utilize data to conduct decision-making at the classroom, building, and school-wide levels.

Psychology Colloquium: “Understanding the Role of Group Processes in Public Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Please join Professor John Drury from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, on September 17 at 12:20 p.m. for a Zoom lecture discussing psychological perspectives on collective resilience and vulnerability in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raeff Publishes Book on Human Action

Catherine Raeff, professor of Psychology, published a book with Oxford University Press titled, Exploring the Complexities of Human Action. The book offers a theoretical framework for thinking systematically and integratively about what people do as they go about their complex lives in all corners of the world.

August

Berman Leads Webinar on Talking to Children and Teens About Racism

Pearl Berman, Department of Psychology, demonstrates how to talk to youth about tough topics at a developmentally appropriate level. This Zoom workshop on Wednesday, August 19, will help parents and other concerned adults talk to children and teens about the historical trauma faced by African-Americans and how this has influenced current civic unrest over police brutality and racism.

June

Doctoral Candidate Froehlich Receives ASPP Scholarship

School psychology doctoral candidate Kylie Froehlich was awarded a scholarship from the Association of School Psychologists in Pennsylvania to attend the Public Policy Institute, held in Washington, DC.

Runge Presents Webinar for Writing Proficiency and Interventions Post-COVID-19

Timothy Runge, professor in the Educational and School Psychology Department, was invited to present a one-hour webinar for the National Association of School Psychologists on the topic of “Return to School Special Series: Classroom Interventions for Writing, Post-COVID-19.”

May

Runge and Kovaleski Sit on Expert Panel Regarding COVID-19 and Academics

Runge and Kovaleski were invited to be expert panelists regarding academics and COVID-19 in schools.  This is a free webinar.

March

Runge Invited to Present Workshop at PaTTAN in Harrisburg

Timothy Runge, professor and chair of the Educational and School Psychology Department, was invited to present a workshop titled “Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Problem-Solving and Decision-Making within Tiers 1, 2, and 3 and the Eligibility Process” to teams of educators at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 2020.

Faculty and Students Present at NASP Convention 2020

In February 2020, multiple professors and students from the Department of Educational and School Psychology presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland.

PhD Candidates Awarded PASSHE Scholarship

PhD candidates Summer Wurster and Dana Elmquist were each awarded the PASSHE Highmark Graduate Award in the amount of $1,000. The award is given to graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in a health-related field. 

Psychology Students Named to Fall 2019 Dean's List

The Psychology Department congratulates our 165 psychology majors for being named to the Dean’s List for fall 2019. Students receive this recognition for each semester in which they earn a GPA of 3.25 or higher, while taking a minimum of 12 credits.

February

Psychology and the Politics of Torture

Professor Jay Mills of the Psychology Department will present a talk about the 2015 Hoffman Report that followed the 2014 New York Times revelation of psychologists’ involvement in the torture of detainees after the attacks of 9/11. Join us on Friday, February 14, 12:20–1:10 p.m. in Uhler Hall, Room 111.

Berman Recipient of Child Protection Award.

The Zero Abuse Project has awarded Pearl Berman the Child Advocacy Studies Award for her efforts to support other programs within the US and Pacific Region to develop this type of programming.