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Runge Completes Survey of Pennsylvania Educators' Preparedness to Address Student Trauma

Timothy Runge, Psychology, IUP collaborates with Timothy Knoster and Danielle Empson on a survey of PK-12 Educators in Pennsylvania.

Psychology Day, April 30

The Psychology Department invites you to the 2021 Psychology Day. Taking place on Zoom, this is our collective expression of enthusiasm for psychological science, featuring invited speakers and psychology students and their mentors presenting their scholarship.

Psychology Colloquium: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Contact Tracing Interviews using Psychological Science

Please join Jacqueline Evans and Deborah Goldfarb, Florida International University, on March 4 at 4:00 p.m. for a one-hour Zoom presentation that will describe the findings of research that has successfully tested the application of psychology to contact tracing interviews.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.