Psychology Junior, Katie Savage, received the University’s Undergraduate Student Award for Diversity this year for her commitment to advancing diversity on both the campus and within the community. The award is given annually and Katie will be honored for her efforts at a reception on April 16th with awardees from other categories. Congratulations, Katie!
Psychology Senior, Margo Williams, was featured in an online news article for her research work with the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Infant and Child Assessment Lab as part of the PSYC 395 course in the Department of Psychology. PSYC 395 offers undergraduate students of psychology a hands-on opportunity to investigate different types of research. Click here to read the full article.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. Less than one percent of all college students qualify, therefore, invitation to membership in Phi Beta Kappa is a reflection of outstanding achievement. We congratulate the following students on being inducted into this prestigious society this fall and are proud of their academic accomplishments.
|Thomas H. Brader||Morgan E. Moore
||Malaika E. Pacque|
|Jessica M. Caamano||Elizabeth C. Moroney
||Mary K. Weinel
|Alvera A. Feeny
||Rachel L. Olsen
||Kelly A. Knowles
|Michael L. Giordano
||Scott H. Oppler, Jr.
||Remi S. Moore
The Department would like to extend its congratulations to the following students who were recent recipients of grants to continue their respective research interests in psychology. Their demonstrated commitment to the field of psychology is valued.
|Remi Moore: David Bray Peele Memorial Research Award|
|Mary K. Weinel: Sarah Steele Danhoff Undergraduate Research Award|
|Lapching Keung: Tom and Elizabeth Long Research Award|
|Katelyn Dryden: Dunlevie Honors Undergraduate Research Award|
|Mariah Moore: Gump Family Undergraduate Research Award|
Alicia Mullis presented her research at UNC’s Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 16, 2011. Her poster was selected as one of the four posters to be displayed at the Undergraduate Library. Alicia’s project is entitled, ”Applying Chaos Theory: Chronic Pain, Music, and Cognition.”
Katherine Cullen’s poster was also one of the four selected for display at the House Undergraduate Library. She also presented her research at UNC-CH’s 13th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 16, 2012. Katherine’s project is entitled “Attentional Bias for Food Cues: Differences between Obese and Normal-Weight Individuals.” Congratulations on this fine achievement, Alicia and Katherine!
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies. New members receive certificates and Phi Beta Kappa keys, the organization’s symbol. Listed below are 18 Psychology majors who will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on November 21st.
|Breanne E. Allen||Kelci D. Harris||Lindsey K. Miller|
|Grace H. Beard||Sadie L. Hasbrouck||Sonia L. Oakley|
|Shannon M. Blakey||Christine Jackson||Michael V. Patrone|
|Jessica E. Bodford||Caroline R. Jones||Matthew B. Spangler|
|Benjamin Brumley||Olivia L. Lamontagne||Emma R. Swift|
|Emily E. Crowder||Kelsey A. Ludwig||Kelly E. Wolfe|
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. A student who has completed 75 hours of course work with a grade-point average of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has competed 105 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 grade-point average. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Less than one percent of all college students qualify. Each year, Phi Beta Kappa chapters and alumni associations across the country raise and distribute more than $1 million in awards, scholarships and prizes benefiting high school and college students. Invitation to membership in Phi Beta Kappa is a reflection of outstanding achievement. The Department congratulates the 18 students listed above on this excellent honor.
Hung-Yu Chen received the David Bray Peele Award to support his Honors project, “Interaction of stress and prenatal cocaine exposure on dopamine release and social behavior in adolescent rats.” Kent M. Lee also received this award to support his Honors project, “A psychophysiological investigation into the emotional effects of pain offset.” This research grant honors the memory of David Bray Peele, an Honors student in our Department many years ago. Congratulations to you both!
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Launched in 2003, the Public Service Scholars Program encourages students to learn about and practice public service and engagement beyond the scope of traditional volunteerism, including organizational service, policy and advocacy work, fundraising and philanthropy. Listed below are the 23 students from the Department of Psychology included in this year’s class of 194 students:
|Hanna Ali*||Angela Dixon*||Nguyen Hai VanMartina Le*|
|Savanah Banta||Olubunmi Fashusi*||Carolina Oates|
|Ashley Borda||Carolina Fish||Abby Osborn*|
|Rachel Burnette||Cindy Freimark*||Aarti Patel|
|Caroline Byrd||Imani Fuller||Shivani Patel*|
|Annie Clark*||Katie Hanna*||Mehreen Sheikh|
|Alexandra Cupito||Neha Harwani||Elizabeth Weaver*|
|Radhika Deshmukh*||Kaitlyn Hurst|
* Denotes a double major
To gain designation as a Public Service Scholar, participants must have a minimum grade-point-average, complete at least 300 hours of service, take one-service learning course and attend an orientation and four skills-training workshops. Most of the 2011 PSS graduates exceeded those requirements, on average completing more than 450 hours of service; 10 students reported more than 1,000 hours each, and one student recorded more than 2,000 hours. These students’ efforts are a testament to the difference Carolina students make in communities throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world. We are pleased these outstanding students from Psychology are well represented in this class!
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, recently inducted 154 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. New members received certificates and Phi Beta Kappa keys, the organization’s symbol.
Listed below are 21 Psychology majors who were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa:
|Amy Caroline Abramowitz||Carolina Ashley Fish||Carolina Larkin Oates|
|Savanah Joyce Banta||Andrew Stanfield Hamlet||Rebecca Schneider|
|Benjamin Edwards Buck||Kathryn Rose Hanna||Meagan Leigh Shallcross|
|Caroline Elizabeth Byrd||David Thomas Horton||Victoria Paige Smith|
|Corey Joseph Cusimano||Jingwen Hua||Alyssa J. Ventimiglia|
|Lauren Elizabeth Danzi||Colin M. Iwanski||Edina Cindy Wang|
|Alexandra Elizabeth Fish||Alicia Nicole Mullis||Elizabeth Ann Weaver|
The induction ceremony featured remarks by Carolina alumna Sue Walsh, a Phi Beta Kappa member and director of endowment and stewardship for the Educational Foundation Inc., also known as the Rams Club.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements. A student who has completed 75 hours of course work with a grade-point average of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has competed 105 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 grade-point average. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify. Invitation to membership in Phi Beta Kappa is a reflection of outstanding achievement. To view the full article, click here.
S. Paul Shorkey is a UNC senior majoring in psychology with particular interest in clinical psychology and neuroscience. His recent work has been examining nonsuicidal self-injury, including both interpersonal and psychophysiological correlates. He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship based on his excellent record of academic excellence, campus leadership, and innovation for the field.