Danielle Jameison, a graduating senior, is the recipient of the first annual Susan M. McHale Award, a diversity research award.
The purpose of the Susan M. McHale Award for Outstanding Psychological Research by a Student Who Enhances Diversity is to encourage and honor students from under-represented groups who make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge of psychological science.
Danielle won for her undergraduate research in the department. She received highest honors for her thesis, mentored by Dr. Don Baucom, that examined romantic relationships in emerging adulthood. In particular, she examined when intimacy in young adult romantic relationships led to greater commitment, considering possible gender differences and differences in social power.