Psychology

JANUARY 24, 2014 - Buffie Longmire-Avital '02, assistant professor of psychology, Elon University (photo by Kim Walker)

April 4, 2014

Healthy Attitude: Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02 Explores Psychosocial Factors

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By Benjamin Gleisser Black women make up 13 percent of the population of women in the United States, but when it comes to new HIV infection cases, says Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02, “they account for about 66 percent of all women who contract HIV.” Longmire-Avital, assistant professor of psychology at Elon University, is conducting research on [...]

Lia Mandaglio Parifax '08

February 18, 2014

Lia Mandaglio Parifax ’08 and Athlete Ally Praised in Vanity Fair

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In the current issue of Vanity Fair, Lia Mandaglio Parifax ’08 and husband, Hudson Taylor, are lauded for their work with Athlete Ally, the nonprofit organization they founded in 2011. The group works to end homophobia and transphobia in sports by encouraging professional and collegiate athletes to support LGBT rights. The article is penned by [...]

Prisca Ratsimbazafy '17 presents her team’s project on soil quality of local organic vs. industrial farming.

January 24, 2014

Engineers and Scientists, Unite!

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Great minds think alike—but when they think differently, they can approach problems with a new level of understanding and insight. That’s the idea behind a project in which students from different disciplines and courses work in teams to research and report on an environmental topic of current and/or local concern. Anthropology and sociology major Sidney [...]

Nicole Lee '15

October 16, 2013

Spotted on Campus with … Nicole Lee ’15

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Nicole Lee ’15 (Mahwah, N.J.), a midfielder on the women’s soccer team, discusses her passions, superstitions, and what interests her in economics and psychology. What do you enjoy about your major? As a double major, I enjoy the diversity of my classes. Each semester, I am learning something completely different from the last. It keeps [...]

Phil Krombolz ’84 (L-R), Margaret O. “Marti” Magee, Elizabeth Blake ’12, and Gordon E. Wright ’56.

October 16, 2013

Five Alumni Help Support Community Counseling Center

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An informal network of alumni who give generously of their time and talent is a vital resource for Daemion Counseling Center, Berwyn, Pa., says Margaret O. “Marti” Magee, executive director, whose daughter is Emily O. Magee ’10.   The center charges clients based on what they can afford and funds its services through foundation grants and private [...]

Samantha Druks '14

September 10, 2013

Samantha Druks ’14: My Invaluable Experience at a Financial Advising Firm

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By Samantha Druks ’14 During my internship over the summer, I received invaluable experience in the areas of finance and marketing at Westport Resources, Westport, Conn., a leading financial advisory and investment team that combines the major resources of a large company, yet the personal connections and genuine relationships of a small firm. I had [...]

Tiffany Phuong ’16; Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of biology; Kofi Boateng ’16; and Chun Wai Liew, associate professor of computer science, work in the lab.

August 29, 2013

First Class of Students Earns Health and Life Sciences Minor

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“It may sound cliché, but I believe the health and life sciences minor chose me and not the other way around,” says Alec Eidelman ’13 (B.S. biochemistry).  “My passion for research, collaboration, communication, and education guided me on my path at Lafayette and I believe that an interdisciplinary approach is the future of problem solving.” [...]

Rameel Sethi '15, l-r, Yih-Choung Yu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Maura Schlussel '15, Lisa Gabel, associate professor of psychology, and Tom Fuller '16 work in the brain-computer interface lab.

August 20, 2013

Students and Faculty Harness the Power of the Mind

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A group of students and faculty is working to give some control back to those who have lost the ability to move. In research that brings together neuroscience and electrical and computer engineering, the team is working on technology that will allow users to control computer applications using their brainwaves. The interdisciplinary project, which has been [...]

Broiled Italian flank steak with red peppers and broccoli

August 6, 2013

Q&A with Blogging Chef Megan Matusky ’13

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Megan Matusky ’13 writes a cooking blog that she began in college as part of an independent study research project. She shares her thoughts on cooking and blogging in this question-and-answer interview. What’s your favorite dish to cook?  To eat? My favorite dish to cook depends on my mood. If I’m in the mood to [...]

Megan Matusky '13

August 6, 2013

Megan Matusky ’13 Writes Cooking Blog in Study of Digital Media

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Megan Matusky ’13 loves to share her cooking experiences. Writing a food blog called Cooking on Empty, she turned her passion into an interesting research project on digital media that combined English, sociology, and marketing. As part of her research, Matusky wrote three blog posts a week that focused on recipes, health, money-saving dinners, [...]