Psychology

The class at Chichen Itza

March 15, 2013

Mexico is Classroom for Students Learning How Mexican Identity Developed

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After studying in Costa Rica during the fall semester, Jiselle Peralta ’13 (Rego Park, N.Y.) was excited to continue expanding her knowledge of Latin American countries. During the January interim session, she joined nine other students on the intensive short-term study abroad course Mexico Through the Centuries. “That’s the beauty of a liberal arts college—the [...]

Kathryn Kerge '94

December 4, 2012

Kathryn Kerge ’94 Helps Drive Global Growth as Vice President of Ralph Lauren’s Club Monaco

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 At Club Monaco, Ralph Lauren’s hip clothing and accessories division, Kathryn Kerge ’94 oversees the “nuts and bolts” aspects of human resources. She handles recruiting, employee relations, and performance management, as well as helping determine organizational strategy for Ralph Lauren’s international expansion. “I feel like there are very few opportunities, [...]

Heidi Tomik chooses her preferred play partner: Renee Gallo ’13 on the right (her FaceTime partner) or Rachel LeWitt ’13 on the left (a stranger). Professor Lauren Myers watches in the background.

November 30, 2012

Student-Faculty Team Explores Effects of Video Chat on Toddlers

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With online communication options such as Skype and FaceTime becoming increasingly popular, people can keep in touch all over the world through real-time video conversations. These technologies can be a blessing that allows family and friends to stay connected with children who live far away. A video conversation is certainly enjoyable for adults, but are [...]

Michael Kelley '14

November 20, 2012

On the Ice: Michael Kelley ’14 Interns with New York Islanders

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For Michael Kelley ’14 (Westfield, N.J.), it’s his dream to make his career working for a professional sports team. By spending the summer interning with New York Islanders, he made a major step toward fulfilling that dream. “Going to sporting events my whole life, I always thought it would be an amazing job to be [...]

Charis Gehret '01

November 5, 2012

Charis Gehret ’01 Organizes National Soil Remediation Conference

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More than 250 people are expected to attend a first-of-its-kind conference on soil remediation in November created by Charis Y. Gehret ’01. “It’s been an incredible experience to turn an idea into a well-publicized event with more than 50 presenters from around the country, coverage in four industry publications, sold-out exhibit space, and more than [...]

Kate Neligan '01

October 31, 2012

Kate Neligan ’01 Spins Consciousness on Her New TV Network

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By Carrie Havranek With a focus on inspiring others, Kate Neligan ’01 launched Synergy TV a year ago. The free, video on-demand network and website offers high-quality “entertainment and ‘edutainment’ that is inspiring, uplifting, and conscious in nature,” she says. “I want to make consciousness cool,” says Neligan, who founded the network’s parent company—Mindful Media Entertainment, [...]

Grand Challenges Haiti

September 18, 2012

Building Community: Students Help Provide Clean Water to Impoverished Families in Haiti

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Sometimes small changes are the best solution to grand challenges. That’s what three students learned this summer when they traveled to Haiti to improve access to clean water for a group of families living in the village of Monchil, a suburb of Jacmel. History major Sarah Nusbaum ’13 (South Salem, N.Y.), English and psychology double [...]

Kristin Anderson '14 and Deborah Byrd, professor of English, stand in the storage room at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center. As part of their research, they distribute items to expecting and new parents.

September 5, 2012

Professor Deborah Byrd and Kristin Anderson ’14 Work to Design Housing Programs for Young Parents

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“One of the things I’ve discovered in working with young moms and dads is that they are often in desperate need of safe, affordable housing, particularly after they graduate from high school,” says Deborah Byrd, professor of English. Since 2005, Byrd has been involved with the Family and Development Research Program (FDRP), which provides mentoring [...]

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August 31, 2012

Margaret Marion ’95 Directs Human Resources for CBS Radio and Mentors Students

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By Lori H. Burke As director of human resources for CBS Radio, Margaret Marion ’95 manages the entertainment conglomerate’s greatest asset—talent. From CBS Radio’s offices in New York City, Marion’s primary role as a human resources generalist is employee relations, working with employees and key managers as a strategic business partner and counseling on company [...]

Peter Donovick '61

August 9, 2012

Peter Donovick ’61 Uncovers Mysteries of the Brain

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By Tiffany Bentley With an insatiable curiosity, Peter Donovick ’61 has delved into a broad spectrum of research topics. As professor of psychology and director of the environmental neuropsychology laboratory at Binghamton University, State University of New York, Donovick has studied aging and dementia, stereotype bias, multiple sclerosis, dementia, environmental toxicology, malnutrition, incarceration, compassion, health [...]