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Other Student Achievements

Last spring, Psychology major Nancy Mack was granted the “Excellence in Poster Presentation award” at Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Conference in Washington D.C. for her project that studied a connection between alcohol consumption and sleep deprivation.  More information.

JMU Psychology Research Grants. The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that the following students received grants to cover some of the expenses incurred to conduct their research projects:

  • Briana Craig under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Irons is studying the “Evaluations of the Interaction Between Alcohol & Caffeine on Subsequent Substance Choices.” ($500)
  • Grant Ostrander, Gabrielle Reimann, and Danielle McGovern under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Shoup-Knox are studying “Fertility and Discounting: Does Ovulation Affect Mate Selection?”  ($500)
  • Jamie Fishman under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Holt is studying “Mate Selection and the Ovulatory Cycle: Evidence from Delay and Probability Discounting.” ($500)

JMU Psychology Travel Grants. The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that the following students received grants to cover some of the travel expenses incurred to present their research at professional conferences:

  • Allison Brandmark presented a poster with Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen titled “Team-Based Learning vs. Lecture:  What do Students Remember?” at the Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT) in Atlanta. 
  • Kristin Mack, Alexander Mendoza, Katherine Donovan, Lily Takahashi, and Megan Roy presented their work with Dr. Matt Lee at the American Psychological Association (APA) conference in Denver, CO during August, 2016.  The title of their project was “Experiences of Discrimination by College Students with Disabilities.”
  • Katie Sergent, Tierney Patton, and Kacie Bornheimer presented their work with Dr. Bill Evans at the 3rd International Congress on Logo Therapy & Existential Analysis conference in Vienna, Austria during September 2016.  The title of their project was “Altruism, Motivation to Serve and Purpose in Life.”
  • John Wallace, Nancy Mack, and Katie McCullar are scheduled to present their work with Dr. Jeff Dyche at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, CA during November 2016.  The title of their project is “Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Exposure on Impulse Inhibition.”

Archive of Past Years Student Accomplishments