Psychology professors receive grant
Dr. Rebecca Gilbertson and Dr. Tina Norton, assistant professors of psychology at Lycoming College, have received a grant from 3rd Millennium Classrooms to study the effectiveness of personalized web-based alcohol prevention programs among college students.
A private company, 3rd Millennium Classrooms provides online alcohol and drug prevention and intervention courses.
Psychology Department to host Backyard Brains
The Lycoming College psychology department, in recognition of the College's bicentennial celebration, will host the "History of Psychology: Action Potentials and more!" on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.
New faculty members welcomed
Lycoming College welcomes seven new faculty members, according to an announcement by Dr. Philip Sprunger, acting provost and dean of the College. Lycoming's 2011 fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 29.
Students attend the Eastern Colleges Science Convention
Lycoming College psychology students and faculty members attended the 65th Eastern Colleges Science Convention at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on April 2.
Students included Kelly Arendacs, Katie Baldwin, Jenna Barnhart, Jalina Brown, Donna DiRocco, Kristen Forgotch, Lisa Gallagher, Melody Johnson, Linsey Martin, Bethany Mastronardi and Jennifer Melhorn. They were accompanied by Howard Berthold, professor of psychology; Rebecca Gilbertson, assistant professor of psychology; Sue Kelley, associate professor of psychology.
Lycoming to host lecture on post-traumatic stress disorder
Lycoming College will host a lecture on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders in soldiers by Dr. Joshua Wilk on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. The free public lecture is part of the College's Spring Symposium on the state of health care in America.
Wilk is deputy branch chief in the Division of Military Psychiatry in the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Army's leading center for mental health research of active duty and National Guard soldiers. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters on deployment mental health research. Recently, he has published on the rates of mental health and functional problems in active duty and National Guard soldiers, the effects of combat experience on alcohol misuse, the effects of blast-related mild traumatic brain injury, and the treatment of PTSD in soldiers. Wilk also is a practicing clinician in private practice in Columbia, Md.
Visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies to speak Jan. 27
Lycoming College will host Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, for two public lectures on Thursday, Jan. 27. His visit is sponsored by the College, Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Williamsport Federation of Jewish Charities.
Kedar's first lecture, "Clash of Values: Gender and Family Issues - Sources of tension between Islam and the West," will be held from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Academic Center, room C303. From 7:30-8:45 p.m., he'll present "What is the struggle over Jerusalem all about?" in Heim Building, G-11.
Psychology professor and students research the learning habits of preschool children
Pictured are, seated: Dr. Sue Kelley and project coordinators Kelly Arendacs and Jennifer Melhorn. Standing from left to right: Stephanie Menagh, Amy Sharlow, Donna DiRocco, Alexander Towle, Bethany Mastronardi, Allison Hurley, Sara Miller, Amy Cline, Shelby Armold and Ashley Demchak.