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Psychology News

Lycoming students collaborate with James V. Brown Library on social media lesson for tweens & teens

Three Lycoming College students collaborated with the James V. Brown Library this spring to create a highly interactive informational session to help kids and young adults identify threats on social media, and learn what to do if a piece of content negatively impacts the perception they have of themselves. Dubbed “Bodily Illusions: Social Media and You,” the project began at the start of the spring semester, with juniors Harmonie King, Jordan Ohmann, and Ella Rossman, in Psychology 120: Child and Adolescent Development.

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Students collaborate with Russian university

A group of first-year students at Lycoming College gained a unique cultural and academic experience by completing team projects with students from Ural State Pedagogical University in Russia. The students conducted video calls with Russian students weekly, as well as exchanged written communications, all for a First-year Seminar entitled “Changing the World – Psychology of Global Leadership.”

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WNEP: Sharing a class with Russian students

A global leadership class at Lycoming College Zooms with students in Russia.

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Lycoming College students present at Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference

On April 25, 2021, three Lycoming College students presented their research at the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference. Annabelle Brinkerhoff ‘21, Katie Moon ’21, and Emily Frantz ’21 were among 18 other students selected to present at this year’s virtual conference.

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Lycoming researchers find trend of mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to increased alcohol consumption

A team of faculty and student researchers at Lycoming College recently set out to address the growing trend of mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol and whether the practice leads to higher intake of alcohol. Their findings on this significant public health concern are detailed in a paper entitled, “Caffeine Increases Alcohol Self-Administration, an Effect that is Independent of Dopamine D2 Receptor Function,” which was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Alcohol.

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Lycoming student partners with local author on teacher’s guide

Victoria White ’18, a psychology major pursuing certifications in elementary and special education at Lycoming College, has created a teacher’s guide for the children’s book, “Uncle Axie’s Ugly Tie,” by Judy Nordstrom. White and Nordstrom worked together on the guide for several months, and have collaborated to present it in local classrooms.

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