Psychology

October 16, 2019
The Council on Undergraduate Research Transformations Project (CUR-TP) held its third yearly meeting, Oct. 4 - 6, at which meeting participants continued their work on integrating undergraduate research experiences throughout the curriculum. Attending the meeting on behalf of St. Mary’s College of… Find Out More
October 3, 2019
Assistant Professor of Psychology Kristina Howansky was recently published in the journal “Social Psychological and Personality Science.”

 

With “Seeing Gender: Perceptual Representations of Transgender Individuals," Howansky uses novel paradigms (i.e., facial morphing, avatar generation), to… Find Out More
September 27, 2019
Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Psychology Gili Freedman who is quoted in the October edition of Real Simple magazine. The story, “Why is everyone ‘ghosting’”? begins on page 73. “Earlier studies on the silent treatment show people find it effortful and unpleasant to intentionally not… Find Out More
September 26, 2019
Assistant Professor of Psychology Trevor L. Dunn was recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

 

With “Predictors of Sexual Minority Men’s Sexual Objectification of Other Men,” Dunn, with co-authors D.M. Szymanski and R. Mikorski, explored tenets of objectification… Find Out More
September 13, 2019
Kristina Howansky, assistant professor of psychology at St. Mary’s College, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology during the 40th anniversary of its annual Conference on Teaching, which took place in… Find Out More
July 1, 2019
"Being a part of SURF exposed me to the abundance of research opportunities that St. Mary’s College has. I learned multiple skills that will be helpful for my career, in whichever sect of psychology I decide to pursue." - psychology major Vera Armstead '20.

St. Mary’s College’s annual St. Mary’s… Find Out More
June 27, 2019
For eight weeks this summer, eight students and their faculty mentors participated in the annual St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. SURF provides students opportunities to engage deeply in independent research, laboratory, and creative work across disciplines, including… Find Out More
May 9, 2019
Gina Marie Fernandez, assistant professor of psychology, has co-authored a paper published in the journal Neuropharmacology.

 

In “General Anesthetic Exposure in Adolescent Rats Causes Persistent Maladaptations in Cognitive and Affective Behaviors and Neuroplasticity,” Fernandez examines… Find Out More
April 25, 2019
St. Mary’s College students Hannah Vickery ’19 and Shannon Robinson ’19 presented their St. Mary's Projects in psychology at the L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference at the University of Virginia on Friday, April 19.

 

Both Vickery, “Successful Intervention Techniques for… Find Out More
April 11, 2019
Assistant Professor of Psychology Nathaniel Foster has published “Why Does Interleaving Improve Math Learning? The Contributions of Discriminative Contrast and Distributed Practice” (Memory & Cognition, 2019).

 

Interleaving is a study technique that involves studying exemplars from different… Find Out More