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The Department of Psychology offers BA, Minor, BA/MA, MA, and PhD programs. Courses are offered in clinical, social, personality, development, behavioral neuroscience, and experimental psychology. Students may design programs that approach psychology as a social science, a natural science, or a combination of both.

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Upcoming Theses and Dissertation Defenses

Anila D’Mello will defend her Master’s thesis on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 2-4 pm in Asbury 336. The title of Anila’s thesis is: Cerebellar Grey Matter and Lobular Volumes Correspond with Core Autistic Symptoms


Committee:

Catherine Stoodley, Chair
Art Shapiro
Chandan Vaidya (Georgetown University)
Lauren McGrath
 

Babita Das will defend her dissertation on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 1:30-4:30 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her dissertation is: is "AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF MOTIVATION LEVEL IN PRODUCING PLACEBO EFFECTS IN SMOKERS".


Committee:

Chair: Laura Juliano, Ph.D.
Maria Gomez, Ph.D.
Dave Kearns, Ph.D.
Andrew Waters, Ph.D., USUHS
 

Krista Davis will defend her Master’s thesis on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 12-2 pm in McKinley T01. The title is "The Sierra Bender Empowerment Method® and its Effects on Leadership and Motivation in Women".

The committee members are:
Dr. Deborah Norris (Chair)
Dr. Michele Carter
Dr. Maria Gomez
Dr. Lauren Rubenstein

Lia Stern will defend her Master’s thesis on April 25, 2014 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is "Convergent Validity and Utility of Empathic Accuracy Measures Across Therapists and Non-Therapists"

Committee:

Dave Haaga, Chair
Tony Ahrens
Nate Herr