Psychology News

The critical thinking skills Temple Psychology students learn at the College of Liberal Arts fuel their scientific inquiries in the classroom and beyond. Below you’ll find chronicles of their experiences and journeys, along with those of our faculty and alumni. Read their stories and please reach out to us if you have a Temple Psychology content idea to share. The Department of Psychology educates undergraduate and graduate students in psychology’s various disciplines; performs cutting-edge research to answer academic questions; and provides psychological services to help individuals and the Greater Philadelphia community. Our faculty members are some of the top authorities in their field, ensuring the education they provide our students empowers them to one day become psychological science leaders themselves.

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Senior Audrey Kutryan, a global studies and French major, shares her experience at the College of Liberal Arts’ recent Mazur Alumni Networking event. The annual event gives CLA students a guided, pressure-free opportunity to network with alumni and fellow students.

This past July, the Youth Education and Maternal Support Association (YEMSA), with the support of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, hosted approximately 30 high school students from the Philadelphia region as part of Temple’s College Bound Academy. This academy is a weeklong event that provides youth in the foster care system a chance to have an immersive college experience.

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Timothy Bearl is a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice. During the Fall 2019 semester, Tim is interning at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. This center is involved in research studies around the topic of implementing training and development for detection dogs. Detection dogs work alongside government agencies to prevent crime, rescue victims of accidents and disasters, and detect medical conditions.  As an intern, Tim is responsible for the day-to-day care of the dogs, data collection, and training. His Psychology studies in research methods are coming in useful!

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Staci Weiss is a doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology area, working with Dr. Peter Marshall. Staci works in the Developmental Science Laboratory, which investigates how infants and children develop an understanding of the world around them. This lab studies children’s development with a variety of measures, including behavioral tasks and measurements of children’s brain activity using the electroencephalogram (EEG). Staci’s research focuses on the brain and behavioral changes associated with anticipation or preparation for a predicted stimulus.

Why do I need to take Stats? Psychology faculty explain why learning statistics is vital and not as scary as you think! Lauren McDuffie quizzed Professors Alison Baren, Melinda Mattingley and David Waxler about their approach to stats.

LM: What is the general approach to training our students in statistics?

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