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Spring 2018

The spring calendar is still being updated. Please check back for a complete list of workshops later in the semester.

All events on the calendar count for 97 and 99 credit, except those listed in red.   Any event title listed in red will not count for 9X credit. 

Virtual Workshops (complete remotely):

January

January 22: First day of class

February

February 7, 11:00am, SSB 105:  “Animal Therapy: Applications and Findings” — Dr. Kirnan will discuss her research with animal therapy.

February 7, 11:00am, SSB 130: Two TCNJ neuroscience faculty members, Dr. Leynes (Psychology) and Dr. Erickson (Biology), have formed this club to cultivate and nurture interest in Neuroscience. We plan to meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities.  During most meetings, a moderator will also lead a discussion of an interesting journal article. Communication regarding our meetings (including any readings) will be posted here on this webpage. Any and all students are welcome to attend.  You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. For more information, please visit: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html

February 7, 11:30am, SSB 131:  Mock interview workshop hosted by the career center. Helpful for all students applying to graduate school and jobs. Learn tips and prepare for possible questions for potential interviews! Deb Kelly from the career center will be presenting and available to sign 09X forms. Psi Chi members will receive 1 Psi Chi Point for attending.

February 14, 11:00am, SSB 105: Info about taking a gap year. Not everyone is ready to attend graduate school immediately after graduation. For some students, you may be exhausted or just need some time to figure out the next step. Dr. Sepulveda-Kozakowski will talk about options for jobs and experiences to explore after graduating from TCNJ with a psychology degree.

February 15, 10:00-11:00am, SSB 325: “Best practices for courses with an Instructional Intern: Making the most of the experience” with Dr. Chung. Learn about how to make the most of a course with an II. You can ask questions about what it’s like to be an II as well, if you haven’t been one before. Cross-listed with Instructional Intern workshops.

February 20, 12:30pm, SSB 105: MILES (Men for Integrity, Leadership, and Ethics in Society) is TCNJ’s space to explore masculinity and it’s effects on ourselves and culture. This presentation will focus on examining stereotypes of male behavior and on promoting a healthy and flexible view of masculinity through TCNJ’s Wellness Wheel model.

February 20, 5:00pm, Brower Student Center Rm 100: Calling all students, faculty, and staff. Want to promote anti-racism and inclusion at TCNJ? We need your help at our next meeting! Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, WGSS, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, African American Studies, and More. Questions? Contact shakowm@tcnj.edu

February 21, 11:00am, SSB 105: A representative from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will discuss their various graduate programs. They will discuss the following programs:  Clinical Psychology (PsyD), School Psychology (PsyD, EdS, & MS), Mental Health Counseling (MS),  Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology (MS),  Organizational Development and Leadership (MS), Aging and Long-term Care Administration (MS), Public Health Management and Administration (MS).

February 21, 11:00am, SSB 130: Two TCNJ neuroscience faculty members, Dr. Leynes (Psychology) and Dr. Erickson (Biology), have formed this club to cultivate and nurture interest in Neuroscience. We plan to meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities.  During most meetings, a moderator will also lead a discussion of an interesting journal article. Communication regarding our meetings (including any readings) will be posted here on this webpage. Any and all students are welcome to attend.  You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. For more information, please visit: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html 

February 23, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 105: TCNJ alumnus Mike Lamm (c/o 2010) will talk about his experiences making the transition from Psychology major to a business career at BASF without a graduate degree. He will discuss some of the trends and needs in business to help students develop in-demand skills during college.

February 23, 3:00pm, Library Auditorium: John Paul Wilson, Montclair State University. Sizing Up Threats: Racial Bias in Judgments of Physical Size and Formidability. Black men tend to be stereotyped as threatening and, as a result, may be targeted by police even when unarmed. Here, we found evidence that biased perceptions of young Black men’s physical size play an important role in this process. Multiple studies showed that people perceive Black men as bigger (taller, heavier, more muscular) and more physically threatening (stronger, more capable of harm) than White men. This racial bias persisted even when accounting for targets’ upper-body strength (suggesting that racial differences in size judgments are a product of bias rather than accuracy) and promoted justifications of hypothetical use of force against Black suspects. Thus, perceivers appear to integrate multiple pieces of information to conclude that young Black men are more physically threatening than young White men, believing that they must therefore be controlled using more aggressive measures. Cosponsored by Criminology and African American Studies. Please note   http://www.montclair.edu/profilepages/view_profile.php?username=wilsonjoh

February 27, 12:30-1:30pm, (Lunch served at 12) Ed Building 212: “Mathematics of Gerrymandering: Geometry, Algorithms, and Democracy”. TCNJ welcomes Tufts University’s Dr. Moon Duchin, whose work has garnered significant national attention and who has been enlisted by the Pennsylvania governor’s office to provide guidance on evaluating district maps for fairness.  Dr. Duchin will discuss how to view redistricting as a math problem while keeping in mind the stakes of political representation for people and communities.  She will devote most of the presentation to describing a breakthrough in detecting and addressing gerrymandering, in which geometry and computing work together to decide when a districting map is an extreme outlier. Dr. Crawford will be available to sign 9X forms.

March

March 2, 12:30-1:50pm, SSB 223: TCNJ Politics Forum – Professor John Kastellec (Princeton University) presents “From Genteel Pluralism to Hyper-Pluralism: Interest Groups and Supreme Court Nominations, 1930-2017. The last century witnessed a staggering rise in the number of interest groups active in American politics. While this fact is well known, there is no comprehensive study of the number of groups, the identity of groups, the timing of their births, their mobilization decisions, and their tactical choices, beginning before the transformation and continuing to the present day. Professor Kastellec and his collaborators use Supreme Court nominations to conduct precisely such an analysis. Analyzing new data on the 52 nominations from 1930 to 2017, they document a transformation from relatively genteel pluralism to street-fighting hyper-pluralism. Dr. Vivona will be available to sign 9X forms.

March 6, 12:30pm, SSB 105: Prior research suggests that negative stereotypes surrounding intimacy as it is expressed in same-sex relationships generate and encourage opportunities for opposite-sex relationships to continue conveying affection, while obstructing those same principles from same-sex couples.  The Psychology Department’s graduate assistant, Devin Simpkins, will be presenting his senior thesis project exploring the relationship between public displays of affection and social approval in same-sex couples as compared to opposite-sex couples.

March 7, 11:00am, SSB 130: Two TCNJ neuroscience faculty members, Dr. Leynes (Psychology) and Dr. Erickson (Biology), have formed this club to cultivate and nurture interest in Neuroscience. We plan to meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities.  During most meetings, a moderator will also lead a discussion of an interesting journal article. Communication regarding our meetings (including any readings) will be posted here on this webpage. Any and all students are welcome to attend.  You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. For more information, please visit: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html

March 21, 11:00am, SSB 130: Two TCNJ neuroscience faculty members, Dr. Leynes (Psychology) and Dr. Erickson (Biology), have formed this club to cultivate and nurture interest in Neuroscience. We plan to meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities.  During most meetings, a moderator will also lead a discussion of an interesting journal article. Communication regarding our meetings (including any readings) will be posted here on this webpage. Any and all students are welcome to attend.  You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. For more information, please visit: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html

March 22, 4:00 pm, Forcina 416: Collegiate Recovery Community is hosting the Recovery Language Training event. This seminar will help students to recognize identity-first language and replace it with person-first language as it relates to the disease of addiction, and further, guide students to understand the importance of making this switch.  This interactive lesson will be led by a TCNJ student in recovery and “recovery allies,” or students not in recovery who support advocacy for substance use disorder. Psych students will receive 9X credit for attending!

March 22, 5:00-6:00pm, SSB 007 (basement): “Let’s Talk about Romantic Relationships: Answering questions about your relationships past present and future.” Dr. Feiring, the faculty advisor for the romantic relationship research lab, will answer your questions about relationship issues based on her research and that of others on healthy relationship processes and conflict.

March 28, 11:00am-12pm, SSB 105: Spring Lab Fair- Members of TCNJ psychology research labs will present their labs and discuss recruitment for the following semester. Stop by to learn more information about the various labs you can be involved in! Dr. Herres and Dr. B-T will be available to sign 9X forms. Psi chi members will receive 1 psi chi point for attending.

March 29, 8:00-9:00pm, Library Auditorium Tattooed and Educated “I’m Still Here”. Join Chris Smith as he shares his personal story through comedy and honest storytelling highlighting his personal experiences with family addiction, rehabilitation, incarceration, poverty, and most importantly, the power of perseverance. Erin will sign 9X forms.

March 30, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 105: Michael Edem Fiagbenu from Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany will be presenting his talk titled, “Comparing the independent contributions of money priming , money attitudes and money-earning motives on support for social inequality.” There is growing interest in whether merely thinking about money alters beliefs about social inequality. Whereas some studies have showed that priming people with money increases support for social inequality, other studies have failed to replicate these studies. In 4 studies (N=1251), we extend this body of knowledge by examining the differential contributions of money priming, money attitudes and money-earning motives on endorsement of social inequality. We use bayesian inference to quantify the evidence in favour of both the alternative and null hypotheses. The results show greater evidence in favour of the null hypotheses of no money priming effects. In addition, we find no evidence that money priming effects are moderated by socioeconomic status. However, there was greater evidence supporting the hypotheses that attitudes towards money (e.g. obsession and aversion) and motives for earning money (e.g. social comparison, security, charity) were better predictors of social inequality above and beyond merely thinking about money and other demographic variables. Together, these studies reveal that people’s egalitarian or elitist beliefs about the structure of society is rooted in thier beliefs about what money is and why they want it.

April

April 3, 12:30pm, SSB 105: Writing the Grad School Essay with Dr. Feiring. Dr. Feiring will go over tips to writing a strong graduate school essay.

April 4, 11:00am, SSB 130: Two TCNJ neuroscience faculty members, Dr. Leynes (Psychology) and Dr. Erickson (Biology), have formed this club to cultivate and nurture interest in Neuroscience. We plan to meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities.  During most meetings, a moderator will also lead a discussion of an interesting journal article. Communication regarding our meetings (including any readings) will be posted here on this webpage. Any and all students are welcome to attend.  You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. For more information, please visit: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html

April 5, 8:30pm, SSB 130: Adjunct Professor Peters will be giving a presentation on Masters in Counseling Graduate Programs. Students will receive 9X credit for attending and can be awarded 1 psi chi point.

April 10, 11am-3pm, Ed 212: Day to End Rape Culture (DERC). An expo style event designed to educate the TCNJ community on sexual violence, rape culture, and what we can do about it. Come stop by at any time! To earn credit for attending this event, list the names/titles/topics of 4 tables you attended. Erin Haughee will be signing 9X forms at the Victim Blaming table.

April 13, 12:30, SSB 105: School psychologists apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. TCNJ alumna Nina Ventresco (c/o 2015) is a graduate student at Lehigh University’s PhD program in school psychology. Nina will introduce the profession (e.g., roles and responsibilities, national shortages, differences between school psychologist and school counselor), as well as discuss the transition from TCNJ to graduate school.

April 18, 11:00am, SSB 130: Two TCNJ neuroscience faculty members, Dr. Leynes (Psychology) and Dr. Erickson (Biology), have formed this club to cultivate and nurture interest in Neuroscience. We plan to meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities.  During most meetings, a moderator will also lead a discussion of an interesting journal article. Communication regarding our meetings (including any readings) will be posted here on this webpage. Any and all students are welcome to attend.  You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. For more information, please visit: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html

April 18, 12:00pm, SSB 128: Psi Chi will be hosting their annual Master’s Panel! Come listen to your fellow peers share tips, advice, and their experience applying and getting accepted into masters programs in psychology. 9X credit and 1 psi chi point will be awarded!

April 18, 3:30pm, SSB 103: Keeping an Open Mind: Lauren Plawker, Class of 2017 (Psychology), discusses her experiences in finding and combining her passion & career and the importance of remaining open to unconventional paths along the way. Dr. Bireta will be available to sign 9X forms. EVENT CANCELED DUE TO SPEAKER CONFLICT

April 24, 12:30pm, SSB 105: Dr. Ruscio will be presenting his research titled, Testing for Momentum Effects in Sports: How to Tease Apart a Causal Influence from a Cognitive Illusion:The perception of momentum is common in sports. Coaches, players, TV announcers, sports writers, and fans routinely refer to momentum as an important factor that influences performance within a game and from one game to the next. Alternatively, psychologists have suggested that the perception of momentum is a cognitive illusion, a misperception of a random sequence of events as being patterned. In other words, some teams will win more games than others, but the sequencing of outcomes follows chance-level expectations rather than being clustered together due to a momentum effect. To test these competing hypotheses, we examined every NFL team’s sequence of wins and losses for every season from 1978 to 2016. We performed a variety of tests, all of which yielded results more consistent with chance-level expectations than with the momentum hypothesis. At least in the context of game-to-game outcomes in the NFL, momentum appears to be a cognitive illusion.

April 25, 9:30-10:50am, SSB 009: Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris’s 492 lab students will be giving presentations.  You must stay the entire session for credit. RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 2 AT 11:00AM

April 25, 11:00am, SSB 128:  Psi Chi will be hosting their annual PhD/ PsyD/ Research Panel! Come listen to your fellow peers share tips, advice, and their experience applying and getting accepted into doctorate programs in Psychology! 9X credit and 1 psi chi point will be awarded!

April 25, 11:00am, SSB 130: Rossanna Allen will be giving a talk. Talk has been cancelled.

April 26, 9:30-10:50am, SSB 325: Dana Torovezky, will give a talk on her independent study on the effects of childhood sexual abuse on adult functioning, including future relationships, cognitive functioning, mental health, and more. Dr. Bireta will be available to sign 9X forms. RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 2 AT 2:00PM IN SSB 103.

April 27, 2-3pm, Ed building 115:  Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (PDTBD). Opioid panel discussion panel~ featuring a TCNJ student in recovery, a registered nurse, and founder of student recovery program “Life of Purpose Treatment”. Dr. Martinetti will be signing 09X forms!

April 27, 11:00am-12:00pm, SSB 328: Megan Young and Loraine Megaro (both psychology alumni, class of 2015) will give a talk titled “Alumni from the psychology department discuss graduate school, career paths, and job search following graduation from TCNJ.” Dr. Bireta will be available to sign 9X forms.

April 28, 1:00-3:30pm, BSC 225W: Psychology Trivia with faculty and alumni! Come play trivia with your fellow students, faculty, and psych alumni! This takes place during Alumni Weekend, but all students are invited! Snacks and prizes will be provided. No 9X credit offered for attendance. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/tcnjtrivia18

April 30, 7:00pm, SSB 325: Gabriela Cohen will present her research on Social Media: What Not to Do. Dr. Kirnan will be available to sign 9X forms.

May

May 1, 3:30-4:30pm, SSB 130: Alumna  Michelle Leao, will give a 9x talk about her post-TCNJ life. Dr. Bireta will be available to sign 9X forms.

May 2, 11:00am, SSB 009: Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris’s 492 lab students will be giving presentations.  You must stay the entire session for credit.

May 2: Celebration of Student Achievement: UPDATED MAY 2! 

You can earn credit for attending papers/panels at the Celebration of Student Achievement (COSA). You cannot earn credit for attending poster sessions. To earn 1 credit, you must attend TWO 20 minute sessions or one full 40 minute session (40 minutes = 1 workshop). Make sure you put both titles on the left side of your workshop sheet and get a signature for each so faculty can be sure you attended two.

The schedule for COSA is as follows:

  1. 12:20-12:40pm, SSB 223: Emma Young’s presentation titled “Do Adaptive Coping Skills Protect Against Emotional Reactivity in College Students?” — Dr. Herres will sign forms (room changed from original posted schedule)
  2. 12:40-1:00pm, SSB 223: Kelly Bobchin’s presentation titled “Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among LGBQ Students with a History of Sexual Assault” — Dr. Herres will sign forms  (room changed from original posted schedule)
  3. 1:00-2:40pm, SSB 223: Panel: “Results of the Campus Emotional Well-Being Survey: Daily Experiences of Liberal Arts College Students Dr. Herres will sign forms” – Each presenter will be approximately 20 minutes. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DURING A PRESENTATION; you can come or go between presenters, but please do not leave or come in after a presentation has begun.  Dr. Herres will sign forms.
    1. Giulietta Flaherty: “Results of the Campus Emotional Well-Being Survey: Daily Experiences of Liberal Arts College
      Students”
    2. Shira Pollack: ” The Effects of Daily Mood on Procrastination in Liberal Arts College Students”
    3. Shreya Vodapalli: “The Relationship between Alcohol Use and the Emotional Well-Being of College Students”
    4. Alvin Tran and Anthony Devito: “Mindfulness Protects Risk of Depression Associated with Perceived Stress in College Students”
    5. Savanna Cartagena: “Associations between Posttraumatic Growth in Positive Interpersonal Events and Positive Reactions to Disclosure following Campus Sexual Assault”
  4. 1:00-1:40pm, SSB 328: Mariah Scott and Zachary Brennan will present about their senior internships. Dr. Chung will sign forms (note that the room/time is different than the posted COSA schedule)
  5. 1:20-1:40pm, SSB 227: Ashley Hammond’s presentation titled: “Hippotherapy Effects on Balance” — Dr. Kirnan will sign forms
  6. 1:40-2:00pm, SSB 227: Megan Bassily’s presentation titled: “Analysis of the Physiological Effects of Hippotherapy” — Dr. Kirnan will sign forms
  7. 2:00-2:20pm, SSB 227: Sabrina Bogovic’s presentation titled: “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Understanding the Complexities of this Epidemic” — Dr. Leynes will sign forms
  8. 2:20-2:40pm SSB 227: Rachel Horn’s presentation titled: “Assessing the Absolute and Relative Accuracy of Subjective Calorie Estimation” — Dr. Ruscio will sign forms
  9. 2:40-3:00pm, SSB 227: Kevin Brady’s presentation titled: “What Are The Odds? Evaluating NFL Win Probability Models” — Dr. Ruscio will sign forms
  10. 3:00-3:20pm, SSB 227: Larissa Woods’ presentation titled: “Infants Selectively Imitate Surprising Individuals” — Dr. Stahl will sign forms
  11. 3:20-3:40pm, SSB 227: Bailey Falco’s presentation titled: “Straight, white women who report that gender inequality is unfair acknowledge their heterosexual privilege, but not their racial privilege” — Dr. Wiley will sign forms

May 2, 2:00pm, SSB 103: Dana Torovezky, will give a talk on her independent study on the effects of childhood sexual abuse on adult functioning, including future relationships, cognitive functioning, mental health, and more. Dr. Bireta will be available to sign 9X forms.

May 2, 5:00pm, Ed Building 208: Amanda Dolan will be giving an 09x presentation on her independent study, “The effect of poverty and lower socioeconomic status on a child’s oral communication and language skills”. Dr. Bireta will be available to sign 9X forms.

May 3, 9:30-10:50am, SSB 102: Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris’s 299 students will be presenting their final projects. You must stay the entire session for credit.

May 4: All coursework due for PSY 97 and PSY 99

 

Instructional Intern Workshops 

  1.  “Research Ethics” with Dr. Stahl. February 5,  11:00am-12:00pm, SSB 227
  2. “Best practices for courses with an II: Making the most of the experience” with Dr. Chung. February 15, 10:00-11:00am, SSB 325 (cross listed with 9X)
  3. “Conducting a Successful Review Session” with Dr. Herres. April 6, 11:00am-12:00pm, SSB 102
  4. “Reflections on the II Experience:  Come prepared to discuss your experience as an II, including the highlights and opportunities for enhancement” with Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris. April 17, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 103.
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