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Cory Cobb and Dr. Dong Xie Publish Paper

Cory Cobb, a second year student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program, and Dr. Dong Xie's paper, "Coping Styles and Depression among Undocumented Hispanic Immigrants,was accepted for publication in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. This is Cory's second first-author, peer-reviewed publication this year.

Drs. Charlton, Sobel, & Sobel Publish Textbook

Dr. Shawn Charlton, Dr. Kenith Sobel, and Dr. Susan Sobel (Director of the UCA Counseling Center) have published a new textbook for General Psychology. Psychology: The Science of Who We Are (Fountainhead Press) is in bookstores this week and will be used for several sections of General Psychology this fall.

The textbook was prompted by the need for a lower cost alternative for students. The Science of Who We Are sells for $80 vs. $200 for most other general psychology texts. Also, proceeds from the text go back to accounts in the UCA Foundation to support undergraduate and graduate students at UCA, including study aboard, undergraduate research, and graduate counseling students.
Congratulations to Drs. Charlton, Sobel, and Sobel!

Dr. Femina Varghese Discusses Support for Graduate Programs with Senator John Boozman

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Dr. Femina Varghese Delivers Division 18 Presidential Address at APA

Dr. Femina Varghese is seen giving her Division 18 presidential address at APA in Toronto. She is also seen discussing her strategic plan with Division 18 members during the division social hour held at the Fairmont hotel.





















Cory Cobb with Prize at APA

Cory is holding his Psi Chi award while standing before his prize-winning research at the 2015 APA convention held in Toronto in August.


Cory Cobb Wins Psi Chi Award at APA

Congratulations to Cory Cobb, doctoral student in our department for being awarded one of four Psi Chi awards in the APA Society Convention Research Award program. The title of his presentation is “Acculturation/Enculturation, Discrimination, and Depression among Undocumented Hispanic Immigrants.”

Congrats to Devon Patterson

Congratulations to Devon Patterson for a successful defense of his doctoral dissertation.

UCA Psychological Society Officers Elected for 2015-16

Research Chair: Ivana Ilac
Secretary/Treasurer: Erika Ware
Public Relations Chair: Becca Stallman
Recruitment Chair: Nathan Jones
Vice-President: Kelli Wierzbicki
President: Barbara Ozimica

Psi Chi Inductees

The Spring inductees to the Psi Chi International Honor Society are:

Savannah Cavender, Jaci DeLoach, Jessica Farmer, Haylie Hart, Ivana Ilic, Brooklin Jackson, Tyler Karnes, Devin Lephere, Megan Mervish, Shelby Nichols, Carley Owen, Shannon Perry, Fulani Petties, Aerielle Phelps, Tyler Ramsey, Chelsea Ratcliffe, Jonathon Schmidt, Trevor Sharpe, Rebecca Stallman, Caleb Stovall, Vincent Suha, Dayshia Tanks, Mary Wade, Lauren Webb, Blair Wilson, Kirsten Young.

New Psi Chi Officers Announced

Psi Chi International Honor Society officers for 2015-16 are:

President - Kelli Wierzbicki

Vice-President - Ivan Ilic

Secretary - Brooklin Jackson

Treasurer - Kevin Phelps

Historian - Fulani Petties

Award/Grant Coordinator - Danielle Umland

Program Coordinator - Becca Stallman