Dr. Mara Wood (School Psyc PhD 2015) publishes book

Congratulations to Dr. Mara Wood (School Psychology PhD 2015) for the publication of her book on the psychology of Wonder Woman! Nice work following your passion! Link to book below:

Dr. Charlton and 2 students publish article on getting into graduate school

Informative and timely article by Dr. Shawn Charlton and Psychology students Christina Ozanich and Nikki Phillips about applying for graduate school. Link to article below.

.Conquering Graduate Application Dread: Advice From Graduate Faculty

by Shawn R. Charlton, PhD, Christina Ozanich, and Nikki Phillips



Newly elected SWPA representatives

Congratulations to Dr. Darshon Anderson for being selected a professional representative for Southwestern Psychological Association.

Congratulations to Kelli Wierzbicki for being selected the graduate student representative for SWPA.

Drs. Anderson and Martens present research

Dr. Darshon Anderson and Dr. Heather Martens presented their paper, Using Interdepartmental Partnerships to create Systems-change in Developmental Education, at the National Association of Developmental Education Conference last week in Oklahoma City. Full citation below; picture attached.

Anderson, D. L., Martens, H. C. (Mar. 2017). Using Interdepartmental Partnerships to create Systems-Change in Developmental Education. Symposium presented at National Association of Developmental Education Conference, National Association of Developmental Education, Oklahoma City, Ok. 


Emily Hahn to be involved in fMRI research in Boston

Emily Hahn, a senior psychology major graduating this spring, has accepted a position as a Clinical/Computational Research Coordinator in the Division of Neurotherapeutics at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Responsibilities for this position include: Collect and analyze data for fMRI component of closed-loop Deep Brain Stimulation study (funded by Department of Defense) designed to treat a broad range of treatment resistant psychiatric populations.
We are very excited for Emily.  She is a fantastic student and young researcher.  This will be a great professional step for her as she works toward a PHD position in a clinical psychology program.

Dr. John Murphy presents workshop in South Carolina

John Murphy, Professor of Psychology and Counseling, recently conducted two days of training on solution – focused therapy for mental health therapists and counselors in Laurens County School District 56 in Clinton, South Carolina. Dr. Murphy is a nationally recognized expert on solution-focused therapy for school-age children.

Dr. Paul Nail to present research in Poland

Dr. Paul Nail will present on his theory and research on social influence at a conference titled “Science Meets Social Science” in Wroclaw, Poland, in March 2017. Dr. Nail’s model of ways people respond when pressured to conform to a group was picked up by a group of professors from Wroclaw, Poland, who work in an emerging area of physics known as socio-physical modeling. During his trip to Poland, Dr. Nail will be a visiting professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Science and Technology in Poland.

Congratulations Dr. Nail on this accomplishment!

Psychology Faculty Speak to High School Students

Dr. Kevin Rowell, Ms. Shannon Riedmueller, and Dr. Art Gillaspy spoke to ~400 students yesterday at Conway High School as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. They presented on careers in mental health, education necessary to work in mental health settings, and programs at UCA related to mental and behavioral health.


Psi Chi Virtual Colloquium Wed, Feb 15

UCA @ Psi Chi invites all psychology majors and minors to join us for a Virtual Colloquium with:
Dr. Andy Gardner
University of Arizona
Wednesday, February 15
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Mashburn 239
Dr. Gardner will speak about his work applying psychology in behavior analysis in working with pediatric populations, including English and Spanish speakers.
This is a great professional development opportunity.

Savannah Cavender and Dr. Shawn Charlton publish article

Savannah Cavender, Senior Psychology major, and Dr. Shawn Charlton published an article, Virtual Events: Networking without Traveling, in the Winter 2017 edition of Eye on Psi Chi, the newsletter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Their article describes how UCA’s Psi Chi chapter is using video conferencing to host events and presentations for UCA students by experts from all across the country.

Great work!!