Graduate Student News

Dr. Nick Ungson has accepted a tenure-track position in Psychology at Susquehanna University! A former graduate studdent, he received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2019.  Congratulations to Nick!


Fall 2020

Welcome to our new incoming Graduate Students:  Rita Knasel and Theresa Mowad 

Fall 2019

Meet the new incoming graduate students in the Psychology Department:

Afra Aglar, Mo Chen, Dan Czarnowski, Sang Hee Park and Renee Sahatdjian.


Ziyao Zhang has won the College of Arts and Sciences Research Award. The award committee was particularly impressed by his first-authored publication: 

Fall 2018

The Psychology Department welcomes six new graduate students: 

Alysia Cruz, Channing Everidge, Juan Valladares, Laura Wolter, Mengting Zhang and Ziyao Zhang


Recent Past

Fall 2017

Welome to our new incoming graduate students arriving this August:

Jessica Joseph, Eugene Rohrer, Alexandra Sackett and Sinenhlanhla Zungu

The department is very proud of our dedicated grad students, 4 of whom just got elected to the 6 person Graduate Student Senate Board:
Caitlin Lindley
Iiona Scully
Wyntre Stout
Nick Ungson...who was elected President!

Fall 2016

Say hello to the department's new incoming graduate students arriving this August.

Pooyan Doozandeh, Caitlin Lindley, Princess Neely and Devon Carter

Fall 2014

Kaitlin Reiman had her first paper accepted for publication:

          Reiman, K. M., Weaver, S. M., & Arrington, C. M. (in press). Encoding and choice in the task
          span procedure. Psychological Research.

Michael Andreychik, former Ph.D. student of Michael Gill was awarded tenure at Fairfield University
           in Connecticut.

Alexandra Frazer presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society:

          Frazer, A. K., O’Séaghdha, P. G., Munoz-Avila, H. & Roessler, N. (2014). Competitor activation
          and semantic interference: Evidence from combined phonological and semantic similarity.

Burcu Ünlütabak presented at the Jean Piaget Society annual meeting in San Fancisco:

Ünlütabak, B. & Nicolopoulou, A. Narrative listening comprehension in relation to inference-making
abilities and short-term memory during the preschool years. Paper presented at the Jean Piaget
Society meeting. San Francisco, CA: May 29-31, 2014.

Lindsay Hough and Kelly Chu received the Dale S. Strohl ’58 Graduate Research Fellowship for Summer of 2012, and graduate student Alexandra Frazer received the Dale S. Strohl ’58 Graduate Fellowship for the academic year 2012/2013.

Justin Aoki presented a poster the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Title: “Costly moral conflicts ignite aggression: When heated situations get even hotter”.

Jessica Goren presented a poster the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Title: “Contextual Dependence of Social Support: Self-Relevant Concerns Shape the Experience of Enacted Support”.  She also published a paper in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

  • Goren, J., Phillips, L., Chapman, M., & Salo, R. (2012). Dissociative and psychotic experiences of adolescents admitted to a psychiatric inpatient unit. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 13(5), 554-567.         

Kaitlin Reiman presented a poster at Psychonomics in Seattle in November. Title: “Encoding and Choice in the task span procedure”.  She also gave a talk on the topic at the Eastern Psychological Association in Pittsburgh in March.
Lisa Connor was accepted into the University of Tennessee's doctoral program. Lisa will be presenting her work on “Preschoolers’ narrative production and comprehension” at the Jean Piaget Society Conference in Toronto this May.
Lindsay Hough will be presenting her work on “Theory of Mind embedded in the context of bookreading” at the Jean Piaget Society Conference in Toronto this May.

Joy Zhu and Barbara Malt presented their research at the Psychonomics Society. 

  • Zhu, H. & Malt, B. C.  Cognitive motivation for word senses shared across Chinese and English. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November, 2012.