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June 2, 2017

Congrats Award Winners!

AwardsCongratulations to our award-winning undergraduate and graduate students! We are pleased to announce the this year’s recipients of College of Arts and Science and Psychology Departmental Awards.

University Awards

General University Scholarship: Dani Cosme and Jessica Flannery

 

College of Arts and Sciences Awards

Carolyn M. Stokes Memorial Scholarship: Theresa Cheng

Miller Family Graduate Award in Technology and Science: Dani Cosme

Marthe E. Smith Memorial Science Scholarship: Michelle Fong and Jessica Kosie

Clayton and Sheryl Steinke General Social Sciences Scholarship: Alexa Bailey

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship: Emily Dunning

Henry V. Howe Scholarship: Madison Gourlay

Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship: Thomas Hodgson, Sierra LambertEmma RichieNathaniel SichterJohn “Ben” Wiebe, and Anna Young

Mildred Braaten Archibald Scholarship: Everette Somers

 

Departmental Awards

Alice Thompson Scholarship: Everette Somers, Madison Gourlay, Jared Acosta-King and Anna Young

Leona Tyler Scholarship: Adeliine Fecker, Alexa Bailey, John “Ben” Wiebe, and Larissa Williams

Sheldon Zach Memorial Scholarship: Trieu-Giang Le

May 31, 2017

Dr. Freyd Wins Senate Westling Award

Wayne T. Westling

Wayne T. Westling

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Freyd, who has received the University Senate’s 2017 Wayne T. Westling Award. This award is given annually to the person who the Senate’s Committee on Committees determines “has provided exemplary service and inspired leadership over a period of years and has demonstrated a commitment to the principles of shared governance, participatory decision making, and fostering a campus climate of inclusiveness and respect.”

The two criteria for the Wayne T. Westling Award are:

1) Exemplary service over a period of years to the university through participation in university committees, advisory bodies, or faculty elective positions, and

2) Inspired leadership and commitment to the principles of shared governance, participatory decision-making, and fostering a campus climate of inclusiveness and respect.

Congratulations, Dr. Freyd!

May 18, 2017

Two Awards for Dr. Fausey

Dr. Caitlin Fausey brings home two prestigious awards!

First, Dr. Fausey received a Grammy research award for a project that she is working on with graduate student Jenny Mendoza and undergraduate student Sabrina Haskinson. This project focuses on characterizing the auditory world of infants. Read more about this exciting project and others that are being conducted in Dr. Fausey’s lab at the Learning Lab website.

Second, Dr. Fausey was honored with an Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching for her outstanding quality as an instructor at the UO.

Congratulations, Dr. Fausey!

May 15, 2017

Award-winning Psychology Graduate Students!

Our wonderful psychology graduate students have taken home several recent awards!

First up, congratulations to the following students who won departmental awards:

Next, two of our graduate students had great success competing in the 3 Minute Thesis. This year, our department hosted its very own 3MT competition, and Melissa Barnes was the winner! For the 3MT hosted by the Graduate School during the Grad Research Forum, Karlena Ochoa advanced to the UO finals and was awarded the People’s Choice award for her outstanding performance.

Congratulations to our grad student winners!

April 6, 2017

Professor Freyd’s Work is Focal Point of Sociology Conference

The 88th annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association featured Dr. Jennifer Freyd’s work as the conference theme. “Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying, and Retaliation in Academia” includes thematic panel discussions on institutional betrayal, a component of Dr. Freyd’s betrayal trauma theory which she describes as, “wrongdoings perpetrated by an institution upon individuals dependent on that institution, including failure to prevent or respond supportively to wrongdoings by individuals (e.g. sexual assault) committed within the context of the institution.” Dr. Freyd herself will be featured as a speaker during the event, as part as the “Institutional Betrayal and Gender Shrapnel in Academia” discussion with Ellen Mayock, author of Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace.

Dr. Jennifer Freyd

You can read more about Dr. Freyd and her work on her lab’s website, about the influence of Dr. Freyd’s work on the conference on Around the O, and about the full roster of events on the conference website.

 

April 3, 2017

Psychology Graduate Students Receive UO Awards

Several of our graduate students received well-deserved awards from the University of Oregon. Congratulations to the following winners!:

  • Michelle Fong, recipient of the Betty Foster McCue Fellowship for Human Performance and Development and recipient of the UO Disseration Fellowship
  • Katherine Hagan, recipient of the Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award
  • Elizabeth Loi, recipient of the Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award
  • Rita Ludwig, recipient of the Sandra Morgen Public Impact Fellowship
March 17, 2017

Psychology Graduate Students Win NSF Awards

AwardsThe National Science Foundation afforded the University of Oregon 6 graduate research fellowships this year, and psychology graduate students took home 3 of them. Congratulations to Krista DeStasio, Sarah Horn, and Jonathan Saunders on their well-deserved awards!

 

 

March 9, 2017

Psychology Team Wins Kluft Award for Best Paper

Congrats to Jennifer Gómez, Jenn Lewis, Laura Noll, Alec Smidt, and Pam Birrell for winning the 2016 Richard P. Kluft Award for the Best Article in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation! The paper is entitled “Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care” and is available for free through this year.

Gómez, J. M., Lewis, J. K., Noll, L. K., Smidt, A. M., & Birrell, P. J. (2016). Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 17(2), 165-185.

From the award commendation:

This article provides an excellent framework for understanding the complexities of working with survivors of trauma. It successfully describes the danger in pathologizing reactions to extreme stress and discusses an adaptive treatment model, relational cultural therapy, that emphasizes the importance of the relationship when working with survivors. The article incorporates both empirically supported treatment options as well as influences from all spheres of the socioecological model, including the importance of empowerment, in treating individuals who have experienced complex trauma. 

Congrats, team!

February 16, 2017

University Recognizes McNair Scholars at Symposium

McNair SymposiumEvery February, the University of Oregon celebrates the research achievements of its McNair Scholars during the McNair Symposium. These achievements are made possible by faculty mentors who guide scholars through scholarship activities and help prepare them for the challenges and culture of graduate school.

 

McNair Scholars participate in paid summer research internships in their fields of study. During the internships, students are involved in original research culminating in a presentation of their findings. Held winter term, the McNair Symposium provides a public forum for students to share their work with peers, mentors, faculty and staff, family members and the general public.

 

On February 15, 2017, the Department of Psychology recognized five McNair Scholars:

Kristina Lowney – Feelings of Belonging and Future Persistence in STEM

Dr. Sara Hodges, Mentor

 

Tonya C. Hansberry – Sequelae of Maternal Trauma: Attachment Relationships and the Development of Empathy in the Next Generation

Dr Jennifer Ablow, Dr. Jeffrey Measelle, Xiaoning Sun, Mentors

 

Megan Carson – Age difference in a “Short Long-term Memory” System for Visual Information

Dr. Ulrich Mayr, Atsushi Kikumoto, Mentors

 

Bradley M. Boyce – Passive Carryover and Conflict Triggered Regulation: Differences in Early Visual Components

Dr. Ulrich Mayr, Dr. Don Tucker, Mentors

 

Stefani Paige Evans – Mother-Preschooler Interactions Measured Using the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior

Dr. Maureen Zalewski, Dr. Elizabeth Skowron, Mentors

 

Congratulations Scholars!

 

Visit the UO McNair website for more information on the McNair Scholars Program.

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