Department of Psychology announces new developmental psychology position

The Department of Psychology is seeking applicants for a new assistant professor position specializing in developmental psychology.  

Elon research about how athletes perceive pain generates international attention

Nicole Razor '16, a member of the Elon women's basketball team, and Exercise Science Professor Eric Hall looked into how an athlete's perception of pain before an injury factored into how they experienced pain when injured. 

Elon faculty present at the Council for Undergraduate Research Biennial Meeting

Eric Hall, Paul Miller, Tim Peeples and Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler presented at the CUR Biennial June conference held at the University of South Florida in Tampa. 

Alexa Darby, Frances Ward-Johnson and Tammy Cobb co-author article in service-learning journal

The Elon University researchers published their findings examining how faculty members have turned to academic service-learning to expose students to diverse client populations.

Amy Overman selected to receive a major grant from the NIH

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, is awarded Elon University’s first grant from the National Institutes of Health to study age-related changes in memory. 

Career Moves: A journey through personal and professional experiences

Elon senior Leah Reece credits community service, coursework and internships as the fuel that ignited her passion for clinical psychology and enhanced her Elon experience.

Popular TED Talk lecturer Daniel Gilbert to headline Elon’s Spring Convocation 

Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert and best-selling author of “Stumbling on Happiness” will speak March 30, 2017, in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium.

Amy Overman presents research on memory at Cognitive Aging Conference

The associate professor of psychology, faculty member in the neuroscience program and associate director of Elon's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, presented research at the 16th Cognitive Aging Conference held April 14-17, 2016 in Atlanta.

Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson present at the 2016 Association for Women in Psychology conference, March 3 - 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Assistant professors of psychology, Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson each presented their research as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: A Look at Current Issues Facing Black Women through a Psychological Lens at the 41st Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, “Strong Girls and Wise Women.”  

 

Amy Overman and students present research at NC Cognition Conference

Associate Professor Amy Overman and Elon students Alison Richard '16 and Michelle Stocker '16 presented research at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference.

Amy Overman presents at evidence-based teaching conference

The associate professor of psychology led a session at the Lilly Conference in Austin, Texas, that focused on how empirical neuroscience research can inform teaching practices.

Buffie Longmire-Avital and Brenda Reavis '15 co-author article in the Journal of Black Psychology

Assistant Professor Buffie Longmire-Avital and young alumna Brenda Reavis '15 have co-authored an article in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Black Psychology examining the ideal and non-negotiable characteristics emerging adult Black American women look for in potential male partners. 

Gabie Smith named dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

A professor of psychology with extensive experience managing programs across the university, Smith will lead a college of 19 departments, more than 20 programs, and 260 full-time faculty.

Seven faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Seven professors and instructors from across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars. 

PURM releases special issue 'Inclusion of Students from Historically Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate Research'

The special issue of 'Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring' contains five research articles.

Helping police interview people new to the English language

Research by Elon University senior Cecily Basquin points to shortcomings in the way law enforcement gather eyewitness information from non-native English speakers, and she hopes her work – already being shared at international conferences – will lead to improvements in the criminal justice system.

Career Moves: SPDC resources help roommates pursue graduate school

Jasmine Bryant '15 and Negesti Kaudo '15, with support from faculty and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, were recently accepted into top master's programs for social work and creative writing, respectively.

Amy Overman gives keynote address

Amy Overman shares about neuroscience of learning at NC Association of Summer Sessions Conference

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, alumni publish research

The professor of psychology collaborated with Cara McClain ’14, Katelyn Massey ’14 and Alyssa Kendall ’14 on separate projects that culminated in publication.

Students share research in inaugural public health forum

Elon University, Davidson College and Furman University collaborated this month to host an undergraduate research forum featuring student projects that sought answers to several public health questions and concerns.

Buffie Longmire-Avital & Virginia Oberle '14 publish article on perceptions of condoms for black American emerging adult women

Buffie Longmire-Avital & Cherrel Miller-Dyce publish article on black first-generation college students’ psychosocial experiences at an HBU

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, honors three professors

Olivia Choplin, Meredith Allison and Jeff Clark were recognized during Planning Week 2015 for their accomplishments during the previous academic year.

Amy Overman co-authors journal article on brain and memory

The associate professor of psychology published a peer-reviewed article in the journal Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Mat Gendle named associate director of Project Pericles

The associate professor of psychology also will mentor the Periclean Scholars Class of 2019 with a focus on Sri Lanka.  

Elon senior & alumnus receive Princeton in Asia fellowships

Laura Sturdivant '15 and Alexander Ward '14 travel next fall to Myanmar and the Philippines, respectively, with support of a program aimed at promoting goodwill and the exchange of ideas between cultures of the East and West.

Three College of Arts & Sciences distinguished alumni recognized

Peter Lindstrom ’94, Julie Dyke Ford ’95 and Christopher Nave ’04 received the 2015 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during a special April 30 ceremony.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Kaitlin Sands '15 and Melissa Mischka '15

Though parents of preschoolers focus more of their efforts on teaching children how to read, two Elon University seniors found that you don’t have to be a wizard with numbers to create in young people a love for math and science.

Amy Overman to serve as CATL associate director

The associate professor of psychology will bring an accomplished history of teaching and research to her new role in the Elon University Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Amy Overman & Alan Scott present research at NC Cognition Conference
Associate Professor Amy Overman, Assistant Professor Alan Scott and current Elon students Luisa Cesar '15 and Abigail Steinsiek '15 presented their research at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference. 

 

Elon students take part in Poverty Simulation

Elon University students participated in early March in a Poverty Simulation, a guided experience in which participants assume the roles of the impoverished and navigate challenges.

Elon student publishes op-ed in The Huffington Post

Gabrielle Jasper ’17 examines the issue of body image and Sports Illustrated’s inclusion of a ‘plus-sized’ model in its latest swimsuit edition. 

In My Words: To help stem immigration crisis, U.S. drug policies must be reconsidered

Associate Professor Mathew Gendle writes for several regional newspapers about the impact drug laws have on foreign nations and how changes to American policies will create civic stability elsewhere, which can influence the number of people seeking refuge in the United States.

Buffie Longmire-Avital presents poster at conference

Buffie Longmire-Avital, an assistant professor in psychology, presented her research at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit through the American Psychological Association in Atlanta Jan. 14-16.

 

Buffie Longmire-Avital co-authors article

The assistant professor of psychology's article, "Racial and Sexual Identities as Potential Buffers to Risky Sexual Behavior for Black Gay and Bisexual Emerging Adult Men," appears in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Meredith Allison publishes article on memories for cars

Meredith Allison, associate professor of psychology, recently published an article on people's memories for cars and manufacturer symbols. Coauthors on the paper were Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, Meghan Braun '11, Molly Campbell '11, and John R. Price.

Amy Overman speaks with WFMY News 2 about memory exercises

The associate professor of psychology appeared on a Dec. 4, 2014, "2 Wants to Know" segment on brain fitness and how to minimize the memory loss that begins to take place in humans after the age of 25.

Amy Overman publishes research on cognitive intervention for older adults

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, has published a peer-reviewed journal article reporting the development of a noncomputerized, game-based, community cognitive health intervention.

Amy Overman gives invited talk at UNC-Greensboro

The associate professor of psychology was invited to give a talk as part of the Hard Data Cafe series sponsored by UNCG's Department of Psychology.

In My Words: U.S. has moral imperative to help children at the border

Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.

Kim Epting receives award for writing research

Amy Overman co-authors study of cognitive biases in end-of-life judgments

Psychology and Human Service Studies Building opens to campus community

The Elon community held a special gathering on Thursday to explore a facility that now houses the psychology and human service studies departments, as well as the public health studies program.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty

Professors L. Kim Epting, Cynthia Fair and Caroline Ketcham were honored Aug. 18, 2014, when faculty from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences gathered in the Lakeside Meeting Rooms to plan for the upcoming academic year and to celebrate colleagues’ achievements.

Brain injuries & higher education a focus of student research

Two Elon University student workers in the Office of the Registrar have studied military veterans and students with traumatic brain injuries who enroll in college in need of particular advising resources.

Student research shared in poster presentations

A two-month program ended July 25, 2014, with scholars in Elon University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience displaying their work for professors and peers inside McKinnon Hall during a special College Coffee.

Amy Overman featured in retirement magazine

The associate professor of psychology was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of the Triad Retirement Resource Guide.

Meredith Allison co-authors paper on people's understanding of the Canadian Criminal Code

The associate professor of psychology was published in the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

David Buck presents research at international conference on social issues

Alexa Darby: An engaged citizen leading by example

The associate professor of psychology received the 2014 Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility for her partnership with local schools and dedication to community service.