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Sawyer, students, alum give posters at psychology meeting

Sawyer, students, alum give posters at psychology meeting

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Thomas Sawyer, professor of psychology, collaborated with three students and one alumna to give two poster presentations at the 82nd annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago April 29-May 1. One presentation, co-authored with psychology majors Jennifer John ’10 and Mike O'Connor ’11, was titled, “Facial Masculinity Effects on Competitiveness Judgments.” The second was co-authored with alumna Allison Shostrom ’09, a psychology graduate student at Roosevelt University, and Brandi Balensiefen ’11 and was titled, “Blaming the Bottle: Responsibility/B


Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

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Keith Avery, counselor/educator and licensed clinical psychologist in the Dyson Wellness Center, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.  The law requires schools


North Central hosts symposium about water usage and conservation

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation at a symposium April 15.

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation during a symposium April 15 at North Central College.

College psychologist leads research to prevent bullying in schools

A licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College conducts research with a school district to assess bullying issues of students in grades K-12.

Keith Avery, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.

Evergreen Park High School AP Psychology students visit North Central

Students in an Advanced Placement psychology class at Evergreen Park High School are visiting North Central to learn about the College’s psychology program.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Feb. 19, 2010—Several students in an Advanced Placement psychology class taught by Elizabeth Hinde at Evergreen Park High School are visiting North Central College March 5 to learn about the College’s award-winning psychology program.

Karl Kelley and students to present paper at psychology convention

Karl Kelley and students to present paper at psychology convention

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Karl Kelley, professor and chair of psychology, and psychology majors Camille Heneghan ’10 and Lyndsey Pojman ’12 have co-authored a paper, titled “Status and Success: Perceptions of Employees Requesting Family Leave Using Video Vignettes,” which has been accepted for presentation at the 2010 >Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention May 27-30 in Boston.


Political science professor awarded grant to research race issues

The National Science Fondation awarded Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of at North Central College, and his partner a grant for a study on race.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science at North Central College, and Charlton McIlwain of New York University have been awarded a $21,000 grant by Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and funded by National Science Foundation for their project, “The Effects of Racial and Racist Appeals on White Voters.”

Coon and Matsubara co-present research paper

Coon and Matsubara co-present research paper

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Heather Coon, associate professor of psychology, and Fukumi Matsubara, professor of Japanese, co-presented a research paper titled “Can a Reparation Offer Function as an Apology?” at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology on Jan. 28 in Las Vegas.


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