Emily Jamieson, 2013 Best Senior Thesis Award Winner
Posted: May 6, 2013
"Congratulations to senior psychology major, Emily Jamieson, who won the 2013 Best Senior Thesis award for her research, titled "Juror Perceptions of Coerced Confessions: The Influence of Mental Illness." She found that mock jurors were more likely to convict a defendant who was coerced to confess when he was portrayed as having clinical depression than when portrayed as having no mental illness. These results support the theory that people endorse negative stereotypes toward those with mental illnesses (i.e., that they are more prone to violence). These findings were presented at the 2013 Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago."
Congratulations Katlyn Farnum (Sorenson) - Alum
Posted: March 21, 2013
Congratulations to UE psychology major alum, Katlyn Farnum (previously Sorenson), who recently published her senior thesis in a peer-reviewed journal:
Farnum, K. S. & Stevenson, M. C. (in press). Economically Disadvantaged Juvenile Offenders Tried in Adult Court Are Perceived as Less Able to Understand Their Actions, But More Guilty. To appear in Psychology, Crime, and Law.
Neuroscience Honor Society Chapter Coming to the University of Evansville
Posted: December 6, 2012
The University of Evansville has received the 29th charter for Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society in neuroscience. An induction ceremony for the Indiana Alpha chapter is scheduled for January 2013.
Undergraduate students who want to apply for Nu Rho Psi must have completed at least three semesters of the college curriculum and nine semester hours in neuroscience major courses, be registered as a neuroscience major, and have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in neuroscience courses.
For questions or to apply, contact Dr. Lora Becker at 812-488-2532, email@example.com or stop by her office in Hyde Hall 205.
Nu Rho Psi was founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. The honor society’s purpose is to:
- encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in neuroscience;
- award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship;
- advance the discipline of neuroscience; encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in neuroscience and related fields;
- promote career development in neuroscience and related fields;
- increase public awareness of neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and
- encourage service to the community.