Psychology

Class of 2017 outcomes: Where are they now?

Daisy Howard ’17, Morgan Wardlaw ’17, Natalie Miller ’17, and Rachel Carder ’17

It’s been six months since the Class of 2017 processed to the Dell and received their diplomas. Here is a sampling of some of the early success our arts and humanities graduates have enjoyed!   Daisy Howard ’17 B.A. in Theatre “I am currently a costume apprentice for Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Md. As... READ MORE >>

Louisa Branscomb ’71 receives award from International Bluegrass Music Association

Louisa Branscomb '71 holding her 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Louisa Branscomb ’71 recently earned a 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The award is given to musicians who have made substantial contributions that broaden the genre’s accessibility and recognition. The Distinguished Achievement Award is one of the IBMA’s highest honors. It is reserved for those who been forerunners in... READ MORE >>

Tatum serves as guest editor for special issue of journal on psychology

Holly Tatum

Randolph psychology professor Holly Tatum, along with Beth Schwartz of Heidelberg University and David Rettinger of the University of Mary Washington, co-edited a special issue of the academic journal Theory into Practice. Tatum also authored the article, “Theoretical Approaches to Understanding and Promoting Academic Integrity.” The special issue of Theory into Practice and Tatum’s article... READ MORE >>

Taking the virtual leap

Dung Nguyen '18 (left) and psychology professor Blair Gross watch as Avisha Shah '18 uses the Oculus virtual reality headset.

This spring, Randolph psychology professor Blair Gross took one of her classes to a virtual reality lab at the University of Virginia. Students took turns putting on the Oculus headset and walking a plank from the top of a tall building in a virtual world, but no one, including Gross, could bring themselves to find... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Randolph students inducted into international, national honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

Gross joins Randolph psychology faculty

Blair Gross

Most new faculty don’t even see their students until the first day of class, but psychology professor Blair Gross was already getting to know some of hers when she helped them move in to their residence halls prior to new student orientation. Gross is the newest member of Randolph College’s psychology program, and is teaching... READ MORE >>

Summer Research explores links between food access and incarceration

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For two years, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has helped inmates earn their associate’s degrees at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. This summer, she and two Randolph students are combining her interest in food deserts and her passion for helping those who are incarcerated with a Summer Research project looking at nutritional education... READ MORE >>

Summer Research project examines effectiveness of Randolph’s Honor Code

Shelby Koretke '17 and psychology professor Holly Tatum conduct research online.

Shelby Koretke ’17 has been an enthusiastic proponent of Randolph’s student-run Honor Code since she arrived at the College. This summer, she and Holly Tatum, a psychology professor, are working to analyze and enhance the long-standing tradition at the College. Tatum has researched the effectiveness of honor codes in preventing cheating and promoting academic integrity... READ MORE >>

Randolph students make attractive presentation at national conference

Sandeep Poudyal '16 and Lauren Mason '16 stand with their poster at the Association for Psychological Science meeting in New York City.

A Summer Research project conducted in the summer of 2014 recently gained attention from professionals at a national conference in New York City. Sandeep Poudyal ’16, Lauren Mason ’16, and Dennis Goff, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology, presented and fielded questions from other researchers about their project, “Pitch of Voice and Type of... READ MORE >>