Psychology

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 >>

Summer research project tests the minds of Randolph student, professor

Professor of Psychology Rick Barnes and Sarah Ballard-Abbott '16 look through historic psychological tests in the College's psychology lab.

Randolph College’s psychology lab was founded in 1891-the same year as the institution itself-and was one of the first 20 such collegiate labs in the country. “That makes some of the equipment and tests we have here really historically valuable,” said psychology and environmental studies professor Rick Barnes, who is partnering with Sarah Ballard-Abbott ’16... READ MORE >>

Lunch and Learn sessions connect students with faculty

Classics professor Susan Stevens discusses her research with students at a Lunch and Learn session.

Randolph students have a new opportunity to learn from professors in an informal setting this semester. Each Monday, the Center for Student Research sponsors a “Lunch and Learn” that invites students to dine with professors for informal discussions about one professor’s research and creative work. The program was organized to help students become more engaged... READ MORE >>