psychology

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Randolph student lands internship with Boston College’s Cooperation Lab

Grace Hart ’23

The lab’s summer research assistants gain experience in all stages of the research process, including recruiting families, collecting and analyzing data, and discussing results.... READ MORE >>

Randolph grad’s research published in Annual Review of Psychology

Diep “Penny” Trieu ’15

Diep “Penny” Trieu ’15 recently published her research on the defining elements of social media and its links to key psychological effects in the Annual Review of Psychology. Currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Trieu also published similar research for her honors thesis in psychology at Randolph. We asked her a few... READ MORE >>

Psychology facilities receive significant renovations thanks to VFIC grant, alumna memorial fund

A student uses the virtual reality equipment in the new psychology laboratory

Boasting one of the first psychology programs in the nation, Randolph has always been on the cutting edge of psychological research. In order to maintain that reputation and tradition, the College recently revamped the department’s facilities to better meet the needs of its current faculty and students. The renovation was made possible through a grant... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s got talent: Nashville star Sara Beck balances love of teaching with passion for performing

Psychology professor Sara Beck performs on stage

When she agreed to perform in Randolph’s popular once-every-four-years tradition, The Show, psychology professor Sara Beck didn’t know exactly what she was getting into. During her first year teaching, she had heard stories about the comedy skits, the dancing tea cups, and other unique “talents” that her colleagues would perform. But when it came time... READ MORE >>

Elizabeth Delery ’14 named Cell Culture Hero, will present worldwide webinar

Elizabeth Delery

Elizabeth Delery ’14 has been named a Cell Culture Hero by Gibco/Thermo Fisher, and will present a global webinar on July 31 at noon. Registration for the event is available at http://bit.ly/2Yml06h. Delery is a postdoctoral fellow for the physiology department at Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center, where she studies the neurobiological interactions of... READ MORE >>

Protecting the protectors of the law: Agnes Reyes Merced ’21 interns with U.S. Marshals Service 

Agnes Reyes Merced

This summer, Agnes Reyes Merced ’21 is helping one of the nation’s most esteemed law enforcement agencies manage its employee safety policies.  A double major in chemistry and psychology at Randolph, Merced is an intern for the U.S. Marshals Service’s (USMS) Management Support Division in the Office of Environmental, Occupational Safety, and Health. Though much... READ MORE >>

Finding a rhythm: Summer Research project examines child behavior in group musical settings

Alex Conway and professor Sara Beck look for different behaviors among children in pre-k music classes

Alex Conway ’20 has worked at the UP Foundation in Lynchburg for the last two years. The organization provides addiction counseling, recovery, and rehabilitation services for local youth, so Conway is always looking for new ways to get through to adolescents and teens. Fortunately, a Summer Research project with psychology professor Sara Beck could give... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College Banner

Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Psychology majors present behavioral research at regional conference

Psychology students and faculty at the Carolinas Psychology Conference at Campbell University

On Saturday, April 13, eight Randolph psychology majors presented their research at the Carolinas Psychology Conference, held at Campbell University in North Carolina. Over the course of the fall and spring semesters, students conducted human and animal behavioral research in groups of two to three students. Each group gave a 15-minute oral presentation to an... READ MORE >>