New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab Publishes Article in “Current Psychology”

New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab (from May, 2018; photo credit: Dr. Maryalice Citera). Top Row (L-R): Olivia Jewell, Glenn Geher, Graham Thomson, Alec Goldstein, Jacqueline Di Santo; Bottom Row (L-R): Julie Planke, Amanda Baroni, Nicholas Primavera, Kelsey Newhook

An article written by members of the New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab was published recently in the journal Current Psychology. This article, titled “You’re Dead to Me! The Evolutionary Psychology of Social Estrangements and Social Transgressions,” has recently been featured in various international media outlets including the following: MSN (French … Continue reading

Fall 2018 Student Award Winners

Student award winners

Outstanding Student Awards Undergraduate Students Sabrina Distefano Alexander Mahon Hanna Zyshchuk Graduate Student Angelo D’Addario Students of Excellence Julia Avallone Paige Barto Julia Berak Claire Chandler Crystal Ghany Emily Kramek Julia Laplaza Karlene Nippert Chloe Oktay Avery Seyler-Wetzel Beatriz Vera Awards from other semesters

Psychology Faculty, Students, and Alumni Participate at Heterodox Psychology Workshop in Orange, California

Several members of the SUNY New Paltz Psychology Community participated in a special conference titled the Heterodox Psychology Workshop held on the campus at Chapman University in Orange, CA. This conference was dedicated to the idea of how to best integrate multiple perspectives and viewpoints into work in the behavioral … Continue reading

Spring 2018 Student Awards

Student Awards Ceremony, Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Psychology Students of Excellence Undergraduate Egamaria Alacam* Jessica Bordon Devon Brady * Antonio Cintron Lina Greenspon Mariah Griffin Gordon Haskell Eli Horowitz Jennifer Lin Danielle Longo* Gabriella Martinez Michaela Mudaro Kelsey Newhook Alexa Sauro Katrina Scarimbolo* Jessica Schrufer Sarah Stoudt Maria Talloni-Perlett MA Psychology Amanda Baroni Melissa Blankstein … Continue reading

Two Psychology Students to Receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

Two SUNY New Paltz psychology students, both members of the class of 2018, have been selected to receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s award is a SUNY-wide recognition based on distinctive academic, athletic, leadership, service, and other achievements and contributions. The awards will be conferred in a ceremony in Albany … Continue reading

Faculty and Students Present at 2018 Association for Women in Psychology Conference

Building on work done in collaboration with several psychology undergraduates (Kayla Sigmone, Leslie-Castro Tapia, Alexa Weiss, and Claurie Lindor), Dr. Melanie Hill and Dr. Tabitha Holmes presented at the Association of Women in Psychology Conference in Philadelphia this past weekend.  The presentation entitled “Gazed at, Groped, and Assaulted: The Too … Continue reading

New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab Presents at the Hudson Valley Humanists’ Annual Darwin Day Event

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, the SUNY New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology lab, directed by psychology faculty member, Glenn Geher, presented a symposium on the evolutionary origins of beauty and art. Presentations were given by Glenn along with six students from the lab. These students included two undergraduate psychology majors (Alec … Continue reading

Two Psychology Majors Receive AYURE Award

Congratulations to two psychology majors, Christina Krause and Danielle Longo. They received an AYURE Award for their research project with faculty member, Sarah Shuwairi, Assistant Professor of Psychology. The project is titled “Perceptual and Affective Responses to Possible and Impossible Figures in Early Infancy,” and a poster presentation of the preliminary … Continue reading

Profs. Tabitha Holmes and Karla Vermeulen Present with Students at SSEA Conference

Dr. Tabitha Holmes (2nd from left) and students

Associate Professor Tabitha Holmes and Assistant Professor Karla Vermeulen both presented papers co-authored with SUNY New Paltz students at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference in Washington, DC on November 3. Dr. Holmes’ paper, “What if we had never broken up?”: How emerging adults make meaning out … Continue reading