SNC Psychology April Update

Hi SNC Students, Faculty, and Staff,

It’s been an event filled last few weeks for SNC Psychology!

On Wednesday, April 12 we were honored to host a lecture on how to combat and overcome anxiety and worry, given by Dr. Barry C. Barmann of the Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry located here in Incline Village.  Thank you to everyone who joined us and of course thank
you to Dr. Barmann for sharing his vast knowledge of expertise in his field with us.

Dr. Barmann speaking on worry

On Monday, April 17 SNC Psychology hosted our 7th Annual Psychology Research Fair!  It was a great time and a wonderful opportunity for our Psychology Seniors and Alumni to finally share their research they have been working so hard on for the last two semesters.  Thank you to everyone who attended, helped in the planning of the event, and of course our research extraordinaries for all the hard work you have put into your projects over the past two semesters.

The research presenters at the 7th annual SNC Psych Fair

Student Speaker, Angel Gonzalez, presenting his findings on the impact of media on male body image

Our students also had the opportunity to present their research at the Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium at UNR this last Friday, April 20.  Through a poster symposium, SNC Psychology students shared their findings alongside other Nevada undergraduates, covering a tremendous variety of subjects from nuclear physics, to climate change, and of course, psychology!  Sybile Moser had the distinct privilege of giving an oral presentation of her findings on the effect of gender bias on hireability.

Sybile on stage presenting her research at NURS

SNC Psychology at the NURS

The final stop along the SNC Psychology presentation locomotive will be the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference at UCLA on May 5!  Best of luck to our seniors and congratulations on all your hard work!

Have a great last few weeks of your Spring Semester, SNC!

 

SNC Psychology Early Spring Update!

Hi SNC Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Happy Spring! This month SNC Psychology has been hard at work gathering and preparing to present their research for the 7th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Fair held here at SNC on April 17th from 2-4pm in TCES 139/141. We encourage all campus and community members who are interested in learning more about what makes us human to come and support the findings of our senior psychology students.

We are proud to announce that our seniors have also submitted their research to UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference held in Los Angeles. Our students will find out the results of our their submissions on Wednesday! Best of luck to you all!

This month SNC Psychology moved beyond the classroom and taught a seminar on Survey and Interview Design at North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership. We’re honored to have had the opportunity to share our insight with community members who are determined to become great leaders and make a difference in our world!

North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program

SNC Psychology moving beyond the classroom

SNC Psychology Gathers Research for Upcoming Psych Fair

Hi SNC Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Our amazing senior psychology students have been hard at work with their undergraduate research projects.  Thank you to those of you who have participated in our studies; we greatly appreciate your time and cooperation.  We can still use more participants!  If you would like to be a participant in our research, please contact Christina M. Frederick at cfrederick@sierranevada.edu.

Be sure to come to our 7th annual Undergraduate Psychology Research Fair here at SNC on April 17th from 2-4pm in TCES 139/141.  This is a great opportunity for psychology students to gain insight into what they will be doing in the coming years, as well as anyone else who is simply interested in learning about what makes us human. We’re excited to present our findings that we’ve so diligently worked to uncover.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Experimental Psychology Students Prepare for Data Collection

The Experimental Psychology students are gearing up to begin data collection this week for their independent research projects. These students have been constructing these projects since the beginning of the fall 2016 semester.

We look forward to seeing your friendly faces and we cannot thank you enough for your support and participation!

See you around campus!

Psychology Students Prepare for the MFT

The Psychology students are preparing to take the Major Field Test in Psychology in December. Christina M. Frederick put together an amazing Jeopardy game to help facilitate studying. On Wednesday, 11/16, the students met for an evening of Jeopardy fun, which included snacks and prizes for the top three players. The MFT performance is supported in multiple ways, 1) through the Capstone course, and 2) through study sessions such as this. We look forward to more Jeopardy nights in the future!

SNC Psychology Alumni Pay a Visit

Four of our SNC Psychology alumni, Maggie Burns 14′, Sarah Fricke 15′, Carly Schleh 16′, and Kyle Kelly 16′, along with Henry Conover, visited the Research Methods class for a fun activity. This activity helped the Research Methods students tighten up their independent research project ideas.

It is always nice to have our alumni back on campus and interacting with our future graduates!

alum

Getting Active for Research Methods

On Wednesday, 8/31, the Research Methods class took a trip outside to Patterson Lawn. The students participated in a research idea generating activity that included rolling die with various independent and dependent variables, throwing a football, and sharing their research ideas with the group.

These students are amping up to begin their own independent research projects and are looking forward to the process!

Die Activity Picstitch NEW

SNC Psychology Returns from Stanford

The SNC Psychology Students returned from the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference that was held May 20th-21st. The students presented their independent research projects in both poster and oral sessions.

Our very own President, Dr. Alan Walker, also attended the event to support our students! Three generations of Alumni were present as well.

Our group had a wonderful time and we look forward to future opportunities to present research at Stanford University.

Stanford Edit

SNC Psychology Students Head to Stanford

The SNC Psychology students are heading to the Stanford Undergraduate Research Conference on Wednesday, 5/18, to present their research. The Psychology department had a 100% acceptance rate for the conference!

Also joining us at Stanford, is our very own President Alan Walker! We look forward to representing SNC and are eager to share updates of the event.

Go Eagles!

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INTD 300: Service Learning Reflection

Interdisciplinary Studies majors must take three INTD curriculum classes throughout their time at SNC: Intro to Interdisciplinary Studies, Service Learning, and Senior Portfolio. This semester, I was enrolled in the intro class as well as the service learning class.

Throughout the semester, I had mixed feelings about my service learning class.

On one hand, it was great to have the opportunity to obtain volunteer hours while gaining class credit at the same time. On the other hand, it was really time intensive to do so.

Our class was required to partner with a non-profit organization and dedicate 60 hours to volunteering with them, along with another 10-20 hours to create a final culminating project.

Since I was taking many other time-intensive classes along with this one, I often felt overwhelmed and had a negative opinion about the class. I felt like my volunteering hours weren’t making a difference and it was causing me to fall behind in other classes.

Despite the stress, the outcome of this class has surpassed my expectations. Along with my six other service learning classmates, we presented our service learning experiences to faculty and friends on Wednesday, May 4th. While explaining the work I did for my non-profit, the presentation allowed me to reflect on the journey and see how far I’ve come since starting the project in January.

As an Interdisciplinary major in ODAL and JOurnalism, it was impressive how much I used the skills in an interdisciplinary way to benefit the organization and grow as a person. My professionalism and communication skills have improved, and I’ve grown my multimedia journalism knowledge and have created an awesome final article to show for it. I took the thing I learned in a school environment and transferred them into a professional environment; a perfect stepping stone for a senior in college about to graduate and venture into the real world.

While I don’t want to go back and experience that stress again, it was well worth it in the end. Thank you Interdisciplinary Studies for forcing me to grow as a student and an individual!