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5th Annual Psychology Research Fair

Hard work pays off!!! The students of Experimental Psychology are about to reveal their research results after a two-semester course.

During the fall 2014 semester, students enrolled in a Psychology Research Methods course during which they designed independent research experiments and became experts in research design. Unique topics were chosen according to individual interest. Each research question is novel, making the findings a genuine contribution to the literature. This spring 2015 semester, the, now, researchers, hit the ground running collecting over 600 pieces of individual data from students on the SNC Tahoe campus.

The psychology program is thrilled to invite EVERYONE, especially participants and those who offered us your support, to join us at the 5th Annual Psychology Research Fair this Monday, April 20, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm in TCES 139/141. Here you can see the research questions, project quality to which you have contributed, and discuss findings with these stellar students. The quality of research and conclusions made would not be possible without the support of SNC Tahoe faculty and students. We thank you.

Click here –>  for the program of events.

We look forward to sharing our results with you!

Steven Yalowitz, Ph.D., Pays a Visit to Experimental Psychology

The Experimental Psychology class got a special treat on Wednesday, March 25.  Guest speaker Steven Yalowitz, Ph.D., from Audience Viewpoints stopped by to give a talk about his career as a researcher in psychology and also  discuss studies he currently has underway.

Dr. Yalowitz discussed his research in museology and bilingual exhibits.  Specifically, the study he shared examined the impact of incorporating bilingual exhibits into museums for Spanish speaking individuals on the over museum experience.

Dr. Yalowitz was on campus doing evaluations for the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC).

It was a great experience for the class to be able to interact and ask questions about his role as a professional researcher.  Sarah A. Fricke, a student in the audience, said, “It was awesome to hear about the information and knowledge we have acquired over the past year in Research Methods and Experimental Psychology being used by working professionals in the field.  I think I can speak for most of my peers, that by having Dr. Yalowitz come and speak to our class, I have been motivated even more to further my education and begin to work as a professional in the Experimental Psychology field.”  – Sarah A. Fricke

A big thank you to Dr. Yalowitz for sharing his expertise and time with our class!

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Experimental Psychology is Heading to UCLA

Students from the Experimental Psychology class will be traveling to UCLA for the 24th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference being held on Friday, May 8th.

A big congratulations to those accepted to present their research.  These students include Philip Chiesa, Sarah A. Fricke, Tessa Hartman-Sorensen, Kimberly A. Keyzers, and Erica Nelson. Sean P. Burke, Anna Evans, and Mary Hall will also be in attendance.

We look forward to sharing our experience with you all following the conference!

Tahoe Truckee Leadership Group Workshop

Christina M. Frederick, Constance A. Barnes, Sarah A. Fricke, and Kimberly A. Keyzers led a dynamic and interactive workshop on survey and interview design for the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Group which is facilitated by SNC Interim President, Shannon Beets.

A big thank you to Shannon Beets for the invitation and to all those involved with this Leadership Group!  We had a wonderful time and would love to return to give another workshop in the future.

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Data Collection is Coming to a Close

The Experimental Psychology classes data collection sessions are coming to a close.

A big thank you for the wonderful support from students, faculty, and staff.  Your participation in these studies is immensely appreciated.

We invite you to attend the 5th annual Psychology Research Fair on April 20, 2015 from 2-4pm in TCES 139/141 to see us present on our completed research projects.

See you there!

 

Experimental Psychology Takes Class Photo

The 2015 Experimental Psychology class has begun data collection for our independent research projects.  A big thanks to all those who have participated and continue to participate in our studies.  To find out the purposes of our independent research projects and the conclusions we come to, please join us at the Psychology Research Fair on April 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in TCES 139/141!

We hope to see you there!

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Experimental Psychology Data Collection

The Experimental Psychology class will begin data collection on campus and in classrooms on January 28th.  If interested, we would love to have your individual participation as well.  For more information and to schedule times to participate in student research, please contact Christina M. Frederick, Ph.D. via email at cfrederick@sierranevada.edu.

Your participation in these studies is very much appreciated and fulfills our requirements for graduation!

Hope to see you soon!

 

Psychological Society’s Sock Drive

On November 18th, the SNC Psychological Society headed to Northern Nevada Hopes in Reno to distribute the socks that were donated throughout the entirety of the club sock drive.

It was an amazing experience for all who attended the event and we cannot wait to volunteer in the community in the future.

Thank you to everyone who donated to the sock drive!

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Great Nevada ShakeOut at SNC

On October 16th at 10:16 am, Sierra Nevada College participated in the Great Nevada ShakeOut drill to promote awareness and safety in the event of an earthquake.

Some of our faculty and staff showed their participation by documenting this drill with a “selfie” under their desk.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

 

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Ellen Birrell Gives Dynamic Talk on Homelessness

Guest speaker Ellen Birrell gave a informative and eye-opening talk about the “wicked” problem of homelessness on October 16th.

Ellen’s specialty is in homeless health care where she has been an advocate for over 20 years. Her expertise shined through as she shared stories and videos of the homeless in our community.

Her advice to those who attended was to keep the conversation of homelessness alive. This is the first step in ending this “wicked” problem.

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